Summer Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Are you on the hunt for some hairstyle inspo for your curly hair this summer? From trendy protective styles to loose natural styles, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will share hairstyles tailored toward those with curly hair. Keep reading to get inspired!

Poetic Justice Braids

poetic justice braids

90s hairstyles are all the rage, so if you’ve been silently admiring poetic justice braids, now’s the time to try them. Not only are they trendy, but when they’re worn in a high ponytail, they stay off your neck, so you won’t overheat in the hot summer sun. You’ll be glad you’re rocking this style when the summer temperatures begin to climb.

One of the main benefits of this particular curly hairstyle is that it’s protective. It tucks your curly strands away so that the sun, water, wind, and other elements have little to no effect on your natural hair. We say it’s an all-around win!

Wash N Go with Headband

wash and go headband

Few hairstyles are as beautiful as a wash n’ go on tight curls, and the image above is the proof. This style features super curly hair pulled back slightly and held in place with a colorful headband. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a hands-off style that’s super easy to create and won’t buckle when the going gets tough. With a wash n’ go, you can take a dip in the pool or exercise in the summer heat without fear of your hair getting messed up. That’s true peace of mind.

This style works best for people with short curls or tight curls that draw up as they dry. If your hair is too long, it may sit on your back and make you feel hot.

Afro Puff with Baby Hair

afro puff with baby hair

We love no-fuss hairstyles that look like they took a lot of effort to create. This afro puff definitely fits the bill. Not only does it appear intricate, but it helps to frame and elongate any face since it adds height. 

If you want to create this look at home, pull your hair into a high ponytail and then use gel and a toothbrush to create swoops on each side of your widow’s peak. The style should take no more than 10 minutes, and it’ll stay put all day no matter what the day brings.

Crown Braid

crown braid

Want a style with a regal yet angelic feel? If so, this crown braid style is exactly what you need! It features a thick French braid that wraps all the way around the head, creating the illusion of a crown. This style can be dressed down for casual outings or easily dressed up with some earrings and a formal fit for a black-tie event. And as an added bonus, the style leaves nothing on your neck or back, so you’ll stay cool as you go about on the hot summer days to come.

We hope that you’ve found this article to be helpful! We wish you the best with your hair and encourage you to experiment with one, two, or all of the styles on this list. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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