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17 Summer Hairstyles For Women With Afro Hair

by Tolani Shoneye ,
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One of the best things about having afro hair is that you can change it whenever you feel like it. Straight, curly, wavy, braided or in a weave, whatever style you fancy having afro hair means you can switch it up in seconds - (well, realistically after about 4 hours in the salon but hey). So if you're looking for inspiration on how to rock your hair this summer we've got it covered. These 17 hairstyle will have you reaching for your hair oil and comb STAT.

Whether you wear your hair natural or relaxed, summer can can play havoc on your tresses. Don't even talk to us about fizz, unwanted shrinkage and dryness. So in the warmer months you'll need to find a style that looks good and protects your locks, and you are in luck. From faux locs to crochet plaits these hair styles will see you through summer.

1. Double-Twisted Pony

Add a little twist to your hair with this stye. Check out Loxabeauty to find out how to it's done.

2. Curly Top Knot

The go to style for all natural girls. Simple yet effective.

3. Mohawk With Crochet Braids

Stye your crochet braids into a faux mohawk. Edgy yet still pretty.

4. French Braided Updo

Braided top knot with an added under cut. We're in love with this style.

5. Cornrows

Cornrows never fail. Never have and never will. Why not try Ghana braids, this summer and pimp out your cornrows. Check out this video to see how it's done.

6. Marley Ponytail

Still growing out your fro, why not add some Marley hair to the end of your pony to give it some added drama.

7. Flat Twists Up-Do

If you haven't mastered the cornrow, this is the style for you. Easy to do and looks amazing too.

8. Chunky Bantu Knots

No need to undo your bantu knots in the morning. Just lay your edges, and you are good to go.

9. Afro Puffs

Afro puffs aren't just for little girls. This style is super cute, and great for summer.

10. Faux Locs

It's all about faux locs this summer. This style is created by wrapping kinky Marley hair tightly around your natural hair, and the results are stunning every time.

11. Box Braids Bob

Think Brandy in her Moesha days. The box braids bob is back and we are so in love.

12. Go Blonde

Just had the big chop and looking for a way to rock the style, then go blonde. Don't listen to anyone who tells you black women can't rock blonde hair.

13. Vixen Sew In

Weave, what weave? The vixen sew in is possibly the most versatile weave ever. You can have it up down, however you want it, without the worry of showing your tracks. This style is made for warmer months.

14. Crochet plaits

It's like the hair is growing out of your scalp. The extensions are literally attached to plaited hair, using crochet needle. Here's how it's done.

15. Senegalese Twists

Kinda like box braids...but twisted. Why not add some colour to the look.

16. Lace Closure

The best way to protect your natural hair this summer. Whats great about a lace closure is that you can style the weave, without any damage to your own hair.

17. Side Swept Plait

This side swept plait is easy to do and looks great. The perfect in between hairstyle.

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What is your favourite summer hairstyle? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

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