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Five Of The Coolest Hairstyles To Try This Summer

Introduction

We can all agree that 2020 wasn’t the most eventful year. For a lot around the world, the majority of our year was spent at home under lockdown or quarantine. However, now that vaccination programs are underway and the world shows some signs of returning to normalcy, many are more than ready to venture out into public and return to normal routines. For those of you who enjoy dolling up, I’m sure you miss the rush and excitement of debuting your new ‘do and makeup when you step out of the house. Well, now that strict lockdown measures have been lifted in most places, many of us are available to head to the salons and get a fresh new hairstyle, after a long year of at-home hair care and treatment. And, with summer coming up, this is the best time to try something new so you can wow your friends the next time you meet them! In this article, we’ve compiled the top five trendiest hairstyles you should try this summer. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your boring, old hairstyle, keep reading to find out more!

Braids, Braids, And More Braids

First up on our list is box braids. Though box braids are a popular hairstyle year-round for many, they’re especially perfect for the warmer summer months. In particular, requests for shorter, shoulder-length box braids are in high demand as they’re easier to maintain compared to long box braids. What’s more, many people are also choosing to end their braids in curls or using hair beads to spice up this hairstyle.

  • To increase the longevity of your box braids, consider following these tips:
    Wear a scarf when you sleep to protect your box braids and prevent them from becoming loose. However, if you find them uncomfortable, use a silk pillowcase instead as cotton can cause dry and brittle hair.
  • If you lead an active lifestyle or exercise a lot, wear a bandana to absorb the excess sweat and moisture. This prevents your box braids from becoming loose as well.
  • Try not to use too much hair product on your box braids. If your box braids become frizzy, or if you have flyways, use a light hair mousse to style your hair instead of something heavy like hair gel.

Shu Uemura Kaze Wave Curl Mousse

For a long-lasting and flexible hold, consider this hair mousse that works to define curls and enhance your beachy waves; it provides heat protection and is ideal for controlled braids and curls.

$41.00

Kérastase Densimorphose Hair Mousse

Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides, this mousse is effective in strengthening your hair, all while promoting shine and elasticity for soft, thick hair.

$39.00




Cool Cuts

While 2020 was a stressful year for many, it also gave us a lot of personal time for self-discovery. And, what better way to showcase your newfound self and attitude than with a bold new haircut! After all, your hair is a reflection of your personality! So, if you’re ready to bid farewell to your boring medium-length hair, why not try something daring like a pixie cut, bob, or even mullet!

Natural Texture

Following our point about 2020 being the year of self-discovery, 2021 is the year to embrace your true authentic self! For some, maybe this involves trying out a new hairstyle. For others, maybe this involves embracing your natural hair, instead of over styling and fussing over it. If you have naturally curly hair, maybe it’s time to put down your hair straightener or hair wand and embrace your hair in all of its curliness! You don’t need to rock defined salon-quality curls every time you go out.

  • For those of you who plan to rick your natural curls this summer, here are some tips to follow to protect your curly hair:
    If you plan to swim, in the ocean or at a pool, ensure that your hair is well-protected. Use sulfate and silicone-free shampoos and conditioners that are meant for damaged hair to ensure that chlorine and other chemicals are thoroughly cleansed from your hair.



Longer Length Shags

If you’ve suffered breakage from over-styling, coloring, or bleaching your hair, then a shag cut is perfect for concealing hair breakage. What’s more, try adding some loose curls to add more volume and to make your hairstyle look even more natural and effortless. You should also consider applying some hair spray to ensure that your curls hold and that your hair doesn’t flatten during the day.

NatureLab. Volume Blowout Jelly

Protect your hair from heat while achieving a sleek, salon blowout with this Jelly that has Apple Stem Cells and protein-rich plant actives to give you a healthier scalp and voluminous hair.

$13.00

Nexxus Volume Comb Thru Finishing Mist

Besides its amazing floral scent, this hair mist works to nourish, protect and give your hair the volume that it needs. Plus, its incredible hold means that you can enjoy gorgeous hair all day.

$19.99




All Things Blonde

Last but not least, when in doubt, go blonde! Over the years, many new creative blonde hairstyles have popped up. From adding streaks of temporary dyes like violet, red, or blue, to trying out other tonalities, there are many ways to freshen up a simple blonde hairstyle.

If you’re thinking of going blonde this summer, it’s important to use the right hair products to care for your blonde tresses. Using a purple shampoo and conditioner will keep your hair from turning brassy and will protect your hair color. What’s more, if you bleached your hair, try using a hair mask every week. Hair masks are great for strengthening and nourishing damaged, dry, and brittle hair. So, given that bleaching is a harsh chemical hair treatment, you want to ensure that you take extra care of your hair.

Shu Uemura Yūbi Blonde Anti-Brass Purple Hair Mask

Nourish and smoothen your hair with this Japanese White Peony-enriched hair mask that protects your blonde hair from fading to unwanted yellow tones.

$69.00

Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color

With nine colors to choose from, this hair dye does more than give you a new color; it works to nourish your hair with nutrients to leave it smooth and shiny as well.

$10.40


Conclusion

So there we have it. The top five hairstyles that you should try out this summer! If you’ve been debating what to do to freshen up your look, we hope this list has given you some ideas on what hairstyles to consider. Whether you’re thinking of chopping your hair off, getting box braids, or going blonde, we’re sure that you’ll look absolutely amazing. But, most importantly, remember to choose a hairstyle that reflects your individual personality, rather than going for something that’s trendy or popular at the moment. As the saying goes: Trends come and go but style is forever. This is especially so for beauty trends of this century. Many hair, makeup, and fashion trends are propelled by social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram. If you choose a hairstyle solely because it’s popular this summer, it may fall out of trend by autumn or winter. What’s more, just because a hairstyle is trendy doesn’t mean that it’ll suit you. So, when it comes to your hair, choose a hairstyle that’ll suit your personality! Experiment with different haircuts and colors to see what flatters you. This way, you’ll be able to find your signature style! So, with all that being said, it’s time to figure out which hairstyle suits you best. Happy experimenting!

Recommended Products

No. ProductPriceBuy
1Shu Uemura Kaze Wave Curl Mousse

For a long-lasting and flexible hold, consider this hair mousse that works to define curls and enhance your beachy waves.
$41Shop
2Kérastase Densimorphose Hair Mousse

Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides, this mousse is effective in strengthening your hair, all while promoting shine.
$39Shop
3NatureLab. Volume Blowout Jelly

Protect your hair from heat while achieving a salon blowout with this Jelly that has Apple Stem Cells and protein-rich plant actives.
$13Shop
4Nexxus Volume Comb Thru Finishing Mist

Besides its amazing floral scent, this hair mist works to nourish, protect and give your hair the volume that it needs.
$19.99Shop
5Shu Uemura Yūbi Blonde Anti-Brass Purple Hair Mask

Nourish and smoothen your hair with this Japanese White Peony-enriched hair mask that protects your blonde hair from fading.
$69Shop
6Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color

With nine colors to choose from, this hair dye does more than give you a new color; it works to nourish your hair with nutrients.
$10.40Shop

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