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Summer Trends for Natural Hair

Beyoncé must have gotten bit with the Natural hair bug as she was recently spotted at Nas’ “Life Is Good” album release party and out with daughter Blue Ivy with box braids. Her sister Solange has gained a lot of recognition for her hair being natural and has even become the Spokesperson for Carol’s Daughter Natural Hair Care products. As natural hair gains popularity, there are quite a few styles that women can wear to switch up their style for the summer!

1. Box Braids (Above): This style is perfect for women who have a perm, are all natural, or transitioning. The look can be achieved with any synthetic hair being added to small individual sections of hair. The versatility this style brings can be great for the working woman or the urban fashionista!

Chrisette Michele

2. TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro): This style is for women who have cut the entireperm off of their hair and start fresh with a small, cropped afro. Any conditioner, gel, or curl pudding will help to enhance your natural curl.

Corinne Bailey Rae

3. Twist Out: A twist out can be done with various hair lengths which makes this style very versatile. The look is done by taking two strands of your hair and twisting them together, in a similar fashion as a braid (Minus the third piece of hair). The result will be full wavy hair.

Ciara

4. Chunky Cornrows: This style consists of large French braids going toward the back of your head. Depending on how long you would like your cornrows to be, you can choose to add hair weave or not. If you do add hair extensions, you can let the ends hang, wrap them into a bun, or even braid them into one long braid.

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