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Hair Styling

2017 Summer Go To Hairstyles

summer hair style

Last summer I shared a go to summer style. It made it easier for me to have a little less shrinkage when rockin’ wash and gos on my fine natural hair, which I typically like to do during the summer months.

This summer I’m going to try and cut down that shrinkage even more by wearing more stretched styles. Join me?

Will you still get shrinkage?

Absolutely. The humidity will see to that!

But… the shrinkage will be much less prominent given that you’ll be drastically stretching your hair (without heat of course).

Oh, and this could totally work various hair lengths.

Here are The Go to Summer Hairstyles:

Style #1 – Six Two Strand Twists Bun

I had done the #10TwistBun that was introduced by Kimmaytube on Youtube. It’s a great style but with the way fine hair is set up, I think  twists look better in the bun when they are fuller. Hence, a reduction in the number of twists to…..6

My six twist bun “alteration” will allow your hair to not only rest between “out” styles. It will assist with the stretching process which will help make styles #2 and #3 more effortless.

Style #2 – Half Up/Half Down “Twist Out”

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Since this version of a half up/ half down do will be done on hair that’s been in twists for a few days, you will get a lot of great stretch AND a lot of great definition. A bonus is your hair will be out of your face, keeping you cooler during these summer months.

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Style #3- Twist Out Ponytail

twist out ponytail

Unlike normal ponytails, this one is secured with a loose elastic band that is pinned on each side to stretch out the band, thereby making the hair look fuller.

This style also helps the hair to look a bit longer as it is also done on a twist out that’s becoming a little old. In the following photo I did it after only 2 days so still had a lot of curl. Wait til day 4 or 5 and those curls will be stretching right out.

twist out ponytail

These are all styles that allow your hair to be stretched by way of twists. For me, that’s not to say that I will never rock a wash and go.

The wash and go is very easy to do but it does lend it self to a lot of shrinkage which is increased due to the heat and humidity.

In a future post, I’ll share recommended products to set your twist in so that you get the most elongation. Stay tuned.

Do you have any go to hairstyles that you will be rocking this summer?

A Prayer for Our Hair:

Dear God, I come to you on behalf of fine hair naturals everywhere. Please let this summer be a season of thriving for our hair. In Jesus Name. Amen


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

7 Comment

  1. Love these styles especially the ponytail. I wish you would do a tutorial on that 🙂 Trying to understand how you pin it down.

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