Hey there, curly-haired goddesses! Feeling the heat, aren't we? These scorching summer days have a way of turning our luscious curls into a sweaty mess. But fear not, my fellow queens of curls, for we have the answer to your hot-weather hair woes.
We've all been there, battling frizz, struggling to find a style that withstands the summer sun. The struggle is real, and girl, I feel you. You want to look fabulous and feel comfortable, all while avoiding the dreaded heat-induced meltdown.
Fortunately, many quick, attractive hairstyles go well with summer sandals and glittery nail polish. These cute summer hairstyles only take a few minutes to complete and only call for a few hair accessories—yes, clips, glitter, hair jewellery, and headbands are still very much in style for the summer of 2023.
So, browse our top six selection for the best simple summer hairstyles for all curly and coily hair types and textures that will have you looking like a summer goddess, even on the hottest of days. So, get ready to slay those summer vibes and unlock the secrets to a flawless, hassle-free hair day.
A Curly Puff
The curly puff is a simple yet versatile hairstyle for curly hair that keeps the hair off your neck and face following a wash day. To create a high or low puff, smooth back your edges with a styling gel like our Curl Elongating Gel with Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater. Then pull your hair up into a ponytail at your crown to create a high puff or towards the nape of your neck to create a low puff. Using a hair tie that can wrap around your curls to create a bun is the easiest way to accomplish this look.
Once the knot is in place, fluff your curls and add accessories to complete the look. Consider using pretty, colourful clips on the section under your puff to give your hair a romantic vibe and keep shorter layers away from your face. Add a pair of bright sunglasses to your outfit, and you're good to go.
A Half Up, Half Down Space Buns
With a double bun style, you can keep your neck cool while keeping your long hair out of your face. Additionally, getting dressed in this style can take less than five minutes! Try combining space buns with a half-up, half-down hairstyle. The space buns at your crown give you a more laid-back summer vibe, while the remaining curls at the back of your head can be left loose for a great look for lunch with your girls or date night.
A Braided Crown
Before beginning this style, use Sofnfree’s Curling Creme With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils to set this braided style and minimise frizz. Begin by parting your hair down the middle. Divide your hair into two sections, one on the left and one on the right. Secure one side with a hair tie to avoid mixing them up. This will keep it out while you work on the other side. Take care to contain any loose hairs that might stray.
Start with the loose side of your hair, starting from the back of your neck. Divide this section into three strands. If needed, use hair clips to hold each strand separately as you prepare for the next step. Proceed to create a Dutch Braid or reverse-French braid by crossing each strand underneath the others instead of over them. Continue braiding along the side of your head, ensuring the braid is relatively tight. If the braid becomes loose, it won't resemble a tight "crown." Work your way across the forehead until you complete the braid. Use a hair tie to secure the end of the braid, keeping it in place while you work on the other side.
Now, take hold of the opposite side of your hair. Instead of starting from the bottom, begin at the top of your head. Divide this section into three parts and create the same inside-out braid as before. Continue braiding around the side of your head, finishing near the nape of your neck. Use a hair tie to secure the braid once you're done.
To form the "crown," take one of the braids and pull it from the left side to the right side, placing it a few inches away from your forehead. Secure this braid with a bobby pin. Next, pull the other braid from the right to the left side, aligning it with the previous braid. Use another bobby pin to secure it. Now you have a hairstyle that resembles a beautiful "crown."
A Pineapple Updo
When the weather reaches hotter temperatures, sometimes the only option is a chic, modern pineapple. It's the ideal updo for hot weather and lets you flaunt your summer earrings and sun-kissed shoulders. Add some butterfly clips to spice it up; You can use a refresher spray to hydrate your curls and a brush to slick your curly hair into a loose bun on top of your hair to achieve the desired look. Don't forget to use an edge brush and a curling gel like our Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil And Rosewater to slick down your baby hairs.
A Sleek Twisted Top-knot
One of the most popular summer hairstyles should be a sleek top-knot because it looks polished and goes with almost every hair type. After applying a styling gel to your curls, use a brush to gather all your hair into a ponytail at your crown and tie it with a hair tie. Then secure your bun with bobby pins.
A Bubble Ponytail
This is one of the hottest curly hairstyles right now, and we adore it because it is so simple to achieve. Create a standard ponytail (high, medium, or low, depending on how you're feeling), and then add another hair tie a few inches below. Repeat this until you've created a bubble ponytail look. Use thicker hair ties in a variety of colours to jazz it up. You may use colourful ribbons instead of hair ties to secure your ponytail.
As this summer continues hotting up, many of us may prefer to forgo the blow dryer and flat iron in favour of quick, easy heatless looks. This article shows that heatless hairstyles can give summer vibes and make you look polished and on-point. Furthermore, you won't get hot while getting ready in these styles. You can also tailor these looks for a day in the office to a weekend break.