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5 Ways to wear braids this Summer

Nothing is worse than having to deal with unruly, coiled and frizz-prone hair during the humid Summer months.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative option to playing a losing game with your hair and the heat – braids.

Braids are a protective style that will keep your natural coils and curls in check while you sit back, relax, and enjoy a carefree Summer.

And, you’re sadly mistaken if you ever thought that wearing braids are boring! We’re suggesting five dope ways that you can wear your braids this Summer.

Half Up, Half Down Box Braids

Hack Amanda Du Pont’s hairstyle and wear your braids in a half up, half down style. Go one step further, and jazz up your look by adding a few strategically placed hair accessories to your braids.

A post shared by Amanda du-Pont (@amandadupont) on Dec 26, 2016 at 9:43am PST

Top Knot

Beat the heat and look bomb, with this chic, braided top knot a la Ayanda Thabethe.

A post shared by AYANDA THABETHE (@ayandathabethe_) on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:34am PDT

Fulani Braids

Fierce and fashionable, Fulani braids are this season’s hottest braided hairstyle. Get ready to kill it on the catwalk of life like one of our fave stars, Khanyi Mbau.

A post shared by Khanyi Mbau METANOIA (@mbaureloaded) on Jan 30, 2018 at 11:04pm PST


Do like Boity and serve a Summer-ready hairstyle in the form of a braided pigtail.

A post shared by Boitumelo Thulo (@boity) on Sep 27, 2018 at 4:40am PDT

Long and Loose

Too laid back to contort your braids into an intricate style? Then, just rock them long and loose like Unathi!

A post shared by Unathi.Africa ( on Oct 15, 2018 at 2:41am PDT

Now that you’ve seen that there are many ways to wear your braids this Summer, check out FRIKA’s fierce and affordable fibres, to help you ace these looks. Click here!

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