back to top
Style

15 Black Girl Styles That'll Have Your Hair Laid All Summer Long

For lazy girls AND hair magicians.

Posted on
Advertisement

2. Top Knot Bun

Love halssa / Via youtube.com

Top knots are chic and cool for the summer. Get Love Halssa's step-by-step for how she sleeks her hair up, plus how she lays those baby hairs.

Difficulty level: easy

Skills required: If you can work a brush you're good.

3. Top Knot Bun (with extensions)

IAMTRAEH / Via youtube.com

IAmTraeh suggests starting out on stretched hair. She also uses minimal gel around her edges to prevent flaking. Watch here how she attaches Kanekalon braiding hair to get the high knot.

Difficulty level: easy

Skills required: brushing, attaching braiding hair to a ponytail

4. Marley Ponytail

The Find Guru / Via youtube.com

Nothing like a quick and sleek ponytail. The Find Guru get this high textured pony by attaching three bundles of Marley hair. See how easy it is here.

Difficulty level: easy

Skills required: attaching braiding hair to a ponytail

5. Tuck & Roll

Millicent Swift / Via youtube.com

This style actually looks a lot more involved than it really is. Millicent Swift gets the look in about three very easy steps, and lots of bobby pins. See how she does it here.

Difficulty level: easy

Skills required: rolling and tucking

Advertisement

6. Summer Twist-Out

LiveNaturallyLove / Via youtube.com

LiveNaturallyLove calls it a summer twist-out, but you can rock this look all year long. She starts by separating the hair into four sections, and then separating each section even more for individual twists. Her key is to make sure the end of each twist is wrapped so that no loose hair is hanging. Follow along in her demo.

Difficulty level: easy

Skills required: two-strand twisting

7. Perm Rod Set

NaturallyTemi / Via youtube.com

Perm rodding your hair isn't hard, but it does take a certain level of patience, especially if you have thick hair. A major tip is using the same color rods, which indicate different sizes, in the same sections of your hair. For example, orange in the back, pink on both sides, etc. The plus is that the parts or sections don't have to be super even. Watch NaturallyTemi do it here.

Difficulty level: medium

Skills required: patience

8. Perm Rod Set (on short hair)

Natural Hair Rebel / Via youtube.com

Think again if you thought perm rods only worked on long hair. Natural Hair Rebel achieves the look on her tapered cut, and it doesn't even take as long. Watch the tutorial.

Difficulty level: medium

Skills required: patience

9. Flat Twists & Double Buns

LipsticknCurls / Via youtube.com

LipsticknCurls does this style on freshly washed and conditioned hair. After detangling, she parts her hair down the middle, and once more on each side before making four flat twists. Watch her from start to finish here.

Difficulty level: medium

Skills required: parting evenly, flat twisting

Advertisement

10. Cuffed Twists & Braids

Jewellianna Palencia / Via youtube.com

This style is somewhat involved, but it requires more precision than skill. Jewellianna Palencia makes three front sections on both sides of her hair, before separating them each into thirds and adding braiding hair in the back. Catch each step here.

Difficulty level: medium

Skills required: patience, parting evenly, braiding in extensions

11. Kiny-Straight Wig

The Brilliant Beauty / Via youtube.com

The Brilliant Beauty makes it look so easy. See here how she glues tracks onto a dome cap for a long and textured u-part wig.

Difficulty level: medium

Skills required: cornrowing (two-strand twisting is an option if hair is fine and will lay flat under wig), sewing wig for security (wig clips are also an option)

12. Braids & Beads

Chizi Duru / Via youtube.com

Chizi Duru does her take on this braided and beaded Fulani-inspired hairstyle. She starts by cornrowing the front half of her hair with extensions. Then she adds textured clip-ins in the back for fullness. See how she does it, plus the kind of hair she uses, here.

Difficulty level: hard

Skills require: patience, parting evenly, cornrowing

13. Box Braids Bob

Lioness Davis / Via youtube.com

The key for bob box braids is to maintain the same thickness for each braid from the roots to the ends. Lioness Davis shares all the secrets to achieving the look. Watch her tutorial here. She starts the actual demo around minute 4:50.

Difficulty level: hard

Skills required: patience, parting evenly, braiding with braiding hair

14. Goddess Locs

Jazz Nicole / Via youtube.com

Jazz Nicole starts by braiding her natural hair into box braids, and then braiding in braiding hair to each section. (You can also just box braid your natural hair with braiding hair to cut time and combine Jazz's first two steps.) Her final step involves crocheting a faux loc to the box braid. Carefully watch how she does it here.

Difficulty level: hard

Skills required: patience, parting evenly, box braiding, crocheting

15. DIY Copper Wig

peakmill / Via youtube.com

Peakmill is the wig QUEEN! She makes this fiery copper unit from start to finish. See how she bleaches, colors, curls, and secures the DIY wig here.

Difficulty level: hard

Skills required: patience, bleaching, coloring, sewing hair onto wig cap, curling, sorcery

Promoted

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss