It’s summer, and our hair is facing one of its biggest challenges of the year. The frizz, the dryness, and the heat damage is unreal. Sometimes, we need to tie our hair and protect it from the scorching sun, and we still wanna look cute doing it. The best part is that you can enjoy the summertime fun without a worry about your hair betraying you, and after you let it out, you’ll have the curls of a goddess. Here are our favourite braid hairstyles that you can do to turn your bad hair day into a glory:


1- High Pony Braid 

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Blake Lively has always been goals, but with this hairstyle specifically, she’s our inspiration. Tug your hair back in a sleek ponytail, and braid the whole section. You can loosen it after, or keep it tight. It’s a fool-proof hairdo and you can only look amazing in it.

2- A Classic French Braid 

Protect your hair, and look absolutely stunning as well with just a classic French braid. We know it’s harder said than done, so use it as an excuse to practice your braiding skills.

3- Waterfall Braid 

Divide your hair into two sections (a middle parting or a side parting), and braid one braid (or one on either side). This is a little advanced, but practice makes perfect. It’s close to a French braid, but you kinda only take sections from one side.

4- Braided Bun 


Divide your hair into two sections, twist the front of your hair and bobby pin it to the back. Take the hair on the back, braid two braids with it and tie them with transparent bands. Afterwards, tie knots with the two braids until you reach the end and secure with a bobby pin.

5- French Fishtail Braid


Take it to the next level and turn your hair into a masterpiece with this hairdo. I’ll be lying if I said I could do it, but by the end of the summer, I will have mastered this, and so can you!

6- Halo Crown Braid

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There are many variations to this, but a simple way to do it is take a small section from the hair near your ear on either side, and pull it across your hair on either direction to create the appearance of a crown.

7- French Braid/ Dutch Braid 

By far my favourite braid hairstyle, two French/Dutch braids are super hip and amazingly protective. Not only that, but if you want to get heatless curls, rock them for a couple of days and then let them out. Apply some serum and you’re set.

8- High Bun w/ Style


Spice up your high bun with a braid at the back and your hair will instantly look professionally made.

9- The Triple Braid 


Super easy, all you need to do is braid three normal braids at the back of your head, secure them with transparent hair ties, and then use each braid as a section for another braid. Voila!

10- Box Braid 

You’ll need to dedicate some time for this hairdo, but you’ll also save so much time the rest of the summer. You can keep those box braids for two weeks or more and not worry about your hair one bit.


Try those and let us know which braid hairstyles are your favourites this summer.