British Spring weather is indecisive but your hairstyles don’t have to be. It’s important that your afro hair holds and maintains moisture through this time of change. If you’re looking for trendy styles that can withstand the strong winds, sun rays and rainy days, then you’re in the right place.
1. High Puff With Accessories
A high puff is great for when you don’t want to keep it and cute. You can let your ends breathe a bit and it won’t be too messy as the strands are wrapped up. Accessorise this afro hairstyle with a flower headband or some small beads. This is perfect for that festival look and to add a little statement to your hair.
2. Half Up, Half Down
A half up half down hairdo is great for when you want an easy style to pull off without there being too much work involved. Also ideal for when the sun is out (hopefully!) so the part of your hair that’s out has some room to breathe. This style is easy to do and takes no time at all.
3. Braid/Twist Out
If the sun is out, a good braid out or twist out is the best way for your hair to soak up some Vitamin C and look flawless in the process. Let your hair breathe and your locks bounce freely as this style is a great go-to for those lazy hair days.
4. Hair Dyes
Walk out with a pop of colour! Nothing says summer is coming quite like colourful hair. Using a hair dye or a dip dye is always a special way to spice up your hair, especially for those TWA’s. Browns and pastels are some of the best colours to use as hair dyes for Spring. Opt for caramel colour if you want to keep it subtle; lavender for sass; or if you want to be really adventurous try a sky blue and you’ll brighten up anybody’s day wherever you go.
5. Sleek Up/Down Bun
One of the best afro hairstyles to keep your strands at bay, a slick bun is ideal for resisting those strong winds. Use your favourite gel to slick that hair back and go about your outdoor activities knowing that your hair won’t get in the way.
Headscarves are the perfect accessory to keep your hair from the turmoil of Spring weather while looking good at the same time! Switch it up with different colours and patterns to add a touch of style to your look. They are also so versatile and there’s always a new way to style them. Not only will headscarves protect your hair, but they also keep your hairdo intact and keep your head warm! No doubt it’s a win-win situation.
7. Crown Braids
Go for a chic and regal look with crown braids (aka goddess braids) when you want to keep your hair out of the way. This is one of the best hairstyles to do for the Springtime if you want to give your hair a break from the constant manipulation when you’re adapting to the weather changes.
A personal favourite, twists work so well for long or short hair and provide style and flexibility when facing a change in weather. They are also especially good when it comes to maintaining moisture, as they keep your strands interlocked and protected from the elements. Pin your twists back if you want to keep your hair out of your face when it’s windy. If it’s raining you can wrap them up into a bun. Or just leave them out if the sun makes a surprise appearance!
Any other hairstyles you recommend for spring? Let us know in the comments section!
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