When the temperature soars, your hair is usually the last thing you want to think about. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve planned out the perfect summer outfit from head to toe only to get so hot and bothered that there was simply no other option but to throw my hair up into a messy bun and call it a day. And don’t even get me started on humidity. It's the nemesis of chic summer hairstyles and can ruin the sleekest of looks in minutes, especially for those of us with textured hair.
But with a little experimentation and a lot of research, I've found that there are a few low-maintenance hairstyles that look good, scream "summer-ready" and are beyond easy to re-create at home. Keep scrolling for 30 of the best easy summer hairstyles for all different hair types, lengths, and textures.
1. The low-key bun
2. Twist it out
For textured hair, twists make a great alternative to braids, as the hair you use is less weighty.
For those not in the know, a TWA is a teeny-weeny afro, and using defining butters or creams on your coils during your washday helps this style to really pop.
4. Cute clips
Undoubtedly the simplest and chicest way to keep your hair out of your face in the heat.
5. Pulled back with pearls
6. Ethereal air-dry
7. All the way up
8. Sleek high pony
10. Clawed back
11. Hidden layers
If you have shorter layers in the front, pinning a few sections back is cute and keeps you cool.
12. Swept back
Sweep your locks back into a delicate clasp for a laid-back look.
13. Braided perfection
14. Wrapped up
15. Baby braids
Easily mask any frizz or flyways with mini braids around the crown of your head.
16. Long and low
17. Straight and back
If you've recently straightened your hair, pulling the front section back will keep it protected against the humidity.
18. Bandana brigade
22. Braid it back
Free yourself from braid-outs and twist-outs for the summer by air-drying your coils.
24. Pineapple perfection
If in doubt, piling your curls high on top of your head in a pineapple is always a great summer look.
25. Curtain bangs
26. Faux locs
Butterfly locs are easy to install and keep your coils protected during the hotter months.
27. The mid-pony
Load up on the heat-protecting serums to keep hair shiny, and this laid-back style will stay looking luxe.
28. Braid bun
Use the volume of your braids to create a full bun.
29. Hats your lot
30. Curled back
Humidity doesn't stand a chance with this low-slung ponytail.