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Curl Power! 5 Curly Girl Hairstyles You Need This Summer

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FIU chapter.

Say goodbye to heat damage and breakage and hello to voluminous, healthy curls. Summer is around the corner, and beach waves are all the raves. So lets “cut off” all the bad hair habits and let the kinks, the curls and the waves be. Below, I have included 5 shareable hairstyle featuring a diversified number of textures.

The Pom-Poms

Yes, you can still slay that hairstyle your mom use to give you when you were a toddler. Have your favorite edge control and styling cream prepped and ready for this look.To add flare, part the front half of your hair into 3 sections and make a bantu knot. Lastly, grab two hair ties and create two high ponytails. This look works best with an old twist out style.

Protective Styles

Protective styles are a great way to preserve your curl texture. Just remember to apply coconut oil, argan oil or olive oil to your roots. This not only promotes growth but also nourishes your hair too.

The Half-Braid Half-Down

Can we talk about how cute this look is?? For girls with medium to long length wavy hair, you want to begin by first washing and coonditioning your hair (Ladies, you should always invest in a good leave-in conditioner, your hair will thank you!). Instead of blowdrying, use an old t-shirt and scrunch the ends to remove excess water. Next, put your hair in a messy top bun and allow to air dry overnight. You can sleep and wrap your hair using either the same or a new t-shirt. The next morning, create a middle part and make two French braids until it’s aligned with the back of your ear. Secure the braid with bobby pins and let the rest hang loose! The overnight routine will emphasize your natural curl and effortless beach waves.

Own that twist Out

Get your curling cream ready. In order to successfully achieve this look, it requires you to twist your hair into about finger width twists and generously work in a curling smoothie or cream. My go to is Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Smoothie or TGIN Sweet Honey Hair Milk. Once the twists are done, put on a satin cap and wear them overnight. The next morning, unravel the twists and individually separate each curl with your fingers or a hair pick to add volume.

The Cinnamon Roll

I understand that we don’t always have the time or the energy to do our hair in the morning. Therefore, this style is simple: create a high ponytail, braid the ponytail and then form a cinnamon roll shape. Tuck, pin, and done.

Kalia is currently a journalism major at the University of Florida. She loves getting involved in all things fashion, jamming out to house music beats and traveling to new places. She is currently an active member of the Black Student Union and spends her leisure reading, sketching and working out. You can keep up with all the things she's involved in through Instagram @k.a.li.a.