5 Box Braid Styles to Wear This Summer

Antonia Opiah is the founder of Un-ruly, a hair and beauty blog that celebrates the diversity and beauty of black hair and women. Un-ruly provides a single space for everything from style tips to product recs, all while celebrating and promoting a discussion on women and the black community. Here Antonia gives us a look at one of her favourite hairstyles for the summer: box braids.

Summer is on its way, and you know what that means—it’s time for adventurous vacays and long days outdoors. When you’re soaking up the sun this summer, your hair should be the last thing on your mind. That’s why you should consider rocking one of the most versatile and practical black hairstyles out there: box braids. I’m a huge fan of box braids and have even made my own in-depth box braid style guide. I love them because I’m a hair minimalist, which basically means I like to do as little as possible to my hair. Braids are also a protective style and are conducive to athletic activities—from swimming to dancing the night away. If having an active, worry-free summer is what you’re currently daydreaming about, consider these five styles this summer.