Curly Hair Dilemma: What are the best hairstyles to try this summer?

It is a known fact that curly hair has its own personality, and you will never know what to expect after you wash your hair or when you wake up in the morning. Having curly hair is indeed a blessing, but at the same time, it can represent a challenge as it is hard to maintain, and you always need to come up with new ideas to make it look fresh. We know that once you master a few hairstyles, you are more likely to stick with them, but you don’t need to do that, as there are plenty of hairstyles you can try to enhance your overall look and compliment any outfit. 

Curious to find out what are the best curly hairstyles to try this summer? Here is a list of styles you need to try. 

Messy bun

The messy bun is the perfect hairstyle when your hair doesn’t cope with you or you are in a rush. Plus, a messy bun is practical but stylish and versatile, as it goes well with any outfit, whether you dress for a casual occasion or a special event. On a hot summer day, the last thing you need is to have your hair down, so a messy bun will come in handy and elevate your look while also showing off your tanned shoulders and statement earrings. 


Braids, braids, braids! What else will give a more summerish appearance that will compliment your look other than them? Not to mention that when it comes to braids, the options are endless, so to inspire you, here are the best types you must try.

Romantic Ponytail Braid

A romantic ponytail braid is perfect when you want to look good but don’t want to show that you put too much effort. You have plenty of models from which to choose, like a French or a fishtail braid, and if you want to transmit a delicate vibe, you can also tie your hairstyle with a beautiful ribbon, which will add a simple touch that will surely match all your summer dresses. Just be prepared to hear lots of compliments because you will indeed receive them. 

Pigtail Braids

Curly hair looks fantastic after washing it, but the situation changes over the week, especially when you get closer to your washing day. When your hair doesn’t look good, the best thing you can do is try a classic pigtail braid, because it will create the impression that you put a lot of effort when in reality, you’re masking plenty of dry shampoo with it. If you want to create a more elevated hairstyle, you can also try making two oversized pigtails, which will look amazing on curly hair because of the volume they add.

Curly Braids inspired by the ‘90s

Want to make your inner ‘90s kid happy? Or are you a Spice Girls fan and want to replicate some of their fashion sense? Well, a hairstyle inspired by the ‘90s will help in both situations, and to make it truly from that period, you can also add colorful hair ties and clips for your braids.


Cornrows have become a popular hairstyle in the last decade, and although they originated from Africa, now, they are worn by men and women of all ages from around the globe. This braid is the perfect choice for anyone as it is versatile, gives a classic look but with a modern twist, and you can create whatever hairstyle you want with it. Also, it is highly approved by celebrities, like Zendaya, Nicki Minaj or Rihanna, who have worn it even on the red carpet events, so why shouldn’t you also try it? 


Headbands are still trendy this year and will add the perfect touch to your outfit. If you have naturally curly hair, you already know that your hair is not easy to tame, so a headband can become your best friend in several situations. And since there are plenty of headbands in different designs and styles, it will not be hard to find those that match your personality best. You can style them by letting your hair down and framing your face with some bangs or putting your hair in a low ponytail. Ensure you add some nice earrings that will pair well with your accessory, and you are good to go!

Relaxed ponytail

A relaxed ponytail will always look good for any hair, but it is very convenient for the curly type, as it can mask messy curls. Additionally, the volume created by putting your hair in a ponytail will make a fresh look, and your hairstyle will give personality to the entire outfit. And sure, the elevated braids are cool and super cute, but a simple ponytail should never be overlooked, as it is easy to execute and suitable for all those mornings when you wake up late and are in a rush to arrive at your office. 

Space buns

No, space buns are not part of a hairstyle created for aliens but a trendy and popular alternative for pulling your hair up. Chances are high that you have seen this style at various celebrities and all over bloggers’ Pinterest and Instagram, so you have plenty of inspiration from where to choose. Plus, because they add personality and sassiness to any outfit, these hairstyles ensure that everyone knows you put effort into your look. To achieve this hairstyle, you need to divide your hair into two parts and create two buns on the upper side of your head; it is up to you if you want to let some hair down or not, and you can also add a bold lipstick that will enhance your appearance even more. 

Many hairstyles are suitable for curly hair; you just need to find those that work best for you. And we hope this guide helped you with some inspiration to try this summer. 

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