We’re in the home stretch of summer, so you may be itching to give your hair a break from protective styles like cornrows and braids.
Not sure what to do with your strands?
Well, whether you want to alleviate tension or simply bring back your curls, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up 16 humidity friendly heat-free hairstyles to carry your 4c locs throughout the rest of summer. Scroll through to check them out!
Tapered haircuts look great on 4C hair.
A rod set is a safe way heat-free way to get incredible curls
Puffball ponytails are a humidity friendly style for women with 4C hair. The bigger the better.
TWA's (that's teeny weeny afro), are an effortless styling method. You practically let your hair grow freely from your scalp.
A Braid Out
Braid your hair at night and set it with a setting lotion to unravel perfectly crimped hair by morning.
The effortless 4C friendly hairstyle that's fit for a queen.
A buzz cut is one of our favorite styles for women considering a big chop.
Space buns are our go to look for the festival season.
The Blow Out
A blow out is a low-maintenance style we love with high volume.
The frohawk is a rendition of the classic Mohawk for women with 4C hair.
Flat twists are a great alternative for cornrows. They don't cause as much tension because this technique involves twisting your strand from the root to the ends.
This styling technique adds length to 4C hair without the use of heating tools. The most common way to achieve this look is with a twist out.
Bantu Knot Out
A Bantu knot out is the simplest way to get curls without using heat.
Bantu knots can be worn tightly rolled or unraveled as gorgeous curls.
A twist out is a great way to achieve loose to tightly coiled curls and can last for up to three days.
A pompadour is our favorite updo for 4c hair.