Summer time hair isn’t all braids and Bantu knots. While it has been a real hot girl summer around the world with temperatures hitting record highs from Albany to Pairs and beyond, protective twists, braids, and heat saving hairdos have been the go-to.
But there’s still room for styles that allow you to let your hair down—literally. This summer, many of our favorite celebs said to heck with heat, frizz, and sweat, and they went for it with full on straight hair blowouts, silk presses, and body wave styles that force you to commit to taming those edges. Even when they sported a wig or sew-in (because it’s never too hot for a unit that protects your tresses) they still wore them well, invoking feelings of hair envy among haters and lovers, and causing lots of double tapping.
No matter what hair texture, length, or color Black women choose to wear, we look like goddesses. So as we prepare to celebrate National Blowout Day this Sunday, we salute these women, and their sleek summer hair. Work those manes, ladies.