Try These Cool Braided Wigs to Beat the Heat This Summer

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Braided wigs have made a resurgence in recent years as they give an easy way to get a braided look without the actual hassle of braiding your hair. If you’re thinking of trying this hairstyle but aren’t sure how to make it work, check out these braided wigs that will ensure you look chic and stylish all summer long.

Top knot hairstyle

A top knot hairstyle can be perfect for those with thinning hair, as it can camouflage thinning hair and blend it with your normal hair. If you’re growing out a pixie cut or even just a short haircut, rocking a top knot is a great way to still show off your new length while keeping your head cool in summer. (Bonus: You can wear it with bangs or without.) It’s also a quick, easy style that you can toss together when you’re running late for work in the morning! Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to do two versions of top knots.

Two braids on one side

There are a number of ways you can get that look, whether you’re looking for a temporary or a more permanent solution. One way is to start with two small braids on one side of your head, leaving space in between them for another braid wig or just straight hair. As long as your hair is healthy and strong enough, you can do three (or even four) small braids if it doesn’t make it too heavy for your head. If you have super-thick hair, make sure there’s enough space so that you don’t end up with two super-tight braids directly on top of each other.

Braid two pigtails on both sides

If you have an undercut, or shorter hair at the back of your head, then there is no better time than now to show it off. Simply braid two pigtails at both sides and tie them into a small ponytail. The more thin and neat your braid is, the better it will look on you. For a messier look, just don’t tuck in your braid into a ponytail and make sure that it’s visible from behind as well.

Prefer curly hair? Curl your hair before braiding!

Although braid hairstyles are pretty and can be cute on almost any hair type, they’re especially great for those with curly or wavy hair. If you’re one of those people who love wearing their hair in a braid but aren’t able to pull it off, then you should try curling your locks before braiding them! Some common heat styling tools like curling irons and flat irons won’t help you much in creating curls because they require something like high heat—something that could damage your locks if used regularly. To create these types of curls without all that heat, you can opt for something like a wavy iron (also known as a crimper) or even a hair dryer!

Folded cornrows are also amazing for this hairstyle.

If you have thick hair and would rather not go without your beloved hairstyle in summer, then folded cornrows are also amazing for this hairstyle. A row of cornrows can be pulled out at certain points of your hair so as to leave a blank space that can be filled with braid extensions. You can create a braid look with such extensions on your own or hire someone to do it for you at a salon. All you need is around 1-2 hours and then you’ll easily be able to flaunt these cool braids all summer long. Just remember that hair extensions last much longer if they are covered with special types of heat protecting agents before getting styled in any way.

Get braids together with friends

Though braids are typically known as a hairstyle for women, braids have been popping up on men of all ages in recent years. Simply pull your hair back into a ponytail and tie it with an elastic band. If you’re getting braids with friends, try doing it all at once or scheduling a date for everyone to meet up for afternoon lattes. It will keep things from feeling forced and you’ll save money from not having to get individual appointments. Instead of having actual human fingers put in each strand of hair, opt for braiding wigs. Just like individual braided wig locks are weaved together into one massive braid, these strands can be separately curled and arranged by you.

Layer your braids. If you have long hair, this will give you extra volume

On damp hair, twist small sections of hair from your scalp toward your ends and then braid those strands. The result: an almost-instant curl effect that looks best on natural, wavy or curly hair. If you have a lot of layers in your hair, use smaller sections so you can mimic those layers when it comes time to braid. To add even more volume, don’t take out all those braids when styling—leaving some or most in will give you tons of texture and volume!

Add a flower crown to your braids and rock the look!

Flower crowns have been a trend for some time now and for good reason: They’re adorable. The best part about flower crowns is that you can use them in your hair (for a braid) or on your head. It’s perfect for days when you don’t want to do your hair, but still want to look cute and wear a crown at the same time. For example, put together a cool braided look with flowers in it instead of just wearing it down!