10 Sexy Protective Hairstyles to Keep Cool for the Festival Season Instagram: The Ultimate Natural Protective Styles Directory

You have been planning all winter how you will enjoy the summer. As you check off the box to your to-do list, you made sure that you had everything that you need to pack up for your great escape to wherever makes you most happy. A fly swimsuit, clothes for the slaying, and shoes to stunt, you know that you will be dressed to the 9’s. You’ve confirmed your reservations, planned a week of Instagram worthy OOTDs, and have even stocked up on travel-friendly beauty essentials.

Now that the easy task is taken care of, it’s time for the hard part—choosing your hairstyle. Straightening your hair can be pointless when traveling, especially if you plan on swimming, which is why wearing protective styles are the best idea for summer vacations. From braids and twists to kinky curls, we have searched through Instagram to find some of our favorite natural protective styles for traveling easily and packing light.

These gorgeous braids with beads and cowrie shells have us ready to jet-set to somewhere tropical.

Life is all about balance ⚖

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Goddess locs are pretty low maintenance and guaranteed to have you all smiles during your travels abroad.

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If you don’t want weighty braids, crochet braids are a great alternative.

Box braids are our signature vacation protective hairstyle.

Faux locs will keep your strands intact through spring break and beyond.

Rope twists are one of our favorite vacation protective hairstyles.

The humidity is no issue when this is your fro goals.

Bantu Knots are a hassle-free way to style your strands.

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These Fulani braids give us the feels.

We love this wet and wavy bob.

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No matter what style you choose, makes sure that its the perfect style for you!

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