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3 Simple Memorial Day Do's: Protective Hair Styling Tutorials for the Fashionista Curlista

3 Simple Memorial Day Do's: Protective Hair Styling Tutorials for the Fashionista Curlista

Memorial Day is just right around the corner, officially kicking off summer season's festivities. It's time to break out your sundresses, strappy sandals, and sexiest swimsuit, to ensure that you stay cool while looking hot! But summer can be a rough season for curly hair, often making it difficult to decide on the perfect doo to compliment your swanky look, because you have to take into consideration the harsh environmental conditions that can accompany warm weather, such as an increase of UV rays from the sun, chlorine, salt water, and humidity.

Each of these elements are hair nuisances that can cause frizz, excessive dryness, and even damage and breakage to your beautiful curls. You can carry around products with you in your purse, occasionally touching up here and there as you go about your day, but this high maintenance routine can get old really quick. Are you really going to pass on your family picnic, or a hiking adventure with your best friends, or tropical beach excursion with that special someone, if there is no guarantee of a mirror being within a five mile radius of where you are? Of course not! You should not have to interrupt your summer fun for the sake of vanity, nor compromise on your flawless look with a last resort, messy, mundane ponytail or bun. If you plan to spend any time outdoors this summer, diverse knowledge protective styling options, is an absolute must for any curly queen.

Here are three quick, easy, chic styling tutorials that will allow you to style and go, without muss or fuss.

For a sassy protective updo, inspired by the Electric Lady herself, check out this tutorial for a Janelle Monae inspired updo, by youtube vlogger ItsMyRayeRaye.

Janelle Monae Inspired Updo source: youtube.com, user: ItsMyRayeRaye

What you need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Comb
  • Ponytail Holder

For more on this look: Janelle Monae Inspired Updo   For a bohemian braid with a touch of elegant romance, try this look by loxbeauty.com.

The Side-swept Braid

source: loxabeauty.com 

What you need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Comb
  • Ponytail Holder

For more on this look: The Side-swept Braid   With heat free curls, this look by youtube vlogger Naptural85 strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and casual, and elegant sophistication, with this style.

The Perfect Curl Bun source: youtube.com, user: Naptural85

What you need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Heatless Flexi Curling Rods/ Curl Formers
  • An Elastic Headband

For more on this look: The Perfect Curl Bun Remember curly queens, for the best styling results, make sure your curls are properly cleansed and moisturized. Check out Miss Jessie's vast array of cleansers, conditioners, deep conditioners, and even a leave-in conditioner, to ensure your curls are well-nourished. These products are an absolute must have for any curlista, as they are specially designed to cater to all textures of curls, leaving your curls fabulously on fleek! Each of these styles is so simple, you will be out the door asap, and not miss a single minute of fun in the sun. Not only are these looks fast and easy to achieve, but they are so trendy, everyone will be asking you to style their hair too!

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