Sticky, swampy summer weather poses problems for all hair types, but for those with naturally textured hair, it can be especially brutal. While the easiest way to manage the humidity (and all that resulting shrinkage and frizz) is to keep your hair natural
, some women feel that their styling options are limited with textured tresses. Our answer to this complaint? Oh, you know we've got a DIY just for you
Textured and curly-haired girls have a unique styling challenge when it comes to DIY 'dos — handling and manipulating your curls too much will cause more frizz and breakage, so you need to be sure to take it easy on constant touching and product application. Not the easiest thing to do when you are tackling a brand-new hairstyle.
With that in mind, we teamed up with Alana Williams, a stylist at the spankin' new Mirror Salon
at the Carol's Daughter
Harlem flagship store to give you three stunning summer styles that are perfect for naturally textured hair
. In the following tutorials, Williams shows our real-girl model — the stunning Natasha Gaspard, a video producer for Mane Moves TV
— how to craft her coiff into three breathtaking new 'dos. Click through to get the scoop on these summery styles, and for some of Williams' most genius natural hair tips and tricks. Could a summer of frizz-free hair actually be possible? We think these looks speak for themselves...
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Photographed by Winnie Au; Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci; Model Natasha Gaspard. Wardrobe by Zara.
Photographed by Winnie Au