It's reached that point of the summer where all hairstyling bets are off. Straightened your fringe all morning? They'll be curling up before you can even read the humidity index. Slicked your hair into a low bun for the night? Don't forget your edge control on your way out the door, because touch-ups are a given. And that twist-out you spent hours working on? Prepare for a few inches of shrinkage due to extreme sweat. The gruelling summer temps can make natural hairstyling more time-consuming than ever, which is why protective styles, like box braids, are a great option.
Beyond making life easy, box braids are a stylish way to ease up on daily manipulation of your natural hair. Rihanna, like many others, gets this. The Fenty Beauty founder, who recently celebrated the launch of her new Fenty fashion line, stepped out this week rocking waist-length box braids in a deep red colour. And, as with any thing RiRi does, we want to copy her immediately.