I wear my hair down 99.9% of the time (with French girl attempted waves). But the other day, I got my first reminder of how hot and humid and really horrible NYC gets in the summer while waiting for the subway. I instantly wanted to lob my hair (yes, long-bob) but then I remembered that I look terrible with a lob, so I started seeking out some alternatives for keeping my head cool come summer…

Then the Kenzo resort show happened. Cornrow braids aren’t a new trend by any means, but now I’ve got them on my mind as a summer heat hair solution. They seem to be the easiest way to keep your hair off your face, neck and back.

What do you think about these braids? How do you wear your hair to beat the heat?

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