9 Low-Key Braids for the Fourth of July

Let’s face it: Wearing your hair down in the summer can be quite the nuisance. Your neck gets sticky and hot (cute I know), and it just isn’t comfortable. Ponytails and buns can solve this issue, but they tend to get old really fast. Braids, on the other hand, solve all your summer hair woes. First of all, they keep your locks off your neck and out of your face. There are also so many diverse styles of braids that they can never get old. It’s the perfect way to look put together, even if it took you 10 seconds to do your hair that morning.

Have a beach bonfire or barbecue you'll be gracing with your presence later today? Luckily, you've come to the right place. Ahead, we’ve gathered seven breezy braids to inspire you for the Fourth, because nothing ruins a perfectly good holiday like boring hair. Keep scrolling for nine beach-worthy braids to try today!

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This post was originally published on July 2, 2014.