Summer isn't always the kindest to women like myself with natural hair. Curls, coils, and kinks take a brutal beating from UV rays, chlorinated water, and high humidity. While regular deep-conditioning treatments, apple cider vinegar rinses, and trims are essential to maintaining healthy natural hair, you can’t go wrong by also having a ’do (or two) that will carry you through the hot-weather months. Whether it’s a long-lasting protective style like box braids or Marley twists or a quick-and-easy look like French braids and a hi-top fade, get inspired to combat summertime hair struggles with these natural hair ideas. Let’s keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.