If you have locs, I have a serious question for you: Do you ever wish you could try some of the braided protective styles you see other women rock in the summer? I’m not talking about braiding your own locs, but instead, trying the popular styles many have hanging from their heads with the help of extensions. In case you missed the memo, you can.
A friend sent me a picture earlier today of a young woman getting box braids installed over her locs and said, “Looks like you could try a new hairstyle and keep ur locks!” I learned about this trend a few years ago when Claire Sulmers, the brains behind Fashion Bomb Daily, installed some over her bright blond locs. It has since swelled in popularity and more and more women are choosing to switch it up temporarily. From box braids to crochet braids to Senegalese twists and more, you have more options than you think. And while I personally wouldn’t do it (that’s just too much hair on my head), plenty of women have. Check out 10 who gave their locs a break and jumped on the braid bandwagon.