We’re in the home stretch of summer, so you may be itching to give your hair a break from protective styles like cornrows and braids. Not sure what to do with your strands? Well, whether you want to alleviate tension or simply bring back your curls, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up 16 humidity friendly heat-free hairstyles to carry your 4c locs throughout the rest of summer. Scroll through to check them out!01Tapered Tendrils Tapered haircuts look great on 4C hair.

02Rod SetA rod set is a safe way heat-free way to get incredible curls

03Puffball PonytailPuffball ponytails are a humidity friendly style for women with 4C hair. The bigger the better.

javascript:false04The TWATWA’s (that’s teeny weeny afro), are an effortless styling method. You practically let your hair grow freely from your scalp.

05A Braid OutBraid your hair at night and set it with a setting lotion to unravel perfectly crimped hair by morning.

06Goddess BraidThe effortless 4C friendly hairstyle that’s fit for a queen.

07Buzz CutA buzz cut is one of our favorite styles for women considering a big chop.

08Space BunsSpace buns are our go to look for the festival season.

09The Blow OutA blow out is a low-maintenance style we love with high volume.

10The FrohawkThe frohawk is a rendition of the classic Mohawk for women with 4C hair.

11Flat TwistFlat twists are a great alternative for cornrows. They don’t cause as much tension because this technique involves twisting your strand from the root to the ends.

12Stretched HairThis styling technique adds length to 4C hair without the use of heating tools. The most common way to achieve this look is with a twist out.

13Bantu Knot OutA Bantu knot out is the simplest way to get curls without using heat.

14Bantu KnotsBantu knots can be worn tightly rolled or unraveled as gorgeous curls.

15Twist OutA twist out is a great way to achieve loose to tightly coiled curls and can last for up to three days.

16PompadourA pompadour is our favorite updo for 4c hair.

Source: essence.com