1. Cornrow Bun

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@jelly8 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Pros:

No pulling of your hair

Edges are safe

Low maintenance and low manipulation

Looks great even after getting wet in the pool or ocean

Spotlights your facial features because all hair is pulled back

Cons:

Slightly difficult to moisturize hair in the bun

Takes about 5 hours for installation

2. Chunky Twists

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@lovehaven in Canun, Mexico

Pros:

Simple

DIY

Great way to moisturize your curls

Cons:

You will have to re-twist your hair if it gets wet

Possible frizziness depending on the weather

3. Crochet Curls

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@jelly8 in Konstaz, Germany

Pros:

No manipulation of your hair

You can add highlights without damaging your strands

Cons:

Extension Curls could be damaged if being submerged in water

You need to moisturize your real hair underneath the extensions

4. Crochet Box Braids/Locs

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@jelly8 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pros:

No manipulation of your hair

Quicker installation than traditional box braids

Cons:

Braids/locs are heavy

Style requires many packages of hair for full coverage

5. Havana Twists

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@jelly8 in San Pedro, Belize

Pros:

DIY

You can add jewelry and bursts of color (like purple!)

Great for water sports

You can manipulate the twists into many different styles

Cons:

May unravel if not properly sealed

Hair may pull at your edges if too tight and cause damage

6. Layered Swoop

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@MsKing_A in Cancun, Mexico

Pros:

Great for short hairstyles

Easy to maintain with a headwrap

You can sew in tracks to prevent hair damage

Less drying time after water activities

Cons:

You may need to apply heat daily to maintain shape and style

7. Crochet Afro

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@jelly8 in Cancun, Mexico

Pros:

Full beautiful hair that turns heads

Quick installation

Complete protective style that can get wet without damage

Cons:

Thick hair may get really hot

Slightly difficult to pull hair back into a bun or a ponytail

Which style is your fave?  Tweet me and let me know @travelsizetips

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