The summertime break is coming to an end.

That does not mean that your protective and summertime-fine hairstyles have to! Switch up your look for the new school year with 2 campus-cool hairstyles you will want to rock all semester long:


Braided Flat Twist Out

These 2 cute, versatile, and easy to maintain styles for Type 3 and Type 4 curlies who want trendy hairstyling options for those first few days and weeks on campus. To get these looks, we asked the Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils team what the best moisture-packed styling options would be for your hair type.

Here is what we learned:

  1. For easy styling, you must eliminate knotted curls - No matter which of the 2 styles you choose, use Aunt Jackie's Knot on my Watch Instant Detangling Therapy as a base for each style. The shea butter and olive oil enriched detangler is easy to apply on dry or damp curls. For best results, use either your fingers or a wide tooth comb to coat every hair strand with detangler.

  2. Define curls and straggly ends with a custard - To gain long-lasting curl definition, use Aunt Jackie's Curl La La Defining Curl Custard. The custard can be applied to detangled, wet (or dry) curls. Perfect for Fingercoils, this custard sets styled curls when air dried, when using a diffuser, or a hood dryer. Moisturizers cocoa butter and shea butter keep curls from feeling crunchy after the style is set with heat.

  3. Use a non-crunching, lightweight gel to retain elongation - Aunt Jackie's Don't Shrink Elongating Flaxseed Gel will hold stretched styles like Braided Flat Twist Outs for days. The gel uses Omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, and flaxseed oil to help hair stay thoroughly moisturized. For those of us intimidated by the prospect of traction alopecia when considering a protective style like cornrows, we can rest assured with the knowledge that flaxseed nourishes hair follicles and acts against hair thinning.

See how well these steps work in the video!

Don't worry if you cannot complete these styles on your own!

You can achieve either look by finding a curly and textured hair stylist near your campus or the area in which she has been spending her summer break. Find one today by using the NaturallyCurly Salon Finder.

Get your hair plan @ Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils today!

The Aunt Jackie's team is dedicated to helping us curlies and coilies find the best combination of hair care maintenance and styling products for our hair. The team does this by giving us detailed curly hair care regimens and product recommendations based on hair type and curl pattern-specific needs. The products can be purchased and reviewed on SHOP NaturallyCurly and select Walmart stores. Visit, and click the Store Locator for a store nearest you.

For more back to school styles, subscribe to our NaturallyCurly YouTube channel and follow @auntjackiescurlsandcoils today!

As ever, stay curly!

This post is sponsored by Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils.