When the mercury starts to rise, the sweat starts to fall. And all that hair in your head could make the heat feel sweltering.
Staying cool within the heat of summer is imperative, but we will all agree that looking fab is pretty darn important as well. Beat the heat (and the standard ponytail) by rocking these easy summer hairstyles below. Instructions included.
Turn That Frizzy Crown The other way up
All you gals who suffer from the frizz affliction, don’t fight it. Apart from using hair oil to calm it down, there isn’t much you are able to do. So embrace the frizz by pulling your hair right into a messy topknot.
1. Using a fine-tooth comb, tease your ends a bit and add a little texturizing or hold spray. Hang down your head and gather all your hair at your crown (the upper back of your head). Twist your hair and hold it up at the highest of your head like shown in the photo.
2. Next, wrap your hair around itself and into a bun.
3. Secure with an elastic.
4. Optional: To make this look a bit more special than your typical topknot, you can also French braid the hair at your crown.
Grab the section at the highest of your head that you just wish to braid and split it into three sections. Take the surface pieces and pass them over the middle piece. Add small sections of hair to the surface sections after each pass. Continue all of the method to your crown and combine that hair with the rest of your hair before putting up your topknot.
A Donut (Bun) with your Name on It
For gals with thinner hair, it’s sock buns all the way. This nifty little device called a foam doughnut or hair ring (or use a sock if you’d like) can make thin hair look full. Even better, this look keeps your entire hair completely off your neck, so you’ll be feeling as cool as you look.
Be certain that when purchasing the doughnut that you’re choosing the right size in your hair thickness. Women with very thin hair need to make use of a small doughnut because they have less hair to cover the form.
1. Tie your hair in a ponytail at the place you’d just like the bun to sit. Next, pull your ponytail through the hole in the doughnut. From here, sit the doughnut at the bottom of your ponytail. Split your hair into two sections (top and bottom as shown in photo) and spread the hair all the way in which across the doughnut. Take an elastic and wrap it out across the bun, securing the hair that you just just situated around the doughnut.
2. With the remaining pieces of your hair (the ends), take small sections and wrap them around the bottom of the bun, securing the hair with bobby pins.
3. For an much more creative look, you possibly can braid a number of of those sections. Secure with bobby pins.
For Taming Wild Curls, Put it Up in Faux Hawk Ponytail
Styles that complement your wild curls will make your look feel more natural, and a faux hawk ponytail is an ideal way to realize this.
1. Start by gathering the strip of hair that runs out of your forehead to the crown of your head. Split it into just a few sections and provides the backside of each one a little tease.
2. Mist some hairspray over the top, then pin down the hair at the tip of the highest of your head where your ponytail will sit. It will keep the look messy and natural-looking.
3. This style looks better with a ponytail that sits at the crown of your head. Secure with an elastic and you’re good to go.
For Thick-Haired Girls, Braids Are the Strategy to Go
There are many alternative styles of braids you can try, but right now the Kardashians and their boxer braids are stealing the show.
Here’s a version of this popular style. The primary steps might be challenging, but with practice, you’ll fly through them very quickly.
1. Part your hair in the middle and divide it into two equal sections.
2. Tie one off and out of the way in which while you work on the other side.
3. You’ll start by French braiding the hair on top of your head. Make three small sections, then wrap the surface sections over the middle one, alternating. Each time you make a pass, add a small section of hair to the surface sections. Continue this manner until you reach the back of the highest of your head. Secure with an elastic.
4. Take another small section of hair, pulling from the front side of your head all of the way to where your part is at the back (under the first ponytail) and secure with an elastic. Split the highest ponytail into two sections, pull the second ponytail up between those two sections and clip to the side and out of the way.
4a. Take a new section of hair like you probably did for the second one and combine it with the ponytail that you simply just split into two sections. Secure all of that hair with an elastic.
4b. Take the ponytail that you simply clipped aside, split it into two sections and pull the underneath ponytail up through the split sections.
5. You continue repeating this pattern until you have all of your hair split into two sections on the nape of your neck. That is where it gets easy. Split the front ponytail and pull the one behind it between the 2 sections. Recombine the 2 sections you just split and secure with a hair tie.
6. Keep making this pattern all to the way in which right down to the tip, and then finally secure along with your last hair tie. It sounds complicated, but once you place it into practice, it becomes easy and looks great!
We might Always remember Our Short-Haired Ladies
For starters, you’re lucky for those who wear a brief cut through the summer months. Your hair is already off your neck, which results in a cooler body temperature. But for short-haired ladies who wish to rock an updo, try a low side chignon or go all 0s-style with low double buns.
For a fun, messy look, take a bunch of bobby pins and pin up your hair in random-size pieces on the nape of your neck. Using gold or printed bobby pins can dress up this look even more.
Last but Not Least, Bangin’ Bangs
Bangs in the summer could be tough. The sweat from your forehead leaves your bangs within the splash zone. For the ladies who wear bangs to cover a bigger forehead, try side-sweeping them instead of pinning them back. While you blow-dry your hair, blow your bangs to at least one side rather than within the middle. This still masks your forehead while giving some breathing room.
Side French braiding your bangs into your longer hair is an effective method to get them off your face as well. You’ll need to use some bobby pins to secure the ends and keep them from sticking out.
What Do YOU Think?
What are your summer go-to hairstyles to beat the heat? Do you will have any fun braids or styling techniques that you just return to time and time again? Let us know within the comments section.