Three No-Heat Hair-Dos (Perfect for Summer!)
Posted by Girls Guide To on June 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Hello Heat and Humidity! Thanks for ruining any hope of a good-hair day for the next few months. I don’t know about you, but it’s enough for me to want to throw in the towel. But, what if we told you that you could ditch the blowdryer/straightener/curling iron and look just as glam? Read on for a few top secrets for cool summer 'dos.
The look: Roughed-Up Bun
Best for: Straight hair
How to get it: Mist dry hair with your favorite hairspray or dry shampoo to give fine locks a bit of texture and grip. Smooth hair into a ponytail with a flat paddle brush and secure with an elastic. (I found some cute new ponytail holders from Goody that double as bracelets…so cute.) Tease the ponytail with a comb to make the bun appear fatter. Don’t be afraid to be really dramatic. The texture makes the style a lot more fun. Smooth the top layer of the ponytail with your brush, then wind hair around the base and pin into place.
The look: Modern Milkmaid
Best for: Wavy hair
How to get it: This is an easy braided updo that’s feminine without looking like you’re headed to prom. Start by sectioning hair into thirds (both sides and the back). Secure the end of one section with a clear elastic. Next, begin braiding from the middle of the section. Because your hair is gathered together at the bottom, a braid will ALSO form at the bottom near where the elastic is. You are in essence making two braids at once.. When you can’t continue braiding (because ethe two braids meet in the middle), loop the bottom braid through the hole in the middle where both braids meet. This secures the braid so you don’t need an elastic. After completing the other two sections of hair, twirl the braids around each other and pin at the nape of the neck, leaving the fringe a little wild and messy.
The look: Pinned-Up Pompadour
Best for: Kinky hair
How to get it: From Rihanna to Janelle Monae, pompadours haven’t been this exciting since the 1950s. The cascade of tendrils in the front make this a worry-free style for those whose strands tend to curl up in the summer heat. On dry hair, smooth the sides and begin rolling hair up from the back of the neck. Secure with U-shaped hairpins, to hold the roll in place. When you’ve reached the top-middle of your head, stop pinning and let the ends fall free. Define curls in the front with a frizz-fighting serum (twirl it into strands with your finger).
What is your go-to hot weather 'do?