Embrace Your Frizz with 5 Styles That Actually Look Better in the Heat
Believe it or not, we’ve become lovers, not fighters, when it comes to our hair this summer. Instead of waging a losing battle against humidity, we’ve learned to embrace our natural texture (frizz and all) with the help of some strategic styling. No need to tangle with a flat iron; these hairstyles actually look better when worn a little bit undone:
Take Advantage of Volume with a Messy Low Ponytail
If sticky weather makes your hair expand, make the most of it with this go-anywhere style that can you can dress up or down. Spritz a thickening spray on damp hair to coax out your natural wave, then rough up your hair with your hands as you blow it dry. Follow by blasting your roots with a texturizer, then tease hair at the crown before pulling it back into ponytail at the nape of your neck.
Use Frizz to Craft a Perfectly Imperfect Bun
It doesn’t get much easier than a messy topknot, but YouTuber Tiffany Tong’s tutorial goes beyond the basic bun with a clever hair hack: She uses a toothbrush not only to clean up around her hairline, but tease her roots, too. The technique works well with hair that’s already slightly fluffy from humidity, and helps to soften up the style.
Tame Beachy Natural Curls with an Easy Updo
Just back from the beach? Make the most of your surfy curls by twisting them into this sky high updo from vlogger Naptural85. If your hair is parched from the sun and saltwater, add a few drops of a smoothing oil for shine and softness.
Skip Your Blowout for a Textured Half-Up Twist
This easy two-strand braid from Twist Me Pretty looks cooler—and is easier to execute—when your hair has a rumpled, second day finish. Plus, pulling the front pieces off your face helps make imperfect strands look a bit more polished. For added control as you braid, rub a bit of PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Reworkable Hold Paste between your fingertips before getting started.
Make the Most of a Wild Bob with Styled Waves
Bob-length hair looks effortless when styled with a slightly bedhead-y texture, and a little bit of weather-induced fuzziness only enhances the effect. This tutorial from Jenn of Clothes Encounters shows three ways to make waves, whether you prefer to air dry, blow hair with a diffuser, or use a curling iron. Create the perfect foundation by prepping hair with a curl-defining styling cream and a mousse.