Don’t sweat the heat

According to my blog stats, you guys liked the favorite summer hairstyles  post I made back in June, so I thought I would give you some more breezy, effortless, and chic styles to use on your hair this summer, without all the hot tools and fuss.

Lauren LC Conrad really made a statement when she started French braiding the front section of her hair. It became and instant classic, and looks great on most people. I however, am not most people. My big old forehead makes losing my fringe to the braid not so pretty. You have to figure out a French braid to conquer this look.

The “Heidi”. I always think of the old movie about the Swiss shepard girl who wore her pigtail braids wrapped across the top of her head. It’s a great style if you have longer hair, shoulder length or shorter won’t reach far enough. Super simple to do: part your hair down the middle into two sections. Braid each section and secure with an elastic band, I like the clear ones, and then pull each up and over your head and pin, then tuck ends under braids to finish.

Pigtails to single braid. This can be done by making two single braids from the crown of the head, or two French braids that you combine at the nape of your neck. I love braids because you can have dirty, unwashed hair, wet straight from the shower hair, or day old dry hair to make this work.

Low ponytail with multiple bands. Sounds strange, but look how pretty it is!! Add a cute headband and you are set. It’s a great way to jazz up your basic pony, so enjoy! Also added some pretty casual ponytails too, but that first is just lovely! If you want to dress up your pony, take a thin section of hair from the pony and wrap it around to cover your hair tie and pin in place.

Cool waves. This style you can achieve by taking wet hair, making 5 vertical sections from the crown down around your head, and making small buns with each section, then letting them air dry while you get ready (best if you have lots of time) or over night. You take the buns down and your hair will have lots of waves. It’s a style you will want to practice with, as all hair responds differently, and you may not like the wave pattern. Try it over the weekend and see what you think!

ANOTHER side bun! I know, I know, I have posted this already, but seriously, you can’t go wrong with this style! It’s easy, looks nice, and people will think you worked harder than you actually did. Just pull your hair, wet or dry, over to one side of your neck. You can either twist it into a bun, or secure in a ponytail first, then wrap the hair around the band, and secure with pins. If pieces fall out, who cares, it makes the style look softer!

If you absolutely MUST use head tools on your hair, try to do so sparingly. I suggest washing your hair in the evening, letting it air dry overnight, then styling in the morning with curling iron or flat iron to reduce the amount of heat you have to use. I love tousled waves, which don’t have to look perfect. This can be done by wrapping 2 inch section of hair from ear level around the barrel of the curling iron, but leaving the ends free so they don’t get too curled, then run your fingers through the curls to break them up and tousle. I also love pin straight hair.

Alright lovelies, go out and make your hair beautiful! I hope this helps you figure out things to do with you hair over the summer so you can protect it from heat tools!

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5 thoughts on “Don’t sweat the heat

  1. I do the french braid thing ALL the time! I never had any idea how to french braid, then a couple years ago I decided to look up on YouTube “how to french braid” and realized how easy it was. I only wash my hair every other day, so the days I don’t wash, it usually has a french braid somewhere in it.

    • I just checked out a few youtube how to videos, and I was way disappointed by them 😦 Looks like I will have to create some of my own how to videos, preferably with good lighting, and post those- eventually!

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