When summer rolls around and the temperatures rise, your springtime hairstyles just won't cut it. That's why it's imperative to plan out your summertime do's before the season comes. And we can help with that. In this article, we'll share with you four summer hairstyles for when it's too hot.
1. High Ponytail
When it's too hot, one of the first things you'll want to do is get your hair off your face and neck. You can easily do that by pulling your hair up into a high ponytail. It'll make that burning-up feeling go away instantly. But that's not all. It'll also bring out your beautiful facial features.
There are few styles easier to create than a high ponytail. Simply put some edge control or gel along your hairline and at the nape of your neck. Then, use a boar bristle brush to direct your hair towards the crown of your head and secure it with a ponytail holder or elastic.
2. Messy Bun
Sometimes, despite the high temperatures outside, we defy our better judgment and go out wearing a hairstyle that doesn't mesh well with the weather. Whenever that happens, you can do a few-second messy bun and get in on the trend. The messy bun is loved for its disheveled-yet-chic quality, and we can't get enough of it.
All you have to do is pull your hair up into a ponytail, tease it a bit to give it some texture, and then wrap the loose hair around the base of the ponytail. To up the messy factor, pull a few pieces of hair out of the bun here and there. Just make sure that the hairs along your hairline are laid.
3. Formal Updo
Any updo that keeps your hair out of your face can be a lifesaver when the summer weather shows its ferocity. And the best part is that updos make you look sophisticated and pair well with fancy outfits for swanky affairs.
What many people don't know is that you can do your own formal updo at home. Lean into your creative side, twisting and pinning sections of hair until you achieve a look you personally like. Most updos have a French roll in the back.
4. Half-Up Half-Down
For those times when you don't want to wear all of your hair up or down, compromise with a half-up half-down style. For this style, you'll pull the top portion of your hair back and out of your face. Then, you'll style the rest of your hair as you please. Leave your hair in its natural state, curl it up with some rollers or a curling iron, or straighten it with a flat iron. It's all up to you!
Pro Tip: If you want to prioritize the health of your hair this summer, it's a good idea to always have a good leave-in conditioner on hand. As the temperatures rise, your hair gets more and more dehydrated, and dry hair can quickly become brittle and prone to breakage. Daily Dose is an excellent leave-in conditioner with ultra-moisturizing ingredients like water, fatty alcohols, and aloe vera. Use it whenever your hair is feeling a little dry.
So, there you have it – 4 summer hairstyles for when it's too hot. We hope you're inspired by these hairstyle options, and we wish you the best with your hair this summer!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.