Whether pin-straight or prone to frizz, embracing your hair’s natural texture can be a tall order. Sure, messy ponytails are fine for weekends—but, we all depend on our holy grail products and hot tools to feel polished and professional Monday through Friday…. until summer hits, that is.
Between blazing temperatures and sticky humidity, the year’s hottest months are simply no time to spend twenty-plus minutes under a hair dryer. Instead, use this summer to take a cue from the runways and make your hair’s natural state work for you.
Need a little help? We asked our stylists for tips on how to make low-maintenance styling even easier.
How To Style Natural Curls In The Summer
Convince your curls to chill by adding in plenty of moisture. (We love H-Line’s Kick-n-Curl throughout.) Adding a moisturizing product into your summer routine will keep your locks looking shiny and feeling soft. Add some kick at the root with Surf Spray and your natural style will maintain body sans frizz all day long.
For really curly hair, fight the urge to flat iron. Not only is it labor intensive and damaging, chances are that those kinks will crop back up mid-day without fail.
Can’t stand to let your curly hair stay long and loose? Consider allowing your hair’s natural texture to work in your favor with a trendy braid.
Curls mean that your looped locks can be pancaked out to create a fuller plait, while helping you beat the heat by keeping hair off your face and neck.
How To Give Wavy Hair Volume Without Heat
Sometimes wavy hair is the best of both worlds. But, when it’s misbehaving, you can find yourself fighting frizz and limp locks at the same time.
The answer? Grab a volumizing mousse or beachy product, like H-Line’s Surf Spray, and apply to damp hair. Then, attach a diffuser to your blow dryer’s nozzle for some lift-and-scrunch action on low heat.
If you need to make your wavy style appear slightly more polished, consider plaiting a few accent braids around your face, then pulling the top half of your hair back in a half-up style—a great option to keep longer hair from sticking to your face when it’s blazing hot out.
How To Keep Straight Hair From Falling Flat In The Heat
If you’ve got a head full of pin-straight and fine strands, your biggest frustration might be fighting off oil. While no one enjoys lank-looking bangs, the trick is to skip sudsing every other day.
Instead, of reaching for your shampoo in the shower, apply a dry shampoo after you towel off. Doing so will help break up the excess oil. One note: Using dry shampoo too many days in a row creates buildup that can cause clogged pores on your scalp. (Eeew!) Just remember to switch it up.
No matter what your hair type, it’s not easy to set aside the styling tools that help you feel pretty. However, with the right cut and a few products, your natural texture can look stylish and effortless. And don’t forget that it helps to come in for a trim!