Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Hair Secrets

...I'm asking for yours because I have none.

Either I get hotter and sweatier than the general population, or I'm missing something about styling hair for the summer. Basically, I opt for a knotted pony. All the time. It keeps my hair off my neck (pro) but results in frizzy fly aways (con). It by no means looks polished or pretty and I'm really antsy to discover some new styling options.


I searched for a few inspiration pics on Pinterest and came up wtih these:

How do you style your hair in the summer?

17 comments:

  1. I like to french braid my bangs back before putting my hair in the knotted pony. When I had longer hair, I used to just do a side braid w/ a head band.

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  2. Thanks for the braid tip! I need to be less lazy about doing those sorts of things :)

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  3. I am pretty lazy about mine and do the knot most weekdays (I'm a nanny). To help with fly away hairs I have been pulling my hair back when its wet and spray it with a leave in conditioner, I use infusium 23 in a spray bottle. It really helps the frizzies when it's it a pony.

    On the weekends sometimes I spray it with a curl gel, then twist it up into a bun when it's wet. It holds well with a rubber band and a few bobby bins. It looks good and it's easy. When you take it out it can still be wet, but it is wavy, no pony bump.

    I have super think hair, it looks like you do too.

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  4. I pretty much embrace my natural (curly) hair in the summer because it's really too hot to blowdry or flat iron. Beyond that, I braid my hair, or add a little braid to a ponytail. So, I don't do much.

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  5. I do this thing that's super-easy, but always gets me compliments. I start with normally parted hair. Then I grab a section of hair from above my ear (sort of like I'm pulling it half-up). I twist it and then pin it to the back of my head. The end sticks out a bit. Repeat on the other side. Start grabbing random sections of hair (working from the first sections down, until I meet in the middle back). I pin randomly and end up with a messy updo. Does that make sense? Sometimes I add a headband or thin scarf. You can even do it with damp hair and it dries with nice wave.

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  6. I don't know, but when you find the answer, please pass it along to the rest of us who are hair challenged. I always have summer fly-away issues, that is when it's not GIANT due to humidity. I always wonder how people keep it sleek and smooth in the summer because I obviously never do.

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  7. I totally wish I had some advice for you - I always have the same problem, and this year I fixed it by just chopping it all off. :)

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  8. Yup, I'm a pony knotter too. It's just too hot to do more!

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  9. When I had long hair, I would put it in multiple little buns to try to avoid the single pony or bun look that I did automatically. Have you tried braids? I'm scared for humidity this year w/ short hair. There's no hiding it.

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  10. Ok so this isn't a styling tip but a product recommendation. Seeing as I live in Florida, I pretty much have summer weather year round and have just learned which products are useful in my hair. Have you ever tried the Big Sexy Hair's Root Pump Plus? It is a humidity resistant volumizing spray mousse, and it saves my life on a daily basis. I usually buy it at TJ Maxx for $11.99, but you can buy it at WalMart or Target for a bit more $.

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  11. I basically do the same thing, but I wear the knot a little higher on my head. I don't know why, but I feel like it adds a little fashionably-mussed air if it's almost on top of my head. Or maybe I just think it makes me look taller, ha.

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  12. I do the pony knot too...it's my old stand by summer, fall, winter AND spring! I love the two styles you posted at the end though....may have to give them a try! :)

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  13. I'm a pony knotter. I'm trying my best with this long hair to try and do something nice with it for summer. I'm using lots of the pinterest hair inspiration and seeing if I can actually pull those things off!

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  14. Oh, also check out some hairspray. I'm pretty product-averse most of the time, but with the wind in our lovely city and the amount I walk, there's really no avoiding it.

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