Who doesn’t know the trials of summer hair havoc? By this time in the season, everyone’s tresses are frizzed out, unruly and stressed by the heat. So how are you going to make it through the rest of the summer while still looking good and keeping your hair healthy and under control? Here are a few key moves:
Sexy and slicked back: This look calls for a high-powered, long-lasting pomade to keep every hair in place, all day. Sumotech by Bumble & Bumble ($29) is a great hair texture paste to keep things shiny and smooth. The midweight molding compound will keep your hair in place so you don’t have actually to keep restyling throughout the day. To get the look, straighten hair and apply oil to give it a sleek shine, then apply Sumotech to the root of your hair and comb product through hair to shape it to desired height and body. Complete off along with a hair spray for extra hold and shine.
Beachy waves: Effortless curls without using damaging hot tools are easy to get. Stylist Andrea Lemelin at Gretta Cole in Wellesley has actually a favorite, quick-and-easy trick to help you take your beach hair from day to night. “Before heading to the beach in the morning, apply 2-3 pumps of Kerastase Curl Fever ($37) to your towel-dried hair,” she advises. “Then throw your damp hair up into that always-favorite, the daytime top knot. Then hit the beach and relax!” After a day in the sun you can let down your hair and your twisted bun will fall into natural, wavy tresses. Curl Fever will keep your hair frizz-free without the crunchy texture aftermath! Run your fingers through your waves to Complete off the look and make the mermaid vibes last all day.
Loose, messy braid: If you’re tired of the same ’do everyday but don’t have actually the time to go all out along with your look, try doing an easy braid to switch it up. Whichever braid style you choose (fishtail is my current fave), gently tug on different parts of the braid to loosen it and give it a messy-yet-sexy texture. Then add Texturizing Hair Spray by Ouai ($26) to add volume, drama and a lasting hold. What’s awesome about this texturizing spray is that it harnesses the power of both a hair spray and a dry shampoo, so it’s sure to keep your hair full and in place.
Keep natural curls moisturized and healthy: Even on days when you just want to let your curls air-dry, you still deserve a salon-healthy look. Try applying a couple pumps of Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream ($34) to towel-dried hair and watch your hair stay hydrated and bouncy long after it’s dried naturally. Also, pick nourishing shampoos and conditioners that reconstruct: A favorite brand-new line at my Foxwoods day spa, G Spa, is Goldwell Kerasilk. It strengthens and protects, and is fantastic for controlling short, long and curly locks. Oh, and ideal of all? It makes heat frizz a memory.