Five Hairstyles to Keep Your Hair Frizz-Free
On the hottest days of the summer, styling and keeping hair from looking frizzy can be a difficult task. Just wearing your hair down at all can be a nuisance in the humid DMV summer heat. You don’t have to perpetually be wearing the same old ponytail all summer long, though, and you definitely don’t need to sacrifice looking cute to stay comfortable. Here are some chic, easy styles that anyone can do to switch up their look and stay cool in the summer:
The fishtail braid is a unique alternative to French braids or other kinds of hair braiding. The technique involves putting your hair into a ponytail, separating it into two pieces and crossing hair from the outer edge over to the other side. It may seem like a complicated process, but it is actually very easy to master and only takes a few minutes to do once you figure it out. You can do one long braid tied back, do a side braid or try pigtail braids.
The top knot is a half-up, half-down style, with the top part of your hair in a bun that sits on your head. This style gives you a casual, Boho style and is very trendy right now. If you want to get your hair out of your face, but don’t want to put your hair all the way up, this is a great look for you!
Not everyone likes wearing their hair up all the time. Instead of fighting summer frizz, work with it and wear a messier down-do. You can create beachy waves by using a sea-salt spray, or if your hair needs a little more styling to get wavy, try twisting your hair in strands and going over the strands with a flatiron. This will create an effortless look that’s easy to maintain throughout the day and into the night.
French braid headband
This is a super versatile style that can be worn day-to-day or even for a more dressed up look. Comb your hair out and then part it to the side. Section out the front part of your hair to braid, and put the rest of it in a ponytail. French braid the front sections until you’ve gotten to the side of your head and do this on both sides. Then, you can either wear the rest of your hair down or put it in a ponytail or bun to get it out of the way.
The ponytail is always a classic look, but there is more than one way to create a cute pony. Switch it up with a high pony by pulling your hair up to the crown of your head and wrapping a hair band around it. For a more chic look, take a small section of your hair and wrap it around the hair band to cover it up. This look can be worn with wavy or curly hair for a more done up look or with sleek, straight hair.
Allison Lundy is a recent college grad, writer, area professional and lover of all things beauty. Raised in southern Virginia, Allison moved to the DMV to pursue her aspirations of a career in politics. She attended George Mason, where she discovered her love of writing at the student newspaper. During the day, Allison works in government affairs for a small trade association in northern Virginia. When she isn’t busy working and/or being a political junkie, Allison focuses on her other passions – beauty and fashion. She is always looking for the newest trends and trying out new products.