Is the humid weather ruining your chances of straight hair? Instead of blow-drying, straightening or even curling your hair, only for it to go frizzy, try these humid-friendly hairstyles which will keep you looking cool and stylish all summer.
Even if your hair is naturally straight, curly, thin, or thick, this hairstyle will mask any concerns. Comb hair and apply a serum to keep it looking extra shiny and nourished. Fasten the hair with a thin hair band (you might want to use 2 if your hair is extra thick).
To keep your hair from getting tangled, braid it on the side when it’s still wet. This is also a protective hairstyle which keeps the follicle from getting damaged and will also give your hair a bit of texture after you take it out.
A slicked-back ballerina bun is a great option if your hair is wet from the shower and needs to be taken care of ASAP. Use a sock bun if your want some extra volume on your hair, just make sure to disguise the bun with strands of your own hair. Bobby pins also come in handy to control stray hairs.
Don’t let the title fool you, this is a seriously cool hairstyle! If you’re suffering from an oily fringe simply braid the hair and pin it into your bun or ponytail. A quick spritz of dry shampoo is the best way to set it all in place.
If your hair is too short for any of these styles, try a classic top knot instead. Divide your hair in half, then use some hair mousse to keep it all in place. Fasten with an elastic band, and use hair spray to keep any strays from getting into your eyes throughout the day.
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What isn’t there to love about Gigi Hadid? The top model was recently spotted wearing one of the biggest trends of the season: a textured ponytail, so we just had to recreate it. Whether you have straight, curly, thin or even voluminous hair, this is one style you should be trying out this summer. With a little help from JOICO’s Body Luxe range, we have the perfect tutorial below which is just as good as Gigi’s.
- Use JOICO’s Body Luxe Shampoo ($19.99) and Conditioner($19.99) to power up the volume and thickness of fine strands.
- Follow up with JOICO’s Body Luxe Root Lift Volumizing Foam ($26.95) to create lift and support from scalp to ends. Once hair is dry, backcomb to create volume on the top.
- Pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail at the height of your choice, then secure with an elastic.
- Finally, apply JOICO’s Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax ($22) to the ponytail and lightly tease for more texture.
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Thick hair is by no means the easiest texture to style; braids never stay in place, buns often feel too heavy, and curls never hold their intended style! If you want to branch out and create a fuss-free hairstyle for your thick hair, then simply try a few hairstyles below.
Rather than combing through all your hair and twisting it in a bun, this is a much easier style which is accommodating to thicker hair.
Divide your hair into two sections, and create a bun on the top part of your head. Divide the middle sections into two, then twist them around the bun and secure with a clear elastic. Super easy and won’t have your hair falling out of place throughout the day!
Divide your hair into two sections just like the previous hairstyle, but spray some texturising product at the roots for extra lift.
Tie the first ponytail (the upper layer), securely with a hair elastic, then do the same with the bottom. It should blend in seamlessly if your hair is one colour.
Why not get the chop and use your thick hair to pull off a short bob. Not only is this hairstyle really easy to style (especially if you hair is naturally quite straight), but you have enough volume to pull of this look without ageing your face.
Remember to apply a deep-conditioning mask to your ends once a week to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh.
Although this style only suits girls with longer layers, feel free to try it on your thick hair as well! Create a loose braid at the nape of your neck, and progressively make the braid tighter as you finish up with a clear elastic.
Tug at each side to make it more lived-in, then use a dry shampoo to create the illusion of more volume. A fishtail braid also looks really on thick hair as well!
Images via Pinterest, Jelly Web, Jolie.
Have you ever spotted a hairstyle from Pinterest but had no idea how to actually do it yourself? We have done all the hard work for you, and found three difficult-looking hairstyles and made them super easy! Now onto the attempts..
Medium to long hair
Far from a normal braid which is flat on box sides, we can refer to it as a 3D braid instead.
1. Comb through your hair ensuring there are no tangles or knots. Then divide the hair into 4 strands and pull over to one side of your shoulder.
2. Take the fourth strand and thread it around and over the second. Then reverse the direction and bring strand two over strand four.
3. Then repeat the same steps with the other side. Take the first strand and thread it around and over the third. Keep repeating this step under you reach the very bottom of your hair, and secure with a hair tie.
Don’t spend half of the morning creating your top knot – especially if you don’t have the time. This 10 second top knot requires minimal effort and a lot of creativity.
1. Apply some dry shampoo at the roots to give hair a better hold and texture.
2. Hold your hair into a high ponytail, then pinch and tug the strands at the crown to create body before securing into a top knot.
3. Loop your hair around twice halfway down the ponytail, then slowly twist it around the crown of your head on the left side, then on the right side.
4. Only secure the bun with an elastic about halfway – this will create texture within your hair, and will look like a genuine sock-bun hairstyle!
Inside out ponytail
This super-easy style has been on our radar for years – but just how do we give some life to a simple ponytail?
1. Apply a tiny bit of gel, then apply it onto your flyaways as well as the ends of your hair.
2. Comb hair neatly and secure the ponytail just below the nape of the neck. There should be a small gape between the hair and the hair tie itself.
3. Divide this part of the hair into two sections, hold it open and fold the ponytail through. Pull it through and adjust it as you see fit.
Which hairstyle would you try?
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Long hair can often be difficult to maintain – especially in the warmer months where the humidity makes our locks do silly things! Not only are ponytails easy to achieve, but they will also keep hair out of your face and frizz-free all day long. Follow these 3 easy styles to keep your hair looking fresh and out of your face.
Bring a little 1960s sex kitten to your ponytail by creating a bouffant at the crown of your hair. This easy hairstyle is achieved by back-combing the hair with a teasing brush, before applying a bit of texturising clay for that extra hold. Then simply tie your hair securely at the end.
A fun ponytail which will often resemble a string of beads! This style is probably the easiest to achieve, since hair is tied up into a ponytail and then sectioned off along the length. A quick style to pull off if you’re going from beach to bar without a chance to style your hair.
We certainly love a good fishtail here at SHE ‘SAID’ and a ponytail is no exception. Create your preferred braid and work this into the hair. If you want a loose style, simply pull at the edges before securing into the ponytail. Spray with a bit of product for that extra hold.
Which style would you wear?
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Styling medium to long hair can often mean slaving over a heated hair straightener, resulting in burnt fingers and a less than perfect hairstyle. Why spend hours working on your hair, when you don’t need to? There are many quick hairstyles which can take you no longer than five minutes before heading out the door.
Brush through the ends of your hair carefully, then create a high ponytail. Secure with a hair tie, then add some texturising spray at the ends. This will give hair some artificial body and bounce without using styling products.
The sock bun takes just minutes to create a full, and flawless hairstyle. Simply tie hair into a low ponytail, thread through the sock-bun, then cover it completely with your hair. Pin back any loose strands, before setting the hair with a finishing spray.
Bring some spice to long, straight hair by adding a fun hair bow. Brush your hair back and tie it up in a half-up half-down style. Before you’re done threading through the hair elastic, leave the ponytail in an incomplete bun. Then pull out the sides and tuck in the ends of your hair to resemble a bow.
Keep your hair down low into a low ponytail. Divide it into two sections, then wrap them around each other before tucking in at the ends.
Tease and tie
Keep your hair down, and tease it at the crown using a back combing technique. Then plait two braids just above your ears, before securing at the back with a bobby pin.
Images via Hair World Mag, YouTube, Lila Girls, Wardrobe Looks, Cute Girls Hairstyles
For a textured take:spray John Frieda Ocean Waves, ($16.65) on damp hair, then twist sections, wait until it?s dry, loosen and pull into a just-woke-up-but-am-supermodel look.
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By Gabrielle McCarthy, Editor of Australia’s haircare site, VirtualHairCare.comUnfortunately for some, ponytails are not the best look even though they are easy to manage. You must first ask yourself if you wear your hair tied back more often than not? If you do then why do you have all that hair? Maybe a shorter look that you can manage would suit your lifestyle better and be more flattering. Just a thought. Saying that they are easy does not mean that they don’t come without the odd problem, so a few points need to be made when wearing a ponytail:
With all ponytails, excessive tension can cause breakage. Always go gently when making a ponytail, as using too much force can result in a very nasty condition called tension alopecia. This is permanent hair loss and leaves you looking like you are receding. This is often caused during childhood.
The use of coated rubber bands or soft scrunchies is another important point as they will not break or damage the hair. A sign that you are getting hair breakage from bands is when you see a line of shorter hairs 10cm to 15cm from the scalp. Headaches from ponytails can also be caused by excessive tension combined with the weight of the hair. Try Alice type bands to keep your hair off your face or cut it a little to relieve some of the weight.
Here are our tips:
The best way to achieve a good clean looking ponytail is to brush the dry hair back, gather it in one hand then slip a band from around the fingers of the other hand over it. Finally use a little hairspray over the head and smooth your hands immediately over the surface following the line of your head to remove any frizzy bits. For a variation try a ponytail with side twists:
- Part your hair down the centre .
- Working one side at a time, take a rough section of hair that encompasses all of the hair from the parting to the temple.
- Pull it back away from the face and twist it at the same time.
- When the first section feels tight against the scalp, take similar sized section immediately behind it and twist that in with the first.
- Repeat this adding in more hair until all the hair on one side is used up and secure it in the nape with a band whilst you repeat the process on the other side.
- To finish, either leave both side separate or join them together. Leave the loose hair hanging down your back.
This is a great ponytail if your hair is layered around the face and would normally fall out, as the twisting holds in the shorter bits.
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