I long for summer, but the havoc the season wreaks on my hair sometimes causes me to wish for fall a couple weeks sooner. I am always on the hunt for cute, easy styles that I can rely on to last through a long, hot day. Here are some I have tried on with hot results even in all day heat and humidity.
The wet bun life. Draya delivers with her wet bun because it is neat and she looks gorgeous. With curly or straight hair, the bun beats the heat because hair is pinned, off your neck and out of your face. This works best for me on damp (not dry or dripping wet!) hair because then hair stretches easily.
Short hair don’t care. Malinda and Amber definitely take care of their short tresses and continue to blaze new trends with their short hair styles. However, humidity is less of a factor when the hair is super short, as in these ladies’ cases. If the hair is already expertly coiffed and well-maintained, day-to-day styling is a breeze in hot summer months.
Braids, braids, braids. Of course, ladies love weaves and braids for breaks in the summer. However for me, I find weaves itchy and hot. I love @icbeautyideas braid here, because she gave herself a loose halo braid even with shorter length hair. Cool, quick and humidity proof. If you are uncoordinated (like myself), many salons will do this with your own hair or braiding hair for less than $25 and style lasts up to a week!
Twist outs. @ohjoi_ gave me life with this amazing twist out! For my natural divas–what’s humidity proof about a twist out? Well, it may begin like @ohjoi_’s first photo and then end up more like her second photo, but both are glorious. Twistouts keep your ringlets looking smooth and divine–even when hair begins to get a little fuller, especially if you use a curling custard or cream styler.
Smoothing blow out. Surprised this style made the cut? Taraji rocks great hair in any weather but she too takes great care of her hair. If you straighten or relax your curls, one way to smooth your hair is with a keratin treatment prior to the flatiron. The protein treatment in conjunction with a heat-protecting serum/styler will help your locks withstand the wet heat of a southern summer.
Photos courtesy of @icbeautyideas, @ohjoi_, @sodraya, @tarajiphenson, @muvarosebud, and @malinsworld instagram accounts.