As I battle my curly hair on a daily basis, I can’t help but be slightly jealous of my friends with perfectly straight locks. Anyone with curly hair will agree with me when I say that I can never predict how my hair will dry, or how the weather will make it look. Unfortunately for us curly-tops, summertime is usually the worst when it comes to making our hair look presentable. Not anymore, though! Time to read up on curl-taming techniques.
During the summer, my straightener takes a much-deserved break. Throughout the fall, winter, and spring, it is my go-to tool for turning my hair from uncontrollably frizzy to manageable and smooth. Yet my straightened hair is no match for the summer months. Humidity, extreme heat, wind, and unpredictable rainstorms completely defeat the purpose of using a straightener. Instead of walking around with a mountain of wild curls all summer, I’ve decided to take action. Check out these easy, adorable curly hairstyles that will keep you looking great all summer long!
Do any Lovelies out there battle curls on a regular basis? Would you try any of these styles?
The Low Braid: This is currently my go-to summer hairstyle. Braids are actually great for your hair, since twisting the strands doesn’t cause the breakage that a ponytail often does. Twist hair into a low braid off to the side of the head, or directly behind it. For a windswept look, pull a few strands out to frame your face. This is great for a casual or dressy environment.
Side Bun: This is a great look for those super-humid days, when your hair just won’t cooperate. Wait until curls are dry, then gather your hair to one side of your head. While keeping your hair loose, wrap the elastic around the ponytail twice. On the third time, don’t pull the hair all the way through the elastic. This will create a low bun. Pull a few pieces out to loosen the hair. For a fun look, try a cute accessory clipped to the tip of the bun.
Use a Headband: I love using a simple black headband to tame my frizz sometimes. Achieve a look such as the one in this photo by gathering half your hair and securing it with a clip or elastic. Further ensure that curls will not escape around the hairline by using a thin headband.
Low Ponytail: Miley Cyrus’ hairdo at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards can be easily duplicated. Part hair to the side or in the middle, and secure your hair at the nape of your neck in a low ponytail. Similar to the low bun, you can pull out strands of hair to frame your face for a breezy, summery look.
Twisted Bun: This is a really cool-looking take on the low bun. Divide the hair in two parts. On one side, twist the hair into a low bun. On the other side, twist the hair as shown in the picture above, then wrap the twisted hair around the first bun. Dress up this look with a headband!
Messy Bun with Braids: I love messy buns. They’re oh-so-easy and great for keeping my hair out of my face. However, for many situations they can be a bit too messy-looking. I love what Emma Watson has done to dress up the messy bun look in this photo. Next time I rock this hairstyle, I’m going to try a deep side part and include some thin braids wrapped around the top of my head.