It’s hot out there, so if you’re anything like me, leaving your hair down is the worst in the summer.
It’ll either get puffy because of humidity or stick to your neck because you’re sweaty. And if both happens, well then you’ve got one hot summer.
Here are four basic updos and different ways to create and style them.
A ponytail is as simple as it gets. It’s quick, easy, and gets your hair out of your face. You can put your ponytail up with elastic bands, ribbon hair ties, barrettes and even rubber bands (if that’s the only thing available). A low pony is fine, but high ponytails are my favorite. Does anyone else feel sassy when their high pony swishes back and forth when they’re walking? Plus, if you have a high pony that sways with your swagger, that’s like a fan for your neck. You’re welcome.
Buns are great because they’re versatile. You can wear it high or low on your head. Wear it tight or loose. Also, man buns are super chic. For the heat, try a sock bun, or a bun where you start with a pony and then wrap the rest around it, or a messy bun like in this photo. I love messy buns. I find the best ones I create are ones after I first wake up. Sometimes, my first morning bun looks so effortlessly messy yet put together, that I keep my hair like that for the rest of the day. And I wasn’t even trying to make my hair look good, either! Talk about good luck.
Let’s not talk about how many different types of braids there are because there are many. We’ll go over a simple braid. Make one giant, thick one that goes straight down your back, or pull it to the side like in the photo. Or make two that go on either side of your head, which has been popular among many women lately. Pull braids across the top of your head for a little braid crown. Tie them into buns. Wear them high or low. Make three braids into one big braid. The options are endless! Have fun with it and try a new braid each week.
Not a big fan of wearing your hair up but want to beat the heat still? Try wearing it halfway up. I tied it with a ponytail holder here, but I prefer putting my hair halfway up with bobby pins. You can grab the top half of your hair and pin it back with several bobby pins. I really like taking the middle portion of my hair (mostly my bangs) and pinning it straight back with two bobby pins. It gets my bangs out of my face, yet the rest of your hair is still covering your neck, if that’s what you want to do.
Yes, these updos are simple. Dress them up with hairbands, cute hair ties, clips, colorful bobby pins and anything else you can think of.
Now go beat the heat.