In a panic over how to seamlessly take your locks from a day at the pool to a night on the town? These pool to party hairstyles and tricks will ensure that a day lounging in the summer air will leave you in a relaxing state of sun-induced bliss, not a frenzied horror over how to turn your muddled pool hair into something presentable.
Sun, chlorine, salt, humidity, and wind all have one thing in common- they can cause serious problems for your tresses. Healthy hair is essential to looking good anywhere, so the first step to a beautiful mane in the summer is to use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner daily. Shower as soon as you get out of the sun whenever possible, and always rinse hair in warm water. Avoid heat tools such as blow dryers and flat irons as much as possible, as they will only further fry your distressed hair.
When heading outside for the day, stylists recommend applying a leave-in conditioner, which will lock in moisture and provide a first line of defense. Chlorine and sun strip your hair of natural oils and moisture, so guarding against this depletion is one of the best ways to look out for your locks. Our style seeker blog is full of great tips for protecting hair during the summer.
Hats, especially broad rimmed ones, are a great option for a day in the sun. Not only do they protect your hair and your face, but they are also super cute. Large brimmed straw hats, sassy fedoras, and floppy black hats are popping up everywhere these days on runways and in celebrity wardrobes! And you can never go wrong sporting your favorite team’s baseball cap! To avoid ending the day with hat-head, bring along a comb and lightly tease your roots for volume before hitting the town. You can also keep the accessorizing trend going, swapping your hat out for a cute headband or bandana.
Braids are a fool-proof way to look cute and stylish during the day, and keep hair neat and ready to go out at night. Weave hair back into a loose French braid during the day and secure with a gentle elastic, and then at night take out your braid, apply a dab of gel or beach spray to lock in those tousled waves, and voila!... Hello, sexy summer hair! If you don’t feel like pulling you entire mane into a braid, you can also scatter a few smaller braids throughout your head, which will still resist tangling and encourage beach-like waves. Natural styles such as this are best in the hot months of summer, as they actually play up the effects of the humidity rather than fight against them, keeping your hair sexy, not stressed. Plus, braids are the perfect invitation for even natural highlights.
The messy bun is another great way to effortlessly transition from day to night. Throw hair up in a neater bun to keep tresses orderly during the day, and then at night simply loosen up your bun a little, pull out a few playful strands around your face, and get ready to soak up rays of envy from your fellow party-goers! Tucking a colorful flower behind your ear is a fun way to play up your feminine side and show off that sun-kissed tan you earned during the day.
Do you have any tips for a quick and easy hair transition from sun-goddess to party queen? Let us know at My Best Friend's Hair!
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