Streamline Your Summer Updo With This 5-Second Hack

Take a few seconds to upgrade your updo. 

We can almost hear the hair gods laughing as we try and rein in our hair during some of the most humid weather New York has seen so far this summer. We want to be wearing sleek and smooth summer updo styles to keep our hair off of our necks but they’ve never been harder to achieve. The thick heat is seeping indoors and anti-humidity hairspray doesn’t stand a chance against weather that infiltrates our apartments, too. Enter: the 5-second hack we’re using to streamline our summer updo styles in both style and chemical makeup. It’s time to call in the big guns and fall back on smoothing products and styling tricks that allow a sleek style in even the most humid weather:

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Sleek and easy-to-wear.

Cool off in the shower.

A smooth style starts in the shower and greatly depends on the products we use to wash and condition our hair. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner do exactly what their names promise: infuse your hair with keratin that will restore your strands with the proteins they’re naturally made up of for a smoother and sleeker finish.

Now, start styling:

Grab S Factor by TIGI Silky Smooth Serum and rub a dime-sized amount of product between your hands. Comb the serum through the bottom three-quarters of your hair making sure to distribute it evenly.

After that, gather your hair up into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Grab a one-inch section of hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail. Freshly washed strands that have just been coated with a smoothing serum are almost guaranteed to be slippery. Lightly tease the hair before you wrap it for extra hold and be sure to secure the ends under your hair tie with two bobby pins locked into each other in an ‘X’ shape.

The finished look will be a smooth and sleek ponytail tied with a shiny and silky section of your own hair. Get out there and enjoy the hot weather with your hair safely secured up and away from your face and neck.