Hot Weather Hair: 5 Styles to Help You Beat the Heat

Stay cool and stay chic. 

Summer in New York City is enough to drive even the toughest New Yorkers out of the city and onto the coast, trading sweaty subway rides for breezy beach days. But for those of us who can’t escape, it becomes a game of how few layers we can wear and how many times we can hold back from scolding fellow subway riders about their general hygiene. PSA: If you’re on your way home from an intense spin class, maybe take a cab? That being said, we’ve been on the hunt for hot weather hair looks that will get us through the season looking chic and feeling as cute as possible. Here’s a roundup of some of our faves:

1. Slicked-Back Ponytail

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Comb it back into a slicked-back look. Photo credit:

Showers are your best friend for the duration of the season! And we won’t judge if you pack in two a day come August. Make the most of wet hair weather by opting for a slicked-back look. Use a touch of Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to keep your style looking sleek long after your hair dries.

2. Half-Up Braids

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A half-up hairstyle is an ideal compromise. Photo credit:

If you’re looking for a way to keep your hair off your face without choosing a full ponytail or bun, try this half-up style. Hot weather hair looks usually involve keeping all of your hair off your face but this half-up style is a good in-between compromise.

3. Messy Ponytail

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Throw it up into a ponytail and forget about it. Photo credit:

Sometimes messy is best. Stash a hair tie in your summer bag so you can fall back on a messy ponytail whenever the temps rise too high to be manageable.

4. Take It Short

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Cut your hair short. Photo credit:

Many women have a fear of cutting their hair short at the start of summer. There’s this notion that the hot weather will turn their hair into a frizzy mess and that short hair won’t weigh itself down enough to combat that. But you can make short hair work for summer with the right hair products! Commit to TRESemmé Keratin 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment once a week and fall back on dry shampoo to keep your hair looking fresh in between.

5. Embrace the Mess

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Surrender to summer. Photo credit:

On the other hand, you may not want to put up a fight against frizz. Lucky for you, messy and undone hot weather hair styles are in right now. Let your hair do its thing and embrace the mess.