It’s August and the fall season may be right around the corner, but we all believe that the heat may last through mid-September (or even a bit later). Many of us have been dreading the hair washing process because we can’t seem to wrap our heads around the drying process. We just want to beat the heat and have perfect summer hair.
This is the season when many of us opt for air-drying over anything else. However, air-drying doesn’t always give you the results you’re looking for. Read on for our tips on how you can beat the heat whether you’re air-drying, blow-drying, or simply wearing a protective style to avoid it all:
3 Hairstyle Tips to Beat the Heat
1. Tips for Air-drying
Let’s revisit the air-drying method. This method of drying is great if you’re looking to create naturally wavy hairstyles, hairstyles with texture, or, if you have curly hair and want to cut back on heat styling. While it is ok to dry your hair on-the-go, this option may not be best for everyone— especially if your hair has to be dry before a certain time.
Instead of air-drying outside while your out and about, opt for washing your hair late evening so you can wake up to at least 80-90% dry hair in the morning. When you wake, apply your finishing touches and products. Add shine with a hair oil like Love Beauty and Planet Hope And Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-In-1 Benefit Oil, or set your hairstyle with a hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Boost Hold Level 3.
2. Cut down on blow-drying time.
If you’re a gal that can’t go any season without a fresh blowout, we understand. Beat the heat by cutting down on the amount of time you allocate to blow-drying your hair. How do you do this? Air-dry first, then blow-dry to style. Instead of blow-drying your hair immediately after washing, air-dry your hair for a couple of minutes, then blowdry. This helps to cut down on the amount of time you’re baking from the heat while using your blowdryer.
3. Try hairstyles that don’t need heat styling tools.
This summer, you’re allowed to freestyle it when it comes to your hair. Give yourself and your hair a break by wearing hairstyles that don’t necessarily call for a hairstyling session with heat. Try textured braids, buns, or undone ponytails instead.