Heat and heavy moisture in the air are no friends to spectacular hairstyles. Rather than lose the battle try one of these practical yet pretty styles!
- Slicked Back Braid Bun: This is the most no-nonsense option and it also looks quite chic. Apply a small amount of styling lotion to your hair, and then pull it back to the nape of the neck. Secure it with a hair tie. Braid the tail and wrap it into a tight, neat bun. Use pomade to control frizz and fly-aways.
- Braid Strip Ponytail: This is beautiful after you’ve spent a day in the sun and water at the pool or the beach. Section off a quarter of your hair on the left side of your head. Leave some hair out so you have tendrils to frame your face. Braid that section. Then pull all of the hair back into a low ponytail, capturing it all with a hair tie. Arrange the tendrils around your face to frame it. Pull out one small strip of hair to wrap around the hair tie and pin it into place with a bobby pin.
- Wet Braid Dry Ponytail: This is a great option if you’re going to be exposed to rain or wet conditions such as sitting near a swimming pool full of children. Pull the hair back to the nape of the neck. Use a firm-hold hair gel and run it throughout the hair from the hairline to the nape of the neck. Leave the rest of the hair dry. French braid the gel portion of the hair and tie it into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Let the tail remain dry and unbraided.
- Loose Low Bun Twist: This look works really well if you’re going to be in a lot of wind or doing physical activity. It’s supposed to look a bit unkempt so when stray pieces fall askew it will look as if it was on purpose. Simply brush your hair and pull it back at the nape of the neck. Twist it once so that it rolls toward your head. Then wind it in a circle until it forms a low bun. Pin it securely by using multiple bobby pins, but keep the hair loose and relaxed.