‘Tis the season for beachy waves and curly locks! As temperatures begin to rise, so does the curl definition start to increase. Although shrinkage and frizz are too much of a reality during the summer months, you shouldn’t let the heat take control of your hair. Dealing with unruly tresses in the summer may seem daunting, however, there are quick ways to put aside the extra frizz and puffiness, and use the special qualities of your hair structure to your own benefit.
We’ve all been there… whether short, medium, long, staticky, curly, extra curly or simply lackluster, we’ve all known the feeling of getting our hairstyles inevitably ruined by spending a few minutes out in a heatwave. Luckily, we also decided to put the wave in our hair work for us this summer and we encourage you to do the same.
Below are some of the cutest and trendiest hairstyle ideas for the wavy hair you can try with a minimum amount of time and effort. But first, let’s talk a little about taking proper care of your hair so that no matter what style you choose, your waves are going to look as flawless as ever.
It all begins with the shampoo. If you want to maintain your wavy curls fresh and sleek this summer, consider using a sulfate free or clarifying shampoo. The reason is that every time you go for a swim, the chlorine, excess sweat, heat and sand can further damage your strands, leaving them looking frizzy and lackluster. Be sure to follow up with a deep conditioner, which you can also use as an alternative to the shampoo, in order to help prevent your hair from absorbing the chlorine or salt water that can dry your hair even more.
Sun protection is of utmost importance during the summer heat, so don’t forget about that hat or scarf or even an additional UV protection sun spray which you can use multiple times a day. Speaking of sun spray, enrich your haircare routine this summer by adding styling products to help you fight against frizz and disobedient curls. Last but not least, limit the usage of your blow-dryer and let your hair air dry instead. This will maintain the natural definition in your curls and keep them looking healthy and vibrant all season long.
One of the easiest ways to take advantage of your wavy locks this summer is to style them up with a band. Don’t think of anything too fancy… opt for a simple black ribbon to compliment your daily look and let your hair do the rest. If you want to add more definition to your locks, use a curling brush iron to set them in place but only after damping your hair with a heat protective spray. It can work wonders if you’re looking for a sweet, yet sophisticated hairstyle to match your outfit.
This is a great choice for those of you who want to present their volume in the best light, but at the same time, make a significant change when it comes to your hairstyle. Not only it will look good, thanks to your naturally curved locks, but it will also feel great, as heat and sweat are not exactly your hair’s best allies in the summer months. Opt for longer bobs, or lobs as they are also known, for a complete bouncy and airy effect. You can also cheat with a little bit of sea salt spray and some scrunching to convey more texture to your waves.
A big-time favorite at the Oscars this year, wavy hair is one major trend you can’t miss out on especially when you’re the proud owner of a set of luscious, curly locks. If you’re not a fan of the messy lob, you can go for a more rebellious look with a retro twist. Our favorite is the ’20s flapper finger waves hairstyle, which you can recreate using a tail comb, small clips to hold your sections in place, hairspray and a small curling iron or a curling wand.
The cool thing about these “finger” waves is that you can go for a fresh and exciting style, yet at the same time, look extremely youthful and a bit of a rebel while rocking them.
Add Some Color
Darker roots and highlights can add more texture and definition to your wavy style. The great thing about playing around with colors and tones is that they work no matter if you have short, medium or long hair. Ask your colorist for advice when it comes to choosing the right color and make sure to use special products that will maintain the vibrancy and healthy appearance of your hair afterward.
Check out nadula.com for more inspiration on highlights, hairdos, lengths, texture and how you can achieve the best look possible using 100% human hair products.
Messy But Not Messy
If you want to go for an edgier style and still look amazing, how about trying a tousled bob. Works best on brunettes, but you can still give it go if you’re a blondie. Remember, the idea is not to start with sleek and pristine hair, instead, focus on leaving your waves as “free” as possible. All you need is a generous amount of your favorite gel or mousse, which you can rub between your hands and then dishevel your hair around.
Try to make it as voluminous as possible and work with it. If riding in a convertible, top-down, is not exactly an option to make your hair as messy as possible, we suggest you stick to this no-heat styling method for the hot days.
Get the classic, beachy wave hairstyle to work in your favor this summer and mix up your look with something new. Whether it be a simple headband or a short bob haircut, you can take the ordinary out of your waves and put your curls to the test. They’re not only simple to achieve, but these wavy hairstyles will also complement your overall look, boost your shine and take the stress out of the frizzy zone.