CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Regardless of hair type or whether it's the fear of frizzy or flat hair, most women battle with the heat and humidity of summer.
There are many products and styles to assist with the frizz and flat. Here are a few helpful tips to beat the heat.
Go mod with a wide headband. Pull your hair away from your face with a stylish headband to keep cool.
Go for a relaxed look with a stylish braid. If you have longer locks, plait your hair in into a side braid to keep your hair off of your neck while showcasing your length. Also, the fishtail braid has reappeared on the fashion scene.
For shorter hair, braid from the root of the hair at the part to the end of your hair near your face and secure with a bobby pin or small elastic band. This will keep the hair away from your face and out of the way. This is also a great way to deal with the dreaded bang grow-out.
Go for a classic bun -- high or low. A ballerina bun with hair pulled tight to the back or top of the head is a chic look. You can also do the bun behind one ear with your hair parted to the side for a night out.
With the sock bun trick -- which exploded online over the past year, especially on Pinterest-- you can do a perfect bun very easily. WV Style Team reader Diana Vorhees shared on Twitter: "A sock bun is cute, easy and a perfect last touch to a summer dress for a humid night out or day at work."
If the sock bun hasn't worked for you, check out a "bun ring" or "bun donut." A Conair Bun Maker retails for $3.49, and a mesh hair donut at Charlotte Russe is less than $4. The bun tools are typically mesh and the texture helps your hair cling to it better, which makes starting the bun and rolling it a bit easier.
To use a bun donut, pull your hair back into a ponytail where you want the bun to be, and secure it with an elastic band. Pull your ponytail through the center of the hair donut and roll your hair over the ring as you roll the ring closer to your scalp. No bobby pins are needed; the ring holds the hair securely into place. If needed, a little spray of hairspray will help tame fly-aways.
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