When the summertime heat and humidity hits the last thing on our minds is styling our hair. What’s the point? It just falls flat and doesn’t hold any style, so, we resort to just throwing our hair up in a effortless bun and go on about our business. This summer, let’s beat the heat and not let the humidity compensate our desire to rock some beautiful, lush and carefree summer hair styles. Whether you have fine, thick or curly hair, BeautyStat has the answers to keeping your tresses in pristine condition according to your hair type. That’s why we got in contact with celebrity hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan who gave us the rundown on which products work best for keeping our hair strong enough to hold any style… regardless of the weather forecast! Read on to find out more about your hair type; how to protect it while still using heat products and much more!
How The Summertime Weather Affects Your Hair Type
Fine: Fine hair has a tendency to fall flat or get fuzzy depending on the natural wave pattern
Curly: Gets frizzy and dehydrated
Thick: Has a tendency to get heavy and the ends get drier
Straight: Straight hair can get flat, lifeless and somewhat stringy
Charles Baker Strahan
How Should Each Hair Type Style Their Hair In The Hot Summer Months?
Finding appropriate products from shampoo and conditioner to styling products that correspond to your hair texture is the first key to success in creating any style. Since style is a matter of personal preference, simple tricks like braiding, which is very fashionable, to ponytails and hidden hair pins are great tricks to beat the heat and keep your face clear of hair.
Styling Products To Use This Summer To Hold Your Style According To Hair Type
Fine: Usually requires a mild form of hydration to ensure that stylers can do their job effectively. That said, volumizing products help to bulk up and add volume or lift to lifeless or fine hair.
Straight: Requires more heat to get it to curl, bend or give the hair lift. Applying Herbal Essences Set Me Up Heat Protection Spray ($4.29) at the base is a fantastic way to ensure that your either volumizing products or finishing spray works with your curling iron or blow dryer for a look that holds.
Curly: Has a number of options, whether straightening or defining curls. A base product, like mousse, serum or cream, can help provide the control that you’re looking for as well as make sure your ends stay soft and touchable.
Thick: Is all about control. A base product of a gel, mousse or spray gel can give you a great base to dry and style from. Finish with a great cream/serum and spray.
Do Heat Stylers Really Affect Our Hair?
It’s pretty common that everyone uses at least a blow-dryer, if not a curling iron or flat iron, to achieve a finished look. Heat obviously can affect the hair and the cuticle, so protecting it with a base like Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong Collection to help nourish hair so that it looks and feels strong and silky combined with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Heat Protection Spray to ensure that your hair can fight future damage to hold the style is key. All hair is affected by heat and the best defense is a good base.
How To Keep Our Hair Looking Beautiful And Healthy This Summer
Inspired by honey’s restorative proprieties, new Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong Collection makes hair silky soft and strong. Hair’s strength can be compromised by damage; just as honey coats and protects, Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong Collection coats each hair strand to help repair the protective outer layer and make it strong against future damage.
So, there you have it! Don’t let the heat and humidity keep you from rocking some of this summer’s hottest hair styles. Do any of you have any tips on making summer hair look its best? Which hair type do you have and how do you make it look its best? Let us know by commenting below!
– Theresa Romano
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