June 5, 2013 Makeup.com Hair

Defeat The Puff: Hairstyles that Will Have You Looking Cool In the Heat

When the summer days get unbearably sticky, and all the hair oil in the world can’t tame your humidity-induced frizz, a lady is forced to take matters into her own hands. For us, that means opting for a low maintenance up-do (or half up-do) that can be done on the fly. Here are three of our favorite looks to combat the puff with style.
hairstyles for humidity
Twisted Bun
(Note: this twisted bun is actually comprised of four smaller buns to create one messy, cool up-do!)
  1. Start by separating a section of your hair near the front of your face. Keep in mind that you will create four sections total.
  2. Twist this section away from your face, and coil it into a circular bun at the back of your head.
  3. Secure this twisted bun with bobby pins, letting the ends fray out of the bun for added texture.
  4. Separate a second section of hair towards the back of your head.
  5. Twist, coil, separate and pin, as described above. Place both buns close to each other for the appearance of one cohesive up-do.
  6. Repeat the above steps with the other two sections.
  7. When finished, add additional bobby pins to connect your buns.
MDC Tip: This look is all about messy texture, so get creative—pull some ends and pieces out, and pin your buns in any way you like.
MDC Product Recommendations: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to perfect your messy texture, and L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold to keep your bun in place.
The Delicate French Braid
  1. Separate two small sections of hair near your face—one on each side—and put the rest of your hair in a low ponytail so it’s out of the way.
  2. To create the third strand for your braid, pull out a small section of hair from the back of your head.
  3. Braid your hair in typical French braid style, pulling a piece from each side for about 4-6 pieces.
  4. Finish off the French braid section with a couple of inches of normal braid.
  5. Secure your braid with a small elastic.
  6. Remove the rest of your hair from the ponytail.
MDC Product Recommendations: Garnier Fructics Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil to smooth the bottom half of your strands, and Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray to hold your braid.  
The Braided Crown
  1. Divide your hair into two sections.
  2. Braid the first section all the way down to the end.
  3. Wrap your braid over your head, covering your ear.
  4. Secure the braid in place with bobby pins (4-5 should do it).
  5. Braid the second section of hair all the way down to the end.
  6. Wrap the second braid over your head so that it covers the end of the first braid.
  7. Tuck the end of the second braid behind the first and pin in place.
  8. Pull out face-framing pieces for a softer look.
MDC Product Recommendations: Redken Power Grip 03 to give your hair texture, and Kérastase Double Force Hairspray to keep the look in place.
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