5 Sweat-Proof Hairstyle Tutorials to Get You Through Summer Heat

July 20, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
person wearing a french braid ponytail

High temperatures and humid weather makes locking in our makeup and doing our hair that much harder during the summer. If you’re looking for ways to summer-proof your makeup, we got you. As far as hairstyles go, though, there are actually tailor-made tutorials out there to help us all learn how to keep our hair sweat-free. We rounded up four of our favorites, below.

Make Headbands Your BFF

Sona Gasparian masters sweat-proof hair with a little help from a headband in this tutorial. She starts by blow-drying her hair, applying a dry oil finishing spray and then curling her hair in small sections. Her trick here is to keep the curls small, so if they loosen throughout the day, they won’t lose their shape entirely. Finally, to keep her bangs back and out of her face, she finishes the look off with a headband. 

Braid It Back

In this triple threat braid video, Stella Cini shows us her take on three different types of plaits. The first is a regular set of French braids, beginning at the very tip of the hair line, the second is a high ponytail fishtail braid and the third is a crown braid. All three styles work to keep your hair out of your face and off your neck all while looking cute and polished.

Sleek Bun

Sagonia Lazarof makes the sleek bun look chic and effortless in this tutorial. She starts by creating a middle part, positioning her ponytail and then slicking her hair back with water and a brush. She then wraps her ponytail into a bun and finishes off by perfecting the sleek appearance with an edge brush and hairspray. It’s the perfect style for keeping your hair completely out of your face summer while going for a model off-duty look. 

Jumbo Box Braids

Tea Renee does an excellent job breaking down how she creates jumbo box braids in her step-by-step tutorial. This is a great protective hairstyle option for the summer because it allows you to sport long hair in a low-maintenance way and helps to keep the bulk of your strands out of your face. 

Bye Bye, Bang Sweat

If you’ve ever had bangs during the summer, you’re no stranger to an unfortunately sweaty hairline. This is where Caitlin Pawlowski’s tutorial comes in to save the day. One of her first hacks is genius: When blow-drying your bangs, tease the layer closest to your forehead to keep it away from body heat and sweat. Another tip from Pawlowski is to make sure your bangs are cut in a choppy, wisp-like fashion to keep them from sticking to your forehead. If all else fails, reach for a dry shampoo, like the Garnier Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo.

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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