Your 10 Biggest Summer Hair Problems–Solved (No More Stress!)
Summer Hair Problem: Sun-Triggered Hair-Color Fading
Solution: Slap On a Hat Like Vanessa Hudgens Does.
Here, it’s all about prevention—you’ve got to keep your tresses safe from those rays. So when you’re out and about, make sure to use a styling product with a UV filter like L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra-Strong UV Hairspray—or, even better, get a sun hat. It’ll not only protect your hair but also look cute.
Video: 1990s Style Revival! >
Summer Hair Problem: the Dreaded Chlorine-Green Tint
Solution: Go for a Quick Rinse Like Sienna Miller Does.
Any light-haired gal can tell you that chlorine can give locks a minty hue. If your hair starts to turn on you, look for a chlorine-removing shampoo like Aubrey Organics Swimmers’ Normalizing Shampoo, or make like Sienna Miller, who has reportedly turned to tomato juice to eliminate unwanted tones in the past. As we know from the color wheel, red cancels out green.
Summer Hair Problem: Greasy Scalp Issues
Solution: Use Dry Shampoo Like Gwyneth Paltrow Does.
This wonder product is a hairstylist secret for eliminating oil between showers. Even Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted in her Goop newsletter that her favorite, Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk, is a go-to when she notices her hair is “starting to get a bit greasy.”
Summer Hair Problem: Hair That Just Won’t Do Anything
Solution: Try Some Twists Like Elisha Cuthbert’s.
A couple of twists will whip even the unruliest hair into submission without a lot of fuss—ideal for those so-hot days when you just don’t feel like primping for more than two minutes.
Video: Summer Hair Secrets >
Summer Hair Problem: Texture That Goes Haywire in Humidity
Solution: Slick It Back Like Zoe Saldana’s.
A smooth-front style hides a multitude of hair sins. Just remember to coat your elastic band to prevent breakage around the elastic. (And if breakage is a huge problem, go on to the next slide.)
Summer Hair Problem: Ponytail-Induced Breakage
Solution: Braid It Like Kourtney Kardashian’s.
When you notice shorter pieces around your hairline, chances are your daily ponytail is to blame—the holder can snap off delicate strands over time. To keep your hair out of your face, try going for a couple of cute French braids instead.
Video: Braids are back! >
Summer Hair Problem: Hair That “Grows” on Hot Days
Solution: Go for a Side Pony Like Beyoncé’s.
A voluminous ponytail is great for girls who have a little too much body on humid days—as your hair puffs up throughout the day, it’ll just add to the cuteness of the ‘do!
Summer Hair Problem: Frizz
Solution: Use a Good Serum Like Nicole Richie Does.
The antidote to frizz? Moisture. So look for a smoothing serum that’ll lock it in. Try the one hairstylist that Charley Brown has used on Nicole Richie in the past: Umberto Beverly Hills Roman Oil Serum.
Summer Hair Problem: the Bangs-Induced Forehead Breakout
Solution: Tuck ‘Em Up Like Gwen Stefani Does.
There are so many ways to clip up your forehead fringe these days that there’s just no excuse to leave them down on sweat-inducing (read acne-making) days. The idea we’re obsessed with right now is a cute, chubby little braid like the one you see here on Gwen Stefani.
Summer Hair Problem: Limp Locks
Solution: Try a Diagonal Hair Part Like Naomi Watts’.
If the weather has zapped all the life out of your hair, angle your comb when parting your hair. A diagonal part gives a little more height at the crown for an extra hit of volume.