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Fuss-Free For Summer
Not sure WHEN this happened, but we're somehow already approaching the end of August. As the temps and humidity stay high, our motivation to "do" our hair is plummeting. If you're anything like us - now is the time for effortless time-saving routines that prioritize protection and getting our hair out of our way. With this in mind, here are our healthful tips and easy style suggestions to get you through the remainder of the season...
BUT FIRST, PROTECTION
While most of us know by now how important it is to protect our skin from the sun's rays, it is also crucial to shield our tresses. Luckily, we've got you covered - literally - our leave-in conditioners are somewhat magical as they provide long lasting impact on your hair including locking in moisture, a priority for keeping your hair healthy and preventing sun damage, plus natural heat and UV protection. Additionally, all of our stylers include the same UV protection, making them the perfect finishing touch on your hair routine all year round.
Check out our guide to summer lovin' hair protection >
FIGHT FRIZZ & WIN
Frizz is the result of your hair literally reaching out for moisture in the air and therefore an indication that your hair is dry/lacking moisture. Though humidity is often blamed for frizz, it actually merely creates the perfect conditions for frizz to appear - more moisture in the air means dry hair is more likely to swell and seek that moisture. Because frizz is a symptom, it’s helpful to look at the possible causes and ways that me might be contributing to frizz or making our hair more vulnerable to frizz. From there we can take the right precautions and use the right products.
Here's everything you ever need to know about frizz >
GET THE WET HAIR LOOK
Here's a "summer wet look" how-to using EVOLVh products from Chantel, AKA the maven behind Choose Love Blog:
This hair hack is amazing when you're overdue for a wash and/or spending the day at the beach/pool.
Products used were SmartStart and WonderBalm.
TAKE A CUE FROM TRULEE
Our forever curl-crush @Trulee shared 3 easy curly hairstyles using our products and we're basically obsessed!
Products used were WonderBalm and UltraFlex Hairspray.
Hint: these can all be replicated with any hair texture and various lengths.
BRING BACK THE BRAID(S)
Not just for school girls, the braid has had a serious glow-up and is dare-we-say downright trending this summer. Not to mention the possibilities are absolutely endless.
Here are just a few examples from some of our favorite stylists:
@beautyxsophierose proves that the more braids, the better!
Pro hairstylist and EVOLVh Educator Angela Cattaneo, aka the brains behind @beyondtheponytail, is the QUEEN of braids and we can't get enough!
Pro tip: apply our UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque to your locks before putting it up into a high pony and then braiding. Now your hair is styled, protected, and working overtime on replenishing itself before you wash. Perfect for outdoor activities like biking, hiking, surfing, etc. or a workout indoors. Well + Good called UltraRepair a “Strand Savior” and suggests wearing the masque while you work out because “the heat from your body—especially the heat from your head—will help to open the cuticle of your hair, which allows for deeper penetration.”
ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE
Never underestimate the power of a good hair accessory. Whether it's a claw clip to gather it all up, a cute scrunchie to make your pony or bun pop, a headband or turband to get it out of your face or lend some style to an updo - you basically can't go wrong. The best summer accessory of all might just be a hat, as it provides protection for your hair AND your skin, and let's you be low-maintenance with your hairstyle while looking effortlessly put together. We're big fans.
WANT MORE EASY SUMMER STYLE INSPO?
Check out these 16 suggestions courtesy of The Every Girl >
Stay cool and protected out there, EVOLVhers!