Summer has arrived and is exercising her right to partay – it’s hot and humid here in Bawlmer. When the sun is blazin’ and its more moist than the boys locker room in high school (sorry for the graphic reference, but y’all know what I mean) the last thing any human without a buzz cut wants to deal with is their hair. Whether you’re burying your toes in the sand or hanging by the pool – and yes, the baby pool you bought at the grocery store and put on your apartment patio counts because #millenialsolutions – a messy bun on top of your head isn’t your only hair containment option. Does anyone else actually find buns really annoying to deal with sometimes? For me at least, they fall easily, break and tangle my hair from the stress of the ponytail holder, and give me a headache by the end of the day. So here are 3 options dope enough to go from tubing on Gun Powder straight to happy hour – do not pass go, do not shower / redo hair and makeup, because its summer boo, you only have time for sun, sand, and one more margarita.
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- French Braid Pigtails – A personal 5th grade favorite of mine, french braids are back with a vengeance. If you have longer hair, rock the super sleek, skinny braids or if you have braiding ~*skillz*~ flip them dutch style and pull the ends out for a loose, boho style. If your hair is shorter, tie the braids off at the nape of your neck and rock your natural texture on the ends so they don’t stick out like Pippy Longstocking. (Though she was a pretty cool chick)
- The Fishtail High Pony – Not feeling super skilled at the braid lyfe? I find fishtail braids are even easier than regular braids, and tend to be more forgiving to mistakes. Never fear, I included a tutorial on our Pinterest board! Sweep your hair back into a high pony to keep your hair off your neck and plait it into a messy fishtail to keep it from being boring.
- Double the Buns – If you have ever tried to lie on the beach and your bun was constantly in the way of letting you be your most relaxed self, try doubling them up! Just as easy to achieve, but a little easier on your hair (less heavy = less stress) and more comfortable for lying down and catching some rays with SPF of course. Pro Tip: bring along some coconut oil and rub it into your ends before you bun up. It will help protect your hair from dryness from salt water and the warmth of the sun will help soak it in to damaged ends, i.e. the most lazy hair mask of all time, i.e. ideal.