The Dos and Don'ts of Updos, Perfect for the Summer

It’s time to say goodbye to the cool breezes of spring as we reluctantly greet the blistering heat of summer. It’s now that we realize the sweet blast of air conditioning can only do so much during these hot summer months. As every woman knows, throwing your hair up in a ponytail or bun can be perfect summer solution to combat heat. In order to rock your summer updo, we have decided to give some tips on what to do and what to avoid. Let’s get started!

Keep it Simple

Simplicity is key to the perfect pony or bun. While braids and twists can be fun and fashionable, try too avoid anything too complicated. The summer heat and humidity will cause your hair to flatten or frizz, messing up your time consuming style. XStatic Frizz Fighter and Static Reducer does a great job of combatting summer frizz and fly aways. No one likes a pouffy pony.

A simple side braid is perfect for summer. Not only does it keep the hair out of your face, but it adds some fun to your ponytail.

Stay away from fancy updos unless you want to sport the high school prom look.

 Lift Those Roots!

You can show off your hair’s volume even while sporting a pony or bun! Try to avoid pulling your hair back too tight or flat– not only can it damage to your follicles, but it also gives you a Wednesday Addams look. TRUHAIR’s Root blaster can come in handy here. Grab that or the Raise the Roots style cream to add some volume and spice up your summer look.

Adding a bump to your pony is a classic summer style. This is a must.

Bring it to the Side 

Why would you ever want to hide your hair? Sweep those beautiful locks to one shoulder to show it off from the front. While pulling your hair straight back might be an easy go-to, pulling it to the side can keep your hair out of the way while framing your face. This can be applied to a single braid, ponytail, or a combination of both.

The side swept ponytail or braid is the perfect causal summer look. It keeps the heat off your neck while still looking fresh.

Don’t be Afraid to Go High!

It’s hot. It’s humid. So why not throw your hair up into a high bun or pony? This style allows you to keep your hair up and off your neck all day. The high bun is the go-to casual look throughout Hollywood, so why not give it a shot? This would be a great time to use Chelsea’s Extreme Volume Holding Spray to prevent fly aways and other hair issues caused by the heat. Don’t be afraid to go high, but try to avoid the cheerleader, Cindy Lou Who look. Don’t forget to fluff the body of your hair to avoid that tight hair knot.

This look can be worn casually or can be dressed up. This is an easy go-to.

Don’t forget to share your summer go-to styles with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #TRUHAIR ! Keep cool and have a fashion filled summer!