Beach days are FINALLY here! And so is frizz, sunburnt scalps and having an at home moss green toner courtesy of your pool (#blondehairproblems).
Below I have listed a couple of easy hair styles to keep you looking fresh through this sweltering heat and a few hair hacks to save your hair and your selfie. Enjoy!
Don’t have time to wash your hair?
Create a chic double-knot bun.
- Put your wet hair in a high pony and split the tail in two.
- Tie the pieces in a knot by crossing one section over the other and pulling it through.
- Repeat this one more time for the double knot.
- Tuck the ends under the bun, and secure with a few pins.
Beach waves without the fuss
Fix your hair into one or two loose braids. The looser the braid, the bigger the waves. You can either choose to sleep with you hair like this and take the braids out in the morning or make this your day style and take the braids out for sexy beach waves at night. When you take the braids out don’t run your fingers through them just give your head a slight shake to soften your hair and then put it into place.
Mimic the salty ocean mist with a DIY spray.
Make your own salt spray at home with 20 ounces of seltzer water and a teaspoon of sea salt.
- Mixed them together and pour it into a spray bottle.
- From there, spritz into your hair, scrunch from ends to roots, and let it dry.
- If you need to touch up the waves later, wrap your hair around a curling wand for only a few seconds, and then immediately tug on the
strands’ ends to loosen.
Prevent your hair from salt water/chlorine damage
Rinse your hair first with regular tap water before submerging it in the pool or ocean. Your porous hair strands will absorb the tap water, preventing the chemical-laden pool water from damaging your hair. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair for the same results before going to the beach.
Use a T-shirt instead of a beach towel to dry your wet hair.
Terry-cloth towels pull too much moisture out of your hair, which makes it frizzy, but the smooth cotton of a shirt will remove the excess water and help reduce the frizz
If your hair turns green from chlorine
Rinse your hair with baking soda when washing your hair after swimming in a pool. Mix a bit of baking soda with enough water to make a paste and rub it over your hair. Then, rinse the baking soda out and continue washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo.
Does your scalp tend to burn?
Pour sunscreen in a spray bottle and dilute it just a bit with water. Then, spritz the mixture on your scalp to evenly distribute it.