Easy breezy! Stay cool in warm weather with accessories and fun hairstyles.
Ladies, won’t you agree that getting your hair in order can be tough, especially in Singapore’s perpetually warm weather? As we head into the hotter months of the year, you may be tempted to snip off your beloved tresses in a moment of exasperation. But before you do, why not get creative and experiment with different hairstyles instead?
For inspiration, check out these fun, easy-to-do hairstyles to beat the heat that you can do in 5 minutes or under! We guarantee they’ll keep you feeling breezy and looking cute. Plus, scroll to the end for great hair care tips to keep your locks happy and healthy, no matter what hairstyle you wear!
DIY Summer Hairstyles
Here are five easy-peasy looks to nail a great summer hairstyle!
1. Summer Accessory Style
Get ready to hit the beach with this seashell-style clip!
Remember those tortoise-shell claw clips from the 90s? Cotton On has put a fresh spin on the classic claw clip with their super chic version. With a pretty gold shade and a minimalist, seashell-like design, this accessory would go perfectly with a summer dress.
Plus, if you’re growing out your bangs and want to keep your hair away from your face, you can do it in style! Simply gather the top section of your hair and pin it up with the clip.
From left: Hairband with knot (Orange Floral) and Thick Hairband with a knot from H&M.
Another great and simple way to pull your hair back is to use a headband – it’s secure, easy to put on, and will instantly brighten up your whole look. Hairbands with a knotted top gives the look more volume and adds a boho-chic vibe.
The Hairband with a knot (Orange Floral), $12.95; and Thick Hairband with a knot, $14.95, available at H&M stores and online at www.hm.com.
Whether you have long or short hair, you can nail the scarf look easily!
The great thing about scarves is that they’re so versatile and can be used on any hairstyle. Simply tie it around a low ponytail for that carefree, indie look. If you’ve got a short crop, you can add a girlish, vintage glam to your haircut by wrapping the scarf around your head and tying a double knot at the front.
Think about how cute you’d look for a weekend brunch or at a barbeque cookout!
Scarves, $9.99 or 2 for $15, available at available at Cotton On/ Rubi.
If you are a little more ambitious, there are also plenty of fab ways to include a scarf into your hairstyle. Check out 3 great looks here:
2. Looped Half Updo
Here’s a super simple hairstyle that’ll keep your hair neatly away from your face without you having to pull back all your hair tightly. It’s a sweet and feminine look that you can wear to school, the office, or even more formal functions. This style can also work with shoulder length or shorter hair!
Take two small sections of hair from each side of your head, close to your temple
Twist the hair upwards and bring them to the back of your head, tying them with a small hair elastic.
On the right side of the twist, starting from your temple, pick up another small section of hair underneath the twist, and wrap it up and around the twist twice. This produces a fuller look. Secure the ends with a bobby pin.
Repeat the same for the left side.
3. Top knot
A casual top knot is the quintessential summer hairstyle. But it takes some art to land that perfectly messy look – you want free-spirited vibes but not come off as unkempt either. Have a pair of statement shades perched atop your head and you’ll look music-festival-ready! Here’s one of the easiest ways to tie a top knot:
Pull your hair into a high ponytail with an elastic band
Separate the ponytail into two sections
Twist the sections and wrap them around each other into a bun
Secure with bobby pins
Puff up the bun by gently pulling out strands
Tip: If you’ve got really fine and straight hair, a top knot would hold better when you work with unwashed hair. For a full texture, spray on some dry shampoo before your start styling your hair.
If you’ve got shorter hair, try a variation – the half top knot is no less chic! It’s a quirky style that changes up your usual look and makes you look fresh. Simply gather the top portion of your hair and follow the steps above, or twist up the top section of your hair into a small bun and secure with a hair elastic. A bonus is that you’ll get cute waves when once you untie the top knot – a top notch look, we say!
3. Faux Fishtail Braid
If you’ve got long and thick hair, you may often feel uncomfortable when your hair sticks to your neck and back in this humid weather. Plus, you could also be bored of tying the usual ponytail or braid to keep all your hair up.
Well, if you’re one of those blessed with a gloriously full mane, then lucky you! There are so many ways you can play around with your tresses, such as creating this Faux Fishtail Braid – it’s less tedious than an actual fishtail braid, but no less gorgeous. Plus, it also keeps your hair in order in the warm weather! All it takes is some simple twisting and looping and a bunch of elastic hair bands to achieve this Princess Jasmine look.
Sweep all your hair to one side over your shoulder.
Grab a big section in the middle and tie a loose ponytail with a small hair elastic.
Create an opening, turn the ponytail over and pull it through the opening.
Grab two sections of hair around the first loop and tie them together with a small hair elastic. Turn it over and pull it through the opening.
Repeat for the rest of your hair.
To make the ‘braids’ look fuller and less stiff, gently tease out some strands from each loop after you’re done with the full braid.
5. Messy Ponytail
Tired of pulling your tresses into a boring ponytail? Fix up a full, messy ponytail for a preppy cheerleader look instead! These simple tricks will give your mane that extra volume, so even if you have fine hair, you’re guaranteed to rock this look.
Pin the top half of your hair up.
Tie the bottom half of your hair with an elastic band. Keep the ponytail nice and tight.
Split the ponytail into top and bottom sections and fix a small claw clip under the top section. This gives the ponytail a perky lift.
Let the top half of your hair down and pull all your hair back into one ponytail, securing it with a hair elastic.
Add one more claw clip under the top section of your ponytail for further volume.
Take a small section of hair from the side of your ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic. Secure it with a bobby pin.
The Secret to Great Hair
While you’re having fun experimenting with different looks, remember that great hair always starts with healthy hair.
The humid weather causes more sebum production on your scalp, and perspiration from your face and neck also makes your hair greasier. Scorching days can dry your hair and scalp, leading to dandruff or an unwelcome frizz.
To combat this, the first step is to wash your hair regularly, depending on your hair type. We recommend washing your hair every other day if you have normal to dry hair, and daily if you have oily hair.
Secondly, check the ingredients of your shampoo and conditioner to make sure it doesn’t have harmful ingredients like sulfates, parabens or sodium chloride.
The occasional hair mask at home is ideal too, and of course there’s going for regular hair treatments once every few months to give your scalp a much-needed deep cleansing and rejuvenation. It’s also an excuse to pamper yourself once in a while!
You can always trust your tresses in the hands of the pros at Kimage!
For a super refreshing treatment, check out Kimage’s Minty Detox Treatment that helps to unclog pores on your scalp. Using Tea Tree products, this treatment is also a great relief in our perpetually warm weather as it leaves your scalp with a pleasantly cool and minty feeling.
If you’re up for more pampering, then try their Bio Scalp therapy. Using organic hair treatment along with aromatherapy oils, this treatment will put you in an ultimately relaxing mood while refreshing your scalp.
Visit Kimage for the Minty Scalp Detox Treatment ($70) and Bio Scalp Therapy ($170). Kimage is located at Northpoint City.
Apgujeong Hair Studio
Want to get locks this shiny? Don’t skip regular hair treatment sessions!
If your locks need some serious TLC, then check out Apgujeong Hair Studio’s Mucota Scena+ Hair Treatment. This premium treatment uses concentrated Hyaluronic acid and collagen for hydration, as well as CMC (or Cell Membrane Complex) to repair damaged strands by forming a protective layer over your hair to seal in all the nutrients.
Try it for yourself and see why this product won the Women’s Weekly Hair Awards 2018: Best Conditioner For Dry, Sensitive Scalp!
If you notice yourself developing an itchier and flakier scalp, try their award-winning Mucota Little Forest 04 Moisturising Botanical Treatment. This product is suitable for all hair and skin types (including those with sensitive skin) and is safe for daily use.
Some of its key ingredients include skin-identical protein, which is rich in bioactive peptides, as well as olive oil which prevents dryness by locking in moisture. It also contains hydrating neem leaves and Japanese camellia oil, which are essential fatty acids to repair dry, damaged hair.
Visit Apgujeong Hair Studio to get the Moisturising Botanical Treatment for $58 (before GST) and enjoy the Mucota Scena+ Hair Treatment at $185 - $210, depending on hair length (before GST).
Plus, don’t miss these deals from 1 June - 31 July 2019:
Enjoy a 1-for-1 promotion on the Mucota Scena+ Hair Treatment (simply bring a friend along to redeem!)
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