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Beat the Heat: Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

Sat, Jul 08, 17

The hot, sultry, summer months can be great for certain types of long hair – EGADS! The heat and humidity give it just the right amount of curl and lift. For other types, however, the heat can dry out, flatten, and frizz out hair. To make things worse, many women find heat styling in the summer to be almost unbearable, especially with long hair extensions. Give your hair natural hairline and hair extensions a break with these top summer hair trends that will allow you to beat the heat and look hot at the same time. 

The Nape Knot 

nape knot messy updo braid


Take last season’s topknot and move it down about six inches to the nape of your neck. This is the hottest way to wear this lasting trend with effortless elegance. Smooth bangs to the side, or pin them back to keep them off your forehead. Part your hair on the side or in the middle, and smooth your remaining hair back. If you need some extra volume, consider using a sock bun method, or add in a hairpiece to keep your bun healthy and voluminous. Secure with pins and spray fly-aways.

Braided Goddess 

fishtail braided hairstyle

Braids are still in, but don’t get all Laura Ingalls Wilder on us. With or without our clip-in ponytail extensions, choose a modern look with fishtail braids, or one long braid wrapped around your head. Choose loose, effortless and chic over tight french braids. If you’d like, wrap your braid into a loose bun at the back or nape of your neck for a twist. Asymmetry can be the name of the game if you dare try it – twist a braid around your head, shaping it to frame your face. Imperfection is the key to this updated look.

Up, Up, and Messy Updo Away 

messy updo braid


If you want to try something new or are looking for a style that will turn heads, consider taking sections of your hair and twisting and pinning it back in a messy style. Again, imperfection is the key to this fun, flirty look. Tie a bright scarf around your head like a headband and don your cutest sunglasses. Messy buns are still chic. They key to achieving the effortless drape is to skip the ponytail when forming your bun. Sweep your hair up and back with your hands, as if you’re going to put it in a ponytail, and twist it up into a bun on its own. Grab some bobby pins, and pin it down, adjusting as you go to just the right amount of loose, beautiful style.

Waterfall Braid

Now you can go chasing waterfalls. This romantic braiding method is gorgeous because it looks like your hair is literally running through it's own hair accessory, This beautifully creative braid can be challenging to achieve but you'll be a pro with just a little practice. We've included a great tutorial here from Missy Sue, who makes it look easy peasy!


Hair Care is Key

Remember, no matter what your hair texture or color is it's almost guaranteed your hair will poof and frizz when it's hot and humid. Using quality hair care products and accessories will keep your hair nice and hydrated, which translates to soft and manageable. Use products that are free from sulfates and ammonia, those nasty things will dry out your hair which is the opposite of what you want! Our line of high quality hair care for hair extensions works great for your Perfect Locks and natural hair. Make sure you use the right brush and store your clip-in extensions when not in use, simple things like this will increase the longevity of your hair, which is awesome!

So there you go. If you don't know what to do with your gorgeous long tresses of virgin hair weaves or tape hair extensions, you now have some options to explore. Everybody wants to look their best during the summer months, getting creative with your hair extensions is an easy way to change up your look without too much trouble.

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