Music festivals, lazy days on the beach and the entire city turning into your own, personal catwalk. That’s how we can describe summer days the best. So that obviously meant we absolutely had to put together a treasure trove of the best summer hairstyles we could think of, so you would have enough inspiration for the summer of 2020. Not only that, but we also have a series of tutorials teaching you how to do some of these awesome summer hairstyles, celebrity inspo, tips and tricks, and more! Let’s get started!
Summer Hairstyles Tutorial
Let’s kick it off with a tutorial that will surely come in handy whenever you are at a loss for ideas. YouTuber Kaitin Emma published a great one that includes no less than ten summer hairstyles. They are all easy to do, not to mention super fast.
They include cheat fishtail braids, as she calls it, crown braids, headband braids, low or medium ponytails, faux 90s cornrows, and more. Essentially anything that will get you out of that boring bun we all love to wear so much during the summer. The tutorial shows you exactly how to create each hairstyle step by step, so you can practice at home until you get it just right!
Summer Hairstyles Care Tips
No hats, beanies, and scarves means our precious locks are on full display in summertime. But that also means that they are completely open to the damage caused by the sun, the heat, and the moisture. So here are some much needed summer hairstyles care tips that will get you through the hottest of seasons.
Wash your hair on a regular basis and more than usual
The reasoning behind this tip is quite simple. In summertime, you will sweat more than usual, but you will also accumulate more dirt, dust, as well as pollution. Seeing as you spend more time outdoors and you do more physical exercise than in any other season, your hair and scalp will start to accumulate buildup before you know it. Keep up a regular hygiene schedule. And, if you notice you need it, wash your hair more times a week than in other seasons.
Condition all the time
Once again, seeing as you are washing more than usual but also sweating more profusely, you will also have to re-hydrate your locks. At the same time, having been exposed so much to the scorching heat, your hair will need some extra moisture. Use plenty of conditioner, leave in sprays, and hair oil as a basis for gorgeous summer hairstyles.
Use summer approved hair care products
Seeing as your hair goes through a different climate and conditions in summertime, it is only natural to use different hair care products. For example, if you have been using a clarifying shampoo so far, you might want to switch to a creamy one. Shampoos that strip all your moisture away won’t help you in summertime. Say goodbye to any hair care products that have alcohol in them as well. This includes shampoos, hairspray, and hair gel. They will dry your hair and your summer hairstyles will suffer as well.
Apart from that, remember that you also need to use hair care products that have the right amount of SPF. They will protect both your hair and your scalp from the harmful rays of the sun.
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Trim your hair
This can mean getting a haircut if you believe that’s necessary. But you can also simply trim the ends of your strands. Instead of harming you, as you might think, this process will help you by ridding you of excess weight and dead and dry hair. Split ends are not doing you any good!
Half up Half Down Summer Tutorial
YouTuber Luxy Hair has a wonderful tutorial in which she teaches you how to do a great half up half down summer hairstyles idea that will work both for natural and curly hair. Not to mention that it will only take you a few minutes, just as she expertly proves in the video. Where can we sign up for such hairstyles?
This gorgeous updo consists of a set of classic curls that the YouTuber creates using a curling iron. This, in turn, means you will have to treat your hair to some heat protectant before you start.
If you don’t want to follow her method seeing as you won’t expose your hair to such high heats or if you simply don’t own a curling iron, don’t worry. Shampoo your hair as usual, and when it is still damp, braid it. Sleep on it and you will wake up to a set of fantastic beach waves.
Luxy Hair finishes this summer hairstyles idea with a medium high bun that is very messy and romantic. It is also worth noting that, just as she mentions in her tutorial, the YouTuber is wearing extensions. Therefore, if you are only styling your natural hair, you might not get the same voluminous results. Please keep that in mind! Also, Luxy is only using a natural hairspray that is not as harmful as traditional hairspray. We encourage you to do the same!
The Cutest Accessories for Summer Hairstyles
Let’s face it. What would summer hairstyles be without accessories? Without a bit of sparkle and sheen to tell the world that you have arrived? But, when it comes to accessories, as it turns out, the game is not that easy to play. At least not when you’re a mature woman. That’s because it can be quite tricky to wear hair accessories and not have it look like you’re a little girl in kindergarten or like you’re a teenage girl in a 90s movie. But, as usual, we have all the answers. Here are the best accessories for summer hairstyles and how to wear them.
Of course we shall start with the absolute classic – bobby pins. Not only are they a great hair accessory for summer hairstyles, but they are a necessary one as well. If you’re a girl, we bet you have at least three bobby pins somewhere at the bottom of your purse right now, ‘just in case!’
But how do you make them look cooler? How about instead of bobby pins you wear ‘bossy’ pins? In other words, instead of the classic black, white, or nude pins you wear some that make a statement.
For example, you can wear some with rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, some made of leather, with metal studs, or bobby pins that have an empowering message written on them.
Say goodbye to boring, old hair elastics, and say hello to scrunchies. Of course this is not a new idea. Scrunchies have been around since the 90s. But if you wear them in cool colors and inventive patterns that match your summer hairstyles, you can make them your own.
Just like scrunchies and bobby pins, headbands will come in super versatile and handy, not just aesthetically pleasing. But the trick with headbands and summer hairstyles is that you can use them whenever you are having a rough hair day or even when you haven’t washed your locks and you are out of dry shampoo.
Hats and summer hairstyles
Think large straw hats that will not only protect you from the harmful rays of the sun but will also make you look like you’ve just been to a photo shoot for Vogue. A wide brimmed hat will help protect your scalp, face, and shoulders as well if you have forgotten to put on sunscreen. Although you really shouldn’t!
Of course, this is not a choice for everyone and definitely not for a simple day at the office. Unless you are Kate Middleton. But apart from that, tiaras have actually been a pretty trendy choice for clubbing nights when it comes to summer hairstyles. This means you can pair your tiara with some simple beach waves or a nice ballerina bun. Either way, the look will surely get you noticed and will make for some awesome selfies for the Gram.
Double Twisted Bun Hair Tutorial
Here’s one more outstanding summer hairstyles tutorial for you. This one comes courtesy of Lexy Hair once more and it aims to teach you how to create a simple and fast double twisted bun.
Of course, this is a super great alternative hairstyle for when your hair is simply not having it, for when you don’t have time to do anything else or for when you haven’t showered. But, as you can see from the results, it’s a much prettier and interesting bun that the ones you usually create at the top or back of your head. Not the mention that it literally only takes a few minutes to create, which only makes it so much better for all of us!
Must Have Hair Products for Summer Hairstyles
In summertime, styling is not all you need to know how to do. In fact, most of the summer hairstyles we have presented here only work if you have a healthy base to begin with. So let’s see a rundown of the must have hair care products you need to make sure your hair has all the nutrients it needs this summer.
Apres sun shampoo for summer hairstyles
If you are not familiar with French, that’s fine! That’s exactly what we are here for. ‘Apres’ in French means ‘after.’ Therefore, this literally translates to after sun shampoo. In other words, a type of shampoo that will rehydrate your dry and weak hair after you have spent the entire day in the sun. Do not go on vacation without it!
There are very few good products currently on the market that can provide solar protection for your hair. Therefore, you might have to hunt for this one or look for it online. However, it is essential for your summer hairstyles. It will protect your hair from UV rays but it can also extend your hair color’s life span by not allowing it to bleach out with the sun exposure.
Hair oil for summer hairstyles
You can choose a natural, plant, vegetable, or fruit based oil. Or you can buy a bottled one that has also been infused with other ingredients such as Vitamin E and minerals. Either way, when it comes to summer hairstyles, this little product is an absolute must for the tips of your hair. They are the ones that will fray the most because of the heat and wind. Not to mention sea salt and sand if you also go to the beach. Therefore, every evening after spending all day at the beach, treat the ends of your strands to some hair oil.
An ACV rinse
Once again, with this one you can go the home treatment route or you can buy a ready-made one from different brands. As it might have been expected, the brand kind will have macadamia oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera, and other such nutrients in it. If you do it yourself at home, you simply have to mix apple cider vinegar with water.
Apple cider vinegar? Yes, that’s what ACV stands for – apple cider vinegar. Why is it healthy for your summer hairstyles? Because in summer time, you sweat a lot more than usual. Plus, you attract dust and dirt. As a result, you will need a natural rinse that can reestablish the natural pH of your scalp and hair and clean both of them thoroughly.
A wet brush for summer hairstyles
It will help detangle your hair after a shower but also when you’ve just come back from the beach and you might have sand and salt in your locks. A wet brush won’t pull at your hair like a normal brush does nor will it damage and break it.
Plus, wet brushes are usually not that expensive, which means you can easily carry one with you in your luggage when you go on holiday. And here’s a tip – wet brushes will be an absolute miracle if you’re a mom of little girls or boys with long hair that needs to be detangled in a quick, painless, and damage free way.
Dry shampoo for summer hairstyles
The world has never been the same again since dry shampoo broke out onto the market. Women everywhere sighed a sigh of relief knowing their hair care routine just got a little bit easier overnight. Dry shampoo is, without a doubt, one of your best allies in summertime.
During the hot season, you hair can get so greasy and dirty so fast that you don’t always have time to keep up with a regular shampoo and shower. That’s where the dry shampoo comes it.
But here’s the trick. Make sure to choose only that dry shampoo that can actually clean your scalp and the root of your hair. This means that it is able to remove the oil and refresh your hair and scalp, allowing you to skip on one or two showers.
Never go for dry shampoos that only have a bit of powder in them. That will simply absorb the oil at the root of your hair and buildup as the days goes by. But the buildup will eventually start to smell, turn white, attract lint and dirt, and even cause more scalp problems such as dandruff and scalp acne.
Common Summer Hairstyles Problems
While summer hairstyles are indeed beautiful and fresh, there is no doubt there are some problems you need to be aware of. Once you know what you’re dealing with, it will be all the easier to fight back and have the hair you have always dreamed of!
Your hair color changing because of chlorine
Many people think this is a myth. We would have loved to confirm that, but we can’t. The fact that the chlorine found in most pools can affect the color of your hair is one hundred percent true. The more time you spend in a pool in summertime, the more the chlorine molecules will affect your hair follicles and start to break down the color of your hair. If you know you will be spending a lot of time at the pool this season and want to avoid this, the best thing to do is wear a cap to protect your summer hairstyles.
Grease, grease, grease
If you have long hair, and wear it in flowing summer hairstyles down your back, then it will be in constant contact with your bare skin. Therefore, it will start to absorb all the lotion and sunscreen you have put on. But the remedy is simple. More showers!
As we all know, frizz is the result of the cuticles in your hair absorbing large amounts of moisture from the air. The solution for sleek and shiny summer hairstyles is to hydrate your hair as much as possible so that it doesn’t feel the need to absorb moisture from anywhere else.
Let us know in the comment section below what your favorite summer hairstyles are. Do you have any tips and tricks for summer hair you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you!