Summer is here and it’s time to bust out those shorts and tank tops and enjoy the warm weather! Unfortunately your hair isn’t humidity’s biggest fan and most likely becomes frizz city and unmanageable. Have no fear, we’re here to help you manage that frizz and give you some inspiration with some of our favorite summer hairstyles. Let’s be real, frizzy hair is not cute and taming it in the summer can be a struggle. Below you can find some quick tips to help keep your hair smooth and tamed in the humid weather.

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

It may seem a bit odd to say you need to moisturize your hair, but believe it or not it helps fight the frizz. Try using a super moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. We love and use L’Oreal Professional Pro Keratin Shampoo and the L’Oreal Professional Liss Unlimited Smoothing Conditioner at our school. A deep conditioner in the shower can also help with your frizz as well as a leave-in conditioner such as L’Oreal Absolute Repair.

2. Wash out conditioner in cold water

When conditioning your hair, wash it out with cold water. This causes the cuticles of the hair to contract, which in turn adds shine and tames the frizz. Although some may say they don’t see a difference doing this, try it and see if it works with your hair.

3. Don’t over-comb your hair

As much as you would think combing your hair smoothes out the frizz, it actually adds to it. Try using a wide-toothed comb or a paddle brush with ball-tipped ends. Now that we’ve got the frizz under control, it’s time to start styling our hair! Below you will find some of our summer looks that we absolutely love!

Top Knots, Braids, & Ponytails

On the top of our list are top knots. From the beach and into the night they’re quick and easy to do and can even be dressed up or down. Now who doesn’t love a top knot?!

Next up on our list are braids. We cannot get enough of them during the summer! Whether it’s a side, crown or fishtail braid the possibilities are endless! How will you be braiding your hair this summer?

Last but not least is the classic ponytail. It’s perfect for a day at the beach or a night out with friends. A ponytail can be styled in a variety of ways. You can add curls, keep it sleek and if you really want to get fancy you can add a braid! Now that you’ve got your hair tamed and looks to choose from you are ready to embrace summer with fabulously chic hair! Tell us, how will you be styling your hair this summer? You can get any of the L’Oreal Products mentioned in our blog at our academy salon.