If the thought - “I wish I was bald”- has crossed your mind even once during the summers, we know you’re struggling with the tough heat and the endless problems it puts your hair through. You’re not alone. We all go through stickiness, limpness and other annoying problems—especially while travelling or being out and about.

Here are some summer hairstyling tips and hacks that can put all those problems to rest…

Opt for updos / side braids
 

Opt for updos / side braids

Heat tends to attract oil and dirt more and more thus leaving your hair shapeless—no matter how well you styled it before leaving the house. So, leaving your hair open is something you don’t want to consider. Let updos and braids be your go-to summer hairstyle at such times! Wear your hair in a messy bun or a one-sided braid that’ll ensure a sweat-free nape and no shapeless hair.

Stay away from bangs
 

Stay away from bangs

Bangs may look all kinds of cute and can drastically change your look—but they’ll also be hugely responsible for oodles of sweat on your forehead which can also cause acne. You don’t wanna add to your existing troubles, do you? Remember to stay away from them while getting your summer haircut.

If you do have bangs, the best option is to pin them on the side and keep your forehead free of sweaty, oily bangs.

Don’t apply too much product

Be it serums, shine sprays or texturizing sprays—too much product will attract unnecessary dirt and make your hair sticky. Stray away from strong hold sprays and only use product when required (in moderation), especially when it comes to styling your hair in the summers.

Carry dry shampoo with you

If frequent hair washes are something that wreck your hair, carry a fragrant dry shampoo with you at all times to spray whenever needed!

Go short
 

Go short

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with shorter hairstyles—and what better than a nice, razored pixie? If you’re looking for a refreshing change of your usual look and are bold enough to go short, a pixie cut is something that should top your list. If it’s too bold a haircut for you, try a short bob.

PS- Get a pixie without bangs, of course!

Make scarves your best friend
 

Make scarves your best friend

Headscarves are something that’ll shield your hair not only from the sun’s rays but also from pollution, dirt and grime. The plus is that they look super cute and can be styled with braids, ponytails and even open hair. Alternatively, stock up on some cute hats and caps too! Perfect for the summers!

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