Looking for easy, time-saving natural hairstyles during the summer months? Well, you’re not alone. In the present hot weather, many people may well be sweating it out while commuting to work, going to the gym, or even staying at home.
The increased levels of sweat might make you feel like washing your hair every day, but this can be a mistake. It strips out the oil, and no matter how much conditioner you slather on, it actually dries it out.
Though a spritz of dry shampoo can do wonders for greasy hair, sometimes you may feel you have to do something more with it. So, why not let the oil do the work and try these quick hairstyle ideas instead?
Messy bun: This is a preferred hairstyle on busy and rushed mornings. It doesn’t need much time and effort. Brush your hair to avoid knots and tangles and then use your fingers to twist the hair around into a bun securing it with a bobble. Then loosen the bun.
High half-up ponytail: This style looks super chic and can be the best choice for a messy look. It’s an adapted version of the high ponytail and takes away the worry of loose stragglers underneath. Just let the lower half length of the hair run loose and free.
Tousled: It can be hard to tousle freshly washed hair as it can be too soft and limp. The waves just fall out despite a generous spritz of hairspray, while hair that is a little bit greasy is easier to set and make a bit tousled.
Loose braid: This style can be great on lazy days. Starting from the middle of the hair, braid your hair and give some loose texture and volume to it.
Messy ponytail: It doesn’t take much time to create this messy look. Use hairspray and a comb to give a loose look to your ponytail.
Side-sweep: This trend is both elegant and young-looking. You can easily give form to it with clips or braid it by using hairspray or wax.
Sleek ponytail: This timeless style is perfect for any occasion. While the hair is still wet, apply a dollop of gel from the roots to the ends. Then comb back the hair into a low ponytail or bun at the nape of the neck.
Hair band: Hair bands have been a popular hair accessory for many years. If you love the indie look, they are a perfect accessory. If you don’t, you can just mix a hair band with your own style.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.