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10 Tips For Styling Red Hair In The Summer

And advice on how to embrace the natural texture of your crimson-colored hair

Styling your hair might be one of the last things you want to do in the summer. Why? Because it’s hot, maybe humid, and you’ve got lots to do. Styling your hair doesn’t have to be another chore if you use these 10 tips for styling red hair in the summertime:

1. Embrace the natural

Embracing your red hair’s natural state during the summer will save you time and energy when it comes to styling. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, embrace it and rock some cute looks. 

If you’re having a hard time embracing your natural hair start with self-acceptance and understanding your hair’s unique characteristics. Here are some tips to help you embrace your natural hair (whether it’s curly, straight, wavy):

1. Education: Learn about your hair type, texture, and its specific needs. Research different care routines and products suitable for your red hair.

2. Patience: Embracing natural hair may involve a transition period. Be patient with the process and give your hair time to adjust.

3. Gentle Care: Avoid harsh chemicals and excessive heat styling. Opt for natural hair care products and gentle techniques like finger detangling.

4. Regular Trims: Keep your hair healthy by getting regular trims to prevent split ends and promote growth.

5. Protective Styles: Experiment with protective hairstyles that promote hair growth and reduce manipulation.

6. Confidence: Embrace your unique beauty and be confident in your natural hair journey.

7. Support: Connect with others who have natural hair, join online communities, or seek advice from haircare experts.

Remember, embracing your natural hair is a personal journey, and it’s essential to be kind to yourself throughout the process. Celebrate the beauty of your natural red hair and enjoy the versatility it offers.

2. Go low maintenance

Keeping things simple is the best way to style summer hair. The heat and the humidity are bound to mess up your style a little bit, so save your time and opt for something simple like a braid, bun, or ponytail

3. Accessories are your friend

If you want something a little more elevated, opt for a cute claw clip, hair barrette, or even a French pin. These hair accessories will help to get your hair out of your face, into a cute style and you won’t have to fuss with it. 

4. Add some oils

Frizz is a big problem in the summer months, so try adding in some hair oil when you style. It will help reduce frizz, hydrate your hair, and keep it looking chic. 

5. Get a humidity spray

If you live in a humid place, a humidity spray is a MUST! It’s perfect for locking your style in place and can help save curls, blowouts, and straightened hair from looking like a mess after a few hours. 

6. Embrace overnight styles

Skip the hot tools and opt instead for some heatless overnight styles. Heatless curls or even a cute braided look will leave your hair with texture and style when you wake up.

7. Touchup and re-wear

To avoid spending hours on your hair each day, make more out of each style. On hair wash day, give yourself a blowout you can rock for a few days, and touch up curls with your curling iron and some dry shampoo instead of re-washing and re-curling. 

8. Throw On a hat

When in doubt, throw on a hat! It’s a cute summer style that will shade you from the sun and give your hair an extra day of wear. 

For a cute and protective summer look, we recommend the following types of hats:

1. Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat: A wide-brimmed sun hat provides excellent protection from the sun for your face, neck, and shoulders. It’s stylish and versatile, perfect for beach days or casual outings.

2. Bucket Hat: Bucket hats are back in style and are great for a laid-back, trendy look. They offer good sun coverage and can be found in various colors and patterns.

3. Straw Hat: A classic straw hat adds a touch of bohemian charm to your summer outfits. It’s lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for hot days.

4. Floppy Hat: Floppy hats are feminine and chic, adding a touch of elegance to your summer ensembles. They offer good sun protection and come in different brim sizes.

5. Visor: If you prefer something more minimalistic, a visor can be a great option. It keeps the sun out of your eyes while allowing your hair to flow freely.

6. Baseball Cap: For a sporty and casual look, a baseball cap can’t go wrong. Look for caps with UPF protection to shield your face from harmful UV rays.

7. Sunbonnet: A sunbonnet is a stylish throwback option that covers both your face and neck, providing excellent sun protection.

Remember to choose hats made from breathable materials like cotton, straw, or lightweight fabrics to stay cool during hot summer days. Coordinate the hat with your outfit to achieve that cute and protective summer look effortlessly.

9. Use a flyaway tamer

Combatting frizz around the hairline is easy if you use a flyaway tamer. It’s like a clear mascara you can use to slick back any frizzy bits and refresh your style throughout the day. 

10. Get a cut or trim

If you have long red hair, consider a summer cut! Or if you want to keep it long, at least get a trim so it’s fresh and healthy for summertime. 

Rock it like a Redhead!


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