Don’t waste your vacay stressing over those tresses. This summer, minimalist chic is major—so drop those style tools and great ready to embrace your natural mane.
Freaked at the thought of living without your flat iron? Don’t be. Here’s how to tap into the texture ya got, and make your strands look gorgeous.
Pare Down the Products
A dab of gel, a bit of mousse—and a heaping whoosh of hairspray to finish it off. When the weather is hot, avoid sticky products (or at least try not to pile them on). A little leave-in conditioner will give locks a piece-y vibe, without diving into crunchy territory.
Kill Frizz in the Shower
Obsession alert! The smarties at Carol’s Daughter managed to make a shampoo ‘n’ conditioner combo for girls with curls (or waves!). It seriously smoothes frizzy hair without the added weight of a product.
Avoid the Heat
Summer’s the best time to step away from straighteners and your blow-dryer. Letting locks air-dry saves them from damaging heat. Use a light wave-enhancing product to pump up not quite straight/not quite curly hair from the middle ground.
If all else fails…
This summer is all about braids, pigtails, scarves and oversized hats. If your tresses are totally misbehaving, pull ’em back or let them camp out under a major topper. Hey, it’s vacation!