Summer Hair Styles for Long Hair
As the warmer months approach, women everywhere prepare to take off their knit caps and let their hair flow free under sunny skies. The freshest style for warm summer and spring days is definitely long, flowing loose waves that scream “beach goddess.” However, even if you are lacking in the length department, you are in luck. Women with shorter styles can easily achieve long looks with hair extensions that provide length, volume, and body, without the commitment. Here are some ideas on how to get fun summer styles with clip on natural hair extensions.
Loose, Flowing Waves
This is definitely the ultimate in classic summer style. To get this look, start with damp, towel-dried hair. Work in a leave-in conditioner or heat protectant, and add a volumizing mousse at the roots to help you get that extra “oomph.” Blow-dry your hair upside down (this will help to create volume) until dry; if your hair is naturally wavy, you can let it dry naturally. Once hair is dry, begin curling sections around a one-inch barrel curling iron. However, mix up the way you typically curl your hair; instead of simply curling sections as you normally would, take individual sections of hair and twist them, until they resemble a thin rope. Wrap this rope around the curling iron (no need to use the clamp), and release after about 30 seconds. This technique will give you curls that are messy, loose, and totally beach-y. Style your extensions using the same technique; lightly tease at the base of your head the areas where you are attaching the extensions. After you have attached all of the hair extensions, gently comb through with your fingers so that your extensions blend seamlessly into your natural hair. Spritz lightly with a non-aerosol hairspray, ensuring that your loose curls have some hold without looking “crunchy” or too “done.”
Fun Side Ponytail
During the warmer months, a fun look that will take you from the office to the beach is the messy side ponytail. This look is totally simple, and perfect for mornings when you are in a rush. After securing your Remy hair extensions, create a side part on whichever side you prefer. If you have any face-framing layers, let them fall loosely around your face. Pull your hair over your shoulder on the opposite side of the part. Secure with an elastic that matches the color of your hair, before loosening the ponytail so that the whole look doesn’t appear too “styled.” For a little texture, work some pomade or mousse through the ponytail.
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