When the humidity soars in the summer, my hair definitely suffers. After deciding not to go through with a big chop it is difficult to let my hair air dry into loose waves when it is above 80 degrees, or God forbid 90+, I need to have my hair up. Often I toss it in a messy bun just that I have come to realize just does not look professional enough for work. Thus I have been searching for quick and easy updos. I wanted to share a handful I like, no master braiding skills required.
Upside Down French Braid Bun: (also called a braided back bun) Flip your head upside down and take a small section from the nape of your neck, dividing it into three. French braid as you normally would until you get to the crown of your head and fasten the braid with a small elastic. Flip your head back over and gather up all of your hair, including the end of the braid, into a poyntail. If you want more volume you can add a donut to make a large bun or just turn your ponytail into a messy bun. Pin with bobby pins and finish with hair spray. (source)
Sleek Ponytail: Section your hair starting from the back and blow-dry straight with a large round brush. Next use a flat irons to smooth the hair, focusing on the ends, and spray with a light mist of hair spray. Once hair is dry, pull hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic. Then take a narrow section of hair and wrap around the elastic, securing by hair pins underneath the base of the ponytail. If you want, run the flat iron over the finished pony tail and finish with hairspray. (source)
Twist, Clip, and Pin: Twist your hair in one piece like you’re making a ponytail, and then grab the ends of your hair, clipping it to your head with a large clip in the middle of the ponytail. Let the top parts of the ponytail fall around the rest of the clipped up hair on top. If you need to, pin any loose strands around you face, or at the base of the ponytail especially if you have thick hair to secure everything. This takes under a minute and is great if you’re heading out for a short errand and don’t want to mess with your hair. (source)
Low Chignon: Pull your hair up like you’re pulling it half up half down, and clip the top half of your hair up away from your face, just to get it out of the way. Fluff up the bottom half of your hair that is still left down so you get a little volume. If you have thin hair, tease the bottom portion of your hair a little. Then, just take an elastic band and pull it back into a ponytail, pulling it under into a tuck bun. Loosely pull the bun, just to give it a little messy texture. Now, take the top half of your hair that is pinned up, and pull the right side of your hair down around the left side of the low bun, and take the left side of your hair, pulling it down around the right side of the bun, pinning each around your bottom bun. Then, spray with hairspray, pin more if needed. (source)
Ballerina Bun: Brush all of your strands into a high ponytail so they are smooth and tangle-free. Next, grab the base of the ponytail below the elastic with your left hand. Take your right hand and pull the ponytail around to make a loop. Pull the end of the ponytail through the part of hair in your right hand to make a loose knot. Now, just fold all the loose ends of the ponytail around the knot to make a bun pinning them down with bobby pins. Spray with hairspray to complete your look. (source)
Which of these summer updos is your favorite?