Sunday, June 2, 2013

Summer Hair and the Livin' is Easy

My hair is straight with a very faint wave in certain sections, and does not hold curl very well.  Factor in the pea soup humidity in Mobile, and finding a style that works consistently can be an issue.  Hence why you usually see me with my hair pulled back.  Well, also because I'm always running late and would rather play with makeup then fix my hair.
So, I frequently pull my hair back in a modified French twist and use a claw clip to secure.  It's usually still damp, and at the end of the day when I take it down it's actually got some wave to it.  The proverbial light bulb goes off in my head and I think "what if I could amplify this and get beachy waves for second day wear?"  So, I've started sectioning off and twirling my hair and then wrapping one twirl around another prior to putting it up, hoping this will produce more defined waves.  I think it's working, although it varies from day to day depending on the humidity.
I may blow out once a week, and on days I do will use products like the Nexus hair serum, Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle, or John Frieda's Fine to Full Volume Blow-Out Spray.  Honestly, it just depends on what samples I've received as to what I'm using, but those three have stood out to me. 
Here is my hair in the clip - and it turns out a bit different every day.  On this day a section wanted to fall down so I stuck one of those Julep bobby pin flowers in it.  On days that I put it up, I usually use some sort of hair oil or leave in conditioner such as Orofluido Beauty Elixir (my favorite) or one of the many samples I've got on hand. 
And wallah, wavy hair! For second day hair I need to use a dry shampoo on the roots, as my scalp is quite oily.  This means running some gel through and scrunching to redefine the waves after brushing out the dry shampoo.
A rare low humidity day in Mobile = good hair day
What are your secrets for easy summer hair?  Do share, as I'm always looking for new ideas!

Lastly, a great rendition of "Summertime" by Janis Joplin, enjoy.


  1. I wish I had a headful of hair like yours, Lulu; mine is also blonde and fine, but unfortunately so thin that it is impossible to style in any way. And yeah, Janis doing "Summertime" is summery sultriness at it's very best! Back in the day, when I was performing, I used to bring down the house every time I sang it in her style. It's great that we still can have memories to remind us of who we once were!

    1. I'm fortunate to have been blessed with thick hair, especially as it's started thinning out due to hormonal changes :-(. Would have loved to have heard you sing Janis!

  2. Oh wow your hair looks amazing after the blow-out! If I want my hair to look anywhere near presentable, I HAVE to blow dry, otherwise it looks very bed head esque. I can't do the twirling trick you did though, because my hair will look super poofy and frizzy :/ So basically it's heat tools for me

    1. I think product is helping mine look good when I blow it out - smoothing the cuticle and all that. My hair hangs onto moisture though and it just takes too long to dry!