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Lets Discuss: What's Your Summer Hair Secrets?

08/11/2006 at 12:13 PM ET

Come mid-August, most of us are sick of fighting the heat and humidity in the battle to tame our hair. Here’s how a few of us are coping, but we want to know: How are YOU dealing with your summer hair woes?

Kara M. Says:
Wrangling my it’s-always-frizzy-no-matter-how-much-mousse-I-use summertime hair is a constant battle. I’m always looking for timesavers and frizz tamers. My current solution? Scarf headbands like the ones you can buy online at Intuition. It’s a scarf and headband in one – with a piece of elastic at the back – which means no slipping, no re-tying, and no knotted strands of hair. And for me, that means an instantly chic hairdo with the least amount of effort (a bit like Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie, left). Voila!

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Amy K. says:
I am just looking for anything that cuts down on time and effort spent on my hair. Headbands — multi-colored, really wide or super skinny, with a bow or shiny patent leather — are the perfect accessory to jazz up a pony tail and bangs or a messy bun. I love a hairstyle that requires so little skill. Here are some of my picks, I am especially obsessed with these Cara Couture Mini Bamboo Headbands (Gotta love the little bamboo accent, very Gucci-esque) for a perfect quick fix!

Melissa L-G. says:
No headbands for me — I decided to cut off 7 inches of my hair to beat the heat! Now, it’s all about scrunch-n-go for me in the morning. The first step is a healthy dose of Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme, which makes me frizz-free. And then on to the Frederic Fekkai Wave Spray, which makes my sort of wavy here transform into Kate Hudson-like ripples (after much scrunching!). If I want a messier look, I turn to Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and a little bit of Kerastase Vinyle Nutri-Sculpt to flip out the ends. Less than 5 minutes in the morning takes care of my hair all day long.

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Ellie on

I love Nicole! She single- handedly brought back the headscarf trend. She looks so adorable. Jessica looks horrible as usual.

Monique on

Love the idea however, I’m very picky when it comes to heavy prints of any kind. No heavy prints for me unfortunetaly. In this case I prefer Nicole’s to Jessica’s ;-)

lenora on

I think it is a nice look. It started with Jackie O.

Hannah on

i like this look, except Jessica’s looks horrible. Nicole’s looks good though.

Emily on

What I am doing everyday now is the “curl and twist”. It takes no more than 10 minutes and looks natural and pretty. It reminds me of Jessica Simpson’s hair sometimes. All you do is take pieces of your hair, big or small pieces and spiral curl them. As soon as you let go of the strand with the curling iron, you twist that strand the same way it was curled. You leave all the strands twisted tight until you are all done. Spray some hair spray and use some piecy product and just brush your hair out with your fingers. I promise, this look is easy and looks amazing!

Bunky on

Nicole’s headscarf seems to be part of the overall trend in which, as her body shrinks, her accessories get bigger. Soon she will be only a scarf and big eyeglasses. And then she will start fires everywhere.

Ashlee on

I’m sorry, but I think both of them look gorgeous… Jess has always been this cute little girl/woman, and she looks amazing with the headband. Nicole looks good also, but I def prefer Jess’ look.

Emily on

I really like Nicole’s look but i really think Jessica looks like an old lady which is a big change from her normally prissy look!I like ponytales with a spicy look for summer!Put it with big shades and u can’t go wrong!

Andrea on

I LOVE headbands! I live in Florida and it is really pointless spening alot of time on a cute hairstyle when as soon as i go out it’s 98 degrees AND raining…ugh! So a headband can be your bestfriend. It takes not time and it always looks cute. I like both Nicloe and Jess’s but I like when Jessica wears her Black Headband. It looks nice with her blond hair. It’s fun to wear them in all different ways and all different sizes,colors,texures with bang without bangs………their GREAT!

Annie Oakley on

I love this trend…however ladies – some of you anyways – this blog is for OUR trends, not stating how the two girls look! I have shorter flippy-outy hair that HATES humidity. My summer tip is to blow dry your hair upside down – adds instant “poof” and volume to any style and type of hair! Also – drying your hair upside down is quicker, don’t know why, but it is!

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