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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A on

I’m totally loving the hair scarves at http://www.skyegreen.com. They come in totally funky fabrics and great sizes so they’re perfect for the bandanna look or as headbands. They’re not that expensive either and they have pretty details like sequins or applique flowers.

andrea on

jessica looks like a milk maid. On the other hand, nicole looks like a funny little animal that you dress up with your big sunglasses and huge hair scarf so that the picture you take, comes out really funny and cute.

rebecca on

what is your problem ellie???? jessica is gorgeous and so is nicole. nicole’s scarf may be nicer, but jessica’s isn’t so bad either. LOVE U JESS!!!

me, myself & I on

well ladies, i dont know about you but when you are as gorgeous as me you dont need all these accesories like big sunglasses or scarfes, because it would hide my BEAUTIFUL face and eyes. and we wouldnt want that, would we?

me, myself & I on

well ladies, i dont know about you but when you are as gorgeous as me you dont need all these accesories like big sunglasses or scarfes, because it would hide my BEAUTIFUL face and eyes. and we wouldnt want that, would we?

me, myself & I on

well ladies, i dont know about you but when you are as gorgeous as me you dont need all these accesories like big sunglasses or scarfes, because it would hide my BEAUTIFUL face and eyes. and we wouldnt want that, would we?

Rosanna on

They both look really beautiful, ageless portraits.

Liza on

This look is great to hide a bad hair, but let’s be honest, “me myself and I”, Nicole and Jessica, don’t really need to hide anything, do they? They are gorgeous…this look is great for the weekend. It’s really chic and cool and VERY in at the moment. They both look great…wish everyone could give this look as much justice!

kayleene on

With me I have really long hair. All the way to my butt almost. What I do is get a trim every other month. After I get out of the shower I will usually put my hair in a loose type bun and get some chopsticks and put them in thru each side. Then Im out the door. If I have the time I will straighten my hair usually a flat iron and then put in a pony tail.

Some times i will put my hair in a messy bun at the nape of my neck. THats mostly what I do. Its cute and simple and easy to do.

EmO giRl on

I think this style looks great on nicole!Jessica looks horrible in everything!this trend is great!

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