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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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Jen on

I definitely agree with kayleene on the messy bun. Not only is it fashoinable, but it is efficient when you have long, wavy hair to have an updo that is quick and easy like that bun. It also helps that your hair doesn’t have to be completely dry when you put it up- and when my hair dries, I take it out of the bun, which turns my normally blah wavy hair into beautiful curly hair!

Teresa on

I love both, Jessica is so pretty that everything looks amazing to her!

Carol on

I love the hair thingy but i hate it on Jessica Simpson she just looks like she just woke up now nd she coudnt take a shower soo she just putting a thing to cover her hair i like how nicoles is she does it good !

Sophia on

i have almost exact the same hair style as Nicole except my hair now is brown and with highlight.i watched the simple life show on dvd again the other day,and i just love love love Paris and Nicole’s style of course i am not gonna copy everything they wear or do though.

maria gonzales on

It’s not a fashion statement if you wear it like everyday such as Nicole.

ar on

Well “rosanna” not everyone likes reading about people who are full of themselves. This Blog is about expressing how you LIKE the tred not how it covers your “beautiful face and eyes” please stop looking in the mirror.

Charla on

Please “rosanna” get over yourself the trend is AWSOME.

The Editors on

Thank you Emily, Andrea, Annie Oakley, Kayleene and Jen! Those are great tips. We didn’t mean to distract the rest of you with pictures of Jessica and Nicole — we want to hear about YOUR hair… not just theirs!

Lindsey on

Thank you editors!!
My summer tip is similar to some of the others; I prefer to not dry my hair completely if its just going to frizz in the humiditity; so I put in leave in conditioning creme (Garnier Fructise is awesome)and do the messy bun thing until dry and then let it loose. The leave in conditioner helps give my thick hair something to hold a shape with, without having product over load.

Aria on

Hi girls! Well, i live in Malibu and as many of you know it can get very humid. I hate it because i have very fine but long hair. It always end up frizzing. What i usually love to do is flaten it with a straghtening iron, put it in a low ponytail and then wear some sort of hat or cap with a pair of designer eyewear. It always looks awsome AND it can be a casual look or something more dressier..depends what u wear with it.

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