How to Style Long Locks This Summer


IANS | May 14, 2015 17:06 IST
 



Summer often makes women ditch their hair length but for those who want to stay away from losing their tresses, there are other options too. From chopping it in layers to styling it to braids or top knots, one can look glmarous even in hot weather, says an expert.

Aakriti Kochar, beauty and makeup expert, Oriflame India shares some of the ways to manage long hair when the temperature goes up:

1. Cut hair in layers (in long length) at front and back to reduce the density, but still keep the length.

2. Use a leave-in conditioner on the bottom of hair which is often more frizzy and difficult to deal with.

3. Wear a cap or scarf whenever you wish to protect your hair from sun damage.

4. Style it to braids, top knots, neat up ponytail.

5. Style your hair at home. Heat your curler to a moderate temperature. Let it heat for five minutes before you start. Divide your hair in sections, the front being the crown and back being the nape. Further divide the crown and nape into two sections from the centre - left and right each. On total making it four sections to work on one by one.

Clip these sections and work on even smaller sections one by one. Smoothen the hair twice or thrice from the root going down with the straightener or curler. Do not rush while bringing it down to the hair length.

At the same time, do not keep the styler still at a certain section for more than 10 to15 seconds as it can burn or damage the hair.

In case of straightening, bring it down slowly to the ends and keep it on the ends for longer for smoother tips.

In case of curling, roll each strand grabbing the tips in the clip of the curler and then roll it up. Keep it for a few seconds and then gently open the clip to release the strand.

If your hair is too smooth or frizzy, put some gel spray on sections before starting to use the straightener or curler. Make sure you spray it from a distance and in less quantity.

Once you finish doing all the sections, blend them by combing gently running your fingers.

To finish, style your hair and add some finishing spray to last longer and stay in place.

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