Hairstyles That Look Good When It's Hot and Humid - Summer Hair Ideas
Feel like you're at war with your hair every summer? Try this: Surrender, and play up your natural texture.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
If you think a braid is hippie-ish or old-fashioned, think again. Long, messy waves lend themselves beautifully to a loose, side-swept, very modern version.
Get the Look: Working a mousse through damp hair will give you hold and a little extra volume. When hair is almost dry, just gather it at the nape of your neck, drape it over one shoulder, separate it into three sections, and weave into a braid. Let the shorter layers around your face hang loose. If your hair is coarse enough, you can leave the braid open at the ends (like our model's); otherwise, secure it with a clear elastic band.
Your Go-To Products: Nexxus Mousse Plus, $3; Goody Mary Elastics, $3
Dress, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.