Spring 2013 hair trends + how to dress up your ponytail
With spring and summer on the horizon, your hair is worried it’s going to be swept back and relegated to a ponytail for weeks on end. But hot-weather hair styles can be so much more fun and creative, and there are groundbreaking new hair products that can keep your hair from falling victim to humidity-induced frizz.
- Ouidad climate control defrizzing conditioner: This is like a magic potion for girls with curly locks. Even on the most humid of days, the conditioner detangles and defrizzes curls to leave your hair soft. The “Humidity Shield Complex” combines a blend of moisturizers that encapsulate the hair shaft and act as a protective barrier against heat and humidity. An 8.5 ounce bottle of Ouidad climate control is now on sale for $16.80.
- Head scarves: Unlike wire headbands that are apt to give you a headache by the end of the day, scarves are soft and play nice on our heads. They are the quickest way to add interest to a ponytail or messy top bun. Forever 21 has some darling floral head wraps starting at $2.80. Tie a scarf in a loose bow around your ponytail or wear it as a headband. Need more inspiration for how to wear them? Check out this photo gallery from Teen Vogue.
- Tony tail wrap: Runway models at fashion weeks have donned sleek ponytails and buns. Let’s be honest, we don’t have professional stylists perfecting our hair every morning. But we do have a trick that will add instant polish to your ponytail or bun. The tonytail wrap from Sephora (on sale for $3!) has synthetic hair attached to the elastic band. When you tie it around your ponytail it will look like you spent a lot of time perfecting a wrapped ponytail. Shhh. It’s our little secret.
- Hair extensions: Has your teenager (or your own inner teenager) been begging you to get bright colored highlights a la Nicki Minaj? Have a little fun on the weekend and pop some color into your hair with clip-in hair extensions that come in a rainbow of colors — and some animal print inspired strands, too. The best part … you can take them out before the school week (or work week) begins. (Sephora, $9 a pack).
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