Essential Summer Styles for Your Hair Type

Essential Summer Styles for Your Hair Type

Summer is the season for fun, but it’s def not always fun for our hair.

Photo by Oriana Polito.

 

Ah, summer! The season of beach days, pool parties, and endless sunshine is rapidly approaching. But while we’re out enjoying the warmth, our hair might be crying out for help. Humidity, UV rays, salt water, and chlorine can wreck havoc on our hair and scalps, turning out to be a frizzy, flat, or downright unmanageable mess. Whether you have fine, curly, frizzy, damaged, or normal hair, we’ve got the perfect tips to keep your mane looking fab all summer long.

 

1. Fine/Limp Hair: Boost that Volume

Fine hair can quickly become limp and lifeless in the summer heat. Fine hair can quickly become limp and lifeless in the summer heat, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. When temperatures rise, a sleek and sophisticated ponytail can be your go-to solution for keeping cool while looking effortlessly chic.

 

VOLUMINOUS PONYTAIL

  1. Prep Hair: Start with clean, dry hair. Apply Alfaparf Semi di Lino Volumizing Mousse to your roots and blow-dry for added volume.
  2. Tease Roots: Gently tease the roots at the crown of your head for extra lift.
  3. Create Ponytail: Gather your hair into a high ponytail, securing it with an elastic band.
  4. Add Volume: For extra volume, pull small sections of the ponytail gently to create a fuller look.
  5. Finish: Mist with Alfaparf Semi di Lino Cristalli Spray for a shiny, weightless finish.

 

Caption: Semi di Lino’s volume line can work wonders for your summer hair blues.

 

2. Curly Hair: Embrace Your Curl, Girl

Curly hair tends to get frizzy and dry, especially in the summer, here’s a quick styling guide for keeping those curls defined and soft during the hot months.

 

CURL DEFINING RECIPE

  1. Wash and Condition: Use Alfaparf Semi di Lino Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Mask to keep curls hydrated and frizz-free.
  2. Apply Product: On damp hair, apply Alfaparf Semi di Lino Curl Multi-Benefit Oil to lock in moisture.
  3. Diffuse: Use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to dry your curls, scrunching gently as you go.
  4. Separate Curls: Once dry, use your fingers to separate and define the curls.
  5. Finish: For extra hold and shine, apply a small amount of Alfaparf Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi.

 

Above: Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi is the go-to beauty accessory for the summer.

 

3. Frizzy Hair: Tame the Mane

Summer humidity can turn even the sleekest hair into a frizzy mess. One of the ways to get your untamed frizzball to go from geek to chic in no time is with a timeless sleek bun. The perfect style when you need to get ready in a pinch for sunset drinks after the pool when you don’t have a lot of time for a full wardrobe change.

 

CLASSIC SLEEK BUN

  1. Smooth Hair: Start with clean, dry hair. Use Alfaparf Semi di Lino Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner for a sleek base.
  2. Apply Smoothing Cream: Apply Alfaparf Semi di Lino Smoothing Cream to damp hair before blow-drying smooth.
  3. Create Low Bun: Gather hair into a low ponytail, then twist and wrap it into a bun, securing with bobby pins.
  4. Tame Flyaways: Use a small amount of Alfaparf Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi to smooth any flyaways.
  5. Finish: For added hold, spritz with a light hairspray.

 

 

Above: Semi di Lino’s Reparative line makes a great addition to your travel bag this summer.

 

4. Damaged Hair: Repair and Revitalize

If your hair is damaged from heat styling or color treatments, the harsh summer effects can certainly make things worse. Braids have long been a traditional summer style and for good reason - they keep your hair safe from the elements. Plus, they’re so fun to accessorize with things like flowers and glitter, another hot trend for this season.

 

PROTECTIVE SUMMER BRAID

  1. Nourish Hair: Start with Alfaparf Semi di Lino Reconstruction Reparative Shampoo and Mask to repair and strengthen hair.
  2. Apply Lotion: Use Alfaparf Semi di Lino Reconstruction Reparative Lotion on damp hair for added protection.
  3. Part Hair: Part your hair down the middle.
  4. Create Braids: Braid each section of hair tightly, securing the ends with small elastic bands.
  5. Finish: Apply a small amount of Alfaparf Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi to the braids for shine and protection.

 

5. Normal Hair: Keep It Balanced

Even if you have normal hair, summer can certainly throw it off balance. The combination of heat, humidity, and sun exposure can leave your locks feeling dull, frizzy, or just plain unruly. But fear not! With the right hairstyle and maintenance routine, you can keep your hair looking healthy, vibrant, and effortlessly stylish all summer long.

 

HALF UP EFFORTLESS STYLE

  1. Wash and Condition: Use Alfaparf Semi di Lino Moisture Shampoo and occasional Moisture Mask to keep hair hydrated.
  2. Apply Leave-In Conditioner: Use Alfaparf Semi di Lino Moisture Leave-In Conditioner on damp hair and dry as usual.
  3. Create Sections: Part your hair horizontally from ear to ear.
  4. Half-Up Ponytail: Gather the top section of hair and secure it with a small elastic band, leaving the rest down.
  5. Finish: Add a touch of Alfaparf Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi for shine.