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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Lisa Cato on

I love the look, I of course never tried it. But I would like to!

Elle on

when I get out of the shower I put lotion on. then the excess on my hands, I run through my hair. it makes it silky and shiny.

Jasmine on

They both look really pretty and I love the style

rissa on

ii really think jessica looks like a stay at home mom !! and nicole jus look horrible

olha on

nicole lookin good=)’

Stacie on

nicole looks better

sessy on

i dont like jess’s look at all! however, i happen to love nicole’s! does anyone have any tips for thick wavy hair?

dee on

Put baby oil in your hair as your straightening it or just before its done air drying. leave hand lotion in it…use vaseline to make it easier to straighten –blow dry, especially if u have coarse hair. for curly coarse hair, if u wanna leave it curly, add everything like moose, gel, and conditioner(wheich u leave in),add it all when your hair is wet, then jsut wrap it with a towel, before it gets damp, add baby oil–a LITTLE, and a LITTLE vaseline. put a hat on your head for about 5min until it settles downa bit, then take the hat off….good luck.

kathe on

i know this is totally off topic BUT its still about accesories. DOES ANYONE KNOW NICOLE RICHIES SHADES? coz i really really like it.
thanks so much. would apreciate it if i got a reply (:
have a nice day everyone.

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