Beat the Frizz – 2 hairstyles for hot humid weather

Chignon

It was a battle between the curler and the straightener.

My husband laughed.

I told him it was Important.

I have discovered that it is Important for all of about 5 mintues here. And then the kirby grips and hair bobbles take over.

What am I talking about?

My hair, dummy! I am a blow dry and style kind of girl. Or at least I was until, oh, about 2 weeks ago.

Here I am at 07.16am, getting ready for the first outing of the day – dog walking (before it gets too hot):

And then at 08.13am:

Any tips for sleek and shiny locks in the tropics?

Looking at the local ladies is no help at all. Their braids are phenomenal, but would just not suit me. Believe me, I tried it as a kid on holidays. First of all, it hurts so much getting it done. (Although when I ask the kids around if it hurts, they look at my like I am mad). Secondly, I will just have a sunburnt scalp I am sure.

I vow not to give up and pony tail every day…..

Mais c’est la vie maintenant!

Especially when you spend a large percentage of your time like this:

Swimming antigua

The solution I have come up with at the moment is this.

messy bun
Messy bun

I just put small clips all over the top of my head and then tie the rest in a messy bun.

It works for me on a number of levels: it keeps me cool to have my hair tied up, my hat fits nicely on top and because of the small clips, I don’t end up with hat hair when I take it off, and I can even swim like this and it holds!

Then there is the side bun version of the same hairstyle for when I want to snazz things up a bit. Simple but effective.

Un joli chignon facile!

Messy side bun, hairstyles in the heat!
Messy side bun, hairstyles in the heat!
This is the side bun from behind, using small clips on rolled sections of hair
This is the side bun from behind, using small clips on rolled sections of hair
And it works well under a hat!
And it works well under a hat!

Bisous x

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