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Whether you're the bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or a guest, there's one thing that can strike fear in the hearts of wedding-goers searching for perfect hair — summer humidity. If you're in a remote, tropical destination with no access to a trustworthy salon, or are just a girl who likes to get in the trenches with her hair, the truth is doing your own hair for a summer wedding shouldn't be out of the question. Of course, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you along the way. Here, the 4 secrets to doing your own summer wedding hair, and getting it right every time!
Start With Inspiration
Get ready to devote an entire Pinterest board to your wedding hair inspiration. File everything that strikes your fancy in one place, and then narrow it down to one style. Since you're looking to recreate it on your own, we suggest sticking with something that doesn't require so many bells and whistles. That doesn't mean you should stay clear of updos, just keep in mind that you only have two hands, and no eyes on the back of your head to get that french twist just right.
YouTube Is Your Best Friend
Want to do your own hair, AND try something new? YouTube can be your greatest ally. After you've narrowed down a look, starts combing through YouTube for a tutorial on how to get something similar on your own. Thousands, upon thousands of hair tutorials are at your fingertips to help you nail the look you want. Suddenly getting that fish tail braid just right won't seem so daunting. Our expert tip: choose your tutorials by how many views each has, that will help narrow down the infinite blackhole of videos you'll come up with after your search. It also helps to stalk your favorite celebrity hairstylists on Instagram and Snapchat for tips and tutorials.
Tools Are Important
Doesn't matter if you're going straight, or wavy, any good hairstyle starts with good tools. The good news is there's a tool out there to accomplish even the most seemingly impossible hair feats $ from pin straight strands, to envy-inducing beach waves, and perfectly blown out Kate Middleton-style tresses. Ask your regular hair person what they recommend for your hair texture. If you have fine thin strands, maybe investing in a good curling iron to achieve perfect texture before going with an updo is right for you. Conversely if you have thick, unruly strands, a killer straightening iron can help get those tresses frizz free.
Focus on Texture and Volume
Nothing beats humidity quite like some seriously textured hair. The secret to achieving that perfectly tousled texture? Lots of dry shampoo! We're all admitted dry shampoo addicts around here $ the perfect hair staple is not only great for refreshing a days-old blow out (shhhh we'll never tell the last time we washed), it's also the secret to achieving that sexy bedhead level of volume and texture, you know the one that's perfect for holding an updo or romantic beach waves in place. Focus on a talc-free product like Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo, to absorb impurities and build-up from other products while achieving the kind of volume usually reserved for Victoria's Secret models. Keep that hair in place with a hairspray that holds without drying up your tresses (or making them feel all crunchy). Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray not only keeps your hair in place, but also shields away humidity, and UVA/UVB rays — perfect for beach brides looking for extra protection and a gorgeous 'do.