Heat-Free Hair Can Be Fabulous

Moms, put away the curlers and flat irons.

Your daughters might damage their hair when they keep using these hot styling tools in summer. The hot sun already dries out her hair, and applied heat will only make it more dull and brittle.

Instead, let her switch to heat-free hairstyles like buns and braids. These two are very popular right now as summer hair, and I know they’ll look great on your girl as well.

Ballerina Band


Ballerina buns have always been a pretty and practical choice for summer since they keep the neck and face cool all day long. But when you add a headband to the plain bun, it becomes super chic.

Hairdo How-to:
  1. Wash and towel-dry hair. Brush through to remove the tangles.
  2. Using a brush, gather the hair and tie into a ponytail.
  3. Gather the ponytail end and twist until it becomes firm, but not too tight.
  4. Wrap the hair around the ponytail base. Use hair pins to steady the bun shape.
  5. Use a No Slippy Hair Clippy headband to finish the look!
Hailee Steinfeld, the teen star of True Grit, and actress Kate Mara have both worn this graceful combo down the red carpet, and let me say it’s the headband that really makes a difference.

To keep things fun, I recommend getting your daughter thin headbands with a pop of color like the No Slippy Hair Clippy® Casey or Mimi headbands. But if she’s a free spirit, then give her bold, thick headbands with like the Sage or Tonya headbands.

Braided Bow


Hailee goes two-for-two in the way she pulls off the braided bow, a summer look that can be interpreted in so many ways.

Here, she parts her hair to the side and then braids the lower two-thirds of her long, dark brown hair. Your daughter can follow this relaxed braid style with a clip bow to keep it all together, or go with tighter braids like those seen on the runways this summer.

Hairdo How-to:
  1. Wash and towel-dry hair.
  2. Gather hair at the nape of the neck. Divide hair into two sections (or more), depending on how intricate your braid will be.
  3. Take locks of hair from one section and cross from right to left, adding locks to the left section. Then, take locks of hair and cross from left to right, adding locks to the right section.
  4. Continue crossing hair and creating braids until a few inches from the hair tips.
  5. Secure the braid with a rubber band.
  6. Add a small clip bow to finish.
Your daughter’s choice of bow will show off her personality and style. She can go funky with the No Slippy Hair Clippy® Sam bow, or be prim and proper with the delicate Rachel or Audrey baby bows.