Having long hair in a warm climate can be a bit of a challenge. Depending on the sort of work you do, for example, if you’re like me and do a lot of physical work outside, long hair in the summertime can feel a lot like a straight jacket, and sometimes it’s tempting to grab the razor and end it all.
I’m not kidding when I say I’ve come close to shaving my head when it’s insanely warm outside, but so far, I’ve resisted the temptation.
While long hair in warm weather can be a nuisance every now and then, I’m happy to report that there are ways to style it which don’t involve a buzz cut. Through trial and error I’ve designated some go-to hairstyles to sport when it’s uncomfortably hot, and I wanted to share with anyone else who has been tempted to hit up their local barber shop for a shave.
For casual styles, braids and buns are my preference. Both of these styles are a great way to keep hair off of your back and out of your face, and personally, I like to make use of the classic messy bun or a secure Dutch braid.
For fancier styles, one of my favourites is a braided or twisted half up, half down style. To do this, I take two section of hair from both sides of my part that frame my face. I either braid or twist each section and secure it around the back of my head with an elastic. It’s a beautiful style that keeps irritating hairs out of and away from the face, and it’s been a preference of mine for years.
If you’re someone who struggles with long hair in the heat, consider trying out some of these styles. They might make you reconsider going for that buzz cut.