Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hair Inspiration: Lightly Tousled

eefje de coninck for the vamoose
nadinoo
ruche
maison des fluers 
where is the cool
Since it's about 100 degrees in North Carolina and over much of the country, I'd like to think that no sane individual would willingly blow hot air on their already boiling head and, therefore, hair dryers are being retired nationwide. If you're anything like me and have long hair, you're either sporting the top knot, or allowing it to dry naturally in a frizzy freaking mess lightly tousled look. Admittedly, I realize these examples probably took plenty of heat to achieve, but I feel better fudging the truth and thinking I can achieve a similar with humid air alone. What about you? Have you given your hair dryer a break?

12 comments:

avant garde design said...

i totally have! i live minutes from the ocean and with after work swims, the heat, the humidity, a break was not only required it was necessary. mine was long and i just cut it to a long bob, was quite the change for me but feels fun ;) hope you are getting along nicely in your new surroundings!

Cindylou said...

Loreal makes a silicone hair serum that I bought only because it was airline friendly under the magic 3.4 oz. It's awwwwweeeessssooommmme. My mother just complimented my curly hair....usually it looks like the back has a triangle brillo pad stuck in it. French women just let their hair be natural. That's what I tell myself, at least, when I make small children point and cry. :)

Shasta Blair said...

I have - its all pinned up in back to keep it off my neck. It actually works well, even though my hair is pretty short. It's given me a pixie meets Jane Austen look and I think I'll stick with it until the oppressive-ness passes.

Naomi Bulger said...

I've always loved this look, although "frizzy freaking mess" is generally what I achieve when I attempt it. Current hair? Top knot. I admit defeat.

herecomesthesun said...

Have you tried Moroccan oil? It's my best trick for beating the frizz!

Claire Kiefer said...

Man oh man. I pretty much haven't used my blow dryer since I got my first Brazilian blowout. Literally haven't picked it up in months. And when I was in Georgia a couple weeks ago, you couldn't have paid me to blow dry my hair!

Callie Grayson said...

ha, I have been letting my hair dry naturally all summer! and wished my hair looked like this...
xx
callie

elissa :: ebb & flow said...

i haven't used my hair dryer in months. much too hot! for now, it's all top knot but maybe i can get some inspiration from these images and step outside the comfort zone.

Elizabeth said...

I was just commenting to my sister about how I feel like I should take a second shower after blowdrying! Anyway, so I guess I'm one of those freaks. I have been taking a bit of a breather though, by washing my hair at night and letting it air dry. In the morning, I just re-wet my bangs and style them--and then create some waves with a curling iron and call it a day.

I also have been using quite a bit of dry shampoo on the weekends, just so that I can skip a day. My absolute favorite is Lulu Organics hair powder. Especially awesome for fine-haired girls, like me.

drollgirl said...

oh i wish my hair looked like ANY of these!!!

it is roasting here. i have to blow dry my hair, even in this @*#&!^! weather (for work) but i just can't seem to manage to do much more than that. and it shows! but it is jsut too damn hot to put a whole lot of effort into the hair when it is hot and humid!

Down and Out Chic said...

@elizabeth- thanks for the suggestion with the dry shampoo. I'll have to check out Lulu Organics!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

today is ALL about the top knot for me Christina but what i wouldn't give for free flowing locks like these - oh my, they are gorgeous! ♥

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