Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


Beat Summer Frizz: The Only Hair Accessory You Need

Frizz-Free Styles for all occasions

Beat Summer Frizz: The Only Hair Accessory You Need

Most of us love the heat of summer, but we don’t all love the havoc it wreaks on our otherwise smooth, silky hair. If you like to avoid heat styling tools in the summer months altogether, you may often find yourself looking for easy ways to fight the frizz without sacrificing style. 

Enter Goody Slideproof Headwraps: your summertime (or anytime) hair hero.

While these headwraps have long been my go-to for hair solutions when I’m running or hitting the beach, I hadn’t ventured into testing them out for other activities, like work or a date. Then one day I did and after receiving several compliments on how cute my hair looked, I decided it was time to start using them in my weekly hair repertoire.

The secure waves of silicone hold your headwrap in place - even on wet hair - and the different widths are great for different styles.

They are inexpensive and widely available at stores like Walmart or Loblaws and they come in lots of different shades, from neutrals to neons.

Here are four style suggestions for you to try this summer to beat the dreaded frizz we all want to avoid:

Situation #1: You’re going to work or dinner

A simple ponytail or bun can be easily dressed up with the addition of a Slideproof Headwrap. For a polished look, do the following:

  1. Start with tangle-free hair by brushing with your Goody Ouchless brush. There is a hidden cushion pad in the brush that won't snag your hair, and the little ball tips are designed not to fall off so your head won't be scratched!
  2. Slip your headwrap over your head and then secure.
  3. Smooth your hair into a mid- to low ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  4. Wrap the length of your pony into a bun or leave it down.
  5. Slip your headwrap into the desire spot if your hair is too short for a ponytail, or you’d just rather wear it down. If you want some extra volume, simply backcomb a bit at the roots behind the headwrap.

Pair either of these looks with a polished shift dress or pretty sundress and wedges for a look that’s desk and date approved.

Situation #2: You’re going to be late if you wash your hair

OOPS! So, you hit the snooze button too many times? NO FEAR. Let the natural grit of your hair work to your advantage (or do a quick dry shampoo!) and do the following:

  1. Grab a thick Slideproof Headwrap and pull it over your head.
  2. Flip that pretty noggin of yours upside down and gather your hair into a messy bun high on your head - but not right on top.
  3. Secure in place with a thick, Goody Ouchless elastic
  4. Pull your headwrap into place. Loosen a few pieces between your bun and your the headwrap for a "messy hair, don’t care” vibe.

This is a regular look for me for work or even going out for a drink with a friend! Pair it with casual pants and a cute top for work during the day, or distressed skinny jeans and a sexy tank for night.

Situation #3: You’re going to the beach/gym/hiking trail

Keep your hair in place in the sun, sea and sweat with a fun-coloured headwrap! In situations like this, I prefer to to skip the hairbrush and instead reach for the headwrap that will best match my bikini.

  1. Slip your headwrap into place.
  2. Braid your hair into a messy (or neat, your choice!) fishtail or French braid. If your hair is too short to braid, or you'd rather wear it down...have at it! (There are no beach waves like real beachwaves, after all.)

Rock this ‘do with your bathing suit or your running gear: it’s perfect for a day when you'll be contantly on the go.

Situation #4: You’re going to: grab groceries or coffee with a friend

One of my favourite, quick ways to get my hair off my face without resorting to a ponytail or bun is to let a headwrap be the hero. This two-minute style has a serious boho feel, making it a perfect topper for your breeziest maxi dresses or cut off shorts and a loose tank. Note: this look works best on "dirty" hair.

  1. Slide your headwrap OVER your hair, grab the length, and roll it up to pin it beneath the headwrap.
  2. Secure any loose pieces with Goody ColourCollection Bobby Pins or spritz with hairspray.
  3. Twist sections of your hair around the headwrap to create an intricate, braided look.

Whatever your style or occasion, you're sure to find a Slideproof Headwrap - and an easy style - that works for you!