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3 Ways To Style Your Hair Without A Blowdryer

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    When your cutout frock starts to feel like a sweaterdress, the last thing you want to do is use hot tools. Not only is all that effort going to go to waste — oh, the humidity — but you're just going to end up even hotter. Thankfully, we've got three looks that are easily done when all you really want to do is nothing.

    Ahead, hairstylists Rudy Martins and Tiffany Patton break down each one with nothing more than a little backcomb here, a little twist there, and zero — count 'em, zero — hot tools. Not only do they get your hair off your neck, but they're totally DIY-able with a few styling stars from Sephora.

    Still hot? Not for long.




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    Braids are no-fail warm-weather staples. They're as easy to pull off in the office elevator as they are in front of the vanity, and there are just so many ways to play around with them. Read on to see how Martins amps up a basic braid with a loop to help keep your neck cool without compromising style.

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    Start with a light layer of anti-frizz spray all over your hair. It'll help keep the frizz at bay as you style, and you'll need the extra grip that the product gives you to hold your braid and anchor your loop.

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    Smooth all your hair over to the left side of your head, and then grab a small section of hair from behind your left ear. Lightly tease with a boar-bristle brush from the ends to the roots. This gives your braid a sturdy foundation to pin your loop to, says Martins.

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    Smooth out the topmost layer of the backcombed section, and then create a simple three-strand braid from your ear to the ends of your hair. Secure with a clear elastic.

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    Now, grab the end of your braid and create a loop, pinning the plait to the anchored section by your ear. Secure with two crisscrossed bobby pins.