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Once the weather does finally heat up, it can be hard to know what to do with your hair. The back of your neck gets all sweaty, your locks dry out or go all frizzy because of the humidity… nightmare. Anything that claims to make it easier to deal with seems to be expensive products or overpriced equipment, not great if you’re on a tight budget.

Don’t worry – we’ve got three easy to-do hairstyles to help you get that salon finish for less!

Fishtail braid

Why stick with the conventional plait when you can try a fishtail braid instead? We promise it’s not as hard as it looks, all you have to do is follow these few easy steps…

1. Create a side ponytail with an elastic band or bobble.

2. Split the ponytail into two halves.

3. Take a piece from the first side (from the outer edges) and pass it to the second side.

4. Then take a piece from the second side and pass it back to the first, pulling the hair neatly as you go. Continue this until your braid is complete.

5. Once you’ve finished, cut the elastic band or bobble (being careful not to cut your own hair) and voila your very first fishtail braid!

Messy up do

It really doesn’t get any easier than a messy up-do, all you have to do to achieve this look is…

1. Tie your hair up into a high ponytail.

2. Twist this ponytail from top to bottom.

3. Wrap the ponytail around into a bun and grab a bobble to secure this.

4. Loosen the bun as much as you like or leave as is – but once you’ve got the look that you want secure with bobby pints.

5. If you’ve got any to hand, use some hair spray to hold the look together and you’ll be good to go!

The twist

Twisting your hair is a really simple way of creating a pretty look no matter the weather. So opt for a twisted up do when things really start to heat up…

1. Part your hair.

2. Grab a section from the front and start twisting it, collecting other strands as you go along.

3. Once your reach the other side of your head, grab a bobble and tie the ends into a ponytail.

4. Grab the ponytail and twist around into a side bun (if your hair isn’t long enough leave as a ponytail) then secure with a bobble.

5. Keep in place with bobby pins.

If the weather isn’t too stifling, you could leave your hair down and twist the front sections to create a whimsical, romantic look.

So there you have it – if you try any of our quick and easy hairstyles out this summer be sure to send us a picture on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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