A short bob hairstyle is versatile. It works on all types of hair and in every kind of weather. The bob can be blunt and straight or choppy and layered. The key is to style it right and to use anti-humidity products in moist or humid weather. That way, you can ensure that your bob will stay straight despite the humidity. Another good thing about the bob is that it is short enough to keep you cool during hot summer months but long enough to put into a ponytail or updo.
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Things you need
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Brush or comb
- Anti-humidity products
- Flat brush
- Straightening iron
Wash your hair with a shampoo for sleek or straight hair, or with a shampoo that fights frizz or humidity. These types of shampoo help your hair stay sleek and moisturised -- ideal for humid weather. Use a similar conditioner, preferably from the same line of products if available. Avoid applying conditioner to your roots, which may weigh your bob down and make it greasy faster.
Blot hair with a towel. Then, brush or comb to remove tangles. Apply mousse or an anti-humidity styling product. Air dry hair until it is completely dry, or use a blow-dryer once hair is about halfway dry. If blow-drying, direct the blow dryer downward while brushing hair with a flat brush.
Lift hair at the roots and spritz with hairspray. This will add volume to your bob without making it look poofy. Use a volumizing hairspray from roots to tips, as recommended by stylist Frederic Fekkai in the Houston Chronicle. Moisture weighs hair down; volumizing spray lifts it up.
Straighten each strand of hair, especially the top strands, with a hair straightener.
Set your hairstyle with an anti-humidity product such as hairspray, spray gel or pomade. Your hair should stay straight until the next wash.
Tips and warnings
- For quick touch-ups, simply run the straightener through the top strands of hair and spray with a styling product.
- If you have greasy roots, consider giving them a lift with dry shampoo.
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