Washing your hair is overrated.
For days when washing our hair is just too much effort (so. many. products.), we happily remember the beauty of an updo. Not only can you get your (probably sweaty) hair out of your face, but the sheer number of possibilities means you can change up your look no matter your mood. For the ultimate in hair inspiration, we turned, of course, to Pinterest. Whether you prefer an array of braids or an artfully undone bun, we found both the top-trending and below-the-radar gems for you to try. Get ready to embrace lazy, second-day hair all summer long!
1. Messy Bun
Step 1. Gather your hair and pull it straight up from the top of your head.
Step 2. Twist it all in one direction up until a few inches from your crown.
Step 3. Wrap your hair until you form a loose bun at the top of your head.
Step 4. Use between 5-10 bobby pins to secure the bun.
Step 1. Pick a scarf or bandana with enough length to wrap comfortably around your head.
Step 2. Tie the scarf at the top of your head with a double knot.
Step 3. Twist the ends and tuck into the back of the scarf.
Step 4. Secure a low bun with bobby pins or a claw clip.
3. Reverse braided bun
Step 1. Flip your head and section your hair into three parts at the nape of your neck.
Step 2. Cross the strands under the middle to create a dutch braid.
Step 3. Tie off the braid and sweep remaining hair into a high ponytail.
Step 4. Twist the hair into a bun and wrap the braid around, securing with a rubber band.
4. Half topknot
Step 1. Section off 1/3 of your hair and hold.
Step 2. Twist the free hair outward from the base.
Step 3. Wrap the twist in a bun and secure with a rubber band.
Step 4. Use bobby pins to pin down the front and back of the bun, giving it more shape.
5. Half Crown Braid
Step 1. Part your hair down the middle, and section off two front pieces of hair on either side.
Step 2. Braid each section, angling backwards rather than straight down.
Step 3. Secure one braid at the nape of your neck with bobby pins.
Step 4. Repeat with the second braid, and tuck the tails behind the braid.
6. Rope Twist Braid
Step 1. Split your hair into two sections at the nape of your neck.
Step 2. Twist each section to the right.
Step 3. Cross the right section of your hair over the left section.
Step 4. Keep twisting and wrapping all the way down, and secure with a rubber band.