I’m a “set it and forget it” kind of girl when it comes to doing my hair. I want to just do one thing that I know works, and not mess with it the rest of the day.

These two styles, the half up and low messy bun, are two of my favorite looks. They work really well in the summer but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wear my hair in one of these styles year round.

What makes them work so well in summer, though, is that they can be a “nicer” option than a defeated ponytail when the heat and humidity reach next level oppressive.

If you want to see how I created the loose, undone waves at the start of the video, you can watch this tutorial!

I have 1 weft of a hair extension in at my crown area for thickness. I had some damage to that part of my hair so I’m filling it in with a weft when necessary. This certainly isn’t required for either of these hairstyles, but if you are interested in trying out hair extensions (for thickness only or length too!), I’ve been really impressed with Barefoot Blonde hair. The colors are beautiful and they look as natural as a hair extension can possibly look.

I’m using these Bobby pins and these clear elastics for the styles. I’ve used the Diane Bobby pins for years and they are unbeatable. The Blaxx clear elastics are thick, have a good amount of stretch without becoming overly thin, and are reusable!

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