For girls like me, who shamelessly embrace their curly hair and have broken up with their straightening irons for good (except for that occasional weekend fling), the heat is a styling godsend. A slathering of here and a dab of Ringlet 07 Curl Protector by Redken there, and I can (humidity permitting, of course) turn out some pretty rockstar locks—full and fiercely coil-y .
Sound a little wacky? It should. This kind of heat—up, up and away of 100 degrees in NYC—doesn't usually provoke such a welcoming response. But, it's my personal feeling that the more you sweat the heat, the more you'll likely get burned by the discomfort it can create. So, here, a few more reasons to look forward to it—even in a hot city like this.
Wear Cute Clothes
Yesterday, while with a guy-friend, he said: "Girls are so lucky—I wish I could wear a sundress in this weather." And, he's right—lucky we are. If you're a female, ditch the dress pants and embrace the many ways in which you can make cotton skirts, shorts and sandals work-friendly.
Eat All the Ice Cream You Want
If you tend to get the sugar-indulgence blues when your levels take a nose dive, consider hot days like these your Get Out of Gluttony Free Card, as the delicious creamy cold stuff is a cool-down necessity. Rocky Road, please.
Jump Start Your Diet
Water weight accounts for a few of those extra pounds you've been trying to shed, which are usually the first to go when you begin losing weight. Nothing kicks off a diet like already feeling thin—so sweat out and sweat on. Not to mention, sweltering heat is the ultimate appetite suppressant.
Hop In a Cab
With all the fainting that the heat prompts, especially on crowded subways and buses, there are constant service interruptions. For those who live in a city, this is the perfect opportunity to take a cab to work without worrying about spending unwisely. Rolling into your air-conditioned office late and frazzled? Now, that's unwise.
Get a Free Facial
Steamy weather plus a constant outflow of sweat will certainly pamper your pores. But, remember: While they're clean and clear, they're also wide open—so remember to wash frequently for optimum faux facial results.
Why do you love the heat? Feel free to add your reasons—whether silly or serious—in the comments. Happy heat wave!