A bad hair day sneaks up on each one of us, when we least suspect it and definitely when we need our tresses to look flawless. A sudden spate in humidity levels can turn your hair into a frizzy mess. One day’s delay in keeping up with your shampoo routine can leave you with a greasy, limp mane. And more often than not, it happens when you don’t have the time to indulge in an elaborate hair-care regimen. Here are 5 quick yet effective ways to counter a bad hair day and power through:
A Drizzle of Dry Shampoo
If you are someone who’s inherently lazy about keeping up with hair wash routines because those 30 minutes of extra sleep mean the world to you, a dry shampoo should be a permanent fixture in your kitty. It is the quickest and most hassle-free way to get rid of grime and grease.
Braid It Up
Braids are the oldest trick in the book to conceal a bad hair day. When done with precision, these can look extremely stylish too and can complement any look or outfit. Depending on your expertise, you can either make a classic three-strand braid or jazz it up a tad with French braid or side braid. A hint of hair spray helps if you need the braid to stay in place through the day.
Leave-In Some Conditioner
For times when a bad hair day is triggered by an onslaught of frizz, a leave-in conditioner is your to-go saviour. Just apply some anti-frizz leave-in cream across the length of your hair and comb through for even distribution to get a smooth look and manageable texture almost instantly.
Bun up the Mess
A messy bun is a surefire solution to a bad hair day, no matter what’s triggering it. Be it greasy limp hair or a frizz overload, just hold your hair up in a high ponytail and then wrap it around to create an effortless messy bun. Using a few bobby pins to hold it in place and you’re set for the day.
Style Your Way Out of Bad Hair Days
If the day demands that you leave your hair open but your tresses just wouldn’t behave, nothing works better than a flat iron to make them fall in line. Use a dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner depending on which side of the bad hair day line you’re erring, and then straighten them up.
On days you don’t have the time for even these simple fixes, just conceal them with a cap or a fancy hair scarf. Do you have any bad hair day fixes that you swear by? Share them with us too!