Bad hair days are something that we all dread! They seem to hit at the worst possible times like right before work, an interview or even a date you’ve been preparing for for weeks! We can do everything in our power to prevent them but sometimes they are inevitable. We panic, stress, cry and just say to heck with it all. I’m going back to bed! Before you give up on your day we’ve got some solutions to help turn your hair life back around. Because hair is everything!
First things first, take a deep breath! Now read our top tips to beat a bad hair day below so you can be prepared the next time this inevitable situation happens. You’ve got this!
Change Your Part
Changing your part is a quick and easy solution. Take it to the side, middle, a deconstructed part or even the opposite side, just change it from your usual. Once you have the part in mind you want to create, simply throw some dry shampoo in there and grab your blow dryer. Using a low airflow, direct the hair in the new direction. Finishing with an extra hold hairspray will ensure your new part won’t move!
The great thing about a bad hair day is that your hair is already a mess, so let’s use that to our advantage! From a messy top knot, to a messy fishtail braid, lean into the boho vibe where a bit of mess will actually compliment the style and not detract from it. Again, start by using your dry shampoo and simply spray a light amount throughout the hair for added volume and texture while getting rid of the oils. This will create a hold for any messy style you would like. Headed to work, opt for a lower messy bun. Heading out with friends, definitely go for the messy top knot. Headed out for the evening, go for the messy braid! The options are endless when you lean into the messy look.
Ponytails Fix Everything
Who doesn’t love ponytails? They look cute and take less than a few minutes to do. But, if you are thwarted with bumps, then apply heat or wet it out. You can also use the trick called double ponytail if you are running out of time. Gather the back section into a ponytail and secure with elastic, repeat the same with the front section. This trick will take away any unwanted attention from your bad hair.
So maybe you really don’t have the time or patience left to try the above, don’t fret! Pull out those headbands you bought forever ago, it’s time to have some fun. The variety of hairstyles you can create with one simple headband is endless, from a chignon to accessorising a ponytail and top knot, it creates the illusion that you spent hours on your hair!
The biggest cause of a bad hair day is lived in hair! This comes from excess oils weighing down the hair or from sleeping in a funky position and waking with major bed head. If you have bangs, we suggest sectioning off just the bangs, securing the rest of the hair away from the face and washing the bangs with shampoo. This only takes seconds and it gives you a fresh canvas to work with. If you don’t have bangs, section off the front section of the hair, from the top of the ear over to the other ear. Wash out that section then grab a large round brush and blow dry. This will add volume and will give you a fresh style to work with!
You see, a bad hair day can always be fixed, we just have to take a step back and relax first. Get creative, try something new and don’t hesitate to throw that ball cap or headband on if necessary. What are your go-to ways to beat a bad hair day?