Top 10 Tips to Turn a Rainy Day into a Good Hair Day!
School is back and typically so is the rain! If you feel like you look like a drowned rat by the time you reach the office, this blog has you covered. Here are my top 10 tips to look stylish from the school run to the office, regardless of the humidity!
Start with your shower. Rinse your hair with as cool water as you can stand. This will cause the cuticles to lie flat.
Help fight the frizz by avoiding towel drying and brushing your hair. Both of these will cause cuticles to stand up, starting the frizzing process before you even leave the house!
Apply a leave in conditioner or hair oil to nourish the strands.
Build volume from the roots, especially if you have fine hair. Use a strong hold mousse or spray and work into the roots before drying.
Try a different drying technique such as drying with a diffuser, to create a softer wavy look especially if you have naturally wavy hair! Spray with a sea salt spray to give your hair texture and hold.
If you can't live without a sleek blow dry, blow dry your hair as quick as possible as soon as you're out of the shower. The longer your hair is air drying, the more likely it is to frizz in the rain. Use a smoothing serum and dry in smaller sections to ensure you smooth every strand.
Finish with an anti-humidity hairspray. This will lock your style in and prevent moisture getting to the strands and causing the frizz!
If you suffer with dry or dehydrated hair, try to resist washing your hair when it's a humid day. It will only strip your hair further and leave it frizzier! Reach for a dry shampoo and make the blow dry go that extra day.
Alternatively learn a quick updo. Think a sleek ponytail or a messy bun. Use an old toothbrush sprayed with a strong hairspray to tame any flyaways.
If you're very prone to frizz, be prepared and carry a serum with you to manage your hair throughout the day.
Now you have the tips, here are the best products to get you slaying your hairstyle even in the rain!
John Frieda Frizz Ease Shampoo & Conditioner
The OG of anti-frizzing products, this duo helps smooth and hydrate hair, controlling the frizz at the same time! They are also safe for colour or chemically treated hair.
The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Oil
This oil can be used as an overnight treatment or a post shampooing treatment to help with dry hair. The more moisturised your hair, the less likely it is to frizz!
Nanogen Root Boost Thickening Spray
Build the base of your hairstyle by adding a thickening spray before blow-drying. This spray is lightweight and doesn't leave a sticky residue so it's perfect for even fine hair.
Toni & Guy Anti Frizz Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Simply spray this over the lengths of your hair to add texture and definition, with a light hold. Leave your hair to air dry, scrunching it as it dries or finish with a diffuser.
Color Wow Dream Coat
If you haven't heard of this product, where have you been? A favourite of the Kardashians, saturate your hair with the Dream Coat and dry your hair thoroughly, section by section. It works to coat every strand to give a waterproof coating for the perfect sleek finish!
Umberto Giannini Weather Proof Hairspray
This hairspray does it all! Holds your style, helps with frizziness, smooths and adds shine. What else could you ask for from a hairspray!
Living Proof Instant De-Frizzer
One of my favourite brands! The Instant De-Frizzer is perfect for using on the go on a rainy day. It does what it says on the tin! Spray for instant smoothness or spray onto the palms of your hands and apply directly for spot treatment.
Monica is a Professional Hair and Makeup Artist based in Leicester, East Midlands. She is a mother to daughters & loves all things skin and makeup related! Whilst she helps everyone feel their best, she especially enjoys working with clients over the age of 40, suffering with skin issues such as Psoriasis or thinning hair as she suffers with all of these herself! Her goal is to create looks that show her client's natural beauty and not mask them. Services range from bridal makeup to event makeup and occasion hair styling. For more details, please contact her via the contact form by clicking on www.monicaproartist.com.
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