July 14, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

These Are the 5 Best Lifesavers for a Bad Hair Day

No two people are the same, and therefore all of us have our own ideas on what a bad hair day looks like. Experiences range from limp, lifeless hair to stubborn cowlicks to unruly curls that can’t be tamed. Whatever your version of a bad hair day, we’ve got five solutions (in all shapes and sizes) that will come to your rescue!

Bad Hair Day

1. Texturizing Spray or Powder

When your hair is looking a little limp and lifeless, often the initial reaction is to pull it back into a ponytail or sleek topknot and go about your business. Before you throw in the towel, try dusting  texturizing powder or spray in your hair to give it a quick volume and texture boost. Check out this tutorial on how to use it the right way!

Product Recommendations: L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art True Grip Powder, Shu Uemura Texture Wave, Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease

2. Braids

For those days you sleep in and can’t seem to do a thing with your uncooperative hair, a braid is your BFF. These ’dos are easy and versatile and work for all hair types! Also, there’s a variety of braids to choose from: fishtail, four-strand, shoelace and, of course, the classic French. To make your unmanageable hair a little easier to braid, spritz some Redken One United All-In-One-Multi-Benefit Treatment on your strands for lightweight conditioning and detangling power that will help you land the perfect plaits! 

3. Scarf or Headband

OK, you put up a good fight, but sometimes you just have to give in and pull back that hair. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t still look fabulous. Adorn that pony or topknot with a headband or headwrap and no one will know the true state of your hair!

4. Hair Straightener

Cowlicks got you down? Show ’em who’s boss by breaking out the big guns, er, gun. We’re talking about a little miracle worker known as the straightening iron. Not only is this amazing tool great at making your hair instantly sleek and straight, but it can also help make your cowlick woes history. Just follow this little tutorial and your hair will thank you!

5. The Messy Bun

The Holy Grail of lazy girl hairstyles is just what you need for those crazy hair days. This ’do is especially wonderful for those tough work mornings when you have to look presentable but just don’t have the time to tame that mane.

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