No matter how gorgeous your locks are, everyone falls victim to bad hair days every now and then, yes even your friend with that swishy swashy mane who you’re secretly envious of. There may not be a way to magically turn an unmanageable mop into a sleek and perfect hairdo on a rushed up morning, but there are a few bad hair day tips and products that could help transform it into a chicer, less messier style.
Here we will give you a few bad hair day products and tips that will save you on such bad days, keep them handy since you never know when humidity and frizziness will strike.
A spray or serum that can help curb your frizz when you’re out and about or stuck at your office desk is useful to keep in your bag. A small bottle can help salvage your tress distress with a few spritzes. If you have curly hair you will know that you can’t really do much to tame it when it’s dry so carry a conditioning spray like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray (Rs 3150) that will dampen as well as tame your curls.
Salvage a once-voluminous blow dry or fine hair that has a knack for going flat and limp with a dry texturizing spray to give you fuller, lusher locks instantly. We like Wella Create Character Texturising Spray (Rs 1644) to give your strands a vivacious boost of body. Flip your head over and spray your strands and roots for some va va voom volume immediately.
You never know when a small pack of bobby pins lying at the bottom of your purse can come in handy. Use them to pull back your bangs when they just won’t behave, to hold your strands in place when you’re trying a chic updo or sleek ponytail or when your long locks are getting in your face. They’ll help bail you out with most of your hair woes.
If you suffer from oily hair then you can never be sure when the greasiness will hit. You can leave your home with your strands feeling fresh as a daisy but by midday, your mane can turn into an oil slick. It’s smart to have a good dry shampoo on you at all times to sap up all the greasiness, freshen up your roots and bring a healthy bounce to your locks. We love LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo (Rs 980) to help control slick strands.
One fuss-free way to disguise a not-so-great hair day is by simple slipping on a pretty hairband or embellished hair clips and pins. Even a colourful scarf or fun hat like a quirky fedora (if you can pull it off) can up your style quotient and no one will ever know that you’re actually covering up a bad hair day with some effortless style. Using fun hair accessories is the simplest way to save a bad hair day in under a minute and can help give you a new hairstyle once you slip them on.
If you have natural waves that tend to get all matted up, fall flat or sometimes simply frizz up into an uncontrollable mop then a sea salt spray should be your new best friend. A magic bottle like Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray (Rs 910) is perfect to spritz onto your mane and then use your fingers to tousle and scrunch for better defined waves that are low on frizz but high on glam.
A small bottle of hairspray can help calm those bad hair day woes. Use it to keep your style in place and help it last longer, hold flyaways in place and prevent static from making your strands stick up as well as help tame unruly hair. We like TIGI Catwalk Work It Hairspray (Rs 1062) as it is great for frizz control as well.
Blow drying your hair can definitely convert your bad hair day into a good one. All you need to do is, wash your hair and when your hair gets a little dry, blow dry it. Doing so will make the hair dry and not frizzy and you can also style your by using a round brush while blowing drying your hair on a minimum heat. We totally loved Nova Silky Shine Hair Dryer (Rs 845) that conditions and adds a natural shine to the hair.
Using hair clips on a bad hair day is one simple solution that can be a total saviour. You can simply make a half updo to get the clean look when your hair gets frizzy and becomes difficult to handle.
Hydrating argan oil hair mask totally come to rescue on bad hair days. All you need to do is, after washing your hair with shampoo apply hair mask and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then wash it off and you will get properly conditioned smooth hair.
This story was updated in August 2019.
POPxo Recommends: Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask (Rs 550)
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