We’ve all done it; woken up on the day that we need to look half presentable with a head of untameable locks, or oversleeping and not leaving ourselves enough time to wash it. Instead of panicking or turning to the dry shampoo (which recent reports have shown is causing baldness in over-users!), we thought we’ve give you a few tips on how to turn your bad hair day into a good one.
Even if your hair isn’t wet, giving it a once over with a blow drier and a large curling brush can give you height at the roots and breathe life into your overall look. Concentrate on the ends and the roots to begin with and smooth the mid-sections around the brush to finish with a more polished look in a matter of minutes.
Anyone who does hair for a living will agree that hair is FAR easier to work into an up-do at least a day or two after washing, so if you’re in need of a wash but don’t have time then braiding your hair will make it look infinitely better than leaving it lank. Braids don’t have to be juvenile; there are some lovely, feminine, grown-up braids out there which take minimal time to master.
We aren’t suggesting that you wear a headscarf with a business suit, but if you’re running errands and don’t have time to sort your locks out first, headscarves can be an excellent solution. Put your hair in a messy bun, wrap a pretty scarf around your head and tie at the front and you’ve have a super-cute vintage feel to your bad hair day fixer-upper. You can even use one to cover your curlers if you’ve got something to do later in the day!
Tie It Up
This is probably better for a day when your hair is unruly rather than greasy as a greasy, slicked back ponytail isn’t a good look on anyone! The slicked-back look is good if you struggle with frizz, because you can tame your hair with minimal effort and still look as though you’ve actually tried to look half decent.
When all else fails, a pretty headband, flower clip or bow can do wonders for drawing the eyes away from an area of hair which is refusing to play ball. We’re not suggesting wearing a full-on fascinator with your Uggs for the school run, but a sweet alice band or foam bun ring can really help take the focus off of other issues.