Let’s face it, we’ve all been there: you’ve taken the time and effort to give your hair all the treatment it deserves, making sure it’s shampooed, conditioned, blow-dried and ready for an amazing hair day, only for the inevitable to happen. You look out of the window and you save that the heavens have opened and it’s absolutely pouring it down outside. That’s it, your amazing hair day is completely ruined. Or is it?
We know how frustrating it is. You might be desperate with no clue about what to do about your hair in the rain. The truth is that even if there isn’t a complete downpour, humid and drizzly days can wreak havoc on your hair. Well, here at SOS Haircare, we’re here to tell you that there’s more you can do to make sure that you still have a great hair day in the rain without just having to rely on the use of an umbrella!
Frizz is definitely the main culprit in situations like these. Even mildly damp or sticky days will see you struggle to control your hair and prevent it from frizzing up gradually throughout the day. However, you also have to contend with flatness, tangles, and other hair problems as well. The problem is looking insurmountable, but don’t worry! With these tips and tricks, you can make sure that you never again have to admit defeat and endure a bad hair day when it rains!
The rain already makes you wet and miserable as it is, and now it’s ruining your locks and making all that work you did in the morning completely pointless. Well, one of the quickest and easiest ways that you can prevent the rain from causing carnage with your hairdo is simple - just tie it up!
It may seem obvious, but it’s worth remembering that tieing up your hair is an absolute staple when it comes to getting the most out of your hair whilst doing the least work! A top-knot or slick up-do is really difficult to ruin and is much more resistant and enduring when it comes to all sorts of weather conditions, including the wind and rain of course! In particular, top-knots can get absolutely soaked and still retain their shape, allowing you to keep calm and carry on through the downpour - it’s a problem you can deal with later and in more dry circumstances! On the other hand, the slick up-do or tight pony might require some product in order to successfully battle against the rain.
Once you’ve been in the rain and you’ve managed to escape to somewhere dry, you might find yourself tempted to use your hairbrush before long. When your hair has been absolutely soaking in the rain and then begins to dry, the likelihood is that your hair going to be knotted and tangled - it’s at least going to have some natural waviness that you might not have intended! We know that the instinct is to reach for that brush and begin the detangling process! But the truth is that this can do more harm than good.
If your hair dries from the rain with knots, kinks or curls, then forcibly trying to detangle this disturbs the hair, causing it to get even messier if anything else! Also, trying to brush your damp and frizzy hair with a fine-tooth comb or bristle brush can actually cause damage to your hair. Don’t let the rain cause lasting damage - instead, opt for a wide-toothed comb or even just finger-comb your hair in order to detangle your rain-wet hair.
Are you someone who normally spends time in the morning either straightening or curling your hair? Well, even if you don’t, you might want to consider it the next time you wake up and look out your window to see it pouring it down outside. The truth is that the irons are an excellent ally for your hair on wet and rainy days.
On the one hand, even if you don’t usually straighten your hair in preference for wearing it out in a more wavy style, a straightener will help you to keep this look in check and prevent over-frizzing. You know that after running through a rainy car park on your way to work or school that your hair is inevitably going to wave. Well, why not beat the rain to it and take control of the situation? That’s right - we recommend using a curling iron in order to set your curls before the rain takes away the choice!
Using heated curlers are going to allow you to more definitively set and define your own curls. This is going to make them just a little less susceptible to frizz when the rain and the damp begin to cause trouble.
Sometimes the more obvious solutions are the best. In this case, we always think that you should have a dehumidifying spray handy. It’s a great thing to have lying around for those days when you wake up and it’s pouring it down outside. There is a range of different products out on the market, so it’s worth exploring until you find something that’s perfect for you!
An antifrizz spray is great for anyone who finds themselves fighting against frizzy or poofy hair on a regular basis. For rainy days, it helps in act like a sort of barrier or first line of defence against the moisture and dampness in the air.
One of the best things you can do to make sure that your hair stays protected from damage and frizz on a rainy day is to keep your hair healthy. There are a few different ways of doing this, fortunately here at SOS Haircare, we have one of the best solutions out there!
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