Simple solutions for common weather-related hair dilemmas.


Wizard of Oz-like Wind

Hair Forecast: Tangles and knots, and dullness, oh my!

When hair is blowing all over the place, strands can get wrapped around each other, which leads to breakage and splits from attempting to detangle them with your fingers or brush, and it roughs up the cuticle and makes strands appear dull.

Quick Fix 

Just like you would lock down any potential flying objects when a natural disaster strikes, if you want to maintain a perfectly coiffed style when entering a wind tunnel, secure your hair. Gibson suggests this youthful yet sophisticated version he created at the fall Rachel Roy show: Create a center part from the top of your head down to the nape of your neck. Take sections from behind both ears and wrap with an elastic (aka pigtails), then braid each all the way down to the ends and wrap with elastics; pin the ends on the top of your head with a bobby pin. Lace a quarter-inch ribbon between sections of hair before braiding for an added girly twist.

Styling Solution

Under these conditions, it’s safe to say, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Slightly tangled hair (we’re talking bohemian, not rat’s nest) creates its own version of being (naturally) teased without the ‘80s backcombing. “You might actually like the look of the can’t-fight-it enhanced texture,” says Serafino. “When hair is windblown it can create a sexy, disheveled style, like it’s lightly tousled all over — which could be very difficult to do on your own, especially if you hair never holds a wave or curl.” So basically, go with it, and follow up with a deep conditioning mask to help repair any win damage.

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