We've all had those days when our waves, curls, and coils just doesn't want to work with us and we don't have a lot of time or patience to focus on perfecting them. Well, don't fret--here are 10 quick fixes that are sure to aid you in your bad hair days.
10 Fixes for Bad Hair Days
1. Keep a "Fix-It" Kit Nearby
It's usually a good idea to keep a spray bottle and curl defining styler nearby as a refresher.
Keep a few bobby pins or clips handy. If you feel like your curls are coming undone, losing shape or body - add a few spritzes of water or conditioning spray and twist large sections while they’re a bit damp.
Pin each section back and remove the pins or clips when you get to work, or after you’re done with your make up.PHOTO BE CONFECTIONATE
Take advantage of online hair resources. Whenever you have time, check out The Twist by Naturally Curly for tutorials and styling advice. Or these curly, coily and wavy YouTubers:
Though we may love to try new products from time to time, keeping a product--or two--on hand that we can count on for fly-aways, frizz and other issues, is a must. Try to keep a small jar of natural shea butter, or pomade on hand. Coconut oil is also a great product to have around in your house or office. You can use it to sooth hair and skin.
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Keep a small drawer or basket with some favorite scarves, headbands, clips and pony tail holders on hand. You may also want to keep a few in your bag and car so a last minute change in style is easy and quick. Learn to use accessories to dress your hair up, or keep it simple, and, of course, fix a bad hair day too.
Watch: 3 Ways to Tie a Scarf
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6. Be Open to Dry Shampoo
If you need some help fixing some oily spots, try a dry shampoo spray. Brush the spray throughout your strands and you’ll notice the oil will be soaked up by the shampoo--oily spots gone!
Try one of these:
- John Frieda Dry Shampoo Refresher
- Arrojo ReFINISH
- Klorane Extra-Gentle Dry Shampoo
- Salon Grafix Play it BIG
Falling flat? Some curls and waves lose their bounce and body midday. Try a texture spray with coconut oil, shea butter, sea salt and natural botanicals.
8. Re-texturize With Styling ToolsWavies, try:
A curling wand will add volume to limp hair and help waves that fall flat. The Remington Ceramic Pearl Curling Wand is inexpensive and a fave amongst the wavy crowd. Make sure you use a heat protectant spray first--we suggest Curl Junkie Hair Styling Water.
Some durable foam rollers like these 'dent-less' ones from Goody. Not only are they comfortable to sleep in overnight, but they're an easy heat-free way of adding body and definition to curls. Use a little styling cream like Moroccanoil Hydrating Cream to moisturize and hold your hair and minimize the appearance of frizz.
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9. Refresh Your Second-Day Hair
Your hair most likely has some conditioner or product in it from the day before. If you are running out of time (or just don't feel like styling today), grab a spray bottle and dampen your hair. Reach for a product with moisturizing ingredients and use your fingers to twist sections with your fingers. This will give your curls a more refreshed look. Allow the sections to air dry or use your diffuser to speed up the process a bit.
Come on. That little halo of frizz is actually pretty. The hair we see in magazines and on TV--well probably 90% of it is done with the aid of blowouts and heat styling tools. Chances are, those supermodels do not wake up that way. Embrace YOUR curls and waves and realize that your bad hair days and few and far between...
Read more: Build Your Curly Confidence!