Over the course of my life, I’ve had more than my fair share of bad hair days.
For me, that usually means flat, limp locks with zero volume, which leaves me stuck with a boring ponytail for the day.
Now, your bad hair days may be a little different, depending on the texture and condition of your tresses, as well as the season and weather conditions.
No matter how your hair misbehaves, though, all that really matters is getting it back in shape as fast as you can – but finding the right solution to your hair issues isn’t always easy.
So if you’re looking to limit your bad hair days, check out these tips for solving some of the most common hair problems so you can get your locks back to looking fabulous in no time.
If you have curly or wavy locks, frizz is likely the bane of your existence. But there are ways to control it so you don’t wind up wearing a hat every time the humidity rises. Hair gets frizzy when high temperatures and moisture in the air cause the strands to swell and take on a rough, dull appearance. To get your tresses smooth and sleek once more, apply a smoothing styling product while your hair is still damp — the Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream is an ideal option.
The excessive heat of blow drying can also cause frizz so it’s important to protect your locks. Always use a heat protectant product such as the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray before heat styling. Using a tourmaline hair dryer can also help reduce frizz because the even heat that it generates is gentler on your locks.
Whether your hair is naturally dry or it’s lost moisture as a result of damage or weather condition, it can definitely lead to plenty of bad hair days. To combat the problem, you need to add serious moisture to your locks. Choose a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like the Kenra Professional Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner for your regular washes. Then boost the hydration even more by treating your hair with a deep conditioner or hair mask. The Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque is an ideal option for dehydrated tresses.
If you have fine or thin hair, you probably battle greasy tresses on a regular basis. Natural oils from your scalp can weigh down fine hair and make your roots look especially greasy. Washing your hair regularly can help remove the excess oils, but try to avoid shampooing every day – that can actually increase oil production. Every other day is a good compromise. Use a gentle, lightweight shampoo when you wash, such as the Living Proof Full Shampoo. Once a month, though, wash with a clarifying shampoo like the Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo to help remove oil and buildup from styling products.
When it comes to conditioners, some formulas are just too rich and heavy for fine, thin locks and can leave them looking greasy. Instead of a heavy, rinse-out conditioner, consider switching to a lightweight, leave-in conditioning spray like the TRESemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Leave-In Conditioning Spray. For days when your locks still look oily, apply a dry shampoo such as the Pantene Dry Shampoo – it will soak up the excess oil at your roots and leave your hair looking fresh and clean.
When the air is dry and you’re wearing a hat in winter, your hair can get static-y in a hurry. But static doesn’t just happen in the cold weather – it can occur any time your hair is dry. To fight static in your locks, spray a brush with a lightweight, flexible hold hairspray such as the Dove Style + Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray to smooth down static-y strands. If you don’t want to add product to your hair, gently run a dryer sheet over your hair to get rid of the static.