Tomorrow is April 1st, and so starts the month of Spring showers! Even though April 1st a day of pranks, getting caught in the rain is no joke for your hair. If you find yourself without an umbrella, or your umbrella blows inside out and you have to wrestle it back to earth, or you just didn’t have time to shower and blow dry (#priorities), read on for tips that will help you go effortlessly from damp to dry. We’ve also included some styles that will make wet hair look intentional!
In case you didn’t already know–dry shampoo is the best. Carry a travel size bottle with you to soak up any excess moisture and revive style once your hair has air dried. Batiste Dry Shampoo can be found in most drugstores, their travel size bottle is only $2.99, and it’s one of our faves!
Did you style your hair in the morning and the weather totally ruined things during your commute? Try not to touch your strands, as that will make the frizz worse. If you want to brush your wet hair after a rain shower, opt for a wide-tooth comb instead of a hair brush to minimize frizz. Air dry your hair once you get inside and then give your style life again with a dry shampoo and/or a texture spray. Both will morph your frizzies into a meant-to-do-that textured ‘do.
Be wary of using too much product on rainy days – that normal size dollop of serum on a dry day can act totally different on a wet day and turn your style from shiny masterpiece to greasy mess. Can’t live without product? Opt for a sea salt spray that is meant to react with water and rock some beach waves that look good damp, dry, messy, finger-combed, scrunched, you name it. A great one to try is Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ($27).
No umbrella and no dry shampoo? No problem! Check out these no-fail wet hair hairstyles that not only look intentional, but super-chic: