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02 October 2013

5 Bad Hair Day Solutions

Here are 5 tricks I employ on a regular basis:



1. Fedora. Sure, technically any old hat will do the trick, but only a fedora can change a simple bad hair day into a, "Did you notice how awesome I am? I wear a fedora." day.

2. Wet it all down and start over. This isn't an option for everyone, but my short wavy/curly hair is highly influenced by the way in which it dries. If I go to sleep with my hair wet, I will wake up with every hair on my head dried into a semi-permanent stand-up position. But it's nothing that dunking your head under a faucet can't fix.

3. Lots of hairpins. The long-haired version of this is probably a ponytail. But if you have short hair, lots of pins it is. If I don't have time to wet and air-dry my unruly curls, 5 minutes and 10-15 bobby pins can turn a bad hair day into an "artistic" updo that isn't going anywhere for the rest of the day.

4. Use your hair as an excuse to stay indoors. Your hair looks bad, and your home needed a little TLC anyways. Might as well put on that oh-so-ugly but oh-so-practical stretchy headband, turn on the radio, power-clean the house for a couple hours and then treat yourself to a little at home relaxation with a movie or a good book. (The only risk to this plan is the likelihood of unexpected visitors, inspiring doorbellphobia.)

5. Get a haircut. I hate the experience of getting my hair cut, but I do like having short hair. Most of the haircuts I do get stem from waking up, looking in the mirror, and screaming, "Ahh, my hair is awful!" and spontaneously going out to get 4-6 inches chopped off. So far, I've never regretted it.

What's your go-to solution for crazy hair?

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In case you're new 'round these parts, this is yet another episode in my irregularly occurring "Worst Beauty Blogger Ever" series, which has it's basis on the fact that, unlikely as it may seem, I'm a licensed cosmetologist.
deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

a ponytail in the summer and a beanie in the wintertime are my bad hair day solutions. i have a HUGE head, and most hats don't fit, so i could never pull off a fedora (unless is was previously stretched out by a man with a large head.) but beanies do stretch, so they have become my friend.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I always just straighten it into submission if all else fails. So sad.

Elizabeth said...

Too funny that you hate getting your hair cut, when that's what you do for a living! My go-to is usually a ponytail or fishtail braid.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Haha I love this! My strategy is definitely to just put my hair up! It's long and thick so it usually just ends up in a ponytail :)

Carolynn Markey said...

Crazy hair? braid. or hat. or, really, think to myself: why go anywhere today? actually, why change out of PJs??? hah.

Inge Jane said...

I definitely go for the wet-it-down-and-start-over method a lot. That and bobby pins for sure. But I like the idea of just taking a "bad hair day" and staying home instead =)

Inge Jane said...

I definitely go for the wet-it-down-and-start-over method a lot. That and bobby pins for sure. But I like the idea of just taking a "bad hair day" and staying home instead =)

Michelle said...

Good tips! My go to bad hair day solution is a high messy bun with some bangs pulled down around my face. If I'm feeling up to it, I add a scarf or headband for color.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Hats. Definately hats.

Like you I hate getting my hair cut, or coloured. Blech.

Spiffy fedora : )

bisous
Suzanne

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

hahaha you are so funny!! I LOVE the point about staying in for a lil TLC... could def use that about now!

Lenya said...

Bad hair day? Well throwing a tantrum what else can I do ;-)

Tayler Morrell said...

My husband loves fedoras! I have curly hair as well, so I feel ya about the curling the right way. I typically braid my bangs back and put the rest of my hair in a messy bun and I ALWAYS wear a flower or a lacy headband!
Our Fairy Tale

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I do #2! and reapply the curling products!

Melina said...

Hah, I basically live by numbers 4 and 5 exclusively. Though having semi-short hair, I'm always armed with a plethora of hairpins too!

Paving the Rugged Path said...

If anyone can pull off a fedora, it is you! LOVE! Some day I WILL rock a fedora! :)

XO Amanda

Ashley Sonntag said...

Love this post! Seriously, sometimes you really do have to wet it down and start over! haha. I like to stick to #1 though...
xo,
Ashley | Raspberry Glow

Anonymous said...

Cute hat! When my hair is not behaving, I go for the old ponytail. :P Hope you're having a great week!

Anonymous said...

When I had short hair, pins and clips were my redemption for bad hair days, but as it's gotten longer, it's actually pretty well behaved. I do throw it in a pony or bun a lot of days, though, because it's too hot and heavy to wear it down.

Judy C said...

I normally throw on a hat or a headscarf and go. I've been dying to cut my hair, but am fearful of bad those bad hair days would look like. I think I'm prone to bad hair days!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

haha this is great! I seriously need a hair cut...but I'm putting the whole moving stuff ahead (because the haircute needs to come close to getting my eyebrows waxed too...YIKES!)