Wear a Headband or Favorite Hair Accessory
If your bad hair just won’t obey your demands and it’s constantly in your face, sport a cool headband! While most fashions of the 80’s were totally unflattering, headbands have stood the test of time and are totally fashionable.
Headbands can range in size from a thin bra-strap headband to a thick 2-inch wide plastic headband. Headbands can be made of plastic, leather, fabric, or they can even be toothed. If you’re wearing a monochromatic outfit, get a dynamic and colorful headband!
To wear a headband, pull your hair back into a high ponytail and put the headband on your head. This way, you won’t have any rogue hairs flying out. Take out the ponytail once the headband is secure, and then spray with some hairspray.
If Brigitte Bardot and Rosie the Riveter rocked headbands, you can too! If you’re feeling daring, you can even just slide the headband over the crown of your head, over your hair, for a hippie look.
Style a Fashionable Ponytail
Ponytails are no longer just for sweaty workouts. Popular actresses like Blake Lively, Sienna Miller and Taylor Swift are big fans of the ponytail. There are so many different ponytail varieties, so you should experiment with the shape of your hair and face to see which look best suits you.
To wear a sleek high ponytail, tightly brush all of your hair into an elastic band high at the back of your head. This looks best if your hair is you blow-dry it straight beforehand. After the ponytail is set, apply some shine serum for an extra glossy look.
Side ponytails are all the rage right now. To create this messy but beautiful look, finger comb your hair and swipe your hair a few inches to the left or right of the nape of your neck. Secure your hair with a rubber band. You can even use a scarf instead for added pizzazz. If you’d like, you can also tease the hair coming out of the ponytail to create volume and texture.
If you’re looking to experiment, you can also try a half-ponytail, a messy ponytail or a braid.
Since the royal wedding of William and Kate, hats are hugely popular. The bigger the better! Hats also come in handy when trying to mask a bad hair day. People won’t focus on your hair; they’ll focus on your fashion forward cap. According to Vogue Magazine, berets, beanies, knit caps and dramatic fur cocoons are fashionable.
If you’re looking for a simple means of self-expression, wear a baseball cap with your favorite sports team on it, or wear a cap that features a cause you believe in. Baseballs caps can hide your bad hair and make you look sporty at the same time. They’re also a great conversation piece!
You can buy hats at most retail stores. Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom sell the latest hat trends.
Take the Attention Away from Your Hair
If you don’t want to even bother hiding or spending more time on your hair, play up the rest of your assets to take attention away from your bad hair. Try out a different makeup scheme to really make your eyes pop or wear a new set of colorful earrings that you’ve been waiting to try out. Use your bad hair as an opportunity to showcase other aspects of your appearance. This way, people won’t even notice your hair.
So you’ve somehow lived through this bad hair day, but now you probably want to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Bad hair days happen to good people, but you can do things to prevent them.
Hair product buildup and over-styling can cause bad, damaged hair. Give your hair a break! Don’t style or apply heat for a few weeks and your hair will soon be shiny and healthy.
Hormones can also affect your hair. During certain times of the month, your body produced more oil, which translates to more oily hair. Make sure to shampoo and brush regularly to distribute oils from the root to the end of your hair shaft.