There are days where you wake up with perfect hair, all shiny, smooth and tame. Those are wonderful days but they come once every blue moon. In most cases, you’d roll over in bed and see a disaster of a bird’s nest sitting on top of your head. Unruly, tangled, and frizzy. Or ridiculously flat and lifeless hair. Not even your most glamorous and eye-catching makeup can save your mess of a mane.
But don’t worry! Everybody has their own sets of bad hair days. While it’s burdensome to deal with it, it’s also very much fixable in simple and easy ways.
If every day is a struggle, here are 6 easy and simple ways to fix a bad hair day and how to prevent one!
How to fix a bad hair day?
Tip # 1: Dry Shampoo
Almost everyone loves dry shampoo and we understand why! It’s a lifesaver for those troublesome mornings where our hair just doesn’t cooperate.
What dry shampoo does is absorbs excess oils and add volume to your hair. Use dry shampoo little by little to have control and make sure you are not using too much.
If you don’t have dry shampoo on hand, a simple trick is to take a teaspoon of baby powder and massage it into your scalp. This also absorbs excess oil, giving your hair a fresher look.
Tip # 2: Braids, Messy Buns, Ponytails
Braids are an excellent hairstyle in covering up a bad hair day. And what’s extra great about this particular style is that they look better on second or third-day hair. It’s a win-win! You get to cover up your bad hair day and look great at the same time.
Aside from braids, buns are also a great way of hiding a bad hair day. If you know how to tie your hair into that aesthetically pleasing messy bun, take advantage of that and put your hair up during bad hair days.
Ponytails are the basics of the basics but this hairstyle does its job pretty well in concealing untameable hair.
Tip # 3: Tease the roots
You might think ruly and tangled hair is difficult to work with but flat hair is just as difficult, if not more challenging to fix. For the days where your hair is just plainly laying flat on top of your head, backcombing your roots will give it more volume and life.
Tip # 4: Wash the front part
For most women, the whole washing the hair routine chops a good amount of time in the morning. When it is that time of the week to wash the hair, breakfast and extra minutes of sleep have to be sacrificed to cater to the tedious process of washing, conditioning, and drying the hair.
But when you are in a rush and washing a whole head of hair is not an option, you can just wash the front part of your hair, or your bangs if you have one, and give the illusion of washed hair.
Tip # 5: Leave-in conditioner
If the hair frizz is untameable that day, it’s time to bring out the leave-in conditioner. Look for one that tames frizz, detangles, and shines your hair. Bonus points if the product also seals in your hair’s cuticles, prevents breakage, and protects color.
If you have chronically frizzy hair and it’s been a hassle to work with, you can always try a more permanent solution by treating your hair to a deep conditioning masque. This will only take 5 minutes of your time per week but the result is salon-fresh hair.
Tip # 6: Accessorize!
We remember that year where bangs were the trend. It was a good year and we get to see almost everyone sporting one! But not every day is perfect fringe day and most of the time, you wake up to see your bangs all over the place. It can be frustrating to fix one. Since they are shorter, tip number two doesn’t apply.
If you have shorter bangs that you can’t include in a braid or a bun, there’s one way to deal with it. Clip it up and accessorize. Grab a few bobby pins or your favorite hair clip and pin them up underneath your hair.
How to avoid bad hair days
Bad hair can be one of the reasons why your morning starts wrong. You are in a rush and your crowning glory is not cooperating! You don’t have the time to wash your hair and no amount of hair care products can tame it.
We get it, we understand. If you want to rid of this early morning stress, there are a few methods you can do to avoid bad hair days.
Massage the scalp
One of the easiest to rid of bad hair days and improve the overall health of your hair is to start at the roots and give your scalp the love it deserves.
When washing your hair, pay attention to your scalp and give it a gentle massage. Take the time to thoroughly wash it since it is more prone to dirt because of oil and dead cells. Massaging your scalp helps with blood circulation and promotes healthy hair growth.
Clean your hair tools
Just like how we wash our makeup brushes, hair care tools need a good bath too! Taking care of your hair requires you to clean the tools used in maintaining them. If not, you are just redepositing the dirt you tried so hard to remove.
If it’s been a while since you’ve clean them or if you notice they are starting to look dirty, give them a good cleaning.
Buy the right products
One of the reasons why your hair is misbehaving is its internal struggle to get along with your hair products. For the overall health of your hair, make sure you are buying and using the appropriate shampoo, conditioner, and styling products for your hair type. Don’t be fooled by those amazing fragrance that greets you as you pop open a bottle. The smell won’t help if your hair is all over the place.
Ditch the fragrance criteria and instead look into the purpose of the products. It might take a few more bottles and trips to the grocery to find the right ones but when you do, there’s just no letting go of it.
Establish a hair care routine
This might seem like a very tedious procedure, especially if you have other beauty-related routines you religiously follow. But hear us out! Just like how you spend time at night slapping your skin with nutrient-rich products, your hair deserves that kind of treatment too.
With the right care, you can avoid bad hair days your whole life so make some time in the week to insert in some hair masks and giving your hair the time to breathe.