Boy, yesterday was miserable weather in D.C. It was windy, rainy and cold, a trifecta of awfulness. And every time I stepped outside, all I could think was, “There goes my hairdo.”
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have a slight obsession with my hair. If my hair looks good, my day will go 40-percent better than if my hair looks mediocre. There’s just something about a good hair day that can lift my spirits. But when the weather takes a turn for the worst, keeping my hair looking nice is a nearly impossible task.
I discovered Kate from The Small Things Blog a few years ago, and she is still my go to source for easy, useful hair tutorials. The one above is for The Alternative Bun, my new favorite updo. This twisty chignon is great for someone who wants the look of the bun with a little something extra. Just don’t forget the Catwalk Firm Hold Hairspray if you want it to stay in place.
If the classic ballerina bun is what you’re after, LHJ.com reminds us how important volume is to the equation. I suggest a teasing comb or teasing brush and a good application of Pantene’s root-boosting dry shampoo.
Looking for a more unique updo? This double twisted do caught my eye. I was also really intrigued by this un-done hairstyle that is part French twist and part ponytail. It’s very unique and sleek. The double ponytail is always a good option. I recommend clear elastics for these styles as a visible hair-tie kind of ruins the look.
If you are loyal to your blowout, check out these Five Pro Tips to make it last longer. I do my own blowouts at home, and I couldn’t get them just right without my Harry Josh blow dryer (cuts drying time by a third) and a can of Big Sexy Spray & Play Harder Hairspray. It’s the only hairspray I’ve found that can stand up to the humidity.
Lastly, if you want your summer highlights to last longer without fading or brassiness, try Aveda Sun Hair Veil. It’s sunscreen for your hair, because if you’re going to pay for those highlights, you need to protect them.
Do you have any inclement weather hair tutorials to share? Maybe a favorite fall back hair style you couldn’t live without?