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We’ve all been there. You wake up, look in the mirror and you just know right away that today is going to be another bad hair day. You can try to tame it and get it under control, but it rarely goes the way you want it to, and you can’t risk being late for work or whatever other commitments you have. So how can you prevent those bad hair days? And is it really realistic to expect to never have to deal with one ever again?
We’re going to delve into those questions, but first of all, it’s worth pointing out that bad hair days don’t just arise out of nowhere. They usually arrive because of a mistake you made or something you did (or didn’t do) with your hair previously. Therefore, there’s no reason why you can’t rid yourself of those dreaded bad hair days once and for all. At the very least, that should be your main aim right now.
It’s time to look at some of the things you should be doing with your hair if you want to keep it under your control at all times. Some of these ideas are simple, and others will take a little more time for you to get right.
Understand Your Hair Type
First of all, you need to understand the type of hair you have because this will have a big impact on the types of problems you’re likely to face. It should also influence how you care for your hair and which products you use on it each week. If you really don’t know what kind of hair you have, you could talk to a professional, but there are plenty of resources online that explain the different types of hair different people have, so make use of those.
Ensure Your Shampoo and Conditioner Combo is Right
Choosing the right shampoo and the right conditioner for your hair are not two tasks that should be completed in isolation. Instead, you should get into the habit of thinking of these things as complementary products that work in combination with one another because that’s what happens when you use them. You need to make sure that the combination is right, so read the label and find out how they complement one another. Buying products from the same range is the safe way to do this.
Have Your Hair Trimmed At Least Every Couple of Months
Rather than waiting a long time before getting your hair trimmed, it’s much wiser to get it cut at least every 6 to 8 weeks. It’s prevents you from having to deal with messy situations later, and it’ll mean that you should experience fewer bad hair days. If you let your hair grow longer, you will only make it harder to tame and you’ll have problems with things like dead ends, which is no fun at all.
Don’t Feel Like You Need to Shampoo Your Hair Every Day
Some people are sure that they have to shampoo their hair every day of the week, but that’s simply not the case. If you have naturally dry hair, washing your hair with shampoo too often can actually do a lot of damage. Most people don’t need to wash their hair more than 3 or 4 times a week. So if you’re noticing your hair getting more and more dry, it could be because you’re washing it with shampoo far too often.
When Your Hair is Frizzy, Use it to Your Advantage
If you wake up with frizzy hair and you simply don’t know what to do with it, you don’t need to waste your time trying to get rid of the frizz because that takes time and effort. Instead, you could use the situation to your advantage. By tying your hair up in twirls and then holding it there for a while before undoing them, you can create some natural waves that look controlled and concerted without the frizz issue ever even getting in the way.
If You Want Straight Hair, Use a Straightening Brush
These days, there’s no need to reach for your old pair of straighteners. There is an easier and less harmful option, and it can be the perfect way of easily keeping your hair as straight as you want it to be each day of the week. An electric hair straightening brush is definitely worth investing in if you want your hair to be straight without any of the daily hassles of making that happen without falling into a bad hair day trap. It could be the answer to your prayers.
Add Volume With a Fixative
If you’re currently lacking the volume you want for your hair, you should simply have a small bottle of spray fixative. When sprayed at the roots of your hair, it will add the depth and volume that you’re looking for in a rapid way. It takes hold immediately and the impact will be noticeable right away. You can easily carry this around with you and add more volume to your hair as and when you feel the need to.
Choose a Good Pillow
Believe it or not, the type of pillow you sleep on actually has a big impact on how your hair looks the next day. It’s important to choose a high-quality pillow made from the right materials if you want to keep your hair continually vibrant and full of life throughout the day. So what kind of pillow should you use? Satin covers pillows are very good for your hair, as are silk pillows. If you don’t have a pillow cover made from those materials, you should make a change.
Create Makeshift Curls When You’re Running Late
Curling your hair is often much easier and faster than straightening it, so this is the route you should take if you’re running late and don’t have time on your side. There are so many different ways to curl your hair, and if you want to think one step ahead, you can even curl your hair while you sleep so it looks just right when you wake up.
Carry Bobby Pins With You Always
Simple bobby pins can be really important when you’re trying to keep your hairstyle in place during a long day at work. It’s easy for strands of hair to fall out of place and frustrate you when you have more important things to be focusing on. If you have plenty of bobby pins in your bag, you can easily pull one out and put your hair back in place so it looks good and doesn’t distract you in any way.
And the Same Goes for Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo can be a real lifesaver when you’re having problems with your hair. You can immediately stop those problems in their tracks if you have a small aerosol can of dry shampoo with you throughout the day. It can remove some of the oil and greasiness from your hair, which is essential if you’re in a hurry in the morning and don’t even have the time to grab a shower.
No one enjoys having to deal with the fallout from a bad hair day, so it’s in your best interests to make sure that you never suffer one ever again. It might seem unrealistic to expect that, but the ideas above will help you to both avoid bad hair days and also stop them in their tracks as soon as they do start to appear.
Have you ever had a bad hair day? Let me know your tips for combating hair nightmares in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post that is part pre-written.