Getty ImagesToday it's pouring in New York City, and I'm looking a lot like the woman on the left. I ran out to do a few morning errands and my sleek, shiny hair (I swear it looked amazing) instantly transformed into a wet, frizzy, straggly mess.
I don't know if this is a problem that men deal with, but every woman I've spoken to today has complained about how the weather ruined their hair, and potentially their whole day. After seeing how celebrities handled the Golden Globe red carpet with umbrellas in hand, I'm no longer going to let a few raindrops, well, rain on my parade.
Here are a few ways I've combat rain hair in the past:
- Putting my hair into a loose braid. I see it all the time on the runways, but I'm convinced I look a bit too much like Heidi, Pippi Longstocking, or some such character that I don't wish to emulate.
- Straightening it as best as I can with a ceramic iron before going outdoors, and misting with hairspray to keep in place. What a waste of 20 minutes.
- Slicking it back into a tight ponytail with a hair serum. This looks great at first, but then my hair continues to look wet and greasy long after the clouds break.
- Leaving it alone. Go ahead wind and rain, I surrender!
How do you deal with your hair in the rain?