5 Ways to Hide a Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

We all wake up at some point during the week with hair that just can’t be tamed. No matter how many times you brush it or try to make it sit a certain way, you may find that it just doesn’t want to play the game for whatever reason. If time is of the essence and you need a quick fix for unruly hair, consider any of these handy beauty tips below.

  1. Plaits and Braids

Plaiting or braiding your hair is a sure-fire way of hiding and tidying unruly hair. Whether it’s frizzy, greasy, wilder than a lion’s mane or just won’t behave, you can tame the beast by putting it into a single braid, or plaits.

Braids and plaits are easy to do, work better with hair that’s a little bit greasy or gritty, and can hide many imperfections. What’s more, braids and plaits are on-trend. Your bad hair day has all of a sudden become a fashion statement.

  1. Messy Bun

If you don’t have an hour spare to straighten your hair, or it won’t sit nicely flat, or in a ponytail, then putting it into a messy bun could be the next best thing. A messy bun is what it says it is, messy, but it also looks stunning dressed up or down.

You can try out different earrings to go with it, or you can add scrunchy hair ties or flowers to accentuate the summery feel it offers. Your hair may not have conformed to a standard hairstyle, but even the unruliest of strands will look gorgeous in a messy bun.

  1. Stop Washing Your Hair Daily

Many people find themselves with more bad hair days than standard and can begin to get frustrated. If you’re one of those people, then consider your washing habits. Do you wash your hair every day? If so, stop. Not only can this encourage your hair to misbehave, but it’s not good for your hair and scalp.

It strips the nutrients out of your hair while increasing the risk of an oil imbalance. If you wash daily due to fighting a losing battle with oily hair, then consider stopping using conditioner, and wash your hair in lukewarm water.

  1. Wear a Hat

If the situation allows it, wear a hat. A sunhat, trilby or even a baseball cap are all valid fashion accessories in today’s world, and you’re sure to find it completes your look rather than detracts from it. What’s more, a simple hat can make all your bad hair day worries disappear. You can worry about “hat hair” when you get home.

  1. Top Bun

If you’ve spent more time than you have to try to contain those locks, then it’s time to look for an alternative solution. If you’ve tried and failed with the messy bun, then try the top bun instead. Grab all your hair, push it up to the top of your head, and secure it with pins and hair ties. While you know a top bun is your way of hiding a bad hair day, no one else does.

There’s nothing worse than a bad hair day, especially if you’re already running late, or don’t have time to deal with it. Consider any of these five tips above, and turn that bad hair day around in an instant.