editor's pick: heads up
how to handle a bad hair day in winter.
Having spent just about my entire life in the Northeast (with a short stint in Argentina and Japan being my only breaks from the freezing cold), I've learned a few secrets to battling a bad hair day mid-winter. And I'm sharing my five favorites with you. Click through the gallery to see them all.
Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray - $35
Dry shampoos get all the love, but a dry conditioner is just as awesome--and is perfect for winter, when hair is less likely to be greasy and more likely to get super dry super quickly. A little spritz gives instant rehydration, so you might want to keep this one at work and give your hair a spray after you've trekked through a blizzard to get to your desk.
Got 2b Oil-licious Calm and Shine Styling Oil - $7.49
Not only are hair oils super hydrating (without being too greasy, promise), but they are like garlic to static-y hair that just won't die. Which is another way of saying: so awesome--and so vital to your winter styling routine.
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray - $4.75
No one wants to leave the house with wet hair (on a morning when I was running late and didn't bother to dry my hair, an old man shouted at me on the street, "Don't leave the house with wet hair, you'll catch a cold!"). But regular blow-drying is like the hair equivalent of doing Jagerbombs every single night--that is to say, it never ends well. This spray protects hair from heat, so you get less damage.
Alterna Winter RX Anti-Static Spray - $6
Like Static Guard, but for your head. This finishing spray helps to remove any cling while also giving hair a nice, not wintery, coconut scent.
Local Heroes Beanie - $29
Done all you can and your hair is still in the midst of a very bad hair day? Well, it turns out the cause of many a hair day is also the thing that is easiest to help get you through it: a good beanie. Find one you love (I heart this one because it's like, instead of deny it you should just embrace it) and have it with you always.