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how to handle a bad hair day in winter.

While heat and humidity can do a number on your hair (I have a very Monica-from-Friends-in-Barbados look from June through September), don't think you're in the clear come winter. In fact, I'm kind of convinced that there are more tress-challenges in the coldest months than the warmest. Besides serious dryness and constant windy conditions, there's all that static from wearing bulky sweaters not to mention the issue of hat hair.

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.