All right guys, this weather is officially killing my look. When combined with heat and misty rain, my fine tresses curl and frizz in an extremely annoying manner that isn’t exactly curly or straight ... it’s kind of a multitextured mess. Of course, this so-not-my-friend climate took effect during my recent trip to Nashville, and I got extra p.o.-ed. Having all your vacation photo memories ruined by successive bad hair days is no fun. So I worked out a formula for keeping my hair in place. Was it 100 percent successful? No. Did it keep my locks more frizz-free than anything else I’ve tried? Yes. Here’s what I did:
First, I flat-ironed and styled my hair as I normally would. I used bobby pins to pin my tresses into a half-up, half-down style, figuring this look might be easier to keep under control than a normal hair-down style. Once everything was in place, I coated my locks very lightly with themacadamia oil i raved about in a previous post. Next, I stole a bit of my boyfriend’s Christophe Texturizing Fiber Paste. He uses this sticky cream to add texture to his short hair, but I rubbed a teeny tiny bit between my palms, then ran them over the top and ends of my hair, paying particular attention to the shorter bang-ish pieces that like to turn into ringlets in wet weather. Lastly, I sprayed the whole thing with Nexxus Comb Thru Natural Hold Design & Finishing Mist. This spray works nicely because it’s geared toward keeping hair in place, while making it appear flexible, instead of creating that lovely helmet-hair look.
Once I finished applying my several layers of product, I do admit my hair looked at tad flatter than usual, but because I paid extra attention to not over-applying any one product, it looked pretty close to my normal weather style. And it held up surprisingly well when I left my hotel room for about six hours. Did every piece remain perfectly in place? Sadly, no. But my 'do did remain ringlet-free! I’ll gladly trade a bit of volume for unsightly curling and flyaways.
Does anyone else have any miracle must-try products for rainy days? Please share!