I made a bad judgment call today. I knew the forecast called for monsoon type weather but when I got ready this morning I said to myself, “Self? Aren’t you tired of your ol’ rainy weather standby hairstyle? Why don’t you try a preppy, low ponytail instead? It will look fabulous!” (Does anyone else talk to themselves while they get ready?)
Anyway, it was a big mistake and then to top it off, I forgot my umbrella. Instead of looking like a country club princess, I look like a caddy that got caught in a downpour. A caddy with a bad, frizzy perm, that is. It’s frightening. Standbys become standbys because they work. Lesson learned.
Since I have naturally curly hair that I straighten every day, when it’s raining I have to have a totally different hair plan. Here’s what I do:
- I always deep condition in the shower on curly hair days using Ion Effective Care Intensive Therapy.
- Since well moisturized tresses are the key to perfect tendrils without crunch and frizz, after I towel dry my hair I spray on Miracle 7 Leave-in Conditioner and then comb through with a wide tooth comb.
- Next I add root lifter for volume and a few spritzes of light hairspray for hold without the shellac feel.
- Then I lightly scrunch my hair with my fingers and allow it to air dry.
For me this is the only way I can survive a rainy day with any hopes of looking cute.
Do you change up your hairstyle to accommodate different weather? Do you ponytails actually work for you? Please share your rainy day hair routine in the comments.