We’ve all been there: You’re sporting the trendiest outfit and a makeup look that’s totally Instagram-worthy, only to realize your mane did not get the memo. Crazy hair days get the best of all of us—and while they can, in large part, be avoided when you take the right measures (we’re talking about following the right hair care routine for your hair type), there are steps you can take to tame your crazy mane in a pinch! Here, find six tips—from hair care hacks to hairstyle ideas—for crazy hair days.
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #1: LOAD UP ON BOBBY PINS
You likely already know that bobby pins are a savior for pinning back flyaways, misplaced strands, and accidental bumps. Consider these tiny hair tools your partner in crime when it comes to crazy hair days. Keep a stash with you at all times (this means storing a few in your purse, makeup bag, vanity, and medicine cabinet) and make sure they match your hair color so they can seamlessly disguise any imperfections!
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #2: A TOOTHBRUSH IS YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE
A toothbrush is exactly what you think of when it comes to managing unruly hair, right? While this may be an unexpected hair styling tool, a toothbrush should really be your weapon of choice when it comes to managing flyaways and frizzy roots on crazy hair days. Simply spritz a clean toothbrush with some hairspray and brush it over any uncontrollable strands. The toothbrush, thanks to its small size and compact bristles, will be able to smooth your uncooperative locks into place.
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #3: SERUMS, POMADES, AND HAIR SPRAY—OH MY!
There are certain hair products we highly recommend having on-hand in case of crazy hair days, three of those being hair serums, pomades, and hairspray. These products will help smooth and secure your crazy mane. Consider adding the products mentioned below to your beauty collection ASAP—you never know when your next crazy hair day will be.
L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum: With its luxurious blend of argan oil and flower oils, this lightweight serum helps to tame frizz and flyaways, detangle, and smooth each strand. Your locks will have long-lasting frizz control, humidity protection, a silky finish, luminous shine, and touchable softness. Basically, you can say goodbye to bad hair days!
How to use it: Apply one to two pumps evenly to damp hair from mid-length to ends. Leave the product in and blow dry or let your hair dry naturally. You can also apply the serum on dry hair to tame flyaways, condition split ends, and smooth hair.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty: This hair pomade creates texture and thickness throughout your mane while giving you a workable hold. Use it to camouflage any crazy hair days with a fun and messy bedhead hairstyle.
How to use it: Start with a dime-sized amount of putty and rub the pomade between your palms. Work through your hair and shape as desired.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray: This high-performance micro-diffused hairspray delivers a fine mist with an ultra-brushable, humidity-resistant formula that will help keep your strands in place all day long.
How to use it: Spray 10-12 inches from dry hair to finish and lock in your hairstyle.
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #4: GRAB A LEAVE-IN TREATMENT
Are you a victim to frizzy, dry ends that are not-so appealing? A leave-in hair treatment is the perfect fix. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Treatment, a leave-in treatment for damaged hair that strengthens and nourishes to increase flexibility and protect against everyday damage caused by heat, styling, and even daily brushing. This leave-in treatment helps prevent split ends and weak, rough, and dehydrated locks in just one use. Simply apply a small amount to wet hair after washing your mane.
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #5: SLICK IT BACK
On especially crazy hair days, your best bet may be to wear a slicked back hairstyle. You can get the look with the help of a little hair gel. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel to your roots to slick your hair back, effectively taming wild strands. Then, put the rest of your hair into a low bun or ponytail for a sleek and chic, pulled-back look.
CRAZY HAIR DAY TIP #6: ACCESSORIZE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
The quickest fix for crazy hair days? Accessories! Simply pop on a hat, head wrap, scarf, or headband to disguise your crazy mane.
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