Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Are you having a bad hair day?

You might have the perfect outfit, or those brand new shoes you have been dying to use or the latest lip gloss from Chanel...but if you are having a bad hair day it is hard to concentrate on anything else..much less portrait a sense of confidence.

Sure, there are worse things in life, but let's face it, having a bad hair day can make you downright cranky. Whether you've got the frizzies, fine hair, dry hair, or just haven't had a chance to wash your hair, when your crowning glory is misbehaving' it can ruin even the best of times.

So what are some of the things we can do. Where do you start?

1. Get a great Hair Cut

According to Beverly Hills hairdresser Nick Chavez, it all begins with a great haircut.

"Get the very best haircut you can afford, because in the end, it's the cut that determines how easy your hair will be to style. And a good one can go a long way in helping you avoid a bad hair day," says Chavez. When the cut is good, hair naturally behaves better under all circumstances and is more likely to do what you want it to.

2. Invest in good Shampoo

In between cuts use a shampoo best suited for your hair type and scalp condition.

If your hair is fine and limp go for a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.

If hair is damaged, look for the best salon-quality shampoo and conditioner you can afford. And be sure your hair care also includes a leave-in conditioner.

If you dye your hair blond try a purple shampoo such as Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo ($9 Amazon)

Also remember that if hair is "normal" - not damaged and not dry - you don't need to use conditioner after each and every shampoo.

3. If you have static flay-away hair

The best solution: rubbing your hair with a dryer sheet (like Bounce).

For even more protection, try a tourmaline comb, made from a mineral that neutralizes the static charge. What can also help: Toss those nylon bristle brushes and opt for all-natural bristle brushes.

4. When you hair has suffered environmental assaults

While sometimes a conditioning treatment will do the trick, when it doesn't, the next step is to incorporate a hair mask into your regimen -- a treatment that does for your tresses what a facial does for your skin.

5. When you don't have time to wash it

If there's no time for your normal shampoo/blow-dry routine, try a a dry shampoo -- products that use dry, oil-absorbing ingredients like cornstarch to clean hair without water. You simply spray in the dry shampoo, fluff with your fingers, and brush it out. You'll get a root lift and your style will look refreshed.

Or you can use just simple baby powder and apply it to your roots. I usually so this once a week to try to add some volume to my roots.

6. If everything else fails..

Go for great clip on extensions.. you can use the pony tail, or the bun. I just simply get the Euronext Human Hair Extension Clips. They look extremely natural, you can just do a couple at a time..and every time I used them nobody realized I was having a bad hair day!

What are some of the thngs you do when you are having a bad hair day?

{All Images are from the fabulous Ruven Afanador]


perfect_locks said...

Good article... lots of good choices you've laid out here. Clip in hair is a super solution, so are real extensions. The point is, there are many things you can try for a quick fix to get your hair in shape.

Thanks for the tips!

drollgirl said...

super pics! i went with hot rollers today so my hair is very BOINGY. ah ha haha. it is ok though, as usually it is stick straight and it is fun to have a change. ;)

kelly said...

amen sasha! I completely agree with you...you could have THEE perfect out fit and when the hair is bad...it can just ruin everything!

with a problem you have given the perfect solutions!

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