Here’s How to Avoid Horrible Hat Hair This Winter

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Here’s how to avoid the winter hair blues

What’s worse than bundling up to head outside, only to power walk down the block and break into a sweat? Hat hair. The root cause: static cling. Topping off an on-trend outfit of the day with a disheveled do is never a good look. While it’s important to keep warm as the cold creeps in, wearing a cozy and comfy cap equals tons of rubbing action.  From swapping out your go-to tuque to changing up your ready routine, here’s how to avoid the winter hair blues: 

  • Keep It Light and Loose  

So you’re a hat lover? No problem. Try going up a size or switching the style to allow for a loose fit. Save your beanie for a day when you can keep it on and kick it. Quick tip: avoid wearing hats that are made of synthetic materials – wool, cotton or cashmere will cut down on the cling.

  • Meet the Muffs

Buy a pair of earmuffs to keep the heat without the hat hair. Back in-style, it’s easy to find a pair at a good price point and prevent flat hair. Feel free to rock a number of different colours, patterns and textures. From classic to fun and funky, change up your look every day of the week.

  • Damp vs. Dry

Short on time in the AM? Be sure to wake up early or upgrade your hairdryer to ensure a dry do and evade a sticky situation. If you rely on a quick towel dry and add a cap to even damp hair, be ready to show off loose locks and flat strands in its shape. Quick note: there is no way to come back from this kind of bad hair day.

  • Moisturize Your Mane

Similar to skin, the cold (and cruel) winter season causes dry and damaged hair. Using a leave-in conditioner or moisturizer is another way to fight hat head. The product will help to hydrate strands and prevent split ends. Drop just a drop and distribute evenly.

  • Touch Up Your Tips

In addition to your keys, phone and wallet, add the travel size combo: comb + hair spray bottle to the list of things that weigh down your purse. Perfect for taming wisps and treating flyaways, the go-to pocket pair helps to generate body, build volume and counter the effects of top fashion. Leave the house prepared to touch up your tips sans hairbrush. No need for static overload.