Don't want to mess up your hair? While it might cramp your style, it turns out that a bad hair day could be good for your health.
Not what we want to hear since we spend tons of money and time to perfect our do. But our nation's surgeon general wants women to have more bad hair days.
Why would anyone wish that upon us? Surgeon general, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, says too many ladies are skipping exercise in order to maintain their perfect blow out. And now women are using it as the latest excuse to skip that body pump class. That's not good, since physical activity is crucial for us to live long healthy lives. So is your perfect hair days worth risking your health?
If not, Nicole Tormos at Kade Hair Designers in Sanford, FL has tips to flip that bad hair day into a fab hair day.
Problem: Gym Sweat
Solution: First, before you work out, put your hair up in a mid-ponytail with an elastic that doesn't have metal on it. Then when you finish your gym session, you'll want to blow dry your hair to get all the sweat out. Brush it out, then grab your flat iron and run it through to get any creases out that your ponytail may have left. If you have short hair, make sure it's dry, then add a wax product or paste to give you that piecey look.
Problem: Greasy Hair
Solution: Use a dry shampoo. Apply it all over directly to the root of your hair. Wait two minutes for it to dry and soak up all the oil. Run a brush through your hair and grease be gone.
Problem: Hat Swap
Solution: Not all of can wear a hat to work or out to dinner. That's where those cute headbands with embellishments come into play. Position it to cover any greasy spots. Scarves and flower clips also work. Or try the Jennifer Aniston look by putting two bobby pins(different color than your hair, it makes it look like it's on purpose) in just to pull the hair away from your face.
Problem: 2 Minute Updo
Solution: You'll want to curl your hair first. It doesn't have to be perfect curls, just something to add texture. Put your hair into a ponytail. Take pieces and start bobby pinning them randomly around the back of your head to cover the rubber band. It doesn't have to be perfect, and you can even add volume by pinning back the top part of your hair in a more moderate version of the Snooki poof.
Solution: If your hair is prone to frizz, it all starts with a good product. Style your hair like you would, then add a humidity blocking hairspray. That will create a barrier between your hair and the weather conditions. If you have wavy/curly hair make sure to use a product that will add texture. That will enhance your curls and keep them from falling flat. If you forget your umbrella and walk through the rain, try and towel dry your hair, then add your texturizing spray and you should be able to salvage your 'do.
Now you have no excuse to skip the gym!