We’ve all had those days. You know, the ones where your hair just seems to be rebelling. Those days when you just can’t seem to get your hair to do what you want. It can be frustrating when your hair won’t cooperate, but thankfully, we have some solutions. We’ve listed seven reasons why you might be experiencing a bad hair day, and more importantly, how to fix it.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY HAIR IS SO FLAT AND BORING!”
THE SOLUTION: TURN TO TEXTURE.
Photo Credit: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Flat hair can be the worst. From limp to lifeless, sometimes our hair can be totally unreasonable. If you need an instant styling boost, turn to a texturizing spray to help perk up your roots and give your hair a sexy model-off-duty vibe. For longer-lasting results, reach for a texture-enhancing hair-care regimen to give your hair some serious body. By using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, you can help give your locks the lift they need without any additional styling (read: teasing) to your hair.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY DRY SHAMPOO ISN’T WORKING. SOS!”
THE SOLUTION: PERFECT YOUR TECHNIQUE.
Photo Credit: Redken USA
We’ve all been there: Spraying gallons of dry shampoo onto our roots in hopes of miraculously salvaging our hairstyle. You may have noticed this method doesn’t always work. When it comes to using dry shampoo, the fastest way to a refreshed scalp is by spraying the product in small sections throughout your roots, waiting 30 seconds for the product to work its magic, and then combing the product through with a brush. You’re using less and getting more out of your dry shampoo. You can thank us later.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY HAIR IS 20% DRY SHAMPOO, 80% FRIZZ
THE SOLUTION: FIGHT BACK ON FRIZZ.
Photo Credit: Angel Cosio, Redken Artist
Truth be told, sometimes your hair just gives up. You wake up in the morning expecting gorgeous, flowing locks and instead are greeted with a mishmash of knots and frizz. Rather than turning to your OG topknot, try a frizz-fighting serum instead. These help to moisturize and detangle hair while adding manageability and shine to hair. It’s an easy fix for a frizzy hair day.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY HAIR JUST LOOKS SO DULL.”
THE SOLUTION: ENHANCE WHAT YOU HAVE.
Photo Credit: Ellen Devine, Redken Artist
Despite our best intentions, sometimes hair color can just look dull or faded. For days when your hair is looking lackluster, use a shine-enhancing spray to add some luster back to your look. Simply spray your ends for a quick pick-me-up or use on dry hair after heat styling for an added “wow” factor.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY CURLS AREN’T THAT BOUNCY.”
THE SOLUTION: GET (RE)ACTIVE.
Photo Credit: Fabio Manuel Oliveira, Redken Artist
Despite what you see on TV, curls aren’t always big and full of bounce. Instead, there are days when the texture of your hair can be totally bland. To give your curl extra oomph, try using a curl reactivating spray. Used on either dry or damp hair, this spray helps revitalize the curl and bring it back to bouncier times.
THE STRUGGLE: “I HAD ZERO TIME TO STYLE IT THIS MORNING.”
THE SOLUTION FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT.
Photo Credit: Redken UK
For those who love to hit the snooze button (guilty), you need to get a texturizing dry finishing spray in your life. These lightweight hairsprays are essential for the days you can’t be bothered with actually styling your hair, but you still want to look totally chic. To get the ultimate model-off-duty look, start by spraying it through your ends for a windblown effect. If you need a little boost at the roots, flip your hair over and spray throughout for an added lift. Voila – it-girl hair in less than five seconds.
THE STRUGGLE: “MY BRAID/UPDO/GENERAL HAIRSTYLE KEEPS FALLING OUT OF PLACE.”
THE SOLUTION: PLAN.
Photo Credit: Megan Gilbride
Misbehaving braid or a shriveling updo? Keep your style in check by prepping your hair before you even think about reaching for a bobby pin. By using a mattifying hair powder before creating an intricate hairstyle, you can actually give your hair extra grip and grit that allows the hair to stay in place as you work. For girls with fine hair or locks that are hard-to-style, it’s a must-have in your beauty kit.
Have any other hair tips or tricks for salvaging a bad hair day? Let us know!