8 Bad Hair Day Problems, Solved
Thanks to a toothbrush and a dryer sheet
We’ve all woken up to a frizz attack at one time or another. So, let’s get real: How can you disguise a bad hair day when you have about 10 minutes to get ready in the morning? Follow these eight tricks, using stuff you already have in your bathroom drawer.
1. Limp Roots
Use a (clean) toothbrush to lightly tease and texturize locks. (This is where those dentist freebies come in handy.) You can also add even more volume by dabbing some eye shadow--in a shade that matches your hair color--along the hairline and continuing to tease with said toothbrush. (The powder adds texture.)
2. Greasy Roots
Baby powder: It works just like dry shampoo, but only use a little and make sure to completely brush it into your hair or else the white stuff will remain visible. After styling, seal the look with hair spray since the alcohol will help soak up any remaining grease.
To reduce static, gently rub a dryer sheet over your flyaways. The wax coating on the sheets will smooth back strands. An eyebrow brush also works well on baby hairs.
4. Dry Frizz
Rub a dime-sized amount of coconut oil into your hands, and then lightly run your fingers through your ends. Don’t have coconut oil? Your generic ol' hand lotion will also do the trick. Just avoid the roots or else it will look greasy, fast.
5. Humidity Frizz
Honestly, just don’t try to fight it. You’re better off working with your hair’s natural texture. If you’ve got curls, pull them up into a loose top bun or a low twist. If you have straight strands, try a sleek ponytail. Wavy hair looks great in a braided ‘do.
6. Unruly Curls
Stop the scrunching and tame your curls with a curling iron. These often get a bad rap for ladies with major ringlets, but a curling iron is the easiest way to make your locks look more uniform. Just be sure to use one with a small barrel (1 inch max) and wrap your strands around it like a wand instead of using the clamp, which can create a crease.
7. Separating Bangs
If your bangs are curling in a not-so-flattering way, wet your fingertips to flatten them down, then quickly blow-dry in the direction you want the bangs to hang. Touching them up with a flatiron will give them a nice sleek look, while adding a dab of pomade (aka your boyfriend's hair gel) will give them that piecey appeal.
8. Knots and Kinks
For a quick fix from ponytail lines, dampen the kink with water and blow-dry the spot with a round brush. This will smooth it out in a flash.