We’re all familiar with the winter hat hair drill: Gets blowout. Pulls on warm beanie to survive near-zero temps. Takes off beanie at home and wonders why bothered getting a blowout in the first place. It’s safe to say we’re really sick of it. And while there are still a few weeks of winter left (thanks a lot, Punxsutawney Phil), the good news is it doesn’t have to be like this. Because we have by far the easiest way to avoid it, without exposing your bare ears to those harsh wind chills.
The trick: simply part your hair on the opposite side from where you normally would (or off-center if you’re a center part kind of person) and pop your hat on. Once you make it indoors, remove your hat and flip your hair back over to your normal part.
Yep, that’s it. It works because instead of flattening your locks in place, it essentially flattens them in the wrong direction—meaning when all is back to normal, your roots will stand on end and you’ll have tons of volume. You also won’t have to load up on product or, worse, resort to the old mid-morning topknot.
So go ahead: Treat yourself to another blowout this winter. We’ve got you covered.