So this section is all about sexy finds, and while I’ve obviously admitted that nothing makes me feel foxier than a good, textured bedhead, there’s something to be said for how unsexy and awful a bad hair day makes anyone feel.
I’ve got a few fixes that get me looking and feeling hot again, as well as a few things that would just make my situation worse. PLUS, see how Conair’s Beauty Patrol is banishing bad hair days for good.
BAD HAIR DAY DOs
Baby Powder—great for baby’s bottoms, even better for needs-to-be-washed-but-I-don’t-have-a-spare-second strands. WARNING: Use too much (especially on dark hair) and you’ll end up looking like a Twilight character.
Headbands—from J. Crew if I’m going somewhere conservative or work. But if I’m feeling funky or going out, I add a bit of whimsy with True Birds’ ‘bands. Nothing like shoving the mess out of my face…and making it pretty, too.
Messy Buns or Ponytails—this is the only time I would like to relive my seventh-grade self’s style. Once again, a snazzy hair accessory (Silly Bandz don’t count!) is essential to make it seem like you did this on purpose. Try Scunci No Damage Elastic Hair Ties ($2.99 on Walgreens.com) available in a wide variety of colors to match any natural (or not!) hue.
BAD HAIR DAY DON’Ts
Banana Clips—criiiinge, can this trend never, ever come back into existence?
Scrunchies—unless you are trying to distract from a mangy mop with an idiotic fashion statement, the answer is no.
Hats—don’t hate on me for this one, but unless it’s below zero I am pretty hat-phobic. Maybe I’m just not coffee-shop enough, but I can’t ever imagine hiding behind a fedora…no matter how bad my mane may be.
PLUS…Banish Bad Hair Days Forever! The Conair Beauty Patrol was onsite at Girls Night Out in New York City October 6-9!
At the event, the Conair “cops” taped confessions of “worst hair days” and gave each participant a ticket for a summons to the contest website. The top five video confessions are now live on conairbeautypatrol.com, so vote away for your favorite. The most outstanding confession will win a new wardrobe of Conair’s hottest styling tools and a $100 gift card to Bloomingdale’s. The winner will be announced on 11/2/2010.
The Conair Beauty Patrol will be at it again at Girls Night Out Boston on October 27-28 for more of the same, so get those stories ready.
GIRL TALK TIME: How do you beat the bad hair day blues? What do you usually do to deal? Do you agree with the dos and don’ts?