10 Tricks to Avoid a Bad Hair Day

By Aniela / October 7, 2009

We've all had those days where we roll out of bed and realize our hair is just one big mess. And even if you've washed your hair the night before, it still looks blah. So how can you make sure your hair stays perfect all day? Here are 10 tricks to avoid a bad hair day!

10 Tricks to Avoid a Bad Hair Day

#1. Baking Soda


As strange as it may sound, baking soda is actually a great friend for your hair. While you're in the shower, sprinkle a dash of baking soda into your palm and mix with your shampoo. Rinse and condition as usual. The baking soda helps remove impurities and build-up so your hair comes out looking shiny, soft, and super manageable.

#2. Work With Your Bangs


You don't always have time to wash your hair in the morning, so why not just style the surface? Wash your bangs only, and throw the rest of your hair in a cute, messy bun.

#3. Throw it in a Bun


This is what I do most of the time when my hair is a mess and I don't have time to wash it. Just throw your hair in a chic bun and top it off with a sleek black headband.

#4. Add Volume

messy hair

If you're having one of those messy hair days, just flip your head forward and add a little bit of hairspray. Flip your hair back and scrunch with your hands for a sexy, messy look with tons of volume.

#5. Baby Powder


Baby powder works great for absorbing the oil in your hair. Just sprinkle some into your palm and rub into your hair. Not only will this absorb the oil, but it will also give your hair an extra lift.

#6. Back to Day One

shower cap

Your hair always looks great right after you wash it, but what about the next day? Not so hot, right? Well to get that day one look, just put a showercap over your hair while taking your shower. The heat and moisturize from your shower will reconfigure your hair, making it softer, and more manageable. Just blowdry your roots a little when you're out and you're as good as new!

#7. Tease

teased hair

Tease your hair a little to get more volume. Start by teasing the crown of your hair for that gorgeous, back volume. You can also do the front as well as the sides.

#8. Ballerina Bun

sleek bun

There is nothing more elegant than a simple ballerina bun. Just throw your hair into a small, tight bun and add a pair of pretty earrings and some lip gloss. If you sleep with the bun, let it out the next morning for that wavy, just-out-of-bed look.

#9. Dry Shampoo

dry shampoo

Yes, there is such thing as a dry shampoo, which is basically a shampoo that you use on dry hair. You can find this at almost any drug store. Just scrunch it in through dry locks and you're good to go!

#10. Switch Parts

side part

If you're getting tired of the same old look, grab a parting comb and switch sides. Switch your part to the other side or right down the middle. It makes a huge difference.

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13 years ago

nr 5.. do we put the baby powder on dry hair…??