5 Ways to Beat a Bad Hair Day

A bad hair day can happen to the best of us. The worst part about experiencing one—aside from wasted time and effort put into styling—is that you’re stuck with the botched look for the next 24 hours. Freaking out and heading home usually isn’t an option. Chances are you have responsibilities (like, say, a job to go to) so you can’t exactly spend the day hiding out under the covers. So where are 5 ways to beat a bad hair day.

1. Braid it
The most popular and quickest way to hide a bad hair day is to braid it. Braids look better with unwashed hair and tend to hold better. Whether you go for Dutch braids, a ponytail braid or a loose messy braid, they all help disguise unwashed air and tame it.

2. Dry shampoo
Dry shampoo can be a lifesaver in many situations, but especially on bad hair days. If your hair seems a bit greasy but you do not have the time to wash it, use dry shampoo. While lifting your hair, spray lightly on the roots, let it sit a minute or two, then brush out. The product will soak up any excess oil and leave your hair fresh. Dry shampoo is also a great way to achieve big volume with little effort.

3. Wear a hat
Wearing a hat is the easiest way to disguise a bad hair day, and it looks fashionable with almost any look.
4. Messy bun
With unwashed hair it is probably best to avoid over-styling, as it might take too much time and may not come out great. The messy bun is the perfect look for unruly hair. The point of a messy bun is that it does not have to look perfect, so you can get away with any mishaps. Style it with a over sized shades and large hoop earrings.
5. Shampoo front section only

To keep the oil balance on your scalp in tact, wash the front section of your hair only. Give it a quick blow out, and no one will realize you had a bad hair day. This creates the illusion of having a fresh blow out.