Getting caught in an unexpected downpour when you're not equipped with an umbrella can straight up ruin your day, not to mention your hairstyle within seconds. The next time you get caught in an unannounced rainstorm, follow these simple tips to salvage your style.
You can quickly revive wet, rain soaked hair by spraying either a sea-salt or texturizing spray to your roots and scrunch your hair in smaller sections from the midshaft of the hair to the tips to create a tousled, messy beach hair look.
Pull it Back
If your hair gets really damp, your best bet is to pull it back into a low bun. Pull your hair back and wrap the lengths around the base, and if possible, try to avoid using a traditional hair elastic because it will crease your hair. Instead, opt for snagless, no kink hair ties like these from Lunata Hair. Then let your hair dry in the bun and then when you take the bun out, you’ll be left with soft waves.
Keep it Simple
When in doubt, a simple and sleek ponytail or braid will do wonders. Once your indoors, pull your hair into either a high ponytail or a french or fishtail braid. Each of these styles can be worn dressed up or down, so no one will have a clue you were caught in the rain.
To salvage damp strands, an oil or a moisturizing cream will be your best friend. Apply directly to the ends of your hair or parts that appear frizzy. If you don’t have either of these products on hand, even applying a very small amount of hand cream onto damp hair can help tame flyaways and help hair strands dry evenly. (Shown above: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil from Sephora.
If you own a Lunata Hair touch-up iron/styler, make sure to carry it in your bag or even keep it at your desk for those unexpected days when you need a quick touch-up. The touch-up iron is equipped with titanium plates for silky, snag-free styling. Before applying the styler to your hair, make sure to use a large-tooth comb to remove any unwanted tangles caused by the rain and then use your touch-up iron to create your desired look.