12.05.2011

How To: Quick & Easy Rainy Day Hair Ideas

Open your case files, ladies. We've got a HAIR EMERGENCY on our hands:

The enemy: the rain
The victim: your hair
The result: the frizzies
Your mission: beat the frizzies QUICKLY and EASILY
Secret weapons: products & cute hair ideas

Ready to solve the case? It's easy! Let's start with the products:

When washing your hair on a rainy day, I suggest using a hair serum, like Frizz Ease, or a styling cream, like this one from Living Proof. Don't forget that hairspray either! But since I don't wash my hair daily (more like once or twice a week), I like to rely on hairstyles to help me beat the frizz. Even if you don't change your hair at all on rainy days, here are a few ideas:

1. The usual: messy side braid
Pull hair to one side. 
Braid. 
Secure with elastic. 
10 seconds+

2. Kick it up a notch: braided bun 
Take side braid & wrap around itself. 
Pin into place. 
30 seconds+

3. The usual: the ballerina bun
Brush & twist hair into bun (or make bun messy). 
Secure with bobby or spin pins
30 seconds+

4. Kick it up a notch: scarf+ bun
Wrap scarf around bun and tie underneath hair or on top. 
1 minute+

5. The usual: low pony (forgot to take a pic, so use your imagination!)

6. Kick it up a notch: twisted low pony
Divide hair into two sections. 
Twist each side, combine into ponytail. 
Secure with elastic. 
30 seconds+

Whew! Another hair emergency avoided. What's your best go-to hairstyle?

83 comments:

  1. Will tugging at my hair make it grow faster?! Very jealous of your locks.

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  2. John Frieda's Frizz Ease has been my savior for years!
    Love the scarf with the bun :-)

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  3. very cute ... when my hair was long I use to do plaits each side then flip them over the top and pin ... aka heidi :) le xox

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  4. The weather always messes my hair up, this was great, I hope you have a great week :) x

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  5. Love these suggestions! I usually just put on a hat, stuff my hair inside it and call it a day, haha.

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  6. I can't wait till my hair is long enough again to try these great looks!

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  7. The twisted pony is so cute!!!

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  8. I would like to say that I use a variety of hair styles, but I don't. Down or up :)

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  9. I hate how frizzy the rain makes my hair. I've been living in woolly hats to avoid my hair getting too frizzy. Can't wait to try this hairstyle.

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  10. Love this! I am always the one with messed up hair on rainy days, and no umbrella! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Dude I rock the bun pretty much everyday these days. Super easy to maintain! xo

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  12. I have very fine, curly hair that I love to straighten. LOL Therefore, I wash my hair daily which makes the rain and humidty my number one enemy!! Love this post!

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  13. Fab ideas! I have major hair issues myself with any humidity or rain so I swear by Frizz Ease and use it every day. The ballerina bun is my go to. Either that or a hat! :)

    Happy Monday, sweetie! xoxo

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  14. My hair does not appreciate rainy days. I usually rock a messy side braid but a scarf and bun sounds like a great alternative.

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  15. Haha this was cute with all the secret agent stuff!
    Unfortunately my hair is too short for most of these except the bun ones now. I miss doing side braids :/ but it doesn't rain all that much where I live anyway.

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  16. Oh that scarf idea is very cute, I'm going to have to try it :)

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  17. I use both the John Frieda Frizz-Ease and basically every single Living Proof product on the planet. Both brands work very well. If I don't use the Frizz-Ease after washing my hair and before drying it ... HOLY CRAP. My hair gets huge. It's ridic.


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  18. The twisted low pony - very clever. I usually tease the top of my hair and put it in a high pony, in said emergency situations. It seems to obscure grease. :)

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  19. Great solutions! I've had my hair Japanese straightened, so my hair stays smooth no matter what the weather outside may be. It's one of the best choices I've ever made that has simplified my life so much!

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  20. Can you believe I don't know how to put my hair in a bun? Yikes. I am ready to learn.

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  21. Thanks for the braiding tips! I usually have mine up in a bun when it rains or in parted braids, but I keep on forgetting I can braid it other ways too!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    ps. today's my day off, and I'll try to squeeze making your skirt in some time today!

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  22. such great tips. i usually just go with a low pony, but these may actually work a bit better in a jam.

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  23. the twisted low pony is by far my favorite<3
    hey i need your email address, please ma'am. :)

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  24. the twisted low pony is my fave. i really wish i could pull off the ballerina bun!

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  25. my faves are the messy side braid and the ballerina bun! i usually wear the messy side bun, instead of a braid.. but the braid is so boho-cute!

    thanks for the ideas!!!

    kisses,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  26. Loving the scarf, bun combo! My hair is too short right now, but I'm thinking about growing it back out, so I'm taking notes on this post!

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  27. Oooh awesome ideas. It's super rainy and gross out today. Gotta try some of these out :)

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  28. I definitely need this trick as i found hair doing more challenging when I´m on a hurry. :)

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  29. My top 3:
    - a cute headband
    - the sides clipped up in the back
    - a high pony tail with a quiff (a la Gwen Stefani)

    the first and second are a bit preppy, the third a bit rock n' roll ;-)

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  30. I'm loving the scarf + bun combo! Never thought of that. Fiance is always trying to get me wearing headbands so I'm taking note... :)

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  31. Dry shampoo and a teased pony is my go-to!

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  32. Love these ideas, especially the scarf + bun!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  33. These are great ideas for the rainy day we're having in N Carolina!

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  34. I have short curly hair/. I don't know if anything will save ti form the rain

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  35. Ooh, that braided bun is so pretty! I generally just let it frizz, but I'll see if I can attempt that next time instead :)
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  36. Ooh, that braided bun is so pretty! I generally just let it frizz, but I'll see if I can attempt that next time instead :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  37. All are such great ideas! You look so cute. I usually do a bun (low or high,) or a side braid!

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  38. What a fun variety of easy looks! It is all about carefree hair that can look good slightly messy!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  39. So cute - your hair is so pretty! I usually go with a messy side braid as my go to messy hair look - my hair is layered, so it's hard getting the perfect ballerina bun (boo!).
    Great post (and definitely necessary - we're supposed to get a ton of rain here this week!).

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  40. I love those!! I usually just go for a low messy bun or a high pony tail :)
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  41. All great ideas! I usually wear my hair back in a pony tail about every other day, but I love to mix it up...especially when the weather is not cooperating!

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  42. Love your hair styles. I really must master that braided bun. It is so pretty.

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  43. We love Frizzease products! Great hair styling tips, too! xo style, she wrote

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  44. What great ideas! I am also just slightly (or a ton) obsessed with hair products, so I can't wait to add these to my list to try out!

    Hope you had a great weekend! Also please join my Stocking Stuffer Swap! XOXO
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  45. This is such great advice, especially for me living in Miami where it rains all the time! xo

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  46. It's been raining here for the past 2 days and that bun is looking like a great idea right about now!

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  47. Cute! I will have to remember this post next time I have to do my hair in a rush.

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  48. I love the braided bun look! Such great ideas for bad weather :)

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  49. love these ideas! Thanks for stopping by at Miss Dixie. New follower!

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  50. Well..my hair is naturally wavy so just like what you've illustrated, if I know it is hot and humid day, I'll just put leave-in conditioner over my just washed hair to get beachy waves next a.m. :)

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  51. I love the bun and headscarf idea :)

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  52. whether it's a side bun, ballerina bun or a low bun, it is a definite life saver for me in humid weather. xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  53. If I know it's going to be rainy or windy I always do a side ways french braid and secure the heck out of it. (AKA spray the crap out of it with hairspray!)

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  54. I confess to doing the bun many times in the summer and on rainy days.

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  55. Thanks for sharing...I personaly love messy braids as you know ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

    thechicsheet.net

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  56. I have super curly frizzy hair and an incredibly sensitive scalp so I just normally let it do it's own thing and embrace the frizz.

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  57. I have a shorter bob cut, so I do two french braids in the back. My hair also comes out all crimped at the end of the day. It works well.

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  58. Love messy braids! I'd love to try.. Thank you for sharing :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  59. sooo well said! I love all of these looks. I would have to say that I would go with the low braid or pony. My face was not made for a ballerina braid!

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  60. Unfortunately for me this is hard with short hair, gah!

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  61. Great suggestions! I usually go with the ponytail or a messy bun!

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  62. Frizz ease is a wonderful product! I love it. Great styles Elle.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  63. I love the whole scarf trend, but I can't seem to pull it off - boo!

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  64. I've been rockin' the messy side braid practically every day for months! I'm so lazy. Haha!

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  65. I have never thought about your kick it up a notch scarf method. That may be me tomorrow!

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  66. For sure messy side braid for now, totally works every time! :-)

    http://www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com

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  67. it was so rainy today that humidity was 100%... my hair did not agree with it!

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  68. I love that braided bun idea! Soooo cute.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  69. these are great hair ideas! thanks for the tips! :)

    my best go-to hairstyles are the side braid and a bun + headband combo. they never fail. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  70. wow great ideas :)


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  71. Lovely hair! Nice and thick and shiny, all the things I like to covet. :) Love the two twists option. Must try that soon!

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