How to Recover From Hat Hair
Sure, hats are cool to wear, but their evil spawn hat hair is anything but sexy. Here's what you can do to help prevent it.
STEP 1: First, nix static (which gives you a ton of flyaways) by running a fabric-softener sheet over your hair or misting your brush with Static Guard before running it through your strands root-to-tip.
STEP 2: Now, fluff it up. Lift matted-down roots by flipping your head upside down and gently massaging them to boost volume.
How to Fix a Dud Dye Job
Orange roots are a telltale sign of a bad at-home hair color experience. Here's hot to fix it.
STEP 1: See a colorist as soon as possible. If you try to fix the problem on your own, you'll just make it worse. This process is typically more complicated than a straight coloring job, so be prepared to pay a bit more than usual for what the pros call color correction.
STEP 2: Until your appointment, you should wear your hair curly or tousled to make your color appear more blended.
How to Disguise a Bad Home Bang Trim
You thought you were so savvy trimming your own fringe until you chopped off an inch where a centimeter would've sufficed. Here, some possible remedies to hide your mistakes until they grow back.
OPTION 1: Part your hair on the side where your bangs are the longest, then sweep them across your forehead so they fall over the too short bits. Bonus tip: Side-swept bangs are flattering on all face shapes.
OPTION 2: The more piece-y your do looks, the more effectively your unsightly bangs will be camouflaged. Work a dab of pomade between your fingertips, then twirl little sections of hair from roots to ends.
OPTION 3: If your bangs are too short but not crooked, brush them against your forehead and place a thick scarf or headband at your hairline to nudge them down to a normal-looking length.
How to Deal With Product Overload
If you overestimated the amount of goo to use and now your strands look really dull or oil-slicked, take these measures depending on the type of styler you ODd on.
PROBLEM 1: Hair spray, mousse, and gel: Brush, brush, brush. Let your bristles revive your locks for you. These products are alcohol based (and therefore dry), so they comb right out.
PROBLEM 2: Shine serum and smoothing cream: Sprinkle on a shake of talcum powder to absorb the grease, then finger-style.
PROBLEM 3: Pomade, wax, paste, and thick balms: Spritz alcohol based hair spray over the gunky parts. It will help dry up some of the gook. Then gently use a comb to separate any sticky strands.