Styling your hair on a rainy day may seem like a futile exercise, but we have complied some tips to make your time spent worthwhile! Sure, you may have to put in a little extra effort to win the battle against humidity, but having your blowout look as fab at 5pm as it did at 8am, is totally worth it.
Trust us, it IS possible...
#1. Be Prepared
First of all, you need to make sure that you have the right tools...
What you will need:
- A proper blow dryer (worth the investment)
- The right brushes
- Sectioning clips
- Thermal protectant spray
- A good frizz fighting product
- Finishing spray
Our stylists’ favor Bio Ionic round brushes; excellent general purpose nylon bristle brushes that come in 4 sizes and work well on a variety of textures. Designed to speed up drying time and built to last.
|XS-XL $27- $42|
|2 for $5.00|
#2. Section your hair
Parting your hair into quadrants makes the task less overwhelming and helps focus on smaller areas without getting lost. Start by taking a comb and dividing the right and left side of your head leaving a mohawk section on top and clipping. Start the side parts just above your temple area (or end of your brow) and extend back behind your ears, then down. Just do the best you can to end the section in the back. (Don’t worry, it doesn't have to be perfect.) Repeat on the other side fastening all sections with clips as you go. You should now have four sections; your top mohawk, two sides and back.
#3. Technique counts!
While there are no firm rules on where to begin, when blow drying your own hair, you may find it easier to start with the back section. This area is the most challenging, so you might as well get it out of the way before your arms get fatigued. Blow dry your hair on high heat holding the dryer a few inches away from the brush focusing the air flow in the direction you want your hair to stay. Be sure to always use a thermal protectant spray when engaging in heat styling. One of our favorites is Davines' Melu shield. We like to use just a few light spritzes on wet hair prior to starting our blow dries. (Active ingredient in this product is rosemary extract which is refreshing and has antioxidant rich properties.)
|8.4 oz $31.50|
#4. Make sure your are drying thoroughly!
On a rainy day, you need to go all the way with those sections ensuring they are all 100% dry. This will give your hair the foundation and structure it needs to last through the day.
#5. Product? Yes please. Just a little.
Sure, you will need some frizz fighting power product to accompany you on this quest; just don't go nuts. (Overuse can actually have the opposite affect that you want.) We recommend a versatile conditioning frizz-fighter such as Oi oil or Oi milk.
|Oi milk $28 Oi oil $39|
If your hair is thick, curly, course &/or dry it can most likely handle a bit of a heavier product. Stylist Jess recommends Bb Defrizz which has a light silicone to protect against humidity. Make sure to still use product sparingly focusing application especially to the ends.
|2oz (keep me in your purse) $15 |
4oz (I'm not scared of commitment) $26
- Finish it off
#6. Don't touch!
Keep your style safe under and umbrella and keep your hands out of your hair! The less you mess with it, the more staying power your style will have. Vuala! Enjoy your rainy day blow dry and let us know how it goes!