Turning A Bad Hair Day Upside Down

Mon, 30 May 2011 2:51PM

I can handle 40 degree heat and unbearable humidity, but when it comes to rain, I (along with my hair and Sydney traffic) lose the plot. Today, on the walk from the car park to PRIMPED HQ, I got caught in the middle of a downpour and as well as drenched ballet flats, my baby-fine, just-blow-dried-an-hour-earlier hair copped a super soaking. Frustrating to say the least. But, rather than get angry, Primpettes, it’s about getting even.

Here’s how to wet-weather-proof your hair for winter…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

If your hair goes… flat: Like wearing sunscreen, using a teeny tiny amount of a volumising product, like Kevin Murphy Anti. Gravity, $29.95, through the roots to the ends, before blow-drying is a must. This oil-free formula is a match-made-in-heaven for fine hair that can’t afford to be weighed down by thick, creamy lotions. Plus, it does a stellar job at keeping fluffy, fly-aways on their best behaviour, making it perfect for thick/frizzy/fine/curly/straight hair.

Kevin Murphy

Hot tip: Try blow-drying your hair on the opposite side to the one you usually wear it on, then once you’re finished doing your makeup, swap it over. Switching up the sides, confuses your hair so it creates serious body in at the roots to stop it from looking flat.

If your hair goes… wavy: Don’t fight it! Follow Kate Moss, Rose Byrne and The Olsen’s lead and let your naturally-wavy hair flag fly. All you need to do is smooth down any frizz at the roots with a polishing serum or creme, like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, $23.99, and concentrate on keeping all the texture and fun happening at the ends with a medium-sized hair tong.

Rose Byrne

Hot Tip: So you’ve just walked back into work from your lunch break and your hair is looking pancake flat? All you need to do is spray the roots with a shot of dry shampoo and using the palm of your hands, try and create small circular motions across the crown. Unlike a brush, using your hands is a fast and easy way to boost body in at the roots, without creating static. Trust me.

If your hair goes… frizzy: Tie it in a knot. Or a plait. The added bonus of a plait is that the next day, you’re left with the prettiest, softest-looking wave that you can wear as is, or treat to a hint of a texturising spray for added definition.

When all else fails, add a distraction, like a Barette that goes a little something like Kirsten D’s

Kirsten Dunst

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Tell Me Primpettes,

Does the rain send your hair into a state of despair?

Have you got a foolproof wet-weather style?

Do you still straighten your hair when it’s raining?

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  • Posted by: Karen-1298334769 Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 03:03pm

    I get attacked with major frizz when my hair gets wet. I try to always cover my hair for just such an occasion.

  • Posted by: NatMon Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 03:04pm

    Great blog! My hair is all over the place today, damn rain!

  • Posted by: SB // Mon, 30 May 2011 03:24pm

    Rain is the devil when it comes to styling hair! Any heat-style (curl, wave or straight) is undone, and then once it dries it turns into a ball of frizz. So when it does rain on me I opt for the ‘scrunched, beach’ style hair, chuck in a bit of gel and hope for the best. If all else fails, I just pull it back.

  • Posted by: louweeez Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 04:04pm

    David Babaii for Wildaid – Hair Polish is good for smoothing down my baby-fine whispy bits, also keeps the electro-static effect at bay… one of my staple products…

  • Posted by: misskennedy Enthusiast // Mon, 30 May 2011 04:19pm

    My hair goes frizzy at the first sign of rain… so frustrating. I have a little spray bottle of argan oil that I find can be really helpful with taming flyaways.

  • Posted by: Alex // Mon, 30 May 2011 04:25pm

    Plaits are the BEST wet weather hair ever!

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 04:43pm

    My hair looks awful when it dries naturally so I hate getting caught in a rain shower when away from home and my hair dryer. A ponytail is the only option.

  • Posted by: sumaya Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 05:37pm

    My hair becomes really frizzy and wild!

  • Posted by: tegania11 Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 06:19pm

    gosh, could rosie get any lovlier?/

  • Posted by: Bridals // Mon, 30 May 2011 06:46pm

    I cant complain about humidity living in Adelaide but everytime I’m in Sydney I get the frizzies. BAD! I often have to take a million other products that I rarely use at home just to combat it, but a niffty little braid of the fringe and pulling the rest into a low side bun generally helps if its frizzes on route to my destination.

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 07:21pm

    My hair gets a little frizzy under the rain and it gets quite messy! I love it when my hair is straight, so I never avoid straightening my hair in the morning when I’m going to work. Love the idea of the plait!
    How exciting is it that you’re blog will be up and running soon! Can’t wait to hear more from you! xo

  • Posted by: ProductJunkie2010 Devotee // Mon, 30 May 2011 07:54pm

    When it rains any sort of styling goes out the window. My lovely straight hair goes crimpled and fuzz. Thank goodness I don’t have to deal with humidity too!!

  • Posted by: katiekates Devotee // Mon, 30 May 2011 09:29pm

    i’ve given up on my hair. it just goes up into a top knot:)

  • Posted by: xKMS Master Fan // Mon, 30 May 2011 11:40pm

    i always straighten/ blow dry/ curl/ put product in or do SOMETHING to my hair!! lol needs to be done… looking forward to your regular blogs!! i like your layout + topics!! :)

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Tue, 31 May 2011 09:31am

    At the slightest sign of rain my hair get’s itself into a right tizz! This usually results in me pulling it up into a messy ponytail. I wouldn’t consider straightening or blowdrying it, there’s just no point!

  • Posted by: Coconal Master Fan // Tue, 31 May 2011 11:17am

    My hair always frizzes in humidity/rain! Which is why I went out and got the Keratin treatment…voila, 4 months of frizz free tresses!

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Tue, 31 May 2011 12:08pm

    Urgh. I’ve given up. I just wear a beret.

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Tue, 31 May 2011 01:43pm

    I keep a scrunchie or hair tie on hand so I can just tie my hair up. Also, I try to keep some Trilogy’s Everything Balm so I can calm my frizz down :) I like misskennedy’s idea of keeping some hair oil on hand. :)

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Tue, 31 May 2011 02:45pm

    Rain make my hair so awful. Theers no going bcak except for a bun to hide my shame!!

  • Posted by: samuel Devotee // Tue, 31 May 2011 02:49pm

    Rain makes my hair go crazy and if I can get it straighten it makes my hair bearable.

  • Posted by: Louise-1295043242 Master Fan // Wed, 1 June 2011 09:30am

    if my hair even just sees the rain it gets frizzy! and there is no stopping the chaotic flyaways that ensues..

    i have to go straight for a plait and find the nearest GHD for the ends!

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Wed, 1 June 2011 07:00pm

    how hot is rosie? i love her hair.. my hair just goes curly and frizzy :(

  • Posted by: lala212 Enthusiast // Wed, 1 June 2011 10:39pm

    Rosie and Kirsten have amazing looking hair. My hair always gets frizzy and unmanageable when it’s wet :(

  • Posted by: ellyloves Devotee // Sat, 11 June 2011 08:22pm


  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 13 June 2014 06:06pm

    Rain frizzes my hair as does humidity. I put my hair up in a messy up do if it gets out of control.


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