Winter hats, from floppy felt numbers and chic fur Cossacks to knit beanies and deerstalkers, can be both functional and decorative. They can also make your hair greasy, flat, or just plain messy.
Never put a hat on hair that isn’t completely dry
This is especially important if you have short hair, as it is more likely to be left dented by sticking a hat on damp locks. If you usually let hair air dry, now is the time to invest in a tool to speed things up.
Make friends with volumizing products
Incorporate as many products as possible that specialize in lifting your hair toward the heavens. Klorane Volume Shampoo and Conditioning Balm are a good start. But for maximum volume, you need more help. Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray is a heat-activated product that will make hair bigger and bouncier, so it springs back from hat smothering much more easily.
Fight the frizz
R+Co Foil Frizz Plus Static Control Spray will keep fly-aways at bay without sacrificing shine. Anatalie David, owner of The Hair Room JC suggests keeping a stash of dryer sheets in your bag and rub one over your head when you need to tame your tresses.
When in doubt, you can’t beat a good bun
This is especially true if you’re trying to make your blowout last in the midst of wet, freezing weather. Before putting on your hat, just twist your mane into a topknot and secure with a few Sephora Collection Quick Fix Bobby Pins, with the ridged side closest to the scalp.