Hat-Hair Prevention: 8 Products That Get The Job Done
You may be well equipped to manage most hair-related issues, but combating hat hair can feel like an unwinnable pursuit. Bundle up in a beanie to fight against the winter chill and instantly flyaways and frizz turn your ’do (and your day) into a deflated mess. We got you. Consider these miracle-working products your secret weapons against the wrath of hat head. Now get out and face that cold day!
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Prepping your strands starts in the shower. Lather up with a gentle moisturizing shampoo geared toward fragile and dry hair. Make sure hair is completely dry before putting on a hat—dampness is the No. 1 cause of flat locks.
Damage Repairing & Rehydrating ShampooKiehl's $20SHOP NOW
When it comes to conditioner, opt for a smoothing formula that aims to seal in moisture and keep frizz at bay. This pretty bottle is home to a luxurious combination of hibiscus, rice extract and damson plum. Needles to say, it smells divine.
Bel Air Smoothing ConditionerR+CO $25SHOP NOW
Formulated with color-treated and damaged hair in mind, this rich mask delivers a potent nourishing cocktail which helps lock in moisture and keep locks smooth.
Miracle Moisture MasqueOriginal & Mineral $35SHOP NOW
If you invest in just 1 hair product this winter, make sure it's this ultra-nourishing leave-in conditioner. The key is to apply it to the tips of strands only, so as not to weigh down hair from the root.
Lovin' Leave-In ConditionerPhilip B $24SHOP NOW
As a preventative measure, apply a lightweight volumizing spray to roots a few minutes before putting on a hat. Once you reach your destination, use your fingers to gently lift the roots.
Meta Lush Volumizer SpraySerge Normant $23SHOP NOW
To banish flyways for good (or at least for the remainder of the day), keep this multifunctioning spray with you at all times.
Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway SprayOuidad $22SHOP NOW
We swear by this yummy hair fragrance for adding a jolt of freshness to second-day hair. Plus, the moisturizing formula prevents static and promotes shine.
Protective Hair PerfumeSachajuan $65SHOP NOW
Think of this pretty product as lip balm for your hair: The cherry blossom-spiked cream is a godsend for reviving dull, flat tresses.
Melt-In BalmShu Uemura $38SHOP NOW