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 Shampoo, Kiehl's $20
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 Conditioner, R+CO $25
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 Masque, Original & Mineral $35
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 Conditioner, Philip B $24
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 Spray, Serge Normant $23
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 Spray, Ouidad $22
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 Perfume, Sachajuan $65
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 Balm, Shu Uemura $38