How to Manage a Bad Hair Day

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Bad Hair Day

What characterizes a bad hair day in your opinion? Some people associate a bad hair day with frizzy hair, while others associate it with lifeless and dry hair, but in truth, a bad hair day is difficult to describe! If it isn't frizziness, it might be hair becoming greasy, kinky, or flat; at other times, you wash it expecting it would appear fresh and bouncy, but it begins to seem untamed and quite different from what you had pictured - basically, many hair difficulties that can destroy your mood and day. 

A terrible hair day is a typical problem, and it is more aggravating when you want and need your hair to look its best! When you wear a hat or tie your hair up in a rigid bun, there's no need to reach for a cap or tie your hair up in a stiff bun.

What Are the Causes of Bad Hair Days?

  • Using incorrect hair care products that are not appropriate for your hair type (including hair oil, shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray): It's as simple as this: shampoo designed for curly hair won't work on poker-straight hair, and shampoo designed for dry hair won't work on greasy/oily hair. To avoid having poor hair days, use shampoos and conditioners based on your hair type.
  • Washing hair with hot water (regardless of how chilly it is outside) can result in frizzy hair since it tears away natural oils that cover the hair strands and scalp. At most, use lukewarm or warm water. 
  • Hair-beneficial nutrient insufficiency in diet: A deficiency of certain hair-friendly vitamins and minerals can significantly increase the number of bad hair days in your life.
  • Product Buildup: Using hair styling products such as gel, mousse, hair sprays, and even shampoos and conditioners on a regular basis can generate silicone and polymer buildup on the scalp and hair strands, weighing down the hair and leaving it dull and lifeless. 

This scalp and hair accumulation can rob your hair of its shine and tenderness. As a result, it's critical that you use clarifying and buildup-removing shampoos on a regular basis to remove all the crud and debris and give your hair a new life.

  • Ignoring Hair Conditioner: Do you condition your hair after every shampooing sesh? If not, you should make it a practice to condition your hair after shampooing.
  • Dehydration: Just like dehydration may cause a variety of skin problems, a lack of water can cause hair to become frizzy, dry, and even cause hair loss.
  • Excessive use of heat and hairstyling products: As we all know, overuse of heat by repeatedly curling, ironing, and blow-drying hair may cause hair to become frizzy, brittle, and lacklustre over time.
  • Stress: An elevated stress level can not only cause hair loss, but it can also significantly aggravate your bad hair days.

How to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a Good Hair Day?

Here are some of the good hair care tips:

  1. Make Dry Shampoo Your Hair's BFF

After three days, if you haven't had time to wash your hair or if it's too chilly to do so, your hair might begin to seem weighted down with the grease, filth, and oil in it. Dry shampoo is your greatest buddy in this situation. Simply spray the product into your hair, wait a few minutes for the oils to permeate, and then brush it out for more voluminous and fresh-looking hair. If you don't have any dry shampoo, use some baby powder instead; it will work just as well. 

  1. When your ponytail isn't resting smoothly

Every now and then, you'll try to tie your hair up into a ponytail in the hopes that it will be smooth, chic, and out of your face. However, your ponytail may appear lumpy and will not sit properly at times. All you need to do on those days is open up your hair, add some smoothing serum or a styling product, comb it out nicely, and then retry the ponytail. You may also use heat to smooth it out even more. Another way for adding volume and texture is to use a double ponytail.

  1. Adjust your parting

If you don't want to bother yourself with any of the above-mentioned activities, use this simple approach to fix your terrible hair day. If you generally part your hair on one side, you may easily shift your parting. To strengthen your hair, the opposite side will have more volume or a better form. You may also attempt the upside-down hair flip for a more youthful appearance.

  1. Cover-up Untouched Roots

If you haven't had time to colour your roots and they're showing, here's what you need to do. Avoid straight and polished haircuts since this is when your untreated roots will reveal the most. Instead, go for a haircut with loose curls to help hide unsightly roots.

  1. When Your Hair Becomes Too Frizzy

If your hair becomes frizzy, avoid using more heat to style it. Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair or a little amount of olive oil, coconut oil, or dry oil to the lengths of your hair and style as desired.

  1. Serum

Get a decent hair serum for those unplanned poor hair days. Serum can readily control frizz and dryness. It will untangle the most challenging knots while also providing additional boost and conditioning to your hair.

Take Away

Knowing your hair type is the greatest approach to avoiding terrible hair days. If you have oily hair, apply products accordingly, and vice versa if you have dry hair. Consult a haircare specialist to identify the reason. He/she will inspect your hair and scalp to determine the cause of your problem and also follow a good hair care routine.