Letters From Your Hairdresser5 Ways to Fix Your Bad Hair DayKate Allen
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4. Use chopsticks to hold hair up when your ponytail holder breaks.

The worst feeling is when you’ve had your hair up in a ponytail holder all day long and it suddenly snaps. You’re left with dented hair that certainly can’t be left down and look acceptable. The best solution in this kind of situation is to grab some chopsticks. Every office has one in their office break room and a lot of restaurants have them, too. Just gather the hair up like you’re going to do a ponytail, twist all the hair in one direction and positioning the end of the chopstick at the scalp and completely parallel to how the hair is standing, twist the hair into the stick. Then, tuck the the end of the chopstick under the bun you’ve just created and you’ve got a great, unique looking updo! You can also use a pen if you can’t find a chopstick anywhere and pull off the “I was so busy working and looking casually hot that I forgot this pen” look.

5. Use your pressed powder to fix sweaty hair.

When you’ve been dancing the night away and having a great time, chances are you’ll end up with sweaty hair at some point. The club is hot, your moving to the music and when you get to the bathroom, you’re shocked at the wet look staring back at you in the mirror. The best thing to do is work with it as much as you can… after all, sweaty can be sexy. But you still don’t want to look like a drenched mess, so grab your pressed powder and work a little bit into your part line and scalp. You don’t have to worry about using too much because the difference in color between your scalp and powder won’t show up in the dim club. Press in enough that it soaks up all of the sweat. If you have thinner hair, you’ll just look like you have tons of volume and you can rock your hair down after applying the powder. If you have thicker hair, you might want to throw your hair up into a quick braid or ponytail because it will feel dirty with the powder, but using it will make your hair look clean and dry around the hairline, eliminating your problem. And the powder will also ensure your braid holds better even if you sweat more on the dance floor.

Remember, all of these solutions are for the girl on the go. For those times when you are in a hair crisis at the office or out dancing and you have access to nothing but the essentials you keep nearby, this list can help you out. And now, I’m curious! What crazy things have you guys tried to quick fix your bad hair day? Let me know in the comments!

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  3. face powder in your hair would be an interesting look if your hair is dark…

    • My hair is almost black, and I’ve actually done it before. If you work it in, it totally works. You can also you a makeup brush and a small amount of cornstarch, too, for the same effect. I wouldn’t do it all the time, but it’s the same concept as dry shampoo, but way less harsh!

  4. Flour on the roots when waking up at a guy’s with greasy hair (brush after applying the flour… it works!).