Three Tips to Help Avoid Hat Hair This Winter

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Three Tips to Help Avoid Hat Hair This Winter

While warm hats can keep you nice and toasty in the winter, it’s nearly impossible to wear them without falling victim to hat hair. But you don’t have to hang up your hopes of great-looking hair for the winter. Use these simple hair care tips to learn how.

HAIR CARE TIP #1: STICK WITH COTTON AND CASHMERE HATS

The material that your hat is made of can make a big difference in how your underlying hair is affected. Wool and synthetic materials like polyester are more apt to turn hair flat and full of static. Stick with cotton, cashmere, and a loose fit like floppy styles and berets that leave room for your strands to move and scalp to perspire without sopping your hair flat against your scalp.

HAIR CARE TIP #2: SWITCH YOUR HAT OUT WHEN YOU’RE INSIDE

When you reach your destination, take your hat off so that volume is given an opportunity to last. You can also give your strands a quick toss with your fingers or a brisk comb-through to help reinvigorate your hair style. Taking your hat off can also help if icy weather has dampened your hair, as wet hair can mold to the indented shape of your hat much more easily. Bonus: Your strands will dry faster, so you’ll stay warm and toastier, too!

HAIR CARE TIP #3: WEAR AN EASY UPDO

If you plan on wearing a winter hat all day and still want the appearance of volume, fake it by wearing your hair up. Try this: Brush hair into a ponytail high up on your head, and secure into place with an elastic. Braid the ponytail and circle it into a bun, pinning as you work your way around the base. Putting on and taking off a hat may give it a texture that looks more lived-in—which is only even more on trend. So set it and forget about it as you head off into your day!

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