Monday, 3 November 2014

Turn A Bad Hair Day Into A Good One

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Bad hair days: we've all had them. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning feeling refreshed, only to take one glance at yourself in the mirror and wonder what an earth must have happened overnight to make your locks look that bad.

OK, so bad hair days aren't the be all and end all, but we don’t want a bad hair day to be the reason for having an all-round bad day. If your bedtime bun has turned into a knotted nest, you can’t get a comb through your fringe, or if your hair has the temperament of a stubborn child, fear not: there’s always something you can do. 

So, instead of hiding your hair beneath an over-sized hat, or avoiding going out in public altogether, here are a few simple tricks to turn your bad hair day into a good one:

Unruly fringes: embrace the braid

Anyone with a fringe will know that they can be temperamental at the best of times. And, given their position on our heads, they are normally the first thing we notice. If you've woken up with a wild fringe, one way to tame it is by turning it into a braid. A headband braid, in particular, is perfect if you've got long hair that you want to wear down.

Split ends: curl it

By far the best way to tackle split ends is a visit to the hairdressers. In the meantime, however, there are a few ways you can disguise them. Split ends are most visible on straight hair, so grab your curlers, straighteners or hairdryer and curl your hair under: not only will this hide those nasty split ends, it will also add volume to your mane.

Limp locks: grab the hairdryer

If your ‘do is looking particularly drab one morning, it can be tricky knowing how to fix the problem. But, all that may be needed to lift your limp locks is a bit of hot air. With your head upside down, give your hair a once-over with the dryer for around five minutes to give it some much-needed volume. Changing your parting position can help, too.

Problematic pony's: slick it back

The ponytail is a hairstyle we often resort to when our hair looks a little greasy, or we've overslept and don’t have the time to do anything else. But, sometimes ponytails can be difficult to get right, often resulting in lumps, bumps and straggling strands. If this sounds familiar, then you should try a slicked-back ponytail, which creates an ultra-sophisticated look and is relatively easy to achieve. Comb a small amount of conditioner through your hair before pulling it back into a center parting, tying it just above the nape of your neck.

If all else fails: accessorise

If you've tried to tame your tresses but failed in more ways than one, a simple hair accessory can make all the difference. You could go for that pin-up look by complementing an updo with a red, polka-dot headscarf, which also helps to hide frizzy crowns. If you’re looking for ways to disguise your roots, a trilby hat is the ultimate accessory. Whatever it is, accessories help to take the attention away from whatever it is you’re trying to hide.

If bad hair days are cropping up a little too often, then it may be time to treat yourself to a restyle. If you’re visiting Kent soon, you may want to check out The Chapel hairdressers based in Tunbridge Wells. Their experienced stylists will be on hand to give you some expert advice, and will be able to transform your locks so that you can finally bid farewell to those bad hair days. 


  1. I find accessioning the key to a better hair day- countless things a hairband can do!! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  2. I'm with you on the hair dryer – amen to hot air!

  3. Haha great advice, I can relate to all of these hairmares :) x

  4. Braiding your fringe is literally the perfect way to sort out a bad fringe day - such a great way to keep your hair out of your face as as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  5. great blog post! I do a lot of these things when I'm having a bad hair day!

  6. OMG that photo gave me a seriously awful flashback to when I was like 7/8 trying to use my Moms round brush got it stuck minutes before having to leave the house! ack!
    Allison from

  7. When I had a fringe I braided it all the time! I went through a phase (twice, mistakenly) of wanting a block fringe and although I believed it suited me, it was a pain in the backside to maintain. So a braid was my one option, alongside a pretty headband :)

    Kayleigh. x