Q&A: How to Combat Hat Hair

December 6th, 2007

Static GuardQ:  While I love hats, do you have any good tips on how to keep hair looking good after taking the hat off? I always end up with flat, lifeless hair.

A:  Hats are the ultimate in chic accessories, but they have the unfortunate side effect of giving you Hat Hair.  Hat Hair comes in two strains (that aren’t mutually exclusive): Matted Hair and Static-y Hair.  You can try to minimize Hat Hair’s effects by wearing hats of lighter weight or those that don’t have an extremely tight fit, but sometimes you just can’t prevent it.  Here’s what to do if you have a case of Hat Hair:

Matted Hair:  Apply a bit of volumizing spray to your roots and use your fingers to give your hair some oomph.

Static-y Hair:  Spray a bit of Static Guard onto your hairbrush and run it through your hair.  Don’t have Static Guard and a brush?  In a pinch, you can apply a touch of hand lotion to your hair with your fingers to get rid of static.

Pictured: Static Guard Spray | $4.99 at Walgreens.

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