Saturday, April 4, 2009
Hair quick fixes
You are ploughing through loads of file work and suddenly your boss announces, "We will have a business lunch at the Hyatt. Leaving in 5 minutes."
Flustered you head to the washroom and rush meets disaster! Your hair looks frizzy and it's all over the place. You scream, "Heeeeeeeeeeellllppp!"
We heard your cry, read on…
For short hair
If you have short hair, but long enough to tie up, back comb it. Stand before the mirror with your head bent forward and comb it from back to front. It will give your hair an after-shampoo kind of bounce.
If your hair is very short, just comb it in wide outward strokes.
For medium-length hair
If you have shoulder length hair or slightly longer, use a wooden comb so your hair doesn't get unnecessarily frizzy due to plastic triggered static.
Keep a small bottle of dry shampoo in your office drawer always, for days like these. This miracle potion will dispel limp and dull-looking hair. Quickly apply the dry shampoo. It will soak all the greasiness and you don't even need to wash your hair after applying it.
If your hair is wavy or curly, just wet it and dry it out with your fingers, not combing it while you dry. It will settle into curls naturally.
Long hair on a bad hair day is perhaps the most troublesome. If you think it's too unmanageable, clip it up on top of your head, like you do when you go for a bath.
If that is not an option, use an anti-frizz cream or serum (keep one along with your hair dryer at work) to smooth out rough strands.
If you have a few extra minutes, blow-dry your hair, combing it straight and curling it slightly at the ends. The effect will be much better than you'll expect.
Alternately, keep a compact hair-straightening iron handy. Pass your hair through it for a well-groomed appearance.
Who says a bad-hair day can pull you down? With these quick fixes, you can flaunt your mane, come what may!