Pro tips to help win the fight against the winter elements.
Question: How do I fix bangs that have become frizzy and uncontrollable from rain, snow and commuting in a winter hat?
Answer: We’re pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t talking about bangs when he said (and we’re paraphrasing here) nothing worth having comes easy, but the sentiment applies nevertheless. Fringe, so cool and easy in the fall and spring, becomes a battle in the sticky summer and snowy, windy winter months—it’s frizzy and puffy or it’s flat and staticky. We asked Gregorio Ruggeri, owner of Salon Ruggeri in NoMad, how to keep bangs under control against the elements.
1) Get prepped. If your bangs are always unmanageable, you’re likely using the wrong products. “Try something with hold that won’t weigh the hair down, but will keep it from frizzing,” says Ruggeri, who likes R+Co Jackpot Styling Crème. “Use a quarter size amount and run it through the hair and bangs before blowing out.”
2) Style smarter. If you’re wearing a hat (but don’t want to be stuck in it all day), a breathable beanie is your best bet. Start with an anti-humidity hairspray like Oribe Imperméable, make a loose top knot and, “depending on where your bang
sits, sweep it to one side under the beanie to protect your style from
the elements. Then, when you’ve reached your destination, let the bun
loose and finger comb it through.”
3) No blowdryer, no problem. According to Ruggeri, if your hair is naturally on the straighter side, you can get away with fixing bangs gone awry in the office bathroom by wetting a brush or comb and running it through, then securing a playing card with a pin across them to keep the hair straight while it’s drying. “The playing card acts like a barrier between the hair and the pin so you won’t get any creases or dents.”
4) Carry insurance. “The best way to combat the age old problem of frizzy hair would be to always carry Kérastase Carré Lissant Smoothing Sheets. They will
take your hair from frizzy to smooth in a matter of seconds.”
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