Bad weather can seem like a death sentence for a good hairstyle and no one wants to put lots of effort into their beauty look only for the wind or rain to wreak havoc on it. Luckily, there are windproof hairstyles that can save your ‘do when the weather takes a turn. Below, we’re sharing five hairstyles that can withstand the wind (with the help of hair sprays of course) so the next time that breeze picks up into a full-on gust, you won’t have to worry about keeping your tresses under control.
Windproof Hairstyle #1: Messy Fishtail Braid
You don’t always have to try to keep your hair perfectly styled at all times. For those who prefer a more textured and chill look, go for a messy fishtail braid. When the wind blows, pieces of hair that come out of place will only enhance the style even more, so it’s a true win-win.
Get the Look: Start by prepping your hair with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo, this will help lift your roots for some volume and add texture to your hair.
Then separate your hair into sections and begin braiding. When you get to the end secure it with an elastic hair tie. For the messy part, gently pull apart your braid to loosen the sections for a more undone effect. It’s okay if some pieces of hair fall out of the braid, adding to the whimsy of the look.
Windproof Hairstyle #2: Boho Crown aka Halo Braid
A braid that goes around the top of the head like a crown is exactly the style you need when the wind picks up. There’s no hair to fly into your face or out of place. And if you choose to make it a tousled version, you can just consider it part of the style if pieces of your braid slip.
Get the look: Start by parting your hair from the back (if you start and finish the braid in the back it’s easier to tuck the ends away and give it an infinity look from the front). Begin braiding towards the front of your head, gently pulling up to ensure that the braid sits up as much as possible. You can use the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Clean Style Gel to coat the hair and pull in flyaways while you braid. Once you’ve gotten around the entire head, tuck the end of the braid into the starting point of the braid using bobby pins.
Windproof Hairstyle #3: Sleek Top Knot
If you ask us, the top knot is a foolproof style for any occasion. It’s super versatile and can be worn to the gym, to work, and for special occasions if you dress it up. The bonus: it’s perfect for harsh weather conditions, like 50 mph winds.
Get the look: Gather all your hair into a ponytail on top of your head, use a brush and a serum like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In to smooth out your hair and to tame any frizz. Then twist your ponytail around until it looks like one big knot, you can use bobby pins or a hair tie to secure the knot in place. Finish off by misting your entire head with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray which will help protect your hair from humidity and any flyaways.
Windproof Hairstyle # 4: Triple Mini Buns
A simple bun when the weather is bad might feel like the logical go-to but it can be boring. That doesn’t mean it's off limits. You just need one with some oomph. Well, how about three? Pulling your hair into three mini buns will help keep it cute and contained for those wind gusts. And, the style is so versatile you can tailor it for any occasion. For a more formal look you can set the buns horizontally across the back of your hair so it’s all business in the front, fashion in the back. You can place the buns horizontally across the top of the head for a more playful look or center them vertically down your crown for an edgy style.
Get the look: Part your hair into three sections and separate them with clips. Then one by one brush each section and gather it into a ponytail. Add the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Clean Style Gel to help keep the hair in place and to lay down strays. Once you’ve done this for each section, twist each ponytail around itself into a small bun and secure it with a bobby pin or hair tie. Top it off by spraying your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray to secure your style for all day wear.
Windproof Hairstyle #5: Double French Braids
You can probably guess what’s even better than one French braid—two of course! Creating neat and secured braids will allow your hair to withstand strong winds, without getting messy. And with the addition of hair clips and accessories, you can dress this hairstyle up or down.
Get the look: Use a fine-toothed comb to create a middle part in your hair and create two equal sections. Then apply a generous amount of the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Power Restore Multi-Use Leave-In Treatment to each section. This leave-in will help repair any damaged hair and leave it feeling silky and smooth thanks to its repair concentrate. Braid the first section and then the second section. Finish off the style by giving your braids a few quick spritzes with the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold to provide extra support to keep your hair in place.
Editor's Tip: Be sure to moisturize your scalp when wearing braids, try using the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment to keep your scalp and hair nourished.
We know we can’t control the weather, but we can control how it affects our hair. You won’t ever have to worry about your hair getting messed up again due to the wind, humidity, or any other weather factors. We’ve got solutions that can keep you rocking your styled tresses all year long.
Next: 7 Hair Care and Styling Tips for Dealing with Humidity
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