Whether you’re wearing a hat to stay warm during these last cold days from the beginning of spring, or getting ready to show off your Easter bonnet on Easter Sunday, the fear of flattened hat head still lurks in the back of your mind. Hollywood hair care expert, Philip B, has some great tips so you can wear the hat of your choice without the fear of flatness.
1. It may sound obvious, but make sure that your hat isn’t too snug. You’re less likely to get hat hair if the fit’s slightly roomy. Ideally, your hair should be completely dry, cool (not still warm from the blow dryer) and fluffed before you put on your hat. Otherwise, your hair could end up glued to your head and/or with a wrap-around kink from the hatband.
2. If you have long hair and like to wear it wavy: Try coiling your hair on top of your head before you put your hat on. As soon as you take off the hat, refresh your roots with a little dry shampoo, like the Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo, and run your hands through your hair to fluff it up.
3. If you have short hair: As soon as you take your hat off, rough up your hair with your fingertips. Use some dry shampoo to add instant volume, or a pea-size dab of a texturizing pomade, like the Philip B Oud Royal Perfect Finish Shaping Fiber, to revive and define choppy layers.
TIP: If your hair is static-y, mist a boar-bristle brush with a touch of hairspray and run it through your hair. And if you find that your hair is particularly prone to post-hat static, step up your conditioning treatments. I recommend using the Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil once or twice a week.
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