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All-Weather Hair

Written on March 24, 2011 at 9:30 am , by

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When mother nature lashes out, our locks are the first to act up. Instead of going into hiding when the forecast isn’t hair-friendly, weather-proof your strands with these smart tips from Jet Rhys, colorist and co-owner of an eponymous salon in San Diego, CA:

  • Snow & Rain On wet days, avoid using styling products like waxes and gels. If the rain or snow dampens your mane, your hair will become sticky and flat. Prevent a hair meltdown by using a cream-based leave-in conditioner (not oil-based) instead.
  • Chilly & Cold Cold air can cause strands to dry out and become staticky fast. Spray your styling brush with Static Guard before brushing to keep strands at bay and prevent pouf.
  • Warm & Sunny Scorching heat and sun can do bad, bad things to a girl’s hair. Humidity has a tendency to bring out curls and full-on frizz. “Don’t fight it, work with it,” Rhys says. Wear your curls, waves and newfound volume proudly. If you want a smoother style, combat fuzz all day by making sure you dry your strands thoroughly—otherwise, the remaining moisture will turn into frizz.

—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern

Want Nancy O’Dell’s Perfect Hair?

Written on May 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm , by

Entertainment journalist and former Dancing With the Stars cast member, Nancy O’Dell (here she is with her hairstylist who was sporting one cute bang braid), dishes on her favorite all-weather hairspray. p.s. You’d never know it looking at Nancy’s mane, but it was raining cats and dogs on this day!