7 Simple Ways to Turnaround Your Bad Hair Day

Posted April 14, 2020 by in Beauty

There are always those rocky days when you have to attend an appointment, event or function, but your hair is a mess. When you don’t have enough time to visit your hairdresser, it can be embarrassing to step out of your house with unkempt hair, especially if there are going to be photographers around.

No matter the kind of outfit you wear, bad hair can ruin your look. Here are some simple hairstyles and tips to transform your look:

bad hair day

Don’t Forget Your Salon Appointments

The first and probably most effective way to avoid a bad hair day is keeping up with your salon appointments. It’s important to have a hairdresser who provides follow-up services to ensure you are taking good care of your hair.

If your hairdresser is the kind who calls you to remind you of your next appointment, don’t forget to appreciate them. Check out this list of perfect gifts for hairdressers.

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Wear a Cute Headband or Hat

If you are unable to wash and style your hair in good time, the best option is to wrap or cover it. You can never go wrong with a cute hat worn with a side braid. The secret here is to always ensure the hat is worn tilted in the opposite direction to your hairstyle.

If you’re not into wearing hats, look for a headband that goes with everything. Stylishly wrapping a thick headband can add a lot of sass to your look.

woman wearing beige hat

Double Ponytail

There are instances when even putting a simple ponytail won’t work due to bumps that form along the hair. You can remove that bumpiness by applying some heat or wetting the bumpy section of your hair.

Another great option is to create a double ponytail. To do this, leave a top section of your hair out and gather the back section into a small pony. Use elastic to secure the back pony then add in the other section by securing it with a second elastic.

Double Ponytail

Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo works great whenever you want to add volume and texture to your hair. It also helps in absorbing excess oils that could be messing your look.

In case you don’t have access to dry shampoo, try using baby powder. Massaging baby powder gently into your scalp will make your hair appear fresher. Don’t apply too much powder; a teaspoon is enough to get the job done.

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Tame Flyaways Using a Toothbrush

Flyaway strands can make you look shaggy. To tame them, look for a spare toothbrush and spray it with hairspray.

Use the sprayed brush to gently smooth your hair into place. Brush in a downward motion to eliminate the visible flyaways.

woman covering her face with a brown leaf

Create a Fishtail

Nobody will ever notice you are economizing on shampoo whenever your hair is twisted into a slouchy fishtail. This is something you can do within minutes when you don’t have adequate time to prepare. It’s an ideal hairstyle during those lazy days.

woman with fishtails braid and bangs.


Braids are a lifesaver whenever you want to make dirty hair look better. When you wake up to a messed up look, create some quick braids to make your second or third-day hair look better. You can go for a sleek ponytail or a bun. There are many braiding styles that are quick and easy to do.

braid in long red hair

You don’t have to feel shy or miss out on a social event due to a bad hair day. The above tips will help you to quickly style your hair and go about your daily activities without worries. Remember to smile and maintain your confidence to make your day brighter!