Rainy days are great for curling up on the couch with a good book, but they can quickly ruin your hair when you go out. Luckily, there are styles that pair well with the rain, and we’ll share the best of them with you in this article. We’ll also give you some expert tips for making each style work for you.
Ballet buns are a classic, rainy day staple style due to their easy-to-maintain smoothness. Because it’s such a sleek style, it works best on straighter textures like type 1 and 2 locks.
To start, gather your hair into a ponytail. Then, hold the base of your ponytail and twist it until it forms a tight rope. Coil the ponytail around the base until it forms a flat circle and secure it with a hair tie. And don’t worry if your hair is too short or thin to make this style work; you can always supplement the look with a fake bun.
Once your bun is in place, spritz on anti-humidity spray to keep your locks smooth and frizz free even in the rainiest conditions.
If you have type 3 or 4 hair, you’ve probably come across the pineapple. Pineapples are an updo that many naturals wear to keep their curls fresh while they sleep. But did you know they’re also a super cute, rain-proof hairstyle? The humidity from the rain may make your pineapple more puffy, but it can’t ruin the style since your hair is sleek and pulled upward.
All you have to do to get a pineapple is make your curls pop with a curl refresher spray. Then, gather your hair on the top of your hair in a loose high ponytail. Use your fingers to bring your curls forward so they cascade down your face, and wrap a silk scarf around your hair. This style works best with short to medium hair, so you may have to wrap your ends into a bun if it's too long.
Dutch braids are a perfect rainy-day hairstyle, whether your hair is type 1, 2, 3, or 4. They’re adorable, easy to do, and gentle on your hair! They also keep your strands together, so fewer of them are exposed to the humid air. As with any braided style, it might take a few tries before you get the hang of things. Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-follow tutorials on YouTube that will walk you through everything you need to know.
Sleek, High Ponytail
There’s a reason why ponytails are the go-to hairstyle for millions of men and women around the world. Ponytails are an effortless, versatile hairstyle that is perfect for nearly any occasion. Although you can rock a ponytail with any hair type, this sleek style works best with type 1 and 2 strands. Want to know the best part about this look?
It’s incredibly simple to do! Just apply an anti-frizz serum to your hair and brush it back with a boar bristle brush. Gather your hair into a tight ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Want to make this look even more weatherproof? Braid the length of your ponytail so you can keep frizz to a minimum.
There’s no doubt that styling your hair in rainy weather can be challenging. However, picking suitable hairstyles and using the right products will go a long way in keeping your strands virtually waterproof. That said, we hope one of the hairstyles we covered in this article was what you needed to turn even the gloomiest day into a perfect hair day!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.