Marlene Rego
Marlene Rego
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Here’s how I beat hat hair

Hats usually divide people into two camps: hat lovers and hat haters. Personally, I would go to Isabella Blow chapeau levels if I didn’t look ridiculous, but even if you don’t think you can pull off a hat, chances are you’ll have no choice once the windchill sets in. Reluctant toque wearer or not, hat aftermath is the great equalizer – we all deal with inevitably flat, greasy hair. Here’s how I keep my strands in check.
1. Not a dry shampoo, not a spray – hair volumizing powder is my go-to because it adds weightless shine-free volume. A few shakes onto my roots and crown offer lift without compromising on movement. No helmet head, I swear. Though it looks like I have zero product in my hair, the powder has an interesting matte texture that gives hair a bit of grit and tons of volume. By just flipping my head upside-down and lifting my roots with my fingers, my hair holds its shape after I shake it out from under a toque. It can even get – dare I say – a bit too big.

2. I rolled my eyes when I first heard about hair fragrance, but now I’m a fiend for it. The scent of my shampoo never lasts long enough to satisfy me, and my porous strands pick up any and all cooking smells within a 20 km radius. Instead of spraying my expensive bottle of Modern Muse all over, I use the Frédéric Fekkai Hair Fragrance Mist (the rose variety) to lightly scent hair and condition it at the same time. Everyone and their mom now makes a version: Narciso Rodriguez, Paul & Joe – even Ariana Grande. Because hats trap heat and sweat, this is how I keep things so fresh and so clean clean.

3. Before you put any hat on, part your hair on the opposite side you normally do. Roots will go 0 – greasy real quick but this simple trick prevents things from completely falling flat. I also never wear a hat if my hair isn’t 100% dry because it will dent or go frizzy. To avoid static, I’ve heard that rubbing a dryer sheet on your pillowcase will help. I’ve also heard some people pin a dryer sheet right into their hat, but that’s going a little far for me. When I’m really desperate, I just run some hand moisturizer through my ends because who just has dryer sheets lying around in their purse? Unless you’re that organized; then bravo.

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Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo

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Frédéric Fekkai Hair Fragrance Mist

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Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo

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Frédéric Fekkai Hair Fragrance Mist