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How to manage wavy hair in windy weather

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Wavy hair on windy days

Wavy hair looks beautiful as it blows in the wind. But windy weather can leave your tresses brittle and damaged. Follow these haircare tips and style suggestions to manage your wavy hair in windy conditions.

Woman with wavy hair in the wind


Condition your hair daily

Wavy hair by nature can be dry. The natural twists in the hair shaft can cause the cuticle to weaken and lift, leaving your hair rough and unruly. That's why it's important to condition your hair everyday to retain its moisture and shine. If your hair is hard to manage, use a product like Aussie Catch the Wave Mousse & Leave in Conditioner to tame and moisturize your hair without leaving it sticky or crunchy.

Get the tousled look

When it's windy outside, there's no reason to try to maintain a super coifed hairstyle. Get the tousled look by using a dollop of mousse in your hair and then blow drying it without a brush (just rough dry the hair with your hand). After your hair is dry, use a large-barrel curling iron and wrap a small section around the barrel. Hold for 15 seconds and then slide out the iron. Repeat throughout your hair in random sections. Run your fingers through the curls to create loose, soft, tousled waves. Add a spritz of all-weather hairspray to finish the look.

Cut your hair in long layers

If you have thick, wavy hair, be sure to get it cut in long layers. This will produce the body and manageability that you want. Use styling cream on damp hair and then let it dry naturally. Gather your hair into a ponytail, and then apply a little bit of silicon-based hair serum throughout the hair. Wear your hair in the ponytail while your are out in the windy weather. Then, when you arrive at your destination, undo the ponytail and flip your head forward. Run your fingers through your hair and then flip it back.

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