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How to manage straight hair in wet weather

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Hot hair on rainy days

When it's wet outside, straight hair turns limp and it seems impossible to get it to hold a style. If you live in a rainy climate, you may need a new haircut, different products or new styling technique to keep your hair looking its best.

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Go shorter

Straight hair, or any type of hair for that matter, is hard to manage in wet weather. If you hair is long and thin, a shorter haircut can provide the extra volume you need in rainy climates. A chin-length stacked bob is a trendy style that is sure to hold up under any weather conditions.

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Reduce build-up

In rainy weather, you need to infuse body, manageability and life into your hair. Use a clarifying shampoo and conditioner to reduce product build-up, which can make your hair look weighed down. If you hair is straight and thick, it might get frizzy from the humid air. Use a dab of hair serum to smooth the cuticle and add some shine to your locks.

Blow dry upside down

To add volume to your hair, blow dry it while holding your head upside down. When your hair is almost completely dry, flip your head back and run your finger through your hair. Smooth any straggly hairs with a flat iron and add a spritz of all-weather hairspray to keep your style in place.

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Wear a hat

Use a small-barrel curling iron and define the hair that frames your face. Then put on a hat, such as a trendy fedora or quirky cloche. If you use a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron on a daily basis, use hair products that are designed to protect your hair from heat damage.

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