Hairstyle solutions and products for gross weather

Jan 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Rain, rain, go away... don’t ruin my good hair day! When the weather is wild and unpredictable, there are days where an umbrella just doesn't cut it in terms of protecting your hairstyle. We've polled our users and Facebook fans to find out the best tips for keeping your ‘do in check when Mother Nature has a mood swing.

Jennifer Aniston with wavy hair

Wavy lady

If your hair has even the slightest natural curl or wave, your best bet is to go au naturel. You can use the damp weather to boost your natural waves with a sea salt spray like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Spritz it on damp locks before heading out the door. Gusts of wind will help enhance the natural appeal of this style, maybe giving you a boost in volume. When your locks are subject to raindrops, just scrunch with your hands to revive your waves. Easy, chic and fast!

Taylor Swift's straight hair

Help for straightened hair

We know that, for many women, nothing comes between you and your straightener. We get it! If the weather can’t keep you from your favorite style, you need a product to help with frizz. One of our Facebook fans suggested Redken’s Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk, which smooths even the thickest, coarsest hair.

Jennifer Lopez with a sock bun

Weather-proof updo

Sock buns and top knots are both great styles to wear when the weather gets gross. Keeping hair off of your neck and out of your face will make you feel more comfortable and less worried about your style. The right finishing product is key for any long lasting style and Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Firm Hairspray protects hair, while the soy seals out humidity.

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Fergie with a ponytail

When all else fails

Sometimes the weather is so bad that no hair product or umbrella can save your style. Just in case, carry an elastic and a few bobby pins so you can quickly create a ponytail or messy updo once you’ve arrived at your destination. By wrapping a strand of hair around your elastic, your ponytail becomes instantly chic and appropriate for the office or a date.

Take that, Mother Nature!

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Photo credits: (Jennifer Aniston), Adriana Barraza/ (Taylor Swift), Adriana Barraza/ (Jennifer Lopez), B. Dowling/ (Fergie)