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Weatherproof your hairdo

With winter weather it can be hard to keep your hair from looking like you’ve been dragged through a bush backwards. Here are some great ways you can winterproof your hair and essential products to ensure you maintain the “just stepped out of a salon” look.

Alia Shawat

Best hairstyles for windy weather

Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat could have used SheKnows’ advice at the U.K. premiere of her show. Long hair can be hard to maintain when it’s blowing a gale and there’s only one thing for it, girls: Put your hair up. There are several benefits from having a ponytail-based up ‘do. Firstly, it will save you from looking like you don’t care enough to brush your hair. Secondly, it prevents wind damage which dries out your ends.

How to style an up ‘do

  1. Brush your hair off your face and pull it back into a simple ponytail.
  2. Twist it up and pin the ends in place or you can twist it into a bun and pin it.
  3. If you have any wispy bits which won’t stay off your face, you can pin them or use a strong holding putty, a heavy duty hairspray or a headband.

Celebrities who rock up ‘dos

Amanda Heard

Amber Heard

How to style a French braid

French braids are a classic style and can be slightly fiddly, but are great for suriving windy days. It is easier if you have someone you know who can braid your hair for you. If not, try the techniques below.

Celebrities who rock French braids

Jennifer Morrison french braid

Jennifer Morrison

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Best hairstyle for rainy weather

Drizzly weather usually means one thing — frizz factor. Is there anything worse than frizzy hair? The classic ponytail is a multi-faceted hairstyle. Not only is it great for rainy weather, it’s also the perfect solution to bad hair days, can’t-be-bothered hair days and those times when you’re in a mad rush and don’t have time to fiddle around. It’s simple to execute: Pull your hair back with a band, pin back the fly away ends. Curl your fringe under if you have one, if not slick it back using a water-based product which won’t go gloopy if you get wet.

Celebrities who rock the ponytail

The top knot

Top knots are a variation of the tradition bun style without looking nana-ish. Suitable for both rain and windy conditions, they’re quick and easy to do while giving you extra height. All you need to do is put your hair into a high ponytail and twist it around. Use bobby pins to keep it in place. You can also add colourful chopsticks or hair accessories to get a little more funky.

Celebrities who rock the top knot

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Essential winter hair products

Essential winter hair products

  • Fudge Hair Putty: Moulding power with a medium hold (
  • Schwarzkopf Silhoutte Super Hold Hairspray: Unbelievable hold without being sticky (
  • Redken Outshine Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk: Frizz-free hair in a jiffy (
  • Redken Soft Argan 6 Oil: Add shine and moisture (

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