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Try these quick wins to fix a bad hair day

Let’s be honest, we all have bad hair days. But with the best bad hair day hacks, you can easily fix that.

Whether you’re facing frizz or grappling with greasiness, scroll on for some quick wins that can sort out any bad hair day.

Quick wins to fix a bad hair day

Dry shampoo

If you don’t have time to wash your hair or are dealing with greasiness between blowdrys, a dry shampoo will be your best friend.

They work by absorbing any oiliness from your hair for an instant refresh. Spritz onto your roots and brush through your hair. Just be careful not to go overboard with the product, as some may leave you with a chalky finish.

If you’re struggling to get any volume in your hair post-wash, a dry shampoo can also provide your locks with a little grip to make styling easier.

We love Percy & Reed’s Turn Up The Volume Volumising Dry Shampoo (£15 – use LIZLOVES for 15% off at checkout).

Hair accessories

When in doubt, style out any bad hair day with an accessory. A glamorous headband or silk scarf tied carefully around your head can disguise even the worst bad hair day.

Sansom Reed has a stylish selection of headbands to match any outfit, starting at £17.

Weather permitting, a beanie hat in winter or wide-brimmed sun hat can also cover up any bad hair days.

Root touch-up

A root cover-up can help to hide any tell-tale roots between trips to the salon or home hair dyes.

These products are usually powders or sprays that you can use to cover up any greys (if you’d like) or to match up your roots to your dye colour.

From blonde to brunette to black, Revolution has a range of highly rated root touch-ups in sticks, sprays and powders to help you conceal.

Slicked back

Embracing the grease for a slicked-back style can turn any bad hair day into a good one.

Simply brush your hair back into a ponytail or bun, using any natural oiliness from your hair to keep locks slick.

Try not to tie your tresses back too tightly to avoid breakage here. A satin or silk scrunchie is a great way to avoid any damage. We love these ones from Beauty Pie – don’t forget you can save £10 off your subscription with the code LIZLOVES.

Toothbrush taming

You can tame any flyaways or frizziness with a spare toothbrush or a spoolie, and some of your favourite hairspray.

Simply spray your tool of choice with a little hairspray, before running it over any unruly baby hairs or flyaways to keep things under control.

Our favourite products to avoid bad hair days in the first place

While a bad hair day is inevitable from time to time, keeping your locks in tip top condition can keep them to a minimum.

Hello Klean’s exfoliating scalp brush works to gently stimulate hair follicles and promote lustrous locks. Suitable for all hair types, it aims to boost hair health right down from the root. Use the LIZLOVES23 code for 15% off these brushes at Healf.

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help avoid any frizziness and a deep conditioner, such as Olaplex’s cult No.3 Hair Perfector (£28), can keep your mane soft and silky.

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