While Curly Bella shared her hilarious — to us now, not to her then — tale of creating a makeshift rain bonnet out of a plastic shopping bag post-blowout (like this woman), it's not a look she wants to do over. If you're really concerned about the best protection from drips and drops, umbrellas often fall short when the rain heads straight for your face.
Now entering: The Hood. For flash showers, these hats are considerably more creative than the plastic drugstore cap. Created by Philly-based designer Taryn Zychal, they're made of the same upcycled umbrella fabric and handpicked lining as her doggie jackets. Hands-free but hair-safe, I'm still on the fence on whether this would work for my own head. They'll be available on the Recycling Zychal Etsy Shop starting Monday; will you check them out?