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How to Get Rid of Hat Hair

4 Steps to Getting Rid of Hat Hair — For Good

Matted, limp, lifeless hair is the downside of donning a cute chapeau this Winter, right? Not necessarily. Reviving your locks posthat is easier than you'd think. Follow these tips, and kiss lackluster, frizzy hat hair goodbye.

  • Consider the material: The fabric of your hat has a lot to do with whether or not you'll fall victim to matted hair. Avoid synthetics, and reach for a cap made from natural fibers: wool, cashmere, and cotton are best for avoiding frizz. Also, make sure your hair sits loosely against your head — skull caps and the like press your hair against your scalp, causing perspiration and matted locks.
  • Prestyle your hair: A hat warms your head, and warm hair holds whatever style it's in. So putting a hat over hair that's already set in place will help ensure you'll have the style you want when it's time to take off your hat. Long hair can be twisted into a bun and secured with either a fabric hair tie or hair pins. Shorter styles should add volume beforehand with a root-boosting hair spray, like Oscar Blandi Lacca Hair Spray ($11).
  • Add back volume: Once your hat comes off, a little extra volume may be in order. Shu Uemura's Volume Maker ($48) is small enough to fit in your purse and cranks out an invisible powder that adds some serious lift. Just add a dusting to your roots posthat, and you'll be good to go.
  • Ditch the dryer sheets: Dryer sheets don't always nix the static-inducing results from your hat. Instead, grab a pack of Ted Gibson Hairsheets ($15) for a simple swipe over your strands to eliminate frizz, static, and add a healthy dose of volume.
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