How to Keep My Hair From Looking Bad in the Rain


Is rain in the weather forecast this week? The thought of it could make you shudder if you haven't yet figured out how to manage your hair in the rain. Without a game plan, the rain can quickly make your hair frizzy and limp - a literal mess. This article will teach you how to keep your hair from looking bad in the rain. By the end, you'll have some practical tips you can use starting today! 

Use An Anti-Frizz Serum

Even if rain never touches your hair, the moisture in the air can turn your hair into a frizz ball. To prevent that, you can use an anti-frizz serum. This product type is specifically formulated to keep frizz at bay, even on a rainy day.

Though every anti-frizz serum is slightly different, you'll usually apply it right after your leave-in conditioner and before any stylers. It'll seal in your hair's moisture and leave behind a protective layer to keep external moisture from causing frizz.

Try a Leave-in Conditioner

When your hair is adequately moisturized, your hair cuticles are less likely to raise up in an attempt to absorb hydration from the rain. If you don't already have a leave-in conditioner, right now may be the time to give one a try. Just slather or spray it on before styling your hair; it'll help you retain healthy moisture levels. As a result, you will experience less frizz.

Cover Your Hair Up

If you know that it will be raining on a particular day, know that an umbrella won't be enough to completely protect your hair from the rain. Though the moisture in the air can do a number on your hair, letting the rain come in contact with your hair is much worse. So, before walking outside, wrap your hair up in a scarf or bonnet, or wear a tightly fitting hood. There are also rain hats made explicitly for situations such as these.

Choose the Right Hairstyle

The worst thing you can do on a rainy day is choose a hairstyle that's impossible to cover up or ultra-sensitive to moisture. For instance, if your hair is tightly curly, it's not the best idea to wear it flat ironed straight when rain is expected. Some of the best hairstyles for the rain include:

  • Braids

  • Low Ponytail

  • Hanging with a headband

  • Messy bun

Prep with a Bad Hair Day Bag

Some prefer to avoid carrying extra bags everywhere, but this one could be useful. It's a bag with all the essentials you need to fix your hair when the weather ruins it. Whenever you find yourself in an unfortunate hair situation, you'll pull out your bag and zhush to your heart's content.

You could leave the bag in your car, your locker, or anywhere else you find convenient. You could also buy a few travel-sized items (hair spray, leave-in conditioner, gel, a mini comb, etc.) and put them in your current bag. 

So, there you have it - how to keep your hair from looking bad in the rain. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair, rain or shine!



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.


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