In an ideal world, we’d all be able to flawlessly style our hair every morning, and it would stay in place throughout the day. No brushes or touch-ups required – just perfectly perfect hair.
The reality? We’re constantly battling rushed mornings, flat hair, awful weather and updos that won’t stay up. But never fear: Keep these five items in your purse, and you’ll be prepared for any hair emergency.
Tip: To begin your morning with smooth, manageable hair, try Pantene Smooth and Sleek Shampoo, which tames frizz for up to 72 hours*.
1. Bobby Pins
We all know that bobby pins can save the day, but you might not be using them to full effect! When securing hair, make sure the ridged side of the bobby pin is facing your scalp. The pin will grip your hair better, and the end that usually points upward will be hidden. Genius!
2. Dry Shampoo
Does your hair need a little more volume? Or are you running late and don’t have time for the full wash-and-condition routine? Dry shampoo is the answer. Herbal Essences bio:renew dry shampoo instantly revitalizes texture and smells wonderful. Just spray your hair, work it into the roots and brush out.
3. Travel-Sized Hairspray
Does the forecast call for a torrential downpour or intense humidity? Keep Pantene Airspray flexible-hold hairspray on hand – you never know when you’ll need it!
Whether you’re sporting an updo or dealing with stubborn flyways, the above-mentioned hairspray and a mini-toothbrush are your best friends. Spray the toothbrush head with hairspray, and smooth flyaways around the hairline. The spray will ensure the hairs stay in place, and a toothbrush won’t snag your hair like most traditional combs. (Just make sure you don’t accidentally brush your teeth with it!)
5. Clear Ponytail Holders
When all else fails, throw your unruly mane into a simple ponytail, braid or topknot. Clear ponytail holders keep your look streamlined and chic, and will keep the focus off the holder itself.
*When using shampoo and conditioner system vs. nonconditioning shampoo.
What emergency hair supplies do you keep in your purse? Share with the community in the comments section below!