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Having A Bad Hair Day? Here’s How To Fix Hair, Fast

Section: Skin & Hair

The night feed and pillow-hogging toddlers can spell disaster for your hair by morning. Here are some quick solutions for taming frizz, boosting volume again and disguising greasy roots, fast.


When You’ve Woken Up With…Frizz

Fix it fast: Smooth a weightless balm, such as Percy & Reed Wonder Balm (£18, through lengths and ends to calm frizz, add shine and save yourself a restyle.

Roll with it: A little frizz can actually help give your updo hold. Choose a top knot or ballerina bun.

Jessica Alba wears an easy topknot


When You’ve Woken Up With…Huge Hair

Fix it fast: Take a styling cream, such as Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream (£23.75, and rake through to take the weight out.

Roll with it: Extra ‘pouff’ can give messy braids added texture.


When You’ve Woken Up With…Flat Hair

Fix it fast: Spray texture spray (try Kérastase VIP Spray, £21, onto your fingertips, tip your head upside down and massage into the roots to boost volume.

Roll with it: The new ponytails look great with flatter roots. Middle part your hair and scoop lengths back into a low ponytail.


Kate Hudson wears a simple low pony

When You’ve Woken Up With…Greasy Roots

Fix it fast: Try an all-in-one product, such as Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless (£8.75, – it cleanses, conditions and de-frizzes in one step.

Roll with it: Douse roots with dry shampoo (try Label.M Dry Shampoo, £11.50, and brush through to avoid white patches.

What's your go-to style for bad hair days? Let us know in the comment box below.

  • Author: Lisa Durant Lisa Durant
  • Job Title: Beauty Editor

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