After a few days of being fooled by the sun shining in the morning, only for it to be beaten out of the sky by rain clouds in the afternoon, I’ve learned that 30 percent chance of precipitation is the new 100 percent. But as painful as it can be to put the bright summer dresses and halter tops on hold, here’s some tips that will help keep the rain from ruining your day.
DITCH THE STRAIGHTENER! Nothing sucks more than storm clouds rolling in and realizing that your hair is going to get soaked. If not soaked, then even worse… frizzy. Since you can’t stop the rain, might as well avoid that dreadful “all for naught” feeling. If you have natural waves, flaunt them! People really mean it when they say they like your hair better natural. You can also try some pretty braids and a low bun, or a messy but gorgeous up-do like the one above.
Headbands, cute clips and other fun hair accessories are instant perks to a simple look, and they only take a second out of your time getting ready.
For frizziness, throw some anti-frizz product into your purse and give your locks a few sprays after a frantic run in the rain.
If you haven’t already gotten the memo, rain gear isn’t just for little kids. H&M sells colorful umbrellas to go with any outfit, and this summer, bold hues are the perfect accent with the neutrals we all love. There’s also some fun raincoats like this neon anorak from Urban Outfitters that will protect your hair and keep you dry, all while adding some brightness to your look on the greyest of days.