The Best Ways To Avoid Hat Hair Under That Beanie

by Rosie Narasaki
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Is there anything nicer than a cozy beanie? They're completely trendy and of the moment right now — and they're super comfy to boot. There's only one drawback — the flat and frizzy beanie aftermath, which can be pretty devastating. So, what are the best ways to avoid hat hair while wearing a beanie? Luckily, there are a number of tips out there to keep your hair in primo condition, so don't rule out your favorite beanie yet — it turns out everything spanning from hat choice, to a few well-placed spritzes of texturizing spray can fix a whole world of woes. Seriously, there are tons of ways to volumnize flattened hair and smooth frizzed hair, so if you follow a few simple steps, hat hair should really be a non-issue.

Make no bones about it, whether you're donning one to complement your chic new ensemble, to combat cold weather, or because you didn't have time to do your hair in the morning (ahem) beanies are pretty unobjectionably amazing. So, armed with some super easy tips to keep the dreaded hat hair at bay, there's really nothing standing between you and the best hat ever! Read on for some of the best ways to combat hat hair.

1. Make Sure Your Hair is Completely Dry

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It can be tempting to throw on a beanie over not-quite-dry hair on busy mornings, but try to avoid it when possible. Allowing your hair to dry and "set" under a beanie will only make your hat hair more stubborn, according to Teen Vogue.

2. Choose Your Beanie Carefully

Fishers Finery Hat, $40, Amazon

Besides fit, there's also material to consider. A coarse beanie will frizz up your hair more than a smoother one — which is why celebrity hairstylist Kattia Solano explained to Yahoo Style that "cashmere, silk, or angora" are the best picks.

3. Make Sure Your Beanie Fits

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The tighter the beanie, the worse the hat hair. Loose-fitting beanies are actually ideal for keeping your hairstyle intact, reported Real Simple.

4. Reduce Static

R+Co FOIL Frizz + Static Control Spray, $27, Amazon

Reduce static by making sure your hair is nice and moisturized before throwing on a hat. Cutting back on heat tools helps with this, as does a good hair oil or moisturizing cream. There are also static control sprays, according to Teen Vogue, which is pretty cool — and in a pinch? A dryer sheet works surprisingly well.

5. Style Your Hair Pre-Beanie

Now, a lot of the time, you're probably wearing a beanie because you didn't have time to fix your hair woes. If you have a spare minute or two, though? Forgiving styles like loose braids or a low pony go great with a hat, according to Teen Vogue, and they'll minimize hat hair as well. There are actually lots of kickass hairstyles out there that look great under beanies, if you're looking for something a little fancier.

6. Prep Your Hair

Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray, $11, Sephora

A quick spritz of texturizing spray before you throw on the beanie will help keep your hair from getting too flattened out, suggests Teen Vogue.

7. Hairspray Can Work Wonders

R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray, $29, Amazon

Now, even if you did get some hat hair from your beanie, the situation tends to be mostly reversible. A travel-sized hairspray can really be your friend in situations of hat hair — just flip your head upside down and spray away.

8. A Good Salt Spray Is Key

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $23, A mazon

Know what else can revitalize your hair after being flattened by a beanie? A good sea salt spray, or something similar.

9. You May Also Want Shine Serum

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-frizz Serum, $5, Amazon

A nice shine serum or hydrating oil can help smooth your beanie frizz.

10. Try Reversing Your Hair in a Top Knot

If you don't want to add too many products to your hair, simply tying it up into a top knot for a while is a great way to add back a little volume, according to XOJane.

Happy hat-wearing!

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