How To Stay Warm When Your Hair Is Wet

Although one of your New Year's Resolutions might be to form a more productive morning routine, there are guaranteed to be some days when you wake up late. If you wish to wash your tresses, you'll need to know how to stay warm when your hair is wet, or risk turning into a human icicle.

Of course, you may live somewhere in the world that's warm all year round, where the sun is always shining, but that won't keep you from getting cold when you've got wet hair dripping down your neck and back. The thing is, once your hair starts to drip onto your clothes, they get wet too, adding to the feeling that you're transforming into a snow person. Sorry Princess Elsa, but we're not all cold-proof like you; the cold really bothers some of us.

If you're living in a place that's experiencing winter right now, the thought of venturing outside with wet hair is enough to send chills down your spine. Sure, you could just blow dry your hair, but if you're already running late, you definitely won't have time to spend wafting a hairdryer over your mane — especially if you've got thick hair and it takes ten minutes or more to dry your hair with a blowdryer.

Aside from wearing all the clothes in your closet and sitting next to a heater all day, I thought it best to consult the experts on how to stay warm when your hair is wet.

“My mom always used to tell us to dry our hair, especially when we went outside in the winter," Hair Food Celebrity Stylist Rebekah Forecast tells Bustle over email, "however, lifestyles have changed and now our fast pace means running from one thing to another with wet hair."

"Hair Food now has a Color Protect Dry Shampoo which is so light and does not leave any residue in the hair, so try skipping the shampoo all together, alternating with the dry shampoo on really cold days," she adds.

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“If you are good at braiding your hair," says Forecast, "then try a corn row style braid which fits under most styles of warm, winter hats. When you arrive inside, you can remove the braid and naturally dry it or let the hair dry inside the braid before removing. This will give a really good wave in the hair without having to use heat to achieve it."

In an email to Bustle, senior stylist at Mizu New York Max Gierl, says, "Put a hat on. If you braid your hair under your hat there'll probably be a cool wavy texture when you let it out."

It appears hats and braids are the killer combo that'll help you to stay warm in winter with wet hair, at least until you get to somewhere with indoor heating!

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