Quick Rainy Day Hair Fix

Hello Simply Stated readers. Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Sarah Smith, Real Simple Beauty & Health Assistant, now turned beauty blogger, too. I can’t wait to share all sorts of current beauty news, quick tips, expert picks, and more with you. Post any questions and comments you might have and I’ll try to address them, lickety split.

Now that formalities are over and done with…let’s talk beauty.

For a girl who covets light, bouncy strands, rainy days are a thorn in my side–no matter how hard I try, I can’t get the voluminous oomph I crave. To battle the elements, I rely on a swept up (not slicked back), rainy day style that I’ve dubbed, The Twin Twists. Though it looks a bit tricky, it’s actually really easy and leaves hair looking polished. The key is to work with your hair’s natural texture…a kink here, a curl there…to create a fun, fresh look that, though tucked back and away, is still full of body.

Here, my pulled-together style to lift drooping hair (and spirits) when all is gray and dreary. Hopefully, it’ll boost yours too.

Four simple steps:

1.) I spritz a texturizing spray through day old or clean, air-dried hair. This gives my strands body (without picking up a hairdryer) and a bit of hold to help support the style.

2.) Next, I swoop my hair into a loose, low ponytail and secure it with a clear elastic.

3.) After splitting the lengths of my ponytail into two sections, I twist each one separately and then spiral it into a little bun that rests at the nape of my neck.

4.) Bobbi pin each one in place and mist them with a firm hold hairspray.

And, no worries if it’s not perfect. A couple of fly-aways and wisps look soft framing the face.

You’re done!


For an extra touch, pop in a headband to hold back unruly frizz and add a burst of cheery color.


How do you deal with bad weather hair days? Any go-to styles or never-fail products that you love?