If your commute was as bad as mine yesterday AM, then you’re aware that, while walking to work can get your some needed fresh air, it can wreak havoc on your strands. Nothing will mess up your coif faster than the elements. From wind to rain and snow, if you’re not prepared your nice morning walk will turn your blow-out limp and negate all your hard work. But with a few quick tricks you can salvage your hair from a difficult and long morning commute. Click through to the notes to get the insight. –– Michelle Rotbart 

Be Prepared 

I’m not saying you need to carry your entire arsenal of products and tools around with you all the time, but it is a great idea to keep a few minis of your favorite go-to products like refinish dry shampoo or frizz control in your desk drawer. Also make sure to stock up on hair ties, pins, and other hair accessories just in case you need to throw your hair up into a messy half up-do.

Rain & Snow

If your hair gets wet then you’ll have to act fast to address the issue while it’s still damp. If you can get to a blow dryer, work in some frizz counter to counter the moisture and dry. If you don’t have a dryer handy, opt for braiding hair or twisting into a bun. Once the style is dry, take it out, your hair will have great texture and movement. You can also opt to work with the elements and spray in wave mist and gently squeeze and scrunch in your texture with the help of some paper towels.


Wind won’t kill totally kill your style but once you’re inside and settled spray hair with some healing oil and use your  fingers to work your hair back into shape.

Winter Dryness

Dry strands are the biggest downer of winter weather. If your hair is getting a little too static-y for your liking, rub shine luxe oil into your palms and then run your hands through your hair.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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