How to Survive a Hair Disaster

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How to Survive a Hair Disaster


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We know a good hair day can make all the difference, so what happens when you’re suffering from not only a bad hair day, but a hair disaster? You’re basically refusing answering any messages, while you’re crying yourself to sleep. Whether you’re suffering from a botched hair dye job to tangled tresses, hair trauma is, well, traumatic, but there are some remedies to help you cope.

Here’s everything you need to know to rescue your mane from being truly mangled.


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1. You Hate Your New Hair Color

You hate your new dye job. It happens. First, don’t panic. Second, if you’ve gotten your hair colored by a professional, call the salon immediately to get it fixed. It takes between 48 and 72 hours for most dyes to set, so acting fast is crucial to help undo the damage.

If it’s a DIY dye job? Wash your hair with with a clarifying shampoo, like Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo, or use a dish detergent. Both are abrasive and will help strip some of the colour out of your hair. Apply the shampoo (or detergent), lather and leave it in for 10 minutes, then rinse and repeat. After, apply a hot oil treatment to nourish and soothe your hair. Even a bit of coconut oil will do the trick!


2. You Botched a Bang Trim

You didn’t want to bother your stylist for a simple trim, so you took matters (a.k.a. scissors) into your own hands. Oops! If you can, try to brush your bangs into a side sweep to help disguise your mismatched bangs. You might also want to go for a more piece-y look by applying some texturizing cream, like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream, and twirling the ends.


3. You Hate Your Haircut

You’re sitting in your hairdresser’s chair and you suddenly don’t recognize yourself. You HATE your haircut. It’s awful, but there’s a few ways to deal with it.

If your stylist hasn’t finished the cut, you can tell her stop — and hopefully it can be styled in a way that you like better. If the damage has already been done, you can request to make another appointment, so your stylist can fix it by maybe adding new layers or highlights. And if you have to wait it out? Well, unfortunately, hair doesn’t magically grow overnight, but you can use a shampoo like Nioxin, which cleanses the scalp of toxins that may block and stunt hair growth, while promoting thick and full hair.


4. You Used WAY Too Much Product

Your overestimated your gel use, and now your hair looks super greasy. No problemo. To absorb moisture, first, rub your hair with a dry towel and then apply a dry shampoo, like Batiste Dry Shampoo, to soak up the remaining moisture. After, use your blow dryer to help with the excess, and get your hair back to looking fresh.