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Winter Hat Hair

I live in Minnesota. It is starting to get cold here (30 degrees F on my walk to work this morning) and there isn't even snow yet. Soon there will be mountains of snow and sub-zero temperatures.

How does everyone keep their hair looking nice through winter bundling? We obviously don't have the option of no head covering here unless we want to lose an ear to the cold. It's even worse since my hair won't be fully dry when I leave the house for work.

Any ideas or tips? I really don't want to have to make a satin-lined-insulated-shower-cap-hat thing.

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  • tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
    I was wondering something similar: I walk my dog in the morning after getting ready. I diffuse until about half dry, then let it air dry which means I am walking her in the cold with wet hair. I need some sort of loose hat or something that will not frizz or squish my hair, any suggestions?
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  • battahbattah Posts: 271Registered Users
    I actually plop my hair into my hat, whether it's wet or dry, and it works great. I've been wearing a cloche hat, so there's room in there for my hair. When it's dry, I can only plop the crown part in because it's too big to all stuff into the hat, but when it's wet I can plop most of it in there.
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  • brown_eyedgal20brown_eyedgal20 Posts: 412Registered Users
    emberley wrote: »
    I live in Minnesota. It is starting to get cold here (30 degrees F on my walk to work this morning) and there isn't even snow yet. Soon there will be mountains of snow and sub-zero temperatures.

    How does everyone keep their hair looking nice through winter bundling? We obviously don't have the option of no head covering here unless we want to lose an ear to the cold. It's even worse since my hair won't be fully dry when I leave the house for work.

    Any ideas or tips? I really don't want to have to make a satin-lined-insulated-shower-cap-hat thing.

    Me too me too...I am in the Twin Cities area. Have had the same issues since I went CG. I am really debating sewing some satin into my winter hats...;)...oh, I also bring some curl refresher with me to smooth down the frizzies that are always there after taking off my hat...

    Like another poster suggested, maybe try plopping into the hat? The issue with that though is getting all my gel mess in my hat...:(
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  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    At Burlington coat factory they sell a lot of hats. I found several that have a satin lining on the inside, and I find that it doesn't mess with my hair much.

    I live in Maine so I know how hard it is to avoid hat hair.
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  • lovemycurlzlovemycurlz Posts: 330Registered Users
    At Burlington coat factory they sell a lot of hats. I found several that have a satin lining on the inside, and I find that it doesn't mess with my hair much.

    I live in Maine so I know how hard it is to avoid hat hair.
    I live in Virginia Beach where it may get snow cold at times but usually it is just anywhere from 35 to 40 degrees. Anyway, I have been using a "hat" called a Calorimetry Hat. I love them!! They go around your head like a wide headband and button in the back of your head under your hair. It doesn't smoosh, or crush my hair at all yet it keeps my head and ears warm and they look great. I have had more compliment on my hats than anything I have ever worn in or on my hair EVER. In fact when I went to Chicago to visit my family ( I am originally from there) I was stopped in the airport and in church to ask me where I got my "hat". It is so stylish and complimentary to your hair style as well. Wether your hair is up or loose or styled for an occassion this hat does the job. I bought some of mine on etsy.com and then a friend of mine makes them for me as well. You should give them a try.
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  • MarcieaMarciea Posts: 148Registered Users
    At Burlington coat factory they sell a lot of hats. I found several that have a satin lining on the inside, and I find that it doesn't mess with my hair much.

    I live in Maine so I know how hard it is to avoid hat hair.
    Anyway, I have been using a "hat" called a Calorimetry Hat. I love them!! They go around your head like a wide headband and button in the back of your head under your hair.

    Are you talking about the headband from Knitty? /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fknitty.com%2FISSUEwinter06%2FPATTcalorimetry.html" class="Popup
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    I like wearing an oversized wool (which generates heat, even when damp) beret/tamoshanter. I plop my hair into it, wet or dry, and don't have smoshed curls when I take it off. If my hair is dry when I put it on, a quick spritz with homemade refresher spray tames any fly aways.
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  • bergasaurusbergasaurus Posts: 375Registered Users
    These earmuffs are good too:
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    They go underneath the hair. There are times when I can deal with no hat but my ears get cold and these are great.
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  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Posts: 355Registered Users
    I like wearing an oversized wool (which generates heat, even when damp) beret/tamoshanter. I plop my hair into it, wet or dry, and don't have smoshed curls when I take it off. If my hair is dry when I put it on, a quick spritz with homemade refresher spray tames any fly aways.


    I have fine hair also...was wondering what you use in the winter as a homemade refresher spray?

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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    I usually just add two or three drops of one or two essential oils (lavender and rosemary being my current favorites) to distilled water in a spray bottle. I often just dampen my hands, shake any excess water off, then finger dampen.

    Since the new edition of Curly Girl came out, I've tried adding conditioner to that. Half and half was too much conditioner, and neither my favorite conditioner, Jessicurl Aloeba, nor Giovanni Direct Leave In worked well for me. I have really good luck using DevaCurl B'LeaveIn as a curl reviver/remoisturizer (used in small quantities), so I tried adding a little of that to distilled water, and have been really happy with that. Because that already has a botanical scent, I haven't added any EO to it. It doesn't weigh my hair down, or make it feel gummy or goopy, so I'm happy with it. I just put enough in the bottle to cover the bottom, then added some distilled water, figuring that I could always add more of one or the other, but it seemed to be about right.

    FWIW, I also use B'LeaveIn mixed with my gel(s) for initial styling -- a trick Tiffany Anderson taught me -- and I love the results.
    Peace,
    Morgan

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