How To Keep Hair Looking Perfect On A Windy Day

Photo proof that Kate Middleton isn't completely immune to having a bad hair day. The Duchess' usually not-a-hair-out-of-place blowout was flying askew on a particularly windy day in London. Keep reading for windy day hair tips! She may not be the queen of England, but Kate Middleton, 33, is undoubtedly the queen of the blowout hairstyle. But on November 18, while Kate was headed to the Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London, the windy cold weather blew her sleek hair all over the place, (temporarily) messing it up. And since the windy weather is here to stay, we're sharing our hair hacks for keeping your hair in place this winter.

Windy Day Hair Tips
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Switch Up Your Style: A little bit of windblown texture looks cool, but the easiest way to avoid a completely crazy windswept look is to opt for an updo — be it a sleek ponytail or messy side braid.

If you like the volumized blowout look, consider following your usual routine and then combing your hair back into a tight high ponytail whose ends still have voluminous, loose curls. If a more relaxed look is more your speed, style your hair into a slightly messy side braid, working a bit of dry shampoo like Verb‘s into your roots and sprinkled throughout your braid for more body and grip.

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On-The-Go Essentials: If, like Kate, you stand by your blowout no matter what Mother Nature throws your way, be prepared to have to touch up your look a bit. Try to tuck as much of your hair as you can into your coat or even under a beanie (just make sure it’s not too form-fitting, or you’ll end up with hat hair). Once you get to your destination, keep a mini comb like The Sephora Collection Mini Tidy Detangling Comb in your purse to brush through knots without ruining the style.

Do you have any hair hacks for windy days, HollywoodLifers?

— Marissa DeSantis

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