Best Hairstyles for a Rainy Day

Don't let a little rain put a damper on your mane.

We’ve all been there: we wake up, look outside and all at once our dreams of a voluminous frizz-free mane are just about shattered. Yup, you guessed it, it’s raining. But who said there aren’t plenty of other fun ways to style your hair when the skies begin to open up? We at All Things Hair believe in, you guessed it, all things hair; rain or shine. To help you hop on the positivity train, we rounded up five of the best hairstyles to rock on a rainy day so that you can stop feeling like a little falling H2O is the end of the world.

5 of the Best Hairstyles for a Rainy Day

Best Hairstyles for a rainy day: hair waves
Go for some stellar waves on a rainy day. Photo credit: Matthew Hunt, Cogent Video & Media

1. Beach Waves

While rain might put a damper on a totally sleek ‘do, it actually serves as quite the side kick when it comes to creating lived-in beach waves. The humidity that comes with a big storm will allow your hair to naturally twist and turn for a totally mermaid hair look. If you know you’re hair has a tendency to stay on the straighter side simply add a few spritzes of the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray for a boost in grip, grit and an overall beachy vibe.

Best Hairstyles for a rainy day: baseball hat
Hats are the perfect rainy day accessory. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Try a Hat

Some people’s hair just doesn’t play nice with the rain. You know, maybe your fine hair doesn’t dry as nicely once it gets doused by the rain gods, which means your left with slightly greasy looking roots. If you fall into this category, simply top your look off with a hat. Whether you want to do a single french braid, braided pigtails or a peekaboo messy bun, by adding a hat to the equation you can avoid your roots getting wet and all the effects that come as a result.

Best Hairstyles for a rainy day Half-Up hairstyles
A half-up look is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face, rain or shine.

3. Half-Up Hairstyle

You’re well aware by now that half-up hairstyles are having a serious moment in 2016. So, naturally they’re great even on rainy days. What makes this look such a standout is that the pulled-back top half will allow your hair from hanging in your face once it becomes stringy after getting wet. So, not only will you keep wet flyways from obstructing your view, but you’ll look great doing it too!

Best Hairstyles for a rainy day: space buns
Space buns help make rainy days two times as fun.

4. Space Buns

Hate the feeling being weighed down by your wet hair sticking to your neck and shoulders? Space buns are here to save the day! To get the look all you have to do is create your part and wrap two symmetrical top knots, messy buns, braided buns–you name it–on either side of your head. Voila!

Best Hairstyles for a rainy day
Go for a faux wet hair look on a rainy day. Photo credit:

5. Wet Hair Look

And last, but certainly not least, if you’re actually quite a fan of the wet hair look, there are actually products to help achieve the look! That said, before heading out into the actual IRL rain, simply use some gel, like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel, to help give your hair that sleek, slick look. Purposeful effortless beauty at it’s finest!

Looking for some more best hairstyles to try? Check out our feature on rainy day approved updo hairstyles.