Humidity-Proof Rainy Day Updos to Earn You a Good Hair Day

Oh the weather outside is dreadful, but your hair should stay delightful!

Always save for a rainy day! You shouldn’t just apply this old adage to your bank account; apply it to your lineup of rainy day updos as well. It’s no secret rain and humidity can put a damper on a great hair day, but that’s no reason to not look (and feel) your best.

Check out these amazing foolproof updo hairstyles to wear on a rainy day:

Rainy Day Updos to Withstand the Weather

You don’t have to let the rain stop you from having a great hair day. Check out these updos, which make the perfect go-to style when you still want to look put together, but don’t want to worry about your hair all day.

1. Side-Twisted Bun

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A simple low bun keeps the hair from your face. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

The perfect hairstyle for those days you happen to get caught in the rain. We’ve totally been there before. Part your hair down the side or center, then loop your hair into this cute and simple updo to save the day!

2. Rainy Day Updos: Scarf Headband

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Use a scarf to create a headband.

Cover your hairline, a common area for pesky baby hairs and frizz to pop up in the rain, with a scarf headband. We love how chic this look is and it takes no effort at all!

3. Side-Braided Rainy Day Updo

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Keep it simple with a braid. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Opt for this braided hairstyle for two reasons. One: It’s super cute and rather easy to do. Two: It’s a hack! You’re a plait away from a wavy hairstyle. Spritz some salt spray onto your hair, using a spray like Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray to create a loose, textured look. Braid your hair into a single plait and secure the ends with a hair tie. When you have arrived at your destination, remove the braid and tousle your hair.

4. Double Bun with a Beanie

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There are so many ways to style a beanie.

Want the ultimate cozy rainy day hairstyle? Add a beanie! Create a double bun style and put on your fave beanie for a sweet and simple look.

5. Hat with Face-Framing Bangs

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Accessories help make the look of rainy day updos and they also help protect it from the weather.

Who said wearing a hat is boring? Enhance your rainy day hairstyles with a wide brim hat. When wearing the hat, don’t hide all of your hair. Pull out some hair at the front to add face-framing bangs for a stylish touch. If you’re worried about getting your long bangs wet while you commute, tuck them in then release them when you’re indoors.

6. Rainy Day Hairstyles: Boxer Braids

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Consider boxer braids the next time it rains.

If you want a full-on, protective, away-from-the-face situation for your rainy day hairstyle, why not don some boxer braids? This cornrow-inspired look can benefit from a leave-in treatment to ensure shine and frizz control. We like dabbing in a bit of SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment before braiding, concentrating on the hairline and the ends.

7. Braided Bang

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Braided bangs are a hit at the moment! Try it out as a rainy day hairstyle. Photo credit: Dvora

If a hat is not your thing but you would love to protect your bangs from fighting with Mother Nature, add a braid and tuck it into an undone top knot.

8. Scarf Covering

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Cover it up with a fashionable scarf. Photo credit:

Need something just to get you from point A to point B? Throw a scarf around your style to cover your hair from rain and make sure your look is fresh when you get to your destination.

9. Twisted Updo

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A twisted fringe? So cute! Photo credit: Dvora

Curly hair can be prone to frizz during changes in weather, so rainy days can typically pose a challenge for those with this hair type and texture. Try out this neat twisted updo hairstyle for when your locks need a bit of a reprieve against humidity. Bonus: Protect a curly fringe by twisting and swooping it over to one side for added style.

10. Delicate Accessories

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Add some accessories. Photo credit: Dvora

If a ponytail is inevitable, add some delicate hair clips to step up the look. Before you leave the house, apply Bed Head by TIGI Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray to your style to help prevent frizz from ruining your rainy day updos in inclement weather.

Whether you’re showing off a stylish new hat or opting for classic boxer braids, you’re sure to have an amazing hair day with these rainy day updos.

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