Weather-proof hairstyles: Don’t let the rain get you down

Summer is the rainiest season in South Africa, and it’s almost here! Already there’s been tons of rain in the KZN in the past few months, that has affected the lives of many, in different ways. In super wet weather, how you style your hair may seem trivial, but as the old saying goes “look good, feel good”. So we’ve put together a list of hairstyles that won’t get swept away by the rain, but will continue to look good no matter what. So while you’re dealing with the weather, you can still look as amazing as you are with a really cute hairdo. Keep scrolling to see our top hairstyles for rainy weather.


Hairstyles for rainy weather

Braided bun

hairstyles for rainy weather: woman with medium braids all tied up into a big braided bun
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Some of the best hairstyles for rainy weather are braided ‘dos. They’re beautiful and structured in a way that makes them resilient. We love to see it.



hairstyles for rainy weather: woman with cornrows hairstyle, braided straight back
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Another beautiful braided ‘do, cornrows also make excellent hairstyles for rainy weather. You can wear them straight back or in intricate designs — it’s just so versatile.

TRESemmé Botanic Moisture & Replenish Hair Food

Keep your scalp moisturised and itch-free while wearing this style, by applying a bit of the TRESemmé Botanic Hair Food. It’s formulated with aloe vera and coconut oil, to give your hair and scalp the nourishment it needs.


Natural curls

Woman with long, naturally curly, dark brown hair
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Okay, rain and wind can blow your curls around and drench them, but hear us out. Whether they’re windswept or a little wet, natural curls are bound to look stunning.

If you use the right products, your curls will keep definition no matter the weather. Use styling products that nourish and moisturise, even as they define your curls. This will help to avoid any flyaways, while retaining definition. A good option for this is the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.


Double braids

woman with long brown hair, braided into two plaits
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Going back to braids for a second — how could we not add this look to our list of hairstyles for rainy weather? Although they don’t last as long, double braids are an easier braided option than the first two on this list, which makes it more accessible to more people. Here’s an easy tutorial to get the look.


Slick bun

hairstyles for rainy weather: woman with her hair tied into a low, sleek bun with a side path
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Need to stay cute, but only have 5 minutes to do your hair? This slick bun is for you. If you use a strong hold gel with this ‘do, your hair will stay in place all day and night, come rain or shine.


Head scarf

hairstyles for rainy weather: woman with a pretty blue scarf wrapped over her hair
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An alternative 5 minute ‘do to the slick bun, a head scarf is always a good idea. This look will hide most or all of your hair, depending on what you’re going for. The great thing about this, is your hair stays protected from the rain and other harsh weather, and you look great.


Classic braided ponytail

hairstyles for rainy weather: woman with a plaited ponytail
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Last but not least, the classic 3-strand braid ponytail is another great hairstyle for rainy weather. This look not only suits everyone, but if it does become windswept, it’s very easy to redo. No fuss, no bother, still perfect.

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