December 5, 2013 12:20 PM Subscribe
Trying to keep bad hair under control throughout the work day without looking like I'm 12. Help?
posted by gohabsgo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have baby fine, short hair that refuses to behave in a windy, humid climate. It's par for the course for any socially acceptable hair state that I manage to achieve in the morning to be decimated in the time it takes me to exit my car and walk across the parking lot. Fixing and futzing with it after the fact makes it fall flat and limp, a state that worsens as the day progresses. Generally without a headband, my hair dies a slow death between 9am and 5pm.
I've run the product gauntlet and anything reasonably wind-resistant is too heavy for my hair. So far, I've been getting by with fabric headbands in various colours/patterns (usually fairly cheap). I find the hair stays in place, retains volume, and the touch-up is much easier. It looks much better than the alternative. Problem is, I'd like to look more like an adult at work if possible.
My workplace is more on the business casual end of things, but 1) is it ever socially acceptable to wear a headband in a professional environment? and 2) if so, may I have your suggestions for some more work-appropriate styles of headbands? Thank you in advance.