As we’re busting out our favorite beanies and winter hats, we mentally prepare ourselves for messy and tangled locks, split ends, and greasy roots that come along. So, here we go again with the age-long dilemma – how to handle winter hat hair to stay warm and snazzy?
Gladly, all those hair devotees on the web won’t leave you behind with your untamed locks this winter. Braids, pigtails, and messy buns are waiting to make a statement under your winter hat. Here are five hands-down best hat hairstyles for your next winter stroll.
We all love curled hairstyles. They’re beautiful and easy to master for short and long hair alike. But when the hat enters the game, all those luscious wavy strands around your face turn into awkward wings. Try curling your front locks toward your face (yes, you heard that right), so they blend out perfectly with the rest of the hair. If you’re unsure whether to join #teamwing or #teamnowing, that is, to curl outward or inward, try both options to choose what suits you best.
Elevate your beanie hairstyle with trendy bubble braids to reduce frizz and show off your styling skills. Create two simple pigtails and tie transparent elastics down your hair at a similar distance. After that, gently pull out the strands for a bubbly look. Add your favorite beanie, and that’s it. You’re ready to rock a snowy slope!
Fishtail braiding might look challenging. But with this life-saving hack, you’ll be braiding your locks with your eyes closed. Divide your hair into two pigtails. Then lower your elastic to create a loop out of your hair, flipping the whole section through it. Repeat the process for the entire hair length for ultimate faux fishtail pigtail braids. The comment section under this tutorial is full of praise, so be certain the hack’s worth the hype. “I was looking for something like this,” one follower says. “Easiest tutorial!! Thank you!!!” another fan admits.
For those wishing to wear their hair up despite the beanie, this messy bun with a twist is something else. First things first, remove the pom-pom from the beanie (just trust the process!) and do a simple ponytail by pulling your hair through the gap in your hat. Flip the ponytail on top of your head and spread out the hair evenly. Place an elastic over the base of the ponytail to create a fluffy bun.
Split the excess tails into two and twist them inward before bringing them together. Create a loop and bring it over the bun to finish off the look. The comment section below this tutorial is also divided, with some users appreciating the trick and others questioning the whole hat-ripping part. “So smart! Why haven’t we thought of this before,” one comment says. “I ask you. WHY?” someone else comments. But hey! We’re all in the judgment-free zone here. So, try this out and decide for yourself.
There are tons of braiding techniques for different hair types and occasions. Combining regular and micro braids is perfect for a playful and original hat hairstyle. Start with two pigtails and then separate two small strands from them to create micro braids. Braid the rest of the hair and thread smaller braids through the regular ones for extra volume and textured hairstyle. Put your favorite winter hat on. Ta-da! Enjoy the cuteness overload.
If your strands keep playing peekaboo every time you have your hat on, save these easy hairstyles to wear with a beanie. We swear you’ll love winter even more after that.