Hat-Hair Prevention: 8 Products That Get The Job Done

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You may be well equipped to manage most hair-related issues, but combating hat hair can feel like an unwinnable pursuit. Bundle up in a beanie to fight against the winter chill and instantly flyaways and frizz turn your ’do (and your day) into a deflated mess. We got you. Consider these miracle-working products your secret weapons against the wrath of hat head. Now get out and face that cold day!

Photo: Caroline’s Mode

Good-bye Hat Head, Hello Gorgeous!

Prepping your strands starts in the shower. Lather up with a gentle moisturizing shampoo geared toward fragile and dry hair. Make sure hair is completely dry before putting on a hat—dampness is the No. 1 cause of flat locks.

When it comes to conditioner, opt for a smoothing formula that aims to seal in moisture and keep frizz at bay. This pretty bottle is home to a luxurious combination of hibiscus, rice extract and damson plum. Needles to say, it smells divine.

Formulated with color-treated and damaged hair in mind, this rich mask delivers a potent nourishing cocktail which helps lock in moisture and keep locks smooth.

If you invest in just 1 hair product this winter, make sure it's this ultra-nourishing leave-in conditioner. The key is to apply it to the tips of strands only, so as not to weigh down hair from the root.

As a preventative measure, apply a lightweight volumizing spray to roots a few minutes before putting on a hat. Once you reach your destination, use your fingers to gently lift the roots.

To banish flyways for good (or at least for the remainder of the day), keep this multifunctioning spray with you at all times.

We swear by this yummy hair fragrance for adding a jolt of freshness to second-day hair. Plus, the moisturizing formula prevents static and promotes shine.

Think of this pretty product as lip balm for your hair: The cherry blossom-spiked cream is a godsend for reviving dull, flat tresses.