12 Ways to Beat Hat Hair

Chilly weather is on the way, which means great hat options (yay!), but also not-so-great hat hair (boo!). If you dread flat roots, dents, and hair static, you've come to the right place. We'll solve your biggest hat hair problems in no time.

12 Ways to Beat Hat Hair

I’m not sure about where you live, but where I’m from (any other New Yorkers out there?), winter’s cold. And when I say cold, I mean below zero temps and seriously frosty winters.

While I shiver just thinking of it — I’m officially a Los Angeles girl now — there were certain upsides to the chilly weather. The best one? It gave me an excuse to wear (and buy) tons of super cute hats … which also led to my enormous hat collection. (Not a hat person? That’s just because you haven’t found the perfect hat for your face shape yet.)

Of course, cold weather had its downside. Static-causing wind + zero humidity + hat = scary hair mess. Let’s just say, every time I went inside and had to take my hat off, my hair resembled flattened road kill. No lie. After a while, I just started leaving it on until I came home at night because it was so embarrassing to reveal my hat hair in public. (I just told people my hat was a necessary part of my outfit.)

Click here to see how to prevent hat hair.

After a while, this routine was getting pretty exhausting — not to mention hot (a wool hat in a heated office? Not a good match.), So, I took my hat hair dilemma to several hair experts, including celebrity hairstylist Cristophe, Los Angeles-based hairstylists Ange Grmolyes and Christina Buzas, and New York City-based hairstylists Danielle Irene and Luis Guillermo.

They recommended the best hairstyles for different winter hats, and they’re actually all super pretty, undone, and totally low-maintenance. They also gave me tips on reviving hat hair and getting rid of static after you take your hat off.

For a hat lover like me (and you, of course), this guide is a huge lifesaver. Click here for all of the tips and to see the best hat hairstyles for you.