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How does Your Curly Hair Hold Up on Windy Days?

By January 27th, 202111 Comments
How Does Your Curly Hair Hold Up on Windy Days?

How does Your Curly Hair Hold Up on Windy Days?
Hey Curlies,

I’ve been thinking about how I proudly state that my naturally curly hair holds up in the rain. I love how I don’t have to run from the rain. I have noticed that there’s another element that may effect my curly hair. It’s the wind!!! I live in the “Windy City” and as it gets cooler outside we have wind combined with rain or just plain old windy days. I sported a braid out from last week Sunday until midday Friday . Six days was pretty good but I noticed that my hair was no match for a few days of wind. I’m sure that my hair would have held up in extreme wind if I would have braided my hair out every night, however I challenged myself to see how long I could go without rebraiding or plaiting my hair at night. I did rebraid/ plait after the first day, so in other words I co-washed and did a braid out on Saturday night, rebraided on Sunday night and then at night just placed my hair in a pineapple shape atop my head through Thursday night. It was windy earlier in the week, however I just tried to hold on to see how long I could keep my braidout carefree routine going. Well Friday morning came and my braidout was “big”, and less defined when I began the week with a fresh braidout. In fact it was starting to look frizzy. After the rain and wind I had to place a ponytail holder around it to contain it during my lunchbreak. Yet, the wind blew portions of my hair into a dry puff that had strands sticking upward at that back of my puff.

I believe that I learned a very important lesson this week. If it’s super windy, my puffs and curls aren’t always super when the weather changes drastically. However a supercurly women can definitely come up with a hit style in the next storm. I believe that style will be a braided bun, or I will definitely rewet my hair so that my curls with behave. Now that’s a thought for the supercurly!

What would you do to your hair if it’s extremely windy?

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  • Barbara Naturally Speaking says:

    Thanks for the kind words and compliments! The wind is no joke here. I have been keeping an extra elastic in my purse, but I think I need to add a spritz bottle, a stash of oil, bobbi pins and my denman brush on hand also.

    @ Allyson- I created a puff a few days after wearing a braidout. I then used an elastic to secure my puff. You can check out directions on how to create this style by going to my website and click on "blog". Type "braidout" in the search bar and it will give you steps on how I created the braidout, and search for "puff" for directions on how I create my puffs.

  • CH says:

    If I had your fab length and volume, I would be rocking double buns.

  • Anonymous says:

    I had this happen to me this week since I've been wearing my twist out. I ended up pulling back the top half of my hair into a pony and that helped a lot. ~KF519

  • Veronica says:

    Love Barabara's hair!!! It's SOOO gorgeous and BIG!

    I usually just let my hair blow in the wind..I feel sexy that way..LOL! If it's cold and windy though I'll wrap it up in a scarf.

  • Unknown says:

    Your hair is so cute, and I'm particularly enamored with that last photo with the low pony puff. I can't say I've had any issues with wind, but when I roll the windows down in my car, i lose all definition. Like the others, i try to keep a scarf handy. Might be a good idea to keep a little spritz and oil on hand so you can refresh and re-seal your hair after the windy outings.

  • Anonymous says:

    If these pics are of the windy day you speak of, your hair actually looks really good to me. But yes, I definitely need to come up with a routine to combat the wind in Chi-town (I think the big scarves Shake recommended are a great, chic idea). I go to school in the city, but live elsewhere. Thanks for the reminder, it will be saving me in near future, :-).

    And you have Tracie Ellis-Ross hair, very beautiful.


  • Allyson says:

    how do you get your hair to look like that?
    I have just started but am having a hard time.
    And what do you hold your hair back with.
    I just love it. I'm transistioning so i have the in between mostly the perm is at the ends. I do not want to cut my hair off, i just want it to go natural.

  • Anonymous says:

    You are preaching to the choir. I also live in the Windy City and fully know the problems it can cause.

    Sometimes I pull it back by bobby pins or a scrunchie so that when I get to my event I can hop in the bathroom and deal with my curls. Or wear a hat.

    Sadly somtimes I don't plan as well and I have to go into the bathroom after a wind attack to fix my hair. This is one of the main reasons I carry bobby pins and ponytail holders in my purse at all times.


  • Anonymous says:

    I love your big hair! I bun on windy days. Also, I keep an extra scrunchie in my purse for those just incase I forgot about the weather days. =)

  • Shake says:

    I'd don a scarf like these when I went into the wind!–getty-_preview.jpg

  • Anonymous says:

    I guess scarves and protective buns are a good option for these days. My hair is short so pretty windproof at this length but I know to prepare now!

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