Beanies don’t have to be just a necessary evil to keep your head warm during the cold winter months. In fact, beanies are a great way to look cute and stay cozy on cold days, as long as you style your hair the right way. Keep reading for our favorite beanie hairstyles, plus how to prevent hair damage while wearing a hat this winter.
4 Easy Beanie Hairstyles
This messy beanie hairstyle looks great with all hair lengths. To prep hair, first comb a pea size amount of Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir through damp hair. Then blow dry upside down for extra volume. Next, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl hair. Allow hair to cool, then loosen curls with fingers and spritz with hairspray. Add a slouchy beanie, and voila! An adorable beanie hairstyle.
Messy Side Braid
Working with dirty hair? This one’s for you. First, brush through hair to eliminate snarls, then braid to the side. Use your fingers to gently massage apart the pieces of the braid to make it look thicker. Pull some face-framing pieces loose to give this beanie hairstyle a carefree, undone look.
Low Space Buns
Yes, you can totally rock an updo with hat hair! To achieve this look, start by center-parting hair. Brush each section into a low ponytail and gently tease with comb for extra volume. Twist each section and secure with bobby pins to create a bun on each side. Add your beanie, then pull out a few pieces around the face to complete the look.
Viviscal Insider Tip: Bun hairstyles like these low space buns look especially good on hair that has volume. So take your Viviscal Hair Growth† Supplements daily to keep your hair growing thicker and fuller.*
This update to the elementary school classic is the perfect beanie hairstyle to wear while ice skating or sipping hot cocoa. Part hair down the center, then secure a pigtail on each side with a hair tie, while being careful to keep the ears covered. Take a small piece of hair from the underside of each section, then wrap around the pigtail and pin to hide the hair tie. Using a comb, gently backcomb the pigtails to add messy volume. Spritz with hairspray for hold, then add your hat!
How to Keep Your Hair Healthy This Winter
It’s not exactly true that wearing a hat can cause hair loss. But wearing a hat — or any headwear that causes friction — can damage hair strands, causing temporary breakage. Plus, they cause annoying static in dry, cold winter weather. Here’s how to keep warm this winter without breakage or static.
Choose the Right Hat – Does wearing a beanie make your hair a frizzy mess filled with static? Your choice of hat could be to blame. Avoid beanies made from synthetic fibers. Instead, choose a hat in natural fibers like cotton or wool, which are less likely to add a static charge to hair.
Wash Frequently – Dead skin, sebum and other debris can build up on the inside of your beanie and dull your hair’s natural shine. Make sure to wash your hats frequently, either by hand or on the delicate setting in a washing machine. Lay flat to dry.
Prep Hair – The friction from wearing a beanie can dry out hair and cause breakage. To avoid this, spray hair with leave-in conditioner before styling your beanie hairstyle. This will help to keep hair moisturized and protected while wearing a hat. Using a leave-in conditioner also can help reduce static buildup.
Start with Strong Hair – Yes, brittle, fragile hair is more prone to winter breakage. So strengthen hair from the inside out by taking Viviscal supplements. Just two tablets per day provide hair follicles with the vitamins and minerals they need to grow healthy, thick hair.*†
Do you love wearing a beanie in the winter? Let us know in the comments!
†Existing hair growth