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Midwest: A Head-to-Toe 'Wet' Look
In Midwestern cities, summer months are some of the wettest. All those damp days can make maintaining any style other than the "wet look" nearly impossible.
• Go easy on mousse, gel and hairspray as they can leave hair feeling sticky or stiff if they get wet. If the forecast calls for rain, opt for a dry shampoo to refresh strands.
• Reset your style. If you have wavy hair and get caught in a shower, use a small amount of curl-reviving cream then retwist sections and air-dry. If you have straight hair, find a bathroom with a hand-dryer and use it to dry your roots.
• Consider the "lob" (long bob). This low-maintenance cut works for all face shapes and hair types and won't weigh you down if it gets wet.
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