8 Foolproof Hairstyles to Withstand Rainy Weather

Updated 10/02/17

Ah, rainy weather, the bane of our existence. For those of us at Byrdie HQ in L.A., the lack of rain is the issue, while over here in NY, another rainy day is all too common. Thus, each time the storm clouds roll in, we adjust our beauty routines accordingly—specifically for our hair. A freshly curled mane or a straightened style doesn’t stand a chance against a washout, so we toss it up in a ponytail, bun, or whatever hairstyle we can muster with a hair tie or clip. But why should boring hair be synonymous with bad weather?

Instead, we should take a stand against a gloomy day and make the most out of it with a cute ’do. Keep scrolling to take a look at our favorite (easy) hairstyles that will still look great even when it’s pouring out.

rainy day hairstyles
Twist Me Pretty

This tri-twisted pony is literally just three sections of hair twisted down into a low ponytail secured with bobby pins. Looks a lot trickier than that, right? Don’t believe us? Check out this tutorial to see for yourself.

Simply Cyn

If you have natural hair, try pulling it up into a high puff. To smooth out the back of your heady, work a bit of Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel ($26) throughout your strands. 

One Little Momma

Fend off rain-induced unruly hair by twisting small sections and pinning them back with bobby pins. In this case, natural wave and texture only boost the look of the ’do.


Here’s another hairstyle that looks much more difficult than it is. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create the spiraled bun that will seriously impress your friends and co-workers.

Le Fashion

The only time we’re okay with our hair being knotted, this style is chic, simple, and totally rainproof. Watch this knotted ponytail tutorial to learn how to do it yourself in one minute, tops.


Whether long or short, pulling your hair into a half bun is an easy way to cure the rainy-weather-hair blues. Add a few spritzes of Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26) for a little extra oomph.

Style Me Grasie

If the gloomy weather proves to be too much and you can’t muster up more than a messy bun, dress it up with a pretty scarf, leaving the knot on the top for some added flair.

Camilla Pihl

Create this low, braided bun by starting out with two braided pigtails (truly!). Take a look at this step-by-step tutorial to learn how.

What’s your go-to rainy-day hairstyle? Tell us below!

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