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Long locks let you sport hats in every style, with less risk of horrid hat hair than shorter styles. Oversized straw hats shield you from the sun, while a newsboy or baseball cap is an easy and practical option for a day of play. Knit hats can keep you comfy on cool autumn days or warm through the worst of winter. Simple styling tips keep you hair easy and pretty, whether you're wearing your hat all day or just temporarily.
While hats can be purely a fashion fix, for many of us it's all about function. A cozy hat can make cold winters bearable. Pick winter hats you love, whether you opt for an over-the-ear slouch, an ear flap hat or a classic beanie style. Try looser fitting hats with some height or space to make winter hairstyling easy. Work some moisturizing product through the length of your locks, then twist into a ballerina bun and secure with a scrunchie before you pop on your hat. When you hit your destination, shake out your loose waves and finger comb.
While your winter hat most likely comes off when you go in, spring hats often stay on all day. A low ponytail, side ponytail, braid or bun can contain the length off your hair when you wear a newsboy cap, baseball cap or lightweight beret. Keep your style soft and messy for a casual look or wear it tight and close to the head if you're wearing a chic and elegant fedora. Pull your locks straight back into a loose pony or braid to wear your hat, then brush into a side part when you take off your hat for volume and oomph without creases.
Summer hats are all about the shade. Keep the sun well away from your delicate skin with a wide-brimmed summer style. Pull hair into a ponytail or bun so it's up and off your neck in the heat, whether you pin it low or high on your head. Sweat is inevitable in the heat, so take advantage of the saltiness for beachy hair. Loosen your hair, flip your head over and hit with a blow-dryer to add volume after you take off your beach hat or ball cap.
Cooling temperatures often bring lightweight knit hats, cozy corduroy caps and playful smaller brimmed hats. Tuck your hair into a slouchy hat, snood-style, pinning it into place for a secure hold, or pair a pretty vintage topper with a head of hot-roller curls. Look for silk-lined hats to reduce damage to your style if you opt for a fitted look or hand stitch silk ribbon into hats you already own. Keep a can of hair spray in your purse to deal with static after you take off your beret or beanie.