Post # 1
It’s starting to get really humid in NYC as the temperature is rising and the storms are rolling in. In this weather, not only is it really hot and stuffy in my apartment, my entire 35 minute commute is like being in a rainforest. By the time I get to work my makeup is sweated off and my hair is a big poof of frizz, regardless of styling attempts.
It is a lot more comfortable for me to leave the house with wet hair in a bun and just let it dry at work. Of course, then I feel unprofessional – but my job is not often client facing and when it is a messy bun is acceptable as long as I’m wearing a suit.
Does anyone else do this in hot weather or just in general? Or do you think it’s inappropriate and hair should be styled before leaving the house?
Get this – there are also women who come into work with wet hair and blowdry/flatiron in the ladies room. I don’t do this, but I think it’s a good idea.. as long as you get to work early.
Post # 3
ha ha ha, I just did today!
Post # 4
I do most of the time. I live in FL, and it’s humid the majority of the year, so I wear my hair curly. I throw in some curling mousse when I get out of the shower and just let it air dry. It’s usually mostly dry by the time I get to work, but not completely. I also don’t deal with clients or anything and my job is really low-key, so it’s not a big deal.
Post # 5
That’s so funny you just asked, because today I did! I only do maybe 5 times a year when I’m running late. Today is warm outside, so to save drying time, I just pulled it back and off I went to work!
Post # 6
i did this morning! but i work in IT and i can wear jeans to work everyday so professionalism isnt really a worry for me- no one see’s me in the morning anyway, and my hair drys pretty quickly. but i usually shower in the mornings and its still wet when i get to work but i usually let my hair air dry anyway – i dont use a blow dryer very much.
Post # 7
I wear my hair in a bun 95% of the time, and do it straight out of the shower. I straighten my bangs so they’re dry, but my bun is still wet when I go to work.
Post # 8
I picked never, but not because I think it’s unprofessional. I don’t go to work with wet hair because I hate the feeling of wet hair, and my hair looks better blow dried than air dried.
Post # 9
I go to work with my hair wet almost everyday. Probably isn’t the most professional, and I work in finance, but I have the wackiest hair, and it’s just easiest for me to pull it back in a messy bun quick in the morning. It doesn’t bother me!
Post # 10
Yes, nobody can tell if my hair is wet because I have natural hair. I also don’t use heat on my hair. So if I wash it in the morning, I’ll go to work with it wet. It looks the same wet and dry.
Post # 11
I will wear my hair curly this time of year also. I usually put mousse in, blow dry a little to help it along, and add more mousse/hairspray to finish. It finishes drying at work, but no one knows it’s still damp.
I’m a teacher and usually have meetings with parents in the mornings, so I can’t be too lazy with my hair, unfortunately… I much prefer that! 🙂
Post # 12
Almost every day! I just dont have time to do my hair. It takes me at least 20+ mins to blow dry my hair. Then once it is dry I usually have to straighten it or else it looks ridiculous. I have a lot of hair (its thick) so it takes me probably 45 mins total to dry and straighten. I leave for work at 7 and I like to sleep as much as possible so why would I waste precious sleep time to look good for sitting in a cubicle?
Post # 13
I do! Mostly because 99% of the time it is just me and my boss so I really don’t care what I look like. We don’t have a dress code though either… my boss frequently wears workout clothes to the office because he’s always on his way out for a run haha. So me going to work in jeans/flip flops/no makeup/wet hair is not at all unusual. I probably wouldn’t leave my hair wet for a client meeting or court unless I was super strapped for time, and then I think as long as it is in a neat bun its probably ok (not the cutest style ever for me but at least I do think it looks professional).
Post # 14
All the time. I don’t think it is necessarily unprofessional- it dries, it isn’t like you are soaking wet all day. I have really long hair so, it often isn’t dry when I leave the house. I still brush it into a braid or a bun to look decent.
Post # 15
I think it depends on what type of hair you have.. when I had short boy cut I woudl just wash my hair and put some mousee in it and walk out the door.. but now that its longer I cant go out with wet hair.. just feels odd to me
Post # 16
i have super curly and thick hair, and lots of it, that looks best air-dried, so i almost always let it air dry, and it takes hours to fully dry. so yeah, i went to work with wet/damp hair when i worked in an office almost all the time. my office wasn’t very formal anyways, i could get away with wearing jeans if i didn’t have any meetings with people from outside our organization, so it didn’t make much difference. i went for about a year drying my hair with a diffuser–it still wouldn’t completely dry it though, and it took too long to be worth it anyway.