Our Girl Monday: Zooey Deschanel (+ tips for biking with bangs!)

Does it get any cuter?  Probably not.  Everybody’s favorite fringed It-Girl has won our hearts time and time again, but this time we’re especially digging her retro cycling style, especially her charming woven bike basket.imageImage courtesy of Rubber Sole Vintage

But this snapshot begs the eternal question: how does one chicly bike with bangs?  It can be a huge hassle, especially in the summer and, what’s more, when they’ve been matted down under a helmet.  But there’s hope!  Take a look at our 3 keys to successful banged biking.

1. Dry Shampoo: We typically use a bit of dry shampoo after styling our bangs as a preventative measure, but we also like to keep a small travel-size canister on hand for post-ride touch-ups to absorb sweat and maintain your ‘do.  There’s an increasing number of dry shampoos on the market, but we love tried and true Batiste.  It won’t leave a powdery residue and comes in a variety of scents to suit your mood.imageImage courtesy of Drugstore.com

2. Keep a comb handy: It’s the easiest thing ever to keep a small comb on your person at all times.  This trusty tool is orders of magnitude better than your fingers when it comes to separating sweaty bangs and smoothing them out after a breezy bike trip.  You can pick one up at your neighborhood drugstore, of course, but if you want to be a bit fancier, we suggest this Anna Sui comb (sold by Urban Outfitters).image

Image courtesy of Urban Outfitters

3. The Hand Fan: It’s not just for grannies in church anymore.  We advocate keeping a folding hand fan in your bag throughout summer, especially if you’ve got a fringe.  Sometimes pure physics is the only way to fight the summer heat, and generating a bit of a breeze will help cool your down faster and evaporate sweat more quickly so you can touch up your bangs and be on your way in a snap.imageImage courtesy of Scimix

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