Those first few days after a visit to the hair salon can feel like pure bliss. Your hair is looking fabulous and feeling fresh and you’re reveling in the feeling. Yet, we know all too well that good hair days don’t happen every day. We’re here to help you with ten hairstyling hacks to tame your locks and keep you feeling good even when your hair is unruly. Master these hairstyling tips, and you’ll say goodbye to bad hair days.
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1. Dry shampoo before bed
Dry shampoo is a tool every woman should have in her arsenal. For days where time is of the essence, or alarms have been slept through, dry shampoo can save the day. But, did you know it works best when used before going to bed? If you know you’re going to be short on time, spray dry shampoo in your hair before you go to bed so it has time to naturally work itself through your hair as you sleep. Wake up with fresh locks and with a few extra minutes of solitude.
2. Spray bobby pins with hairspray
Bobby pins keep falling out? Spray them with hairspray before using them. Spraying a light coat of hairspray on them will give them a rougher texture, making it easier for your hair to cling to them. The hairspray will act as a kind of glue, keeping them in place.
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3. Use your hands to apply hairspray
To enhance your hairstyle and to avoid the helmet head look, lightly spray a coat of hairspray on your hands, then apply it to your hair. This will tame the frizz and add volume without causing the crunchy look we all would rather avoid.
4. Want wavy curls? Start in the middle
Are you looking to improve your hairstyle with waves? Start curling your hair in the middle of it, rather than at the top. This way of curling gives you long, bouncy waves that last longer and look great.
5. Fake a fuller ponytail by using the double ponytail trick
Want your ponytail to look long and full? Hack it. Start by pulling half of your hair into a ponytail at the top. Then, gather the rest of your hair into a lower ponytail, right below the first. The higher ponytail will hide the lower one, creating a full, long ponytail effect.
6. Set your style using the cool setting on your blow dryer
Once you’re finished styling your hair, blast it with the cold air setting on your blow dryer. The cool air will work to set your style, making it last longer.
7. Don’t rub your hair dry, press it
When drying your hair, avoid frizz by pressing the water out of your hair, not rubbing a towel through it. Rubbing creates friction that causes frizz, pressing minimizes this friction. If you want even better results, use a t-shirt to dry your hair. The material used in t-shirts is less likely to cause the friction that promotes frizz.
8. Want a quick curl? Place hair in a ponytail and curl the ends
Spend half the time curling your hair by curling only half your hair. Pulling your hair into a ponytail and curling those pieces will give you the curls you desire in less time.
9. Add shine to your hair by rinsing with cold water
Rinsing with cold water adds instant shine to your hair by closing your hair’s cuticles, sealing them and making them lay flat against each other. When this happens, your hair becomes smooth and less frizzy, increasing shine.
10. Use eyeshadow to make your hair look fuller
Have thin hair? Make it look fuller by applying a shade of eyeshadow that matches your hair color to your part or in other places that look light, like near your hairline. Filling in these spaces with a color that matches your hair will give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.
We hope you learned a thing or two about keeping your hair healthy and on point between stylings. These hacks will help you tame your hair and add style and shine to it each day.
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