If your hair just never seems to want to behave, these simple tricks could be exactly what you need to achieve the perfect look. Flyaways, frizz and lackluster tresses can turn even the cutest hairstyle into a flop, but these 10 clever hair tips will keep you looking pretty and polished.
1. Pin it Down.
Bobby pins are essential hair accessories that keep your tresses in place and make even the most intricate styles possible. If your bobby pins have a habit of slipping, a great way to keep them in place is to use a spritz of Sudzz FX's AirPlay Designing Spray on the pin before sticking it in your hair. This simple trick takes only a second to complete and it will give the pin the traction it needs to grip your hair throughout the day without slipping.
2. Your Ponytail.
Struggling to get a perfectly sleek ponytail? Spraying your hair directly can leave it feeling greasy and dull. Instead, use a lightweight volumizing spray like the Sudzz FX's BlowOut Volumizing Spray Gel and spray the product onto your hairbrush rather than directly onto your hair. This will hold your hair in place while keeping it looking smooth and elegant.
3. Blot Oily Hair.
You already know that blotting sheets can be lifesavers when it comes to keeping your makeup looking fresh and oil-free, but these handy tools can also be used to blot up grease in your hair. Choose your favorite blotting paper and simply smooth the sheet over your hair, paying extra attention to the areas around your face. The sheet will absorb excess moisture, keeping your hair dry and clean.
4. Five-Minute Curls.
Voluminous curls add elegance to any outfit, but it can take a significant amount of time to curl all of your hair before work or school. Save time by using the five-minute curl technique. Gather your hair into a ponytail and use the Chi G2 Ceramic and Titanium Hair Styling Iron to wrap and curl the ends the way you normally would. Once you are done applying heat, free your hair from the ponytail and enjoy your nearly effortless yet oh-so-glamorous curls.
5. Eliminate Dandruff.
Over processing and styling can easily cause a dry, itchy scalp. When your scalp becomes irritated, it can easily lead to dandruff, which leaves telltale white flakes on your shoulders. There is a common myth that using dandruff shampoo dries out your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. In reality, high-quality dandruff shampoo will combat dandruff while making your hair smooth and silky. Kenra's Dandruff Shampoo is completely safe for color treated and damaged hair, controlling the symptoms of dandruff to prevent flaking without drying the hair out.
6. Avoid Creasing.
If you sleep with your hair up in a bun or ponytail, chances are that you often wake up to find that your sleek blowout has been ruined by creasing. Clips and hair ties can easily crimp your hair when left in overnight, but you can quickly solve this problem with a simple beauty hack. Take a few cotton pads or makeup sponges and wrap them around the portion of your hair that will be tied back before applying the elastic. This keeps your hair protected and crease-free throughout the night.
7. Volumize in Style.
Mousse is one of the most underrated hair care products out there. The best way to boost your hair's volume is to apply a generous amount of a volumizing mousse, such as PRAVANA's Nevo Full Volume Foam or Kenra's Platinum Blow-Dry Foam, before you dry your hair. Another easy way to boost your hair's volume naturally is to blow dry in the opposite direction of the way you want your hair to fall. Blow drying your hair upside down gives it more bounce and volume rather than resting flat against your head.
8. Fill in Your Hairline.
If your hair is uneven or thin in parts, a fun and easy trick is to use powder makeup in a shade that matches your hair color to fill it in. The Pro Eye Blender Brush from Beauty Addicts can easily be used to brush shadow over your hairline to create an even, polished look. Solution Eyes Eyeshadow from Beauty Addicts quads make it easy to mix and match your perfect shade.
9. Banish Flyaways.
To eliminate flyaways from your look, spray your favorite makeup brush with Sudzz FX's AeroFixx Working & Finishing Spray and smooth those stubborn strays down. This is a great way to get a perfectly smooth ponytail for a photo-ready finish. Choose a thick, soft brush made from high-quality fibers, such as the Pro Face Brush by Beauty Addicts, to get the best results.
10. Boost Your Ponytail.
Give your ponytail more lift by pulling the hair up and pinning it at the base with a single bobby pin. Let the ponytail fall back to cover the pin and enjoy the instant volume boost it gives. This trick will also help keep your hair elastic secure throughout all-day wear.
With these simple yet effective beauty tricks, you will be well on your way to the perfect hair day. From volumizing mousse to innovative uses for bobby pins, it pays to have a few time-saving hair tricks on hand.
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