Hey ladies!! For this week’s tips, I would share some hair hacks for healthy hair with you.
Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to get our hair lookin’ fab so it moves in the breeze at the beach just how we want it!
While many were already excited...
There are some not…
Some are still frustrated with having frizzy hair, dry hair, flyaway hair, and some have trouble with dealing in their short hair or long thick hair.
While that is quite a real problem by most women, the good news is that there’s a solution. Get excited—you're just a few tips away from looking your best in a breeze.
- Hacks for frizzy hair
- Dry hair hacks
- Flyaway hair hacks
- Hair hacks for short hair
- Hair hacks for long thick hair
Here are some Simple Hair Hacks for every hair problem that will get you there:
#1 - Hacks for frizzy hair
You might be familiar with frizz and what it looks like, but understanding what exactly causes it is key when trying to prevent and tame it.
Let’s hear from Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend, New York-based stylist Mark Garrison, and Ursula Stephen, who does Rihanna's and Kerry Washington's hair, offer up their expert tricks for fighting frizz.
Choose a sulfate-free, glycerin-packed shampoo.
Shampoos with sulfates strip and dehydrate your strands, which is the opposite of what you want when looking to maintain moisture.
Also, it creates a protective coating over the outside of the hair shaft, so it doesn't break, says Townsend.
When you blow-dry your hair, make sure to just dry it to 90 percent of the way
Too much hot air directly on your strands dehydrates it, resulting to be frizzy.
Straight-to-slightly-wavy hair must air-dry 90 percent of the way, Garrison says, and then use a dryer on it for the last 10 percent.
Regularly comb your hair to help distribute the natural oils.
Hanging your head upside down and brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush, like JuvaBun Detangling Brush, helps distribute the oils from your scalp/roots onto the rest of your hair, keeping your hair hydrated and helping to block out humidity.
If the underside of your updo tends to get frizzy, pack bobby pins to help tuck away your flyaways.
Keep a travel-size hairspray in your purse. Do not try to smooth frizz with serum, it doesn't hold, Garrison says.
#2 - Dry hair hacks
When you feel your hair dry to touch, it may also be brittle and hard to style.
These are some that can contribute to hair that’s damaged and dry: Sun exposure, heat styling, humidity, smoking, and more
The good news is that there are a few things you can do if you feel like reducing the dryness of your hair.
Get a trim
Your hair might need a reset in the form of a fresh cut if your hair is too dry. If your hair isn’t very long, still split ends can make hair hard to style and contribute to it feeling dry or coarse.
Avoid washing your hair every day
The shampoo helps get dirt and sweat from your hair, but it also strips your hair of sebum. Sebum is one of the natural oil that makes your hair easier to maintain and when you have the right amount, shiny. But too much of it may lead to a greasy hair appearance.
Try colder showers
The hot water that you use to rinse your body in the shower might also be scalding your hair.
Have some health benefits in taking cold showers, to make your hair grow faster.
Rinse your hair under a cooler temperature of water for a minute or two to revitalize strands and refresh your scalp, after you shampoo and condition your hair in the shower.
Wear a hat
Ultraviolet rays can damage your hair shaft the same way they can damage your skin. Limit your hair’s exposure to these rays, when you have dry hair.
Wear a hat during your daily activities, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.
Smoothing some pure aloe vera gel on your hair might help repair the damage when your hair has already been exposed to UV rays.
#3 - Flyaway hair hacks
Flyaways can be a real buzzkill. You get this gorgeous blowout but then you have a crown of tiny hairs that aren’t quite heavy enough to stay where you want them.
Sometimes those hairs can be caused by breakage and sometimes they’re simply new sprouts.
Either way, there’s a professional trick that will help hide that halo. Here’s how it’s done…
Make sure you have the nozzle on your blow dryer.
Pick up a “slice” of hair on one side of your part and put it flat in between your fingers.
With fingers parallel to your part, pull the slice of hair upward.
Now blow those short hairs THROUGH the long hairs that you’re holding.
Once the short hairs are pushed through the long hair, the longer heavier hairs will then lay on top of the shorter hairs and weigh them down. You'll see they won’t stick straight up if they sneak back through later in the day.
Once you’ve tucked the short hairs under, repeat on the other side and the back if necessary.
Add a thin veil of hairspray.
#4 - Hair hacks for short hair
Having short hair can be fun for a while...until you've had the same side-parted, slightly wavy hairstyle for six months straight.
Listen, it's understandable—who doesn't get into a style rut every once in a while?—but, to be honest, you have so many options when it comes to styling short hair.
You can add texture, incorporate braids, clip in super-trendy hair accessories—seriously, the limit does not exist.
I’ll give you some samples.
Spray texturizing spray onto your bobby pins
Is there anything more annoying than having a bobby pin that won't freakin' stay in your hair? Um, I think not.
Here's a pro tip: Spritz a dry texture spray on the inside of the bobby pin to give it a little more grip.
Create fake bangs
You can test out your bangs by styling fake ones—make a deep side part, sweeping the hair across your forehead, and securing it behind one side of your headband.
Additional tips: You can also try to achieve and get a messy bun with JuvaBun, regardless of your short hair.
Define your natural curls
You may use a curling iron as your secret short hair styling weapon. If you have super-tight coils, use a very thin-barreled curling iron to create definition, and if you have larger curls, opt for a larger-barrel iron to make your texture more defined.
Don't use a brush while blow-drying
Because when you do, this can make your hair look puffy (which isn't a great look for your face or your hair). Instead, use your fingers to move it around a bit and then let the power from the dryer blow your hair around.
Also, by parting your hair and crimping the layers of hair underneath, you'll get a major boost in volume. Crimping multiple layers, you're creating zig-zag patterns piled on top of each other, resulting to ends up adding an overall body underneath the smooth hair on top.
#5 - Hair hacks for long thick hair
Some ladies are naturally born this way when it comes to thick hair, but having voluptuous strands can be overwhelming at times.
These are some easy hair hacks for a more manageable long thick hair that you may check it out.
You may ask your hairstylist to "take the weight out" of your hair.
Hairdressers can trim your hair to take out a lot of weight.
Sarah Potempa a celeb hairstylist says, "adding long layers gives thick hair movement while blending these layers with texturizing shears helps to lighten the hair."
Use your flat iron.
Texture gives hair extra volume. When you're done drying strands, use your flat iron to get a sleek look.
Try a half-updo.
Thick hair is perfect for a half-up hairstyle. It will give result in your hun to look full and volumized, while also taking some of the thickness out of your bottom layer.
Never leave the house with wet hair.
Wind and humidity both can all make your hair a wild mess, especially if it's already damp. You should "wait for your hair to dry all the way before leaving the house." Potempa said. It will prevent frizz because dry hair holds its sleek shape much better than damp hair.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. =)
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