10 Fabulous hair fixes and hacks that will simplify your life
Some days, not only do you wake up to a bad hair day, but you wake up with no motivation whatsoever to do anything about it. If you think that the only quick way to fix a hair disaster is to put it up in a ponytail, then read these ten hair fixes and hacks that will help simplify your mornings:
1. Double up on your pony tail
You can make your hair look fuller and longer by doubling up on the ponytail. Pull the top half of your hair into a pony first and tie it back and then, do the same for the bottom half. The top pony tail will cover the lower tie and make it look like a fuller, longer, single ponytail.
2. Dry shampoo before you go to bed
When you haven’t got time at night for a shampoo and you have to get up early in the morning, apply dry shampoo before you go bed and it will have time, during the night, to work its way into your hair and make it look cleaner and fresher the next morning.
3. Alternate between warm and cool air to style your hair
You will make your style fix faster if you switch the blow-dryer between cool and warm, as you dry hair. It works faster and stays longer, than just using warm air alone.
4. Give your ponytail some bounce
To make your ponytail stand out and bounce as you walk, place two bobby pins through your hair tie, starting above the tie and pointing down towards the nape of your neck. It will make your pony tail stand out and look fuller.
5. Quick wavy hair
If you don’t have the time to curl your hair, a quick way to curl is to braid your straight hair in half a dozen separate braids and then, heat the braids with a flat iron. When you undo the braids, you will have beautiful wavy hair.
6. Apply hairspray with your hands to tame frizzy hair
Instead of creating a hairspray cloud around your head and hoping that it will calm the frizz, spray some hairspray onto your hands and run them through your hair. It will do the job without making your hair looking overly stiff.
7. Use mascara to conceal your roots
A touch of mascara of the same shade as your hair, is a great way to quickly conceal stray grey strands or root regrowth. Just a light touch though is enough, or your hair will get sticky and clumpy.
8. Use hairspray to keep bobby pins in
If you have fine, straight hair and bobby pins won’t stay in, try spraying the pins first with some hairspray and the pins will stay in your hair.
9. Make your hair appear thicker with eyeshadow
This hair tip might sound a bit bizarre but it works. To make a parting look less pronounced and your hair look thicker, dust some eyeshadow, of the same shade as your hair, along the parting to shade in your scalp. This tip will work best for ladies with dark hair color.
10. Get overnight curls
If you don’t want to use a hair dryer or curlers, braid your wet hair, after a shower, and leave it in overnight, when you go to bed. In the morning, when you undo the braids, all you need to do scrunch your hair with your hands and admire your curls.
What are your favorite hair fixes and hacks? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.