DRY SHAMPOO TRICK
Apply dry shampoo just before going to sleep instead of in the morning. It settles in nicely overnight so that hair will be revived, but it won’t have that tell-tale white tinge to it.
To cut down on curling time, put your hair up into a ponytail and then split the hair into four or five sections. Tong each of the sections, spray liberally with hairspray, wait for the hair to cool and then take out the pony – you’ll be left with soft curls.
If you’ve bought clip in extensions and they look shiny and fake, spray them with dry shampoo and then comb through. This will mattify them and make them blend better with your natural hair.
GET THE BEACHY LOOK
For beachy waves in a hurry, rough dry your hair until it’s slightly damp, scrunch in mousse all over, section hair into four and plait each section. Then blast each plait with a hairdryer. Allow the hair to cool and then take out the plaits, you should be left with pretty waves. This will work on jaw-length to long hair.
GRAB A T-SHIRT
If your hair is frizzy after washing, use a T-shirt to squeeze out excess water instead of a towel - it will keep the hair smooth.
TAME BABY HAIRS
If you suffer from flyaway hairs no matter what style you wear your hair in, try spritzing an old toothbrush with hairspray and using that to smooth down unruly hairs.
To cut down on heat damage from tonging, try headband curls. This involves using a thin elastic headband and winding one-inch sections of your hair around the band until all of your hair is tucked up. Keep it in overnight and by the next day you’ll have curls. Look up headband curls on Youtube for lots of different ‘how-to’ videos.
If you have fine hair try this trick to get curls to last. Take a small section of hair, wind it round your finger and then fold it in a square of tinfoil. Hold your straightener over the piece of foil for around 30-40 seconds and then leave the foil in to cool whilst you do the rest of your head. When you remove the tinfoil you’ll have curls to rival girls with thicker hair.
MAKE GRIPS STAY
If your Kirby grips are constantly slipping out, it could be because you’ve been using them wrong. You should be sliding them into your hair with the bumpy side (not the smooth side) closest to the scalp – this will stop it slipping out.
A BOUNCIER PONY
To make your ponytail look more bouncy and voluminous, use a small crocodile clip underneath the pony right where the bobble is, this will give the illusion of more body.
MAKE STYLES LAST
If you find your curls always drop out as the day goes on, try placing your tong in the middle of your hair when you start each section rather than starting from the end and twisting up. The middle is thicker and needs heat for longer.