Hair

No. 1 Magazine - - SCOTLAND’S NO.1: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL -

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.

QUICKER CURLS

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.

BET­TER EX­TEN­SIONS

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.

HEAT-FREE CURL­ING

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.

TIN­FOIL TIME

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.

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