Nothing will make you feel more beautiful than having a gorgeous head of hair. The unfortunate part of it is that many of us don’t know how to style our hair so that it looks the way we want it to, or we just don’t know how to do it the “right” way. If you’re in need of some hair styling secrets and tips, you’ve come to the right place.
Secret #1: Keep it Dirty
Dirty hair is easy to style hair, so stay away from the shampoo on a morning when you know you’ll be styling you hair later in the day. The extra oils in your hair will help hold any style that you want to do, especially curls and updo’s.
Oftentimes a stylist will sprinkle some baby powder in your hair if you are getting an updo professionally done, but this is just to create that perfect texture for your updo so that it will look its best.
Secret #2: Toss the Brush
One of the worst things that you can do for your hair is to brush it while it is wet. You don’t even need to use a wide toothed comb, either. When you step out of the shower, towel dry your hair and then, while blow drying your hair, separate your hair and detangle it with your fingers. When your hair is about 80% dry, then take out a wide toothed comb or any brushes you may need to use to help create that perfect style. This will help prevent damage to your hair.
Secret #3: Long Hair isn’t Always Best
The majority of women picture themselves at some point with long, flowing hair. A lot of women may try to achieve this look simply by allowing their hair to grow, but then they forget that long hair needs regular trims and styling, too. If you are trying to grow your hair out, make sure you don’t allow your hair to grow too long and appear to have no shape and zero style. Use layers, add bangs, and throw in some highlights to really add some shape and texture to your long locks.
Secret #4: Anyone can have Shiny Hair
You don’t necessarily have to be born with some “shiny hair” gene to have shiny hair. Anyone of any hair type can have shiny hair by simply add some shine serum to their hair. The best way to do this is with a spritz bottle to ensure even application of the product.
Secret #5: Salon-Free Way to Get Rid of Split Ends
So you haven’t had time to visit the salon and have the tips of your hair trimmed. It happens! The quickest way to smooth down any split ends is to take a leave in treatment, such as a leave-in conditioner, and the blast the tips of your hair with the blow dryer. You only need to do 1-3 second blasts for this method to have a lasting effect on your hair.