Ever wonder how your stylist gets her hair looking perfect all the time? You don't need to go to beauty school to possess the power of great hair, you just need to know the secrets. The next time you want a flawless look, try one of these tips.
To Keep Your Waves Bouncy
Opt for sleeping on a satin pillowcase to help keep your hair from getting matted, tangled, and frizzy. Cotton cases tend to have coarser texture, which can rough up your hair, especially if you're tossing and turning all night.
Can't get a good night's sleep? These habits might be the cause.
All it takes is some leave-in conditioner! Spray hair with a thin mist and smooth it down with your hands, using the pulling-it-into-a-ponytail motion. Try one from the curl experts, like Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner.
To boost your curls sans product cup, don't scrunch. Cup the bottom of your curl in your palm, push it all the way up to your head, then squeeze when your fingers touch your scalp.
To Pump Up Your Blowout
Wait until your hair is 75 percent dry before applying any products. Point the dryer downward and pull each section taut. For long hair, use a ball-sized amount of mousse and apply section by section. Work in sections that are about the width of your brush. Never apply product to your whole head - work section by section only. While your hair is still warm, wrap it around two fingers to set the curl. This locks the shape in so it lasts longer.
If you don't feel like messing up your blowout, wear a shower cap, but leave your bangs and other face-framing pieces out since they get greasier than the rest of your hair. Rinse and shampoo them, then blow-dry with a round brush.
For the Sleekest Ponytail
Get your strands poker-straight by using a large, round brush or a paddle brush while you blow-dry. Then, tease the hair at the crown of your head and pull everything back into a tight, ear-level ponytail. Tame flyaways with a dab of smoothing cream and mist your whole head with hairspray. Try this sophisticated ponytail next for a perfect style for night.
For Extra Frizz Protection
Don't wash your conditioner completely out. If you leave a small hint behind, the product will weigh hair down and guard it from humidity and frizz.