Help! My Hair Always Looks a Little Sad by Happy Hour

by Alex Samuel


Catherine Wessel One product, two minutes: That's all it takes to revive end-of-day hair.

* If Your Hair Is Straight:
Flip your part to the opposite side for instant volume (you'll get used to it, swear) and mist roots with hairspray, says Gwynne Mims, lead hairstylist for Ojon in New York City. Then spray a brush and run it through hair to tame flyaways.
Your Key Product: Hairspray. Argan oil in Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray, $36, fights static and makes strands shiny; alcohol nixes grease.

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* If Your Hair is Wavy: Coat hands with wave spray. Twist 2-inch sections of hair around fingers, using them like a curling iron. For more lift, pull hair up and away from your head as you wind.
Your Key Product: Boosting Spray. Moisture makes hair revert to its natural texture, so add a bit with Fekkai Perfectly Luscious Curls Wave Activating Spray, $25, which has hydrating grapeseed extract.

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* If Your Hair is Curly:
Rub a leave-in curl enhancer between palms, then rake fingers from roots to ends to depoof and define curls. Twirl hairline pieces with fingers; they lose shape fastest.
Your Key Product: Cream-Serum. A curl-specific cream-serum like Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream-Serum, $19, has enough weight to mellow spirals without making dry hair sticky.

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