Hair styling Tricks Every Woman Should Know
The way that you style your hair can really have an impact on the impression that you make and it make or break your outfit choice – seriously! Going to a black tie wedding and considering loose beach wave? Ouch maybe it’s a bit too boho! Have a black tie dinner party and want to impress the corporate bosses but you’re not sure what is the most elegant (and simple) style to try? We’ve got you covered:
Have a Good Understanding of Your Hair Type
This sounds straightforward but if you’re going to be considering complex and unusual hairstyles, you need to be sure that you know what you working with in order to determine whether it is going to work for you. For example, if you have fine, somewhat greasy hair, you may have difficult to get those Hollywood style barrel curls to stay in place all night. If on the other hand you have naturally curly hair that goes frizzy at the slightest bit of humidity then you may need to pay extra consideration and use additional products to ensure that your hair stays in place.
Master the Complex Art of the Blow-dry
Okay slight exaggeration there (only slight) but blow-drying your hair is about more than just sliding the switch on your hairdryer to the maximum speed and heat settings, aiming it at your face and waiting for it to dry. The specific way in which you blow-dry your hair will depend somewhat on your hair type.
However regardless of whether your hair is afro Caribbean or polka straight, it will become damaged and split when exposed to too much heat and so you should always use a heat defence spray or serum before opening fire to protect your hair. After drying, applying a serum can provide you with a sleek, chic look.
The type of hair dryer that you use can also have an impact on the frizz factor of your hair post blow-drying. A ceramic dryer helps you to ensure that your hair looks smoother and sexier, rather than wild and crazy like Medusa. A good hair dryer is worth the investment and doesn’t have to break the bank.
Use the Blow-dryer to Straighten Hair
If you have wavy or curly hair, you can straighten it out while blow drying through using a brush in accompaniment of the heat from the dryer and using it to straighten out waves and kinks.
Practice Makes Perfect Curls
We’ve seen enough award shows and footage of Hollywood events that we are all to familiar with having hair envy of women that have fabulously glamorous Hollywood Curls. It can be tricky to get the hang of it, but after doing a little experimentation with hair curlers you will be an enviable sight yourself!
Ceramic curlers are better for your hair. The longer the amount of time you have your curlers on a piece of hair, the tighter the curls will be. For Hollywood style curls, hold the curling wand in place for about 8 seconds. If the curls look a bit too tight and Diana Ross like for your liking, you can always flatten them down a bit by running over them gently with a straightening iron.
Curling Wet Hair
If you’ve just washed your hair, you’re heading out, and you want to go straight in for the curl factor then there are a few extra considerations to pay. Wet hair can burn and sizzle on curling irons so prepare and protect your locks with a little mousse beforehand.
Arm Yourself in the Battle Against Humidity
Going on holiday to a tropical location? We hear your hair worries, sister! Alternatively perhaps you’re just worried about how your hair will cope in the humidity over the summer. After all, even East Coast summers can be sticky, humid, and ruin all of our efforts to make our hair look sassy and presentable. A spray can be spritzed on hair (hold can at arms length away from head) to ensure that your pretty pony or fancy bun stay in place and look chic, rather than frazzled, against the test of time and the elements!
Become a Straightening Pro
As mentioned is the case with hair dryers and curling irons, ceramics are also the way to go where hair straighteners are concerned. too Consider using tools like the Brilliance New York Diamond flat iron as it is less damaging to your hair. If you have wavy or curly hair, you can work out most of the curls and kinks by blow-drying with a flat paddle brush before unleashing the hair straighteners.
When the time arrives to start straightening your hair, you should really take time and care with the process as perfectly sleek, straight hair can stay in place and looking good for several days. Use large clips to separate your hair into sections and start with the bottom, then the middle section, then the top.
Get Regular Cuts
Is there anything worse than seeing hair that has long, straggly split ends? Dead hair is definitely not attractive and as such you should ensure that you go for regular cuts to keep things looking neat and tidy.
Trim Your Bangs
Sometimes you just want to tidy things up a little but it’s simply not convenient to make an appointment just to fix your bangs. Ensuring that your hair is dry and straight, you can invest in some simple hair cutting scissors and cut a teeny tiny bit of length from the ends of your bangs to get rid of any split ends and make sure they stay in check. Cut small sections at a time so as not to go overboard and just flow the curve of how the hairdresser cut your bangs initially.
Add Volume and Va Va Voom
Those people who are born with wavy or curly hair always seem to long for hair that is sleek and straight, but those born with polka straight hair always long for volume and curls. Typical huh? For a simple volume boost, use a volumizing spray, or use jumbo hot rollers to create big glam curls.
As much as we wish we were, not all of us can be skilled hair stylists that are able to French braid hair with our eyes closed, however its important to have a few tricks stored up our sleeves so that we can be prepared for every social occasion and outfit pairing. Keep these tips in mind when it’s time to spice up your next look.