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2 hair styling tips you should try

You can find hundreds of styling tips online that all promise to give you sleek, shiny hair that is full of body and volume. Some of these tips works great, while others might leave you with flat or frizzy hair that has you grabbing a hat on your way out the door. Over the years I have tried many of these tips, with varying results. Here are two of my favorite hair styling tips that I am convinced everyone should try. Best of all these tips will work on any length and type of hair, and they are easy to do on busy mornings.

 

Add shine and lose frizz

This simple tip starts in the shower and ends with your towel. It will help give your hair a sleek, shiny look without any annoying frizz. It works in all climates, so even if you live where there is constant humidity you won’t have to deal with frizz or fly-away strands. After using a sulfate free shampoo, this will help prevent buildup which can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless, run your head quickly under cold water before getting out of the shower. The cold water will help seal the cuticle so hair looks sleek and shiny when it dries.

Once you get out of the shower refrain from roughly drying your hair with the towel. Simply pat the excess water out and then let your hair start to air dry while you are applying your makeup. Keeping your hair wrapped in a towel for 20 or 30 minutes can cause the cuticles to reopen, and this causes frizz. After letting your hair air dry for a few minutes, finish with a blow dryer and you’ll have a smooth, sleek style that you will be proud to show off.

 

 

Get plenty of volume

There is an easy way to give your hair plenty of volume without causing any damage, and it only takes a few minutes. After you’ve finished blowdrying your hair divide it into several sections, starting at the top of your head and working back to the crown. Wrap each section around a 2 inch foam roller for 30 minutes. While your hair is setting you can finish getting ready so you can head out the door without running late. Remove the rollers, brush out and spray lightly to hold the style, and you’ll have a style with plenty of volume that will last throughout the day.

 

 

How to style your hair at home without damaging it

It can be sheer joy to step out of the house looking gorgeous and glamorous like we’ve just stepped out of the salon. However, with the many pieces of equipment and hair styling products on the market, it can be a huge pain and an even bigger challenge to style our hair on our own at home without causing damage to our crowning glory. I have found out that with these simple home hairstyling tips, we won’t damage our tresses and still enjoy looking good every day.

 

Using a flat iron, we can create lovely curls that last longer.

 

po2The flat iron doesn’t only work to create razor-straight hair or to tame frizz. We can use a premium quality hair straightener or flat iron to create lasting curls. How can we do that? If we have straight hair, we can roll a section of it at the side into a coil, then wrap the hair in foil. Then, we just press the foil-wrapped section with the flat iron to create a longer lasting curl. Of course, this styling tip won’t work without a premium quality flat iron.

 

 

 

 

 

Shampoo and condition hair using quality products.

 

po1I have experienced significant hair damage because of lousy hair cleansing products that have stripped away the moisture and nutrients in my hair, and the results have been devastating. I have learned from my mistake and have only used products with outstanding hair care properties and capabilities and mild formulations. We can make the most of conditioner washing or co-washing, which is gentler to the hair and scalp compared to regular shampoos and conditioners. With co-washing, there are no harsh shampoo chemicals so hair doesn’t lose its natural oils while staying healthier.

 

 

 

 

Blow dry hair the right way.

 

po3The natural way to dry hair is air drying, which also ensure the health of hair, but with proper blow drying, we not only keep our tresses dry but also improve their style and structure minus the excessive damage. We should first towel off our hair slightly to stop it enough from dripping. Rubbing the hair with a towel is not wise, as it can create friction that causes frizz and split ends. Instead, we should wrap the towel gently around our hair and squeeze. After toweling, the hair doesn’t have to be very dry, just not excessively soaked and dripping. Then, we should separate our hair into sections, around four to six, without tangles. Clips can be used on thick and long hair. Blow drying should start at the roots/tops, around 6 inches away from the scalp. Blow drying with an upwards motion not only causes greater damage but also prevents the moisture from soaking the rest of our hair. We should work our way down the sections we have created, leaving our hair a little damp, then finishing with the cold shot button.