Everyone wants to have only good hair days, but it doesn’t always happen, right? We believe that in order to avoid bad hair days all the time you either need a LOT of luck, or, a few tips and tricks to make your own luck. But even if you’re luckiest person ever, having a couple of tricks up your sleeve won’t hurt, so take a look at some of the best hair care tips we found for you.
1. Long Flowing Ponytail (two ponytail trick)
If you’re tired of waiting for your hair to grow out, you might think that extensions are the way to go. However, a quick and easy way to make your hair look longer is to do this cool ponytail trick that will instantly fool people into thinking you have long hair. Your friends might even be amazed at how did you manage to grow your hair so quickly overnight.
2. Fuller Ponytail (hairclip root)
While we’re on the subject of ponytails, if you want to add a bit of volume to yours and make it look fuller there’s an easy fix. All you have to do is use a little hair clip at the base of your ponytail. It will immediately transform a droopy ponytail into a bouncy work of art.
3. Brush Before Washing
Now here’s an actual hair care tip – brush out your hair before showering. If you go to wash your hair while it’s tangled you risk ripping and breaking your hair. When it’s wet, your hair has less elasticity, so it damages easier. So for healthier and better looking hair it’s better to brush it before washing. It’ll also help you prevent drain clogging, which is a nice bonus, don’t you think?
4. Combat Dandruff With Coconut Oil
The most common reason for dandruff is dry scalp. Studies have shown that using extra virgin coconut oil to moisturize your scalp can help get rid of dandruff. Just rub some coconut oil into the roots of your hair before going to bed and wash it out in the morning. You should see results within days.
Hot styling tools aren’t the only way to get curls. If you want to achieve bouncy curls without damaging your hair in the process – straws are your best bet. Yes, you heard me right, regular straws you usually drink juice or soda with. Just divide your hair into sections and curl them around a straw. Tie the straw into a knot and leave for a couple of hours or overnight. The thinner the straw, and the smaller the sections – the tighter the curls will be.
6. Beachy Waves
Beachy waves aren’t easy to achieve. Usually you have to use different sized of curling wands, or alternate directions of your curls, and even after that you might still end up with more of a “perfect curls” hairdo than “messy beachy waves”. But there’s actually an easy way to achieve that beachy hair look without using heat. Just do a regular fishtail braid before going to bed and in the morning, when you unbraid your hair, all you’ll need is a bit of salt spray to add some texture to your look.
7. Sun Kissed Hair
While we’re on the topic of beachy hair, let’s talk about highlights. We all want those sun-bleached, lighter hair in the summer. It just looks good, doesn’t it? However, if you’re not quite ready to go to the hairdresser and use harsh bleach on your hair – there’s a natural way to achieve this. All you need is a bit of lemon juice and honey.
8. DIY Leave In Conditioner
If you like nice braids that don’t get frizzy – you know the importance of leave in conditioner. Did you know that if you ever run out of it you can always make your own. Just mix regular conditioner with water and spray into damp hair. Your hair will dry smoother and shinier, and it’ll help avoid frizzy hair.
9. Static-free Hair
While we’re on the topic of frizzy hair, let’s talk about static. Static also causes a hair amount of frizz, and while one of the ways to avoid static is to keep your hair nice and moisturized or to but an anti-static spray, there’s also a cheap alternative that will save you in a pinch. Before brushing your hair, put a dryer sheet onto the hairbrush, just puncture it with the bristles and then brush you hair. This will only eliminate static from your hair, but it’s also a nice way of keeping your brush clean.