I chatted about some of my favorite makeup hacks a little while back, so I thought it would be fitting to do a post with some hair hacks that I swear by.
1. Find a Dry Shampoo That Works For Your Hair Type
I’ve tried countless brands of dry shampoo and have loved some of them, but hated most of them. This post from Reviews.com is AMAZING if you aren’t sure what kind is best for your hair. They’ve reviewed a bunch so you don’t have to, and include all kinds of helpful infographics. I’m really wanting to try the Amika one, but haven’t had any luck finding it in stores. I may just end up getting it online, and when I do, I’ll be sure and let y’all know what I think!
2. Blow Dry Your Hair After Washing
This tip may not work for everyone, but I know for my hair, letting it air-dry, or worse, sleeping on it wet, ends in a disaster! A lot of girls will say that letting your hair air dry is best for your hair and blow drying will just damage it over time, but I’ve found through research that blow drying isn’t as bad for your hair as you may think. Since the heat is constantly moving and it isn’t nearly as hot as a straightener or curling iron would be, for most people it won’t have any negative effects. Since I wash my hair every other day at night, it’s crucial for me to dry it and then sleep on it.
3. Style Your Hair Before Bed
I actually got this idea from one of my best friends who I roomed with at school for a couple years. She would straighten or curl her hair at night and for a while I thought it was strange that she would do that only to sleep on it. Looking back, it’s obvious why: she didn’t have to do it in the morning and it was such a time saver! Now, obviously if you style your hair in an intricate braid or precise bun and expect it to look the same in the morning, it totally wont. But, if your hair holds a curl fairly well, you can just brush out your hair in the morning and be good to go. I almost always will now curl my hair right after I wash it and dry it, sleep on it, and then have curls that will last me for a couple days. If it’s a little flat when I wake up, I can touch it up in no time compared to having to do my whole head. Since I’m not a morning person AT ALL- this tip is a lifesaver! It’s also perfect because I prefer curls that look more on the natural side as opposed to a sausage like ringlet, and sleeping on them relaxes them just right!
4. Shake Out Curls After Curling
This tip comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Amber Filllerup Clark. After wrapping hair around the curling iron, take the end of the strand, and shake the curl, allowing it to separate and get a little fluffy. This helps with making your curls look even more natural and will give them a beachy wave look while still having volume. Her video below will give you a more detailed explanation! This is a good tip for those who don’t want to curl their hair at night, but still want a more laid back look!
Have you tried any of these tips before? Do you already have a “ride or die” dry shampoo? Let me know!!