The trendy hairstyle can be a game-changer, no doubt! But, flaunting any hairstyle other than your go-to can sometimes be a challenge. From keeping your hair from falling flat to hiding those bobby pins, there’s a lot to take care of *phew*
However, if you’re a girl who won’t give up on hairstyles come what may, then you’re in for a treat! We’ve got you covered with some smart hairstyling hacks that will make doing your hair oh-so-simple. And that’s not all! It’ll ultimately even cut down the amount of time you spend in front of the mirror perfecting your hairdo. Read on… you can thank us later!
Bobby pinnin’ the right way
Created a cute chignon, but don’t want to ruin the look with a scrunchie or hair tie? Bobby pins are the answer! However, make sure that you master the “locking” technique or else you’ll have your hairstyle come apart within seconds. When you slide the bobby pin into your hair, place the wavy side against your scalp. Before you push the pin fully in, rotate it so the open end is facing the same direction as your hair. This will not only give a tighter grip, but also be practically unnoticeable.
Tug at your curls
Achieving beach waves can be a little tricky. At times, you may end up wrapping your hair around the curling wand too tightly, which may not give you the desired curls. In such situations, gently tug at your curl a few times while it is still hot, and loosen the ringlet while it cools. This sneaky styling trick will give you loose beach waves in a jiffy.
Cover your elastic with a hair section
If you want your ponytail to look like you just walked the red carpet, then this easy-peasy hairstyling trick has got you covered. Once you’ve secured your ponytail with an elastic, just grab a sliver of hair from the pony and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to hide the elastic completely. Spritz some hairspray on the very end of the section and stick a bobby pin into the base, so it’s comfortably secured.
Try the pineappling trick
This one is for all those with curly hair. It’s a known fact that curly hair tends to get frizzy in a jiffy especially after air-drying. To wake up with fuller, bouncier curls, just pile all your hair while it is still damp on top of your head and secure it with a scrunchie. Make sure you keep it loose. Sleep with the style, and you’ll wake up to already-styled hair in the morning.
Shade your scalp to give the illusion of more hair
If you’re someone who usually parts their hair down the middle, then this trick can work well for you. When you create a centre-parting, the scalp shows prominently. To hide that and to create an illusion of more hair, all you need to do is grab an eyeshadow matching your hair colour and a makeup brush to fill in your part. You can also use this trick to perfect your hairline.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Nov 27, 2019