Posts Tagged ‘quick hair tip’


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Flyaways can be a real buzzkill. You get this gorgeous blowout but then you have a crown of tiny hairs that aren’t quite heavy enough to stay where you want them. Sometimes those hairs can be caused from breakage and sometimes they’re simply new sprouts. Either way there’s a professional trick that will help hide that halo. Here’s how it’s done…

  • Make sure you have the nozzle on your blowdryer.
  • Pick up a “slice” of hair on one side of your part and put it flat in between your fingers.
  • With your fingers parallel to your part, pull the slice of hair upward.
  • Now blow those short hairs THROUGH the long hairs that you’re holding. (See image above)

Once the short hairs are pushed through the long hair, the longer heavier hairs will then lay on top of the shorter hairs and weigh them down. If they sneak back through later in the day, they won’t stick straight up.

  • Once you’ve tucked the short hairs under, repeat on the other side and the back if neccessary.
  • Add a thin veil of hairspray.


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Something about a piping hot shower just makes everything feel more clean. But be careful. Really hot showers can lead to dandruff. All of that heat actually sucks the moisture right out of your scalp and will cause flaking in the long run. Such a pain to get rid of. Heat also opens the cuticle on your hair more. The more open the cuticle, the more color molecules can slip out resulting in faded hair color. So turn that temp down a little (or a lot) when shampooing + conditioning!


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Listen up sun bunnies! When you know you’re going to be laying out + getting some sun (drenched in sunscreen of course) use your time wisely! Shampoo your hair before you lay out and then apply a deep conditioner, but don’t rinse it out. Brush your hair out and put it in a bun. The heat from the sun will warm up the conditioner and allow it to really get in there.