Since there’s a new hair hack born every minute (or it feels like it), it might be smart to start a running collection of your favourites before exposing your mane to the summer rays. Today, Amber of Barefoot Blonde, Grasie of Style Me Grasie, and Tina of Snob Essentials dish their most trusted hacks and haircare secrets to maintaining a perfect ’do for the warm days ahead.
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“Split your ponytail in half, then use a lid of a makeup product and squeeze it in the middle of the rubber band. It will instantly volumize your pony without having to add any product or tease.”
“Hair-spray your bobby pins before pinning them in your hair. It will help them stay put!”
“Attach a bobby pin to the strands at the end of your braid and wrap around the knot, threading the bobby pin through. Once it is secure, you can pull out the bobby pin, and the knot will stay in place.”
"I forget where I learned about this one, but it’s a game changer. Use a cotton tee instead of a towel because it's gentler and kinder to your hair so it helps to reduce frizz and breakage."
“I said it before and I'll say it again, moisture, moisture, moisture! I towel dry my hair, section it off, add a ton of conditioner then wrap it with plastic wrap, then with a scarf and just leave it in. Rinse with cool water and you’re done.”
“Buns are great for days where you don't want to fuss with styling your hair to create the perfect curls. A low, sleek bun is a great alternative to a big hair day. Use Pantene Expert Dry Defy Velvet Crème Infusion, a leave-on serum that adds moisture and shine, and with a soft bristle brush slick it back. Also, low buns are better alternatives to high ones, because they cause less breakage."
“But not just any hair ties. Emi-Jay ties are handmade in Los Angeles, and they are so gentle they won’t dent or pull at hair no matter how late you get home and pass out (not judging). Emi-Jay hair ties are available on Amazon.”
“I learned this trick from my friend Bobbi Brown. Hair loss at the temples is common for women over 40. Hormones and childbirth will do that to ya. Apply a touch of eye shadow in the corresponding shade to your hair color with a large shadow brush, et voilà—no one will be wiser.”
“Deep-condition your hair and keep color from fading by applying Pantene Expert Collection Fade Defy Conditioner before you shampoo, or even in the shower. Put on a shower cap and read a fun book for a while, then rinse it out and wash your hair. Your locks will be shiny, and the color will be brilliant. #trust”
Which hair hack will you try? Tell us in the comments below.