When it comes to your hair, it’s the small tweaks and hair tricks that make a big difference.
No need for expensive trips to the hair salon or a completely new hairstyle. These hair tricks, from stylists and experts around the globe, are designed to take your look from drab to fab in seconds!
Layers can be hidden when hair becomes too flat. To boost shape without making hair messy, rub a five-rand piece of Redken Extreme Length Primer, R365, Everything Hair, between your fingers. It coats the strands so that they’re matt and separated – without being greasy. A good texture spray also works wonders to boost volume.
TOP TIP: Remember to rinse. Blast hair with cold water after your shampoo and conditioner. It gives hair added shine, plus more volume.
Get more shine
“With heat from appliances, home treatments are essential,” says hairstylist Karine Jackson. Treat yourself to a nourishing mask like Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Hair Mask, R75, Clicks or mist hair with Sebastian Potion 9 Lite, R422, Retail Box which provides hair with a shot of 9 essential nutrients for a beautiful shine.
How to blow-dry your hair for glossier locks:
Dress hair up with jewelled accessories. We love this glitter flower hair clip, R40, Woolworths. It’s perfect pinned just above or behind your ear.
Style a middle parting
“It gives your cut an instant update,” says stylist Sam McKnight. A centre parting looks best with a little body, so lift hair and spritz on John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray, R160, Clicks
TOP TIP: For a shot of glam and flattering frame, add a slight wave to the front of the face. Hold a 2,5cm curling iron vertically; wrap front sections of hair around the barrel and brush gently to loosen. WATCH this hair tutorial for some ideas:
Create natural curls
For a laid-back summer look, spritz ghd Curl Hold Spray, R220, ghd South Africa, through damp hair, scrunch large sections, then tuck hair behind your ears while it dries to create gentle, matte waves. It couldn’t be simpler!
A little lift at the crown can make a real difference. Part hair in the middle and lightly backcomb the underside of the crown. Denman Tangle Tamer, R90, Dis Chem.
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