8 Hacks To Have Good Hair Days, ALWAYS!
With the exception of Jennifer Aniston, there is perhaps no woman on this planet who has good hair days every single day. Consider yourself lucky if you’re the kind who has rebellious hair once in a blue moon, because for a lot of us frustrated ladies bad hair days is a perpetual state of existence.
It’s very tempting to take a pair of garden shears to my hair and call it a day when it’s acting up, but it’s far from practical. Plus, I’ve chanced upon some tried and tested hacks that seriously work wonders on even the most obstinate hair, so there’s no need to resort to such extreme measures just yet!
1. Limp roots
I see this happen when I let my hair grow really long, but there are many women whose roots are limp irrespective of their hair length. One of the easiest ways to tackle this problem is to use a volumising product near the roots like Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray. Whether your hair is thick or thin, this hairspray is great for lifting roots and adding height while keeping your hair soft and manageable. You could also add some dry shampoo to your roots at bedtime for voluminous hair. Read how to do it here.
2. Greasy roots
We’ve already educated you about the virtues of dry shampoo, however, you can also use this kitchen ingredient to combat greasy roots. Always apply a little at the roots and thoroughly brush it in until it soaks up the grease. Brushing it in or working it in with your fingers is key to not have white residue on your scalp. I’d suggest you try this trick if you’re not a morning person and prefer having a few extra minutes of shut-eye in the AM.
3. Dry ends
This is THE most awful situation because it is almost always accompanied by greasy roots. The best way to deal with dry ends is to use a rich conditioner ONLY on the ends. Besides, take a few drops of coconut oil (a few drops only) in a bowl, dip only your fingertips in it to grease them and lightly run it though the ends. If your hair is acting up when you’re outside and you obviously don’t have any oil on hand, use hand cream instead. It works just as well provided you use it sparingly and only on the ends.
There’s no point fighting humidity with heat styling tools. Try putting your hair up in a top-knot or some kickass braids. You can also try a lightweight serum like the Bed Head Control Freak Serum by TIGI. It will not weigh your hair down or make your roots greasy. It is humidity-resistant and can also be used as a heat protectant when using hot styling tools.
5. Frizzy curls
Curly-haired girls will attest to the fact that they literally dread going to bed because of the frizzy mess that their hair is going to be when they wake up. This is precisely why you should try pineappling. Oh, and don’t forget to get yourself some silk pillowcases.
6. Wonky bangs
Now this is the absolute worst. Rebellious fringes can lead to a nervous breakdown – like “I can’t even get my bangs under control, how am I ever going to do that with my life?!” No exaggeration! Hair is a touchy topic with me. If you don’t have naturally straight hair, fringes that curl in weird shapes should be a regular sight. Dab them with wet fingertips to moisten them and use a blow-dry to set them. You can go over this with a flat iron for a sleek, and polished finish.
You know those funky ponytail lines you get when you take off your hair tie? This often happens to those with straight to wavy hair. Moisten the kink by spritzing the area with water, and blow dry only that area with a round brush. This should tackle the kink in no time.
I think I’ve spent half my life detangling the assortment of knots my hair gets into. I don’t even know how they get there in the first place. If this sounds a lot like your hair, try using a leave-in conditioner to soften and detangle your mane. Not Your Mother’s Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler is a great option. It infuses your hair with keratin amino acids, which strengthen your hair from the inside out and make combing through tangles a lot easier. To prevent breakage, use a tangle brush. Seriously, guys, this thing works!