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While fine hair can sometimes look soft and shiny, it doesn’t take long for it to turn limp and greasy.

To keep your fine hair looking its very best, here are a few must-know hair care tips!

Wash As Needed

The general rule of thumb when it comes to hair washing is...

Less is more.


Because shampoos strip your hair of its natural oils, which can lead to dry locks.

However, there is an exception to that rule, and this is when it comes to fine hair...

Compared to other hair types, fine hair is the smallest in diameter, meaning that you end up with more hairs per square centimeter of scalp.

Since each hair follicle has an oil gland, this means that fine hair contains more oil glands than other hair types.

You have likely guessed what this means...

With all of these extra oil glands, it does not take long for fine hair to end up greasy. Since the shaft of fine hairs also tend to be smoother, and less porous, the oil tends to sit visibly on top, making the situation look even worse than it is.

While those with other hair types should only be washing their hair a couple of times a week, people with fine hair may need to wash their hair every other day, or even every day.


Try A Gentle Scalp Massage Before Using Shampoo

Before you step into the shower, try giving your scalp a gentle massage.

This helps to increase blood flow, which then stimulates the exfoliation process for your pores that are blocked with excess oil. A scalp massage can also help with the thickness of your strands.

Not quite sure how to massage your scalp?

All you need to do is use the pads of your fingers to gently squeeze your scalp, using the same motions as you would if you were squeezing an orange.

Use Your Shampoo and Conditioner in the Right Places

In addition to paying attention to how often you wash your hair, you also need to focus on how you actually wash it.

Begin by taking a look at how much shampoo you use...

Too much shampoo, even if you are using the highest quality shampoo around, will weigh down your, making it look limp.

So, how much do you need to use?

Try using a dollop the size of a couple of peas, especially if you wash your hair every day or two. If this is not enough, you can always build it up, but less is more is the best way to go at the start.

Rather than applying your shampoo all over your hair, concentrate this on the top, because this is where the oil tends to gather on fine hair. The rest of your strands will be washed with the shampoo run-off when you are rinsing the shampoo away.

You should also try to run the shampoo through your fingers a few times before actually applying it to your hair.


Because this will distribute all of the ingredients within it, ensuring that you do not end up with a high concentration of a certain ingredient in one spot of your hair.

For those with fine hair, it can also be a good idea to use two different shampoos:

  • A volumizing shampoo for your roots

  • A moisturizing shampoo for the ends of your hair

When it comes to your conditioner...

Make sure that you never apply this to the tops of your hair, saving it for the bottom only.


Because the conditioner will only end up triggering your oil glands to produce even more oil, leaving your hair looking flatter and greasier than ever.

Use a Clarifying Shampoo Every Couple of Week

Hair products build up on hair, and, with fine hair, this weighs it down even more.

Unfortunately, regular shampoos are not very effective at removing this product build-up, which is why a clarifying shampoo is needed.

These will clear away all impurities from your hair, while detoxifying your strands, as well as your scalp, all without drying it out.

Be Gentle With Wet Hair

Wet hair in general is much weaker than dry hair, so every hair type needs to be treated with extra care when hair is wet.

However, since fine hair is already more delicate than other hair types, damage occurs so easily when hair is wet.

Make sure that you do not rub it dry, and instead just pat it to absorb all of the moisture within it.

Allowing your hair to air dry is best, but if you do need to do some styling when your hair is wet, wait until it is at least 90% dry. Then, use a round brush, extremely gently, to lift your roots while drying them. Do not pull too hard, as this will only flatten your hair instead of lifting it.

Make sure that you give your hair a blast of cold air when you are done, as this will help to lock in the style that you have created.

Opt for Grease-Free Styling Products

As mentioned above, thin hair is so easily prone to oiliness, which is why you need to ensure that any hair styling products you use have been labelled as either grease-free or oil-free. Silicones are another ingredient to avoid, as these will often weigh hair down.

Wondering what type of products you should be going for?

Products such as hair gels, hair mousses and texturizing mists all tend to be formulated with polymers, rather than oils. These polymers basically form a coating over your hair, expanding it rather than weighing it down.

Sea salt sprays are also fantastic, as these are absorbed by your hair instantly, after which the hair fibres will immediately plump up. Sea salt sprays will give each strand of your hair some extra texture, but will leave it with a matte finish, which is what fine hair needs.

However, even with these grease-free products, you should still try to avoid using them too close to your scalp, as many other ingredients can also trigger excess oil production.

When it comes to how much product to use...

Fine hair is easily malleable, so you should not need to actually use that much product. Over-using a product will also make your hair appear dull and lank straight away, so keep in mind that less is more.

Invest in a Quality Dry Shampoo

A dry shampoo can really help to revive limp strands, especially when you do not have time to wash, dry and style your hair.

Here are a few ingredients to look out for in a dry shampoo:

  • Tapioca

  • Oat milk

  • Rice and potato starches

  • Peppermint

  • Witch hazel

  • Biotin

  • Bamboo

  • Basil

Again, make sure that you do not choose a product that is formulated with any oils.

When applying your dry shampoo...

It can sometimes be better to do this at night, rather than in the morning. This gives it more time to absorb all of the excess oil in your hair. Plus, the tossing and turning that you do while you sleep will give your hair some extra volume for the next day. 

Regular Trims

While it is important for every hair type to be getting regular trims, this matters even more for fine hair.

Wondering why?

Well, fine hair tends to be quite a bit weaker than other hair types, meaning that split ends occur much more easily.

Try to book yourself in for a trim every 8 to 10 weeks, as this will help to keep your hair healthy.


Choose Flattering Haircuts

When it comes to fine hair, there are certain haircuts that can help to give your hair more volume.

Here are a few ideas:

  • A bob

  • A long bob

  • Long layers

  • Wispy bangs

These cuts are all quite light, which is exactly what you need. Longer and heavier cuts will only give your hair extra weight, which will pull it down more and make it look flat and limp. Shorter cuts tend to be best for fine hair, as these are the ones that will make your hair look most voluminous.

Layers are great, but make sure that they are soft and subtle.

While bangs also do work, you do need to be careful with them, making sure that they really are wispy, so that they are not constantly rubbing against your forehead.

Wondering why this matters?

Because if your hair is always touching your skin, the oils from your skin will quickly transfer onto your bangs, making them look limp and greasy extremely quickly. Each time you try to fluff them up, you will only end up leaving them even greasier.

Coloring Fine Hair

When your hair color is vibrant and fresh, it instantly makes your hair look and feel fuller and healthier.

However, you do need to be careful when coloring fine hair...

This hair type is usually quite porous, meaning that it will soak up color much quicker than other hair types. You will likely not need to leave the color on your hair for quite as long, otherwise it may end up much darker than you originally planned.

It is also important to ensure that you do not overlap hair color on your hair, as this will weaken your hair even more. Space out your dyeing appointments well, and, if you do need to touch up any grays in between, make sure that you only use the color on your roots. You do not need to pull this through to the ends of your hair, unless they happen to be looking faded.

Highlights are also fantastic for fine hair, as they add so much volume and texture. But, again, be careful that you do not let the color overlap when you are touching your highlights up.

Fine Hair Styling Tips

While fine hair can definitely pose quite a few challenges, it is also one of the best hair types to have when it comes to styling, as it is so easy to manage and manipulate.

However, the one thing that you always need to try to do is add as much volume as you can.

Fortunately, there are a few ways in which you can do this:

  • Opt for a different part – a deep side part will instantly add volume, while a jagged part will make your hair appear thicker

  • Give waves a try – when hair is wavy, it was automatically look fuller, especially if you add more waves to the sides of your hair

  • A half-up, half-down style – these give you the opportunity to back-comb the front of your hair, creating height and volume

Do you frequently use heat styling tools on your hair?

If so, you need to try to cut back on this, because the heat will only damage your hair so much.

Only use heated tools that give you the option to turn down the temperature, so that you can opt for the lowest setting available.

You should also try to find ways in which you can wear your hair au natural, so that you can go without the heat at least for a few days a week.

Try Oral Supplements for Thin Hair

There are many oral supplements out there that are designed for people with thin hair.

Wondering what they do?

They basically help to build strength and density, so that your hair can grow thicker and stronger.

Make sure that you always scrutinize the ingredients list of any supplements that you take. Beneficial ingredients for thin hair include:

  • Blackcurrant seed oil

  • Amino acids

  • Biotin

Fine hair can definitely be challenging to care for, but it is also one of the easiest hair types to style, so you do have some advantages as well! When you find yourself having problems with your fine hair, do take the time to look into this, as there are likely to be ways in which you can solve them, whether this may be using a clarifying shampoo or taking some oral supplements.



Mar 12, 2018 8:41:32 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,


Have you ever wished for hair that looked even closely similar to what you see on shampoo advertisements?

If your answer is yes...

Then follow these ten golden hair care rules, because they will give you lustrous, healthy locks in no time at all.

1. Brush Your Hair Gently Once a Day

The idea of needing to do 100 vigorous strokes through your hair each day is nothing more than a myth, and can actually cause more damage than good.


Because brushing your hair too harshly, as well as too frequently, scratches the scalp and damages hair.

So, how often should you be brushing your hair?

This all depends on your hair type, but, generally, once a day should be enough. If your hair is extremely long or fine, you may need to brush it twice a day to prevent knots from forming, while those who have curly hair may even be able to brush it less, especially since curls are more fragile than straight hair.

You should begin brushing the lower half of your hair first, before working your way up to the roots, as this prevents your brush from tugging at your hair, because of any tangles, at your roots.

Speaking of hairbrushes...

How often do you clean yours?

The answer should be at least once a month, because hairbrushes easily build up with hair, oil, dirt and product, all of which are a breeding ground for bacteria.

Wondering how to clean your hairbrush?

Mix a small amount of warm water and shampoo in a small bowl, and then clean your brush with this. You could also use a water and baking soda mixture, as well as a toothbrush, to ensure that you really make your way in between the bristles.

2.Do Not Wash Your Hair More Than 2-3 Times a Week

Many people often wonder how often they should be washing their hair, and the answer is...

No more than two to three times a week.

If this is something that you do more often, you need to cut back, for a few different reasons.

Firstly, your scalp produces natural oils, which are distributed down each strand of hair. The purpose of these oils is to nourish, condition and protect your hair, but, each time you wash your hair, these oils are stripped away.

In order to compensate for this, your scalp's oil production goes into overdrive, producing an excess amount of oil. This leaves your hair feeling thick and greasy, likely prompting you to wash it again, resulting in a never-ending vicious cycle.

In addition to interfering with your scalp's oil production, water actually causes hair to swell from within, pushing the cuticle up. Over time, this causes more frizz and breakages.

Do you color your hair?

If so, you need to wash it even less, as the shine and vibrancy of your color will dull down the more you wash it. Stick to just once or twice a week to keep the color looking fresh.

3.Avoid Hot Showers

The debate is still ongoing on whether it is best to wash hair in hot or cold water, and there does not yet seem to be a right or a wrong answer.

When it comes down to it, the ideal temperature is going to lie somewhere in the middle, meaning warm water. It may be tempting to turn the temperature up a bit, but hot water damages the hair, while stimulating the scalp to produce extra oil.

Of course, you do not want to go too cold either...

This will prevent any excess oil on your hair from being cleaned away.

However, once you have washed your hair in warm water, turn the temperature down and give it a blast of cold water before stepping out of the shower.


Because cold water helps to close your hair cuticles, locking in moisture and helping it to reflect the light better, leaving your hair looking so much shinier and glossier

4.Be Gentle with Wet Hair

Wet hair is so much more delicate and fragile than dry hair, meaning that you need to treat it with the utmost of care.

To begin with, make sure that you do not rub at your hair with your towel to dry it. Instead, blot it gently, as this will not only help to prevent damage, but will also encourage quicker drying.

You likely already know that you should never brush wet hair. A wide-toothed comb is a much safer alternative to help remove any tangles, saving your brush for once your hair is completely dry.

5. Use Your Shampoo Correctly

It can often seem as though the more shampoo you use, the cleaner your hair will be, but this is not at all the case.

Wondering how much shampoo you should be using?

A dollop that is about the size of a quarter for average-length hair, with slightly more for long or thick hair, and less for short or thin hair.

Now that you know how much shampoo you need, it is time to turn your attention to how to apply it...

Shampoo should only be applied to your scalp, and not to the ends of your hair. The ends will be cleansed as your shampoo runs down your hair when you are rinsing it off, so you do not need to be scrubbing away at them too.

Instead, focus on your scalp, giving it a brief massage at the same time. This helps it to detoxify, while boosting circulation.

6. Do Not Underestimate the Power of a Conditioner

Do you often skip out on conditioning your hair after you have washed it?

If so, this is something that you need to stop doing, as a conditioner is actually really important.

When you shampoo your hair, the cuticles, which are basically the outer shell of each strand, are roughed up quite a bit. A conditioner helps to smooth this back down, while re-balancing your hair's pH level, which is usually thrown off by the ingredients in a shampoo.

Conditioners also provide hair with a protective coating, not only important for when you style your hair, but also in terms of preserving color and moisture.


Of course, the key here is choosing the right conditioner for your hair type...

Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind:

  • Those with oily or limp hair should stay away from hydrating and moisturizing conditioners, as these will only add too much moisture to your hair. Instead, look for conditioners that strengthen or balance the hair, with added protein

  • Those with dry, dull or damaged hair need a moisturizing and hydrating conditioner, as well as one that is able to repair and protect the hair

When it comes to actually applying your conditioner, this is designed to be used in the opposite way to a shampoo, meaning that it should only be applied to the ends of your hair, rather than the roots.


Because applying conditioner to your roots will only end up causing greasy locks.

7. Choose a Shampoo and Conditioner with Quality Ingredients

Just like with every other product out there, many brands use sub-par ingredients in order to lower costs. This is not something that you want for your hair, as a quality shampoo and conditioner will make all the difference to the health of your hair.

So, what sort of ingredients should you stay away from?

Here are a few:

  • Sulfates – these are commonly used in shampoos to create a foam, but are actually a strong skin irritant, and produce a substance that has been linked to the formation of cancer. Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, is one common sulfate, while sodium laureth sulfate is another

  • Parabens – these are chemicals used as preservatives in many cosmetic products, but have been linked to a disruption in hormone function, and have also been found in tumors

  • Phthalates – used to help boost the fragrance of a cosmetic product, but are known to be potential carcinogens

  • Fragrances – this is an umbrella term, often used to cover a formula with hundreds of different chemicals. If a fragrance is important to you, look for a product that contains a natural fragrance source, such as an essential oil  

On the other hand, here are a few beneficial ingredients:

  • Plant oils – such as olive oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil, all of which are extremely moisturizing, and help to improve hair flexibility

  • Plant butters – such as mango, shea and coconut butter, all of which provide a protective coating around each strand of hair, locking in moisture while protecting it from the environment

  • Hydrolyzed keratin – this is a protein that is naturally found in the skin and hair, and supports the hair shaft while treating damage

8. Never Use Heat Styling Tools on Bare Hair  

When you are in a rush, it can be all-too-tempting to reach for that curling iron or your hair straighteners, and give your hair a quick once over.

However, using heat styling tools on bare hair is something that you should never do...


Because heat styling tools can severely damage your strands, leaving you with breakages, frizz and split ends.

So, what should you be doing instead?

Make sure that you always apply a heat protecting product. These come in many forms, from oils to mists, so you will no doubt be able to find one that works well for you and your hair type.

9. Minimize the Amount of Heat You Subject Your Hair to

Even if you do use a heat protecting product each time you style your hair, the heat in general is still not going to be doing your hair any favors.

Many people use heated styling tools every day, and while this may seem unavoidable to some, you really do need to be giving your hair a bit of a break.

There are actually many ways in which you can style your hair without the use of heat.

Need some inspiration?

Here are a few ideas to try:

  • Tie damp hair into four braids, and then unravel them once your hair is dry

  • Wear a circular headband and wrap your damp hair around this, tucking it in, and releasing once dry

  • Leave your hair to 80% air dry, and then keep flipping the top section from side to side, as this will give you body and volume at the roots, without a hairdryer

  • Tie damp hair into two low buns and release when dry

There are also many hairstyles out there, such as a high ponytail or a bun, that do not require hair to be excessively styled, doing away with the need for a heated styling tool, at least on the majority of your hair.

When you do need to use a heated styling tool, try to use the lowest heat setting possible. With your hairdryer, point the nozzle downwards, rather than straight at your hair, to minimize the amount of direct heat your hair receives.

10. Use a Regular Hair Treatment

Unlike regular conditioners, hair treatments are designed to target specific hair issues, whether this may be heat damage or a reduction in hair growth.



Just like when choosing other products, the type of treatment you opt for should depend on your hair type, as well as its individual needs.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Damaged hair – An emollient treatment infused with botanicals and plant oils will contain antioxidants that repair and protect your hair, and should be used two to three times a week

  • Dry hair – You need a deep-conditioning treatment once a week that will moisturize and revive your hair

  • Curly/afro hair – This hair type needs constant attention, meaning a deep-conditioning treatment every three days, as well as leave-in conditioners through the week

While all of this may seem like a lot to remember, it will not take long until each of these ten rules become a habit for you. This is something definitely worth working on, as your reward will be hair that is healthier, stronger and shinier than ever before.


Mar 2, 2018 12:43:35 PM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Whether you need a special look for an important upcoming event, or simply want to inject some extra chic into your daily style, your hair is the area to turn your attention to.

From hair jewelry to classic elegant hairstyles, here are just a few of the ways in which you can glam up your hair.

Romance Your Hair with Flowers   

Hair accessories are nothing new, but adding some flowers to a style can really transform it from something simple to something show-stopping.

There are actually quite a few ways in which you can go about doing this...

A trail of flowers exudes a fairytale-like quality, and can be tied into just about any type of braid, giving it even more of a flowing feel.

Alternatively, try a smattering of flowers, with something like daisies or rose petals, held in place with some sea salt spray.

You can also never go wrong with a halo of flowers surrounding a top knot, especially if you opt for a spray of baby's breath.  

When choosing flowers for your hair...

Opt for blooms that are quite sturdy and long-lasting, avoiding any that will drop pollen throughout the day. While strongly scented flowers may be tempting, you might want to stay away from these, as they could potentially attract insects to your hair.

Flowers that have a half-moon shaped profile are easier to work with, as their base will lay flat against your hair rather than sticking out too much.

Need some help picking flowers for your hair?

Here area few varieties that will always look stunning:

  • Peony
  • Gardenia
  • Spray Rose
  • Feverfew
  • Daisy
  • Camellia
  • Lily
  • Sunflower

Looking for something edgier than flowers?

If so, you may want to consider hair rings. These have been seen on so many celebrities lately, and while they could be considered just a trend, they are one that will definitely help to take your hair to the next level.

Add Pearls for a Touch of Class

Not keen on flowers, or even hair rings?

Well then pearls are another option, especially since these are a classic but one that has been on trend lately.

Pearls can work withjust about any hairstyle, and really give you the opportunity to get creative with your hair.

Try weaving them into a braid, or tying them around a sleek bun. Just like with the flowers, you could also purchase pearl accessories of different sizes, and add a smattering of them throughout your hair.

Try the Old Hollywood Waves

When it comes to the many different hairstyles out there, old Hollywood waves tend to be amongst the most glamorous of them all.

What makes this even better is the fact that they are actually quite easy to create, and can instantly transform the most drab look into something extra special.

Ready to give it a try?

To begin with, you need to apply a root lifter, as well as a volumizing mousse, to your hair, before blow drying it. Make sure that you create a deep side part, rather than a center part, experimenting with both sides before deciding which one highlights your features better.

Next, divide your hair horizontally into two sections, clipping the top half out of the way.

Take a two inch section from the bottom half of your hair and give this a curl with a curling iron.

Wondering how big your iron should be?

One and a quarter inch is perfect, although if your hair is quite resistant to being curled you may need to go for a one inch wand.

Once you have released the curl, use a clip curl pin to coil this up and pin the curl at its root.


Because this gives it time to set, and will ensure that you have plenty of volume at the root of your hair, which is exactly what you need to pull this hairstyle off.

Keep repeating this process until you have curled the entire bottom section of your hair.

Now on to the top section...

You will need to curl this part in a similar way, but make sure that your curls are bending away from your face on either side. As you curl each section, continue pinning it up in the same way you did with the bottom section.

Once all of your hair has been curled and pinned, give it a spray with some hairspray and then leave it to set for five to ten minutes.

Then, release the clips and brush your hair out, so that it falls naturally into an S-like shape. Take a look at where this S-shape dips in, and use a duck bill clip to clip this into place. Do this all the way around your head, as you want to really secure this shape.

Give your hair another spray with the hairspray, and leave it to set for a few minutes before releasing your hair from the clips.

Need some extra volume around the roots?

Try using a rat tail comb to lift the hair around your roots, before spraying with some hairspray.

Tie in a Scarf


Scarves are the perfect way to glam up your hair no matter the season of the year, and are often a go-to accessory for many when experiencing a bad hair day.

Not quite sure how to tie one into your hair in a way that looks glam?

There are so many styles out there, but here are a few that you can experiment with:

  • Tie your hair up into a simple ponytail, and then wrap the scarf around this, tying the loose ends in a knot underneath your ponytail

  • A twisted turban style can work well with a ponytail, as well as just a messy bun

  • A scarf can be turned into a cute and feminine head band

  • Tie your scarf into a large bow at the top of your head, for a girly but high fashion look

  • A triangle wrap is perfect for breezy days

Need some help choosing a scarf to use for your hair?

Silk will always be the superior option, as this is breathable, durable and drapes beautifully around the head. Cotton is also a good option, as this is breathable, lightweight, and will absorb any sweat, but just make sure that the scarves you choose are not too thick to tie.

When it comes to prints...

It is important that you see what the scarf looks like when it is held against your head, as certain prints and patterns may not be as complementary as they look on the clothing rack. Keep color and scale of pattern in mind, and do not be afraid to opt for a simpler, solid colored scarf instead.

While a scarf may be an accessory, do not forget that this is an accessory that can be accessorized...

From floral pins to headbands, have some fun experimenting with giving your head scarf a touch of your own personality and style.

Amp Up the Shine


Hair that is healthy and shiny will naturally look so much more glamorous on its own, without you even having to do much to style it.

Always dreamed of having ultra glossy hair?

Here are a few tips to follow to make your dreams come true:

  • Flat-ironing your hair causes any ruffled hair cuticles to lie back down flat, creating more surface area to reflect the light off

  • Consuming foods that are high in omega fatty acids will increase your hair's hydration, and therefore give it more shine

  • Your hair color can affect the way in which your hair shines. Those who have light hair have hair that is more porous, meaning that it is shiniest when it is clean. However, those who have darker hair will notice that their locks are at their shiniest the day after being washed

  • A cuticle sealer will help to protect each strand of hair, making it smoother and shinier

  • A gentle shampoo that does not contain any sulfates will ensure that your hair is not stripped of its natural oils, which help to maintain its glossy look

  • A natural bristle hairbrush will evenly distribute your hair's oils, making itlook glossier overall

Take Your Time With Updos

Updos are the perfect way to glam up your hair, as they add an aura of sophistication to your look. http://www.herstyler.com/index.php/blog/creative-up-dos-for-your-special-occasion/

However, let's be honest here...

Updos can often be quite a pain to create, and you are unlikely to master a new style on your first try, but this is actually extremely common. Many professional hairstylists actually create the style a first time, before taking it down and re-doing it.


Because this encourages your hair to set in its final position, and it will be so much easier to manipulate the second time around.

When it comes to the cleanliness of your hair, many people believe that hair needs to be freshly washed before creating an updo, but this is not at all true...

In fact, hair that has not been washed for a day or two will have so much more hold and grip, making it far easier to create your desired style.

Wondering why?

This is because washing your hair takes away its natural oils, and therefore its natural texture, making it too slippery for a perfectly finished updo.

Have you already washed your hair but need to create an updo right now?

If so, do not worry. Just reach for your dry shampoo immediately to give your hair the texture and hold that it needs. Make sure that you only add a small amount at a time, working this into your hair before deciding whether or not you need some more.

You will have likely noticed that just about every single updo style out there will require the use of a hairspray in order to ensure that it holds for a longer period of time.

The hairspray that you use makes a huge difference, so make sure that you choose the right one for you. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure that you are on the right track:

  • Aerosol vs Non-Aerosol Hairsprays – both have their benefits, with the main difference being that aerosols provide a continuous mist of spray, whereas non-aerosols need to be pumped into the hand before being applied to the hair

  • Flexible, Medium and Maximum – each are best for different types of styles. Flexible sprays allow for movement, making them great for curls, while medium sprays are perfect for holding bangs in place. Maximum

  • hold hairsprays, or finishing sprays, provide the strongest and most long-lasting hold, making them essential for complex styles, or for those have thick and unruly hair

  • Specialized Hairsprays – these are important in certain circumstances, such as formulas designed to work well in high humidity environments, or those that contain keratin-friendly ingredients for hair that has been treated with keratin

Give Your Hair an Extra Curl

Other than going perfectly straight and sleek, just about every glam hairstyle out there has a certain amount of bounce and volume to it.

Ever wondered how to achieve that?

All it takes is an extra curl with your curling iron.

Even if the style that you are creating does not require your hair to be curled, giving it one big curl in a certain area can really give it the movement needed to glam it up. For example, a standard high ponytail that has a curl running through it will look so much more voluminous.

It is always fun to experiment with giving your hair some extra glam, and, with a bit of practice, you could soon end up with some new favorite go-to styles. From giving your standard ponytail a beautiful curl to creating the most complex of updos, these tips will help to breathe some extra life into your locks.

Feb 20, 2018 1:18:09 PM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

If you have a special occasion coming up and are not quite sure what to do with your hair... Here are a few creative updos to experiment with, each of which will perfectly complete your look.

Three Twisted Buns

This hairstyle is a fun and youthful one, and does not take long at all to put together.

Begin by dividing your hair into three equal parts, and then give each section a quick spray with some hairspray, as this will give them some extra hold later on. Give the hairspray a minute to set, before combing it out.

Start with the middle section of your hair, twisting this all the way down in a clockwise motion. Wrap this up on itself, so that you create a small bun, and then use some bobby pins to hold it in place. If your hair is quite thin, you may want to opt for mini bobby pins instead of standard sized ones, as these will be easier to hide.

Then, move on to the section of your hair on the right. Twist this in the same way that you twisted the middle section, but do it in a counter clockwise motion.

With the left section of your hair, a clockwise motion is once again needed.

Once you have pinned all three buns in place, give your hair a spray with some more hairspray, so that everything stays in place.

If you want this style to look slightly more casual, this is easy to achieve. When pinning each bun into place, allow a few strands to stick out, as this messier feel will help this style to look more relaxed.

The Knotted Bun


The knotted bun is a versatile hairstyle that looks especially fabulous when paired with special occasion hair accessories, whether this may be florals or sparkles. This style is actually a popular bridal look, because it is ultra glam, yet practical, at the same time.

It is also up to you how neat or messy you want this bun to be, so feel free to experiment with it a bit.

Ready to get started?

Here is what you need to do:

  • Gather all of your hair together and tie this into a ponytail

  • Twist your ponytail upwards, as though you are tying a knot

  • As you pull your ponytail through the knot, make sure that you do not pull the end all the way through

  • Secure the bun with bobby pins

  • Using your fingers, gently tug strands of hair out from the crown of your head, as well as from the bun itself, wrapping these around the bun to create some extra texture and volume

  • Finish the look with a spritz of hairspray

The Banana Chignon


The banana chignon is another classic style, but is one that many women are afraid to try.


Because it does take a bit of time and effort, but the end result is most definitely worth it.

You need to first begin by brushing your hair out with a flat brush, ensuring that you do not have even a single tangle. Then, use a comb to create a clear side parting.

Next, you need to back-comb your roots at the top of your head, as this will give you some extra volume, before fixing this in place with some hairspray.

Now it is time to form the actual chignon...

Use a brush to straighten your hair over the top and front, making sure that you do not disrupt the back-combing that you did in the previous step.

Gather your hair towards the nape of your neck, in the same way that you would if you were going to tie it into a low ponytail. Once you have done this, twist your hair in on itself, and then lift it upwards to the top of your hair

Flatten this down with the use of some chignon hair pins, placing them inside, as well as along, your chignon. Make sure that these remain hidden, as visible bobby pins will ruin the flawless finish of this style.

Use a fine-toothed comb to smooth down the sides of your hair, before giving your hair a good spray with some hairspray.

While this style is reminiscent of the 1950s, it can still be combined with contemporary clothing to create quite the sophisticated overall look.

Upside Down Braided Bun


The upside down braided bun is a trendy style that has been seen in the media quite a bit lately.

Think it looks too complicated?

It is actually quite simple, so long as you know how to do a Dutch braid. This is extremely similar to a French braid, except that you are braiding under, rather than over.

Never done one before?

Practice the Dutch braid a few times before attempting this style, by following these steps:

  • Section your hair into two, so that you have a top section and a bottom section

  • Divide the top part into three

  • Begin your braid by crossing the right-hand strand of hair underneath the middle strand

  • Then, cross the left-hand strand underneath the middle strand

  • Continue doing this until all of your hair has been braided, securing the end with an elastic band

Now, back to the upside down braided bun...

Begin by flipping your hair upside down, and then split this into three sections. Begin creating a Dutch braid, but with your head still upside down. Once you reach the top of your head, secure the braid with an elastic band, and then pull the rest of your hair through the top into a ponytail, using another elastic band if necessary.

This style always looks better when hair has some texture, so give it a spray with some dry shampoo, as this will also give it more hold.

Wrap your hair into a bun, deciding for yourself whether you would prefer a neat bun or a messier bun. Secure your bun with some bobby pins, and then spray your new look with some hairspray.

Is your Dutch braid looking too thin?

Simply use your fingers to pull this apart slightly, before spraying with some extra hold hairspray.

Elegant Braided Updo


This elegant updo looks as though it is quite a time-consuming one, but it is actually made up of lots of smaller braids. For those of you who are good at braiding, this is a style that will take no time at all.

Begin by separating your hair into sections. The number of sections that you will need depends on how thick your hair is, as well as on how voluminous you want the final style to be. This is something that you will need to experiment with, but, usually, between six to eight sections is best.

Tie each of these sections off at the top with an elastic band, so that you have created between six to eight small ponytails.

Take one of these ponytails and braid it, tying it off at the end with another elastic band. Repeat this step with the rest of the ponytails.

After you have finished braiding them all, take the braid farthest to one side and twist this up into a bun, securing it in place with bobby pins.

Continue doing this with the rest of your braids, working from the outsides in, overlapping them so that you create height and volume.

Once you are done, be sure to give your hair a spray with some hairspray, so that you do not have too many flyaway strands.

Braided Ballerina Bun


The ballerina bun is a classic updo, but adding a braid to it really takes it to the next level. Just like with a standard ballerina bun, the braided ballerina bun is strong and sturdy, making this the perfect hairstyle if you are going to be on the move quite a bit.

Think it looks complex?

It does take some practice but, once you have mastered each step, you will be able to create this style in just ten minutes.

Begin by separating your hair into the following sections:

  • Two smaller sections in the front, one on the left of your face and one on the right

  • One larger section at the back, which you tie into a ponytail

Take a small section of hair from your ponytail and begin a braid, taking small strands of hair from your front two sections as you go along, inserting these into the braid. Keep doing this and go around your head, in the shape of a bun. Once you have reached the end of your hair, secure this with an elastic band, and then hide this in your bun with some bobby pins.

The Donut Bun


The donut bun is graceful and classic, but also extremely practical, which is why it is a favorite amongst air stewardesses all over the world. It also works with just about any outfit, adding a touch of elegance and glamor to your look.

The easiest way to achieve this look is by purchasing a donut bun, which you will easily find at beauty and hair stores.

Begin by combing your hair into a neat ponytail, securing this with an elastic band.

Slide the donut bun into the ponytail and then cover this up with your hair, ensuring that you hold it tight as you go along. Make sure that you leave a section of hair remaining at the bottom. This part does take quite a bit of practice, and can definitely seem tricky at first.

Once you have created your bun, take the remaining section of hair and divide this into two. Then, take these sections up and around your bun, so that the two ends of them meet. Secure these with bobby pins and then give your hair a spray with some hairspray.

Love this style?

Do not be afraid to experiment with it a bit. Try pairing the bun with a French braid, or turning it into a messier bun, or even placing it to the side of your head. You could also braid the two sections of hair left at the end, before wrapping these around your bun, as this will give the style some extra texture.

Extra Tips

Are you ready to give some of these updos a try?

One thing to keep in mind is the cleanliness of your hair...

While you may think that freshly washed, squeaky clean hair is best for an updo style, especially for a special occasion, this is not at all true.

Hair that has not been washed for a day or two will contain more natural oils, and will not only be easier to actually twist into an updo, but will also have more hold and grip.

Don't like the idea of going out with unwashed hair?

Dry shampoo is the answer here, because this will make your hair feel so much cleaner, but without taking away the extra hold that it will have.

Bobby pins are also an important part of any updo, but many people actually use them the wrong way. Make sure that you are placing them in your hair so that the wavy side is facing downwards, as this will give them a much stronger grip. Criss-crossing them over each other will also give you some extra hold, and matching the color of your pins to the color of your hair will make them much easier to hide.

Whichever updo you choose to create for your special occasion, do not forget to have fun with your hair. While your final look may not exactly match the photo you were trying to replicate, there is nothing wrong with adding your own twist and personality to a style, so that you can really make it your own. Hair accessories can also take any hairstyle to the next level, so try adding a few in to whichever look you decide to create.



Feb 8, 2018 9:36:26 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Vintage hairstyles have a certain glamor to them, and really add an extra dimension of elegance to any look. From bumper bangs to the Gibson roll, here are six vintage hairstyles that everybody should try.

The Faux Bob

If you have long hair, then you have probably wondered what you would look like with a bob...

So why not actually find out?

Rather than chopping your hair off, a faux bob is a great way to experiment with a shorter style while adding a vintage edge to your outfit.

Yes, this style is slightly fiddly and can take a bit of patience to master, but it is also one that can completely transform your look.

Here are the instructions to follow:

  • Divide your hair into four sections, one on either side of your face, one at the nape of your neck, and then one at the front. Use clips to hold each section up

  • Use a heated curling iron to curl both side sections, as well as the front section, using a short styling clip to secure each section

  • Once you have pinned up all of your curls, release the fourth section at the nape of your neck

  • Braid this section tightly against your head, and make sure that you secure it well with bobby pins. This is the part of your hair that will be holding on to your shorter length, so it needs to be done with care

  • Release all of your curls and brush them gently

  • Use long styling clips to clip your curls in place, in the locations you want them to fall

  • Then, divide your hair into two sections, as though you were creating pigtails

  • Begin with one side of your hair, rolling the length of your hair under itself

  • Continue to roll your hair until you reach the nape of your neck, and then secure the roll to the part of your hair that you braided earlier. You will likely need to use quite a few bobby pins to do this

  • Repeat with the other side of your hair

  • Remove any long clips that you have left in, and adjust your hair until it is perfect. Finish with a spritz of hairspray

As you can tell, bobby pins are a must for this style, so make sure that you have plenty to hand when you begin. Do make sure that you are using them in the correct way, with the grooved side facing down, as this will give them a much better grip.

The Gibson Roll

This vintage style is actually quite easy to create, and will only take a few minutes to put together once you have gotten the hang of the technique involved. In addition to being easy, it is also perfect for formal occasions where you want to show off a neckline.

To begin with, tie your hair into a low ponytail, and secure this tightly with an elastic band. Then, slide the band down your ponytail a bit, so that you leave a small amount of space between your scalp and the elastic band.

In this bit of space, poke your fingers through your hair to create a small “nest”, but make sure that this hole does not go all the way through.

Then, take your ponytail in your hand and twist it, in the same way that you would if you were trying to create a bun.

Tuck and roll your ponytail into the nest that you made earlier. Once it has all been tucked away, pin your hair in place with some bobby pins, making sure to pay attention to the sides as well.

Finish the look with a misting of hairspray.

This hairstyle is already quite a glamorous one, but you can amp this up even more...

Wondering how?

Add in a couple of glitzy hair accessories. Hair slides and headbands have a wonderful vintage vibe to them, while a few carefully placed feathers will exude some Great Gatsby glamor.

Bumper Bangs

Bumper bangs is such an iconic vintage style, and was made famous by women such as Bettie Page, who pulled this look off so perfectly that it is often referred to as Betty Bangs.

Want to know the best part about this style?

It is actually extremely adaptable, because you can either just create it on its own, with your normal hairdo, or mix and match it with other retro elements.

To best create this look, you are best off working with hair that has not been washed for at least a day.


Because this means that it will contain more of your natural oils, which will give your hair more grip, not only making it easier to put this look together, but also ensuring that it will hold for longer.

Here is what you need to do to create this look:

  • Start from the back of your part, pulling forward a bang section and then pinning this up for later

  • Put your finger above your ear and bring this round to the back of your part, separating this section off. Do the same with the other side of your hair. Pin both sections up for later

  • Add a small amount of smoothing serum to the back of your hair to calm any frizz, and then brush with a fine toothed comb until it is smooth

  • Separate the back of your hair into three sections

  • Beginning with the middle section, use a heated curling iron to curl this section over, so that the sections curls away from your head, and then moves upwards

  • From the inside, pin this curl to the nape of your neck, so that the pins do not show, and then give it a spritz with hairspray to hold it in place

  • Repeat this step with the right and left side of your hair, pinning the curls to your head, before spraying with some hairspray

  • Now on to your bangs – release them from the clip and brush them out gently

  • Use your curling iron to curl them under. Do this by starting from the ends and then rolling them up

  • Adjust as necessary, smooth over with a comb, and then give your hair one final spritz of hairspray

A Finger Wave Updo



Reminiscent of the 1920's, this finger wave updo is quite a technical style to master, but is really one of the most glamorous vintage hairstyles out there.

Ready to get started?

Begin with a side part, and then place a finger a few inches above each ear and bring this round to meet at the back. Pin that section of hair up for later.

Separate your hair into two, tying them into pigtails. This will later form the bun for this hairstyle.  Then, split your pigtails up into smaller sections, and give each one a curl with a heated curling wand.

Let the rest of your hair down, and then separate this horizontally, so that you have a top and a bottom half.

Then, take a small section of hair from the top half in your hand. Make sure that you pay special attention to how large this small section is, because you want all of the subsequent sections you make to be of a similar size.

Pull this section straight up and then wrap it counter-clockwise around your curling wand, making sure that it stays flat against the barrel. Once your hair has been heated, remove the wand and then scrunch the curl up, before pinning it in place so that it can cool. Repeat this step with the rest of the top section of hair, making sure that the curls are as identical and uniform as possible.

Then, repeat those steps with the bottom section of your hair. Once all of your curls have been pinned up, leave them to properly cool, as this means that they will set better.

Then, release your curls and use your fingers, as well as a hairbrush, to break them up a bit while smoothing them down. You will find that your curls become much larger and more voluminous, so then use a comb and some pins to set your curls in place.

Take a look at your hair and identify where your natural waves are. You will then need to emphasize this, brushing it and pinning it so that the waves are more defined.

Take one of the pigtail sections that you made earlier, and loop it around your hand. Pull the end through the loop, just as you would when tying a knot. Place the knot above your pigtail band, and pin in place.

Then, do the same thing with the other side of your hair. When it comes time to pulling the knot up, make sure that you place it right next to the other one, so that it looks like one, rather than two, knots.

Give your hair a good spray with some strong-hold hairspray, as this is the stage where you really need it all to hold together.

Carefully remove your clips, and, if you want, add in a hair accessory at the back of your hair.

A High Sock Bun

Although this may be quite a vintage look, reminiscent of the 1920's, the sock bun is actually bang on trend once again, making this the perfect style to try to replicate.

Wondering why it is called a sock bun?

Because you can use a sock to help you to create the perfect bun. However, you will need to cut the toe area off first, and then roll the fabric up so that it forms a donut shape.

Alternatively, you could also use a foam donut.

Here are the steps to follow to create this look:

  • Pull your hair back into a high ponytail. The placement of the ponytail is important, as this is where your bun is going to sit

  • Take the donut and pull your ponytail through the center of this

  • Spread the end of your ponytail around the donut, tucking your hair in as you go along. Continue doing this until you reach the base of your ponytail

  • Use bobby pins to tuck away any stray hairs, and then finish this look off with a spritz of hairspray

Want to give this look more of a laid back touch?

Try going for a messy sock bun instead. Follow the same instructions as you would to create a normal sock bun, but, at the end, strategically pull out strands of your hair, so that the bun does not look too neat and tidy.

The Bow Bun


There are a few different ways to create the bow bun, and these all vary in complexity.

Don't want to spend hours on your hair?

Here is a bow bun method that will only take a few minutes, and requires nothing more than a single elastic band and a few bobby pins:

  • Gather all of your hair on to the top of your head, and begin to tie a ponytail

  • Rather than pulling your hair all the way through the elastic band the last time you tie it, create a loop instead, so that the ends of your hair are pointing towards your forehead

  • Divide this loop into two halves

  • Take the ends of your hair and fold this back through the two looped halves, so that they create the knot at the middle of the bow. Secure the ends behind the bow, in your elastic band

  • Use your fingers to gently tug at the bow loops, spreading them out until you have the effect that you want

  • A spritz of hairspray will help to ensure that this look lasts throughout the day

Vintage hairstyles are perfect for so many different occasions, both formal as well as casual. While these styles will work with contemporary clothing, there is no reason why you cannot have some fun with fashion when creating a vintage hairstyle. Try experimenting with retro silhouettes, as well as accessories, to really boost the vintage vibe of your look.






Jan 22, 2018 9:14:02 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

While people with thin hair often dream of having thicker locks, those with thick hair often despair at how difficult it is to style. Thick hair is dense, which is why styling it can be quite the challenge, but these do's and don'ts should help you out.

DON'T Over-Shampoo Your Hair

Nobody should be washing their hair every day, but this applies even more to those with thick hair.


Well, since your hair is thicker, it takes longer for the natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends of your hair. Over-washing your hair means that the majority of your hair will never benefit from your scalp's natural oils.

This will leave it dull and dry, making it so much harder to style.

So, how often should you be washing your hair?

Once every few days is enough, as long as your hair does not start to feel greasy.

DO Let Your Hair Air Dry Before Blow Drying It

Blow drying thick hair that is completely wet can be so time-consuming, and there is actually no need to spend all that time doing this.

Rather than picking up your blow dryer as soon as you are out of the shower, give your hair some time to air dry.

How long?

That depends on how thick your hair is, but aim for your hair to be around 75% dry before you begin blow drying it. This will also make it much easier to use a brush while blow drying your hair, which is important when creating a particular style.

DON'T Be Rough With Wet Hair

When you need your hair to dry quickly, it can be tempting to give it a good scrub with a towel to speed the process along a bit.

But this is something that you should never do...


Because wet hair is weaker and more fragile than dry hair, meaning that it is much more susceptible to breakages. Rather than scrubbing at your hair with a towel, use your towel to gently squeeze sections of your hair, so that you are pressing the water out instead.

You should also make sure that you never use a brush on wet hair. Instead, opt for a wide-toothed comb, de-tangling the ends of your hair first before working your way up.

DO Make the Most of Bobby Pins

Do you find that bobby pins do not seem to really work with your thick hair?

This could just be because you are not using them in the right way...

Here are a few tips to help you to get the most out of your bobby pins when styling thick hair:

  • Make sure that the grooved side is facing down – the grooved side is more textured, and will therefore grip your hair better

  • Only use bobby pins on dry hair – using them on wet hair will cause your hair to dry around the shape of the bobby pin

  • Don't spread them apart too much – spreading the pins apart too much before inserting them, especially if you use your teeth to do this, will cause the metal to bend, making the pins less effective

  • Have reasonable expectations – do not expect a single bobby pin to have enough strength to hold back half your hair. Use as many bobby pins as you need to ensure that your style has enough hold

DON'T Use the Wrong Hairbrush

Regular hair brushes can often cause extra static, which is not what you want when your hair is already so prone to frizz.

Wondering what sort of hairbrush is best for thick hair?

A boar bristle brush, because this will help to properly distribute your hair's natural oils, which will not only control frizz, but also add some extra shine.

You could also try adjusting the way in which you brush your hair...


Try hanging your head upside down while brushing your hair, because this helps the oils from your scalp to be evenly distributed through your hair. This also helps to block out humidity, which, as you know, would otherwise have caused frizz.

DO Choose Your Conditioner Carefully

If your conditioner promises to add volume to your hair, then it is no wonder that you are finding your hair difficult to style.

Thick hair has enough volume of its own without needing the extra help, and you would be much better off looking for a conditioner that is designed for thick hair.

Don't forget...

The size of the bottle of conditioner that you buy is not as important as its contents. Conditioners that are rich, thick and formulated with quality ingredients will actually go so much further than a larger bottle of a lower quality conditioner, as you will need to use far less each time.

DON'T Use the Wrong Hair Dryer

Hair dryers are a tool that just about everybody has, but, just like with every other styling tool out there, not all hair dryers are created equally.

The hair dryer that you use will have a huge impact on the outcome of your blow dry, so follow these tips to make sure that you really are using the best one for the job:

  • Go for 1800 to 1850 watts – the higher the wattage of your hair dryer, the hotter and faster it will be, meaning the quicker it will dry

  • Look for an ionic hair dryer – these make use of negatively charged ions to help your hair dry even faster, meaning that you will not need to use as much heat, therefore cutting back on heat damage

DO Make the Most of Braids

Braids are such a great style for thick hair, as many require natural volume, which you will already have plenty of.

Everything from a braided bun to a voluminous side braid will work beautifully with thick hair, so do give these styles a try. Not only are they feminine and so trendy, but they are also practical, and will keep your hair out of your face throughout the day.

If your hair is layered...

This can be trickier to braid, so try giving it a spritz with some hairspray before getting started.


Because this will give your strands the extra grip that they need to stay in place.

DON'T Use the Wrong Accessories

Cute little pins and bows may be in style, but these will not do much when it comes to holding your hair in place.

The same applies to flimsy hair ties, which will only end up snapping when you least expect it.

So, what should you be using?

Extra-hold elastic bands and clips. These may be harder to find than the regular kind, but you will notice the extra hold that they give you immediately.

DO Have Your Hair Thinned

Have you ever had your hair thinned?

If you have, then you will likely be aware of the fact that while it may not look any different, it will feel about half as thick as it used to.

If you have never had your hair thinned, this is something that you need to know about immediately, as it can make your hair so much more manageable.

Thinning makes use of thinning shears, which look like regular scissors except for the fact that they have a thick, serrated edge. They are designed to cut about 15% of hair, taking away its volume without having an effect on its style or length.

However, make sure that your stylist only uses the shears to thin your hair, and not a razor, as the razor can leave your hair with quite a bit of damage.

DON'T Underestimate Hair Serums

Hair serums are usually made from silicone, ceramides and amino acids, and basically form a protective coating over each strand of hair. Not only will they keep your hair feeling soft and looking glossy, but a quality serum will also significantly reduce the amount of frizz that you experience.

Here are a few other benefits of using hair serum:

  • Protects hair from the environment, including the sun and pollution

  • The amino acids repair any damage that has been caused by dyes or heat

  • Reduces tangled hair, and therefore prevents hair loss caused by tangles

  • Holds hair in place, making it easier to style

DO Have Go-To Bad Weather Hairstyles

There will always be bad weather days, and these will often coincide with those rushed mornings when you simply do not have the time to spend ages styling your hair.

Rather than experimenting with different styles that will hold in place in strong winds when you are counting down the seconds until you have to leave the house, why not do this in advance?

All you need to do is spend a couple of hours researching different styles that would suit your hair, and try these out a few times until you have mastered them.

Choose around three styles that are quick and easy to create, and that will keep your hair in place no matter the weather outside.

DON'T Use a Dry Shampoo Spray

Dry shampoos can often be a huge lifesaver, but if your go-to formula comes in the form of a spray, there may be a better alternative out there for your thick hair...

While sprays are easy to apply, they can often leave a white residue behind, which can take some time to brush out.

However, foams do not do this...

They are also easier to direct straight into your roots, after which you work the foam through your hair in the same way that you would a spray.

DO Make Use of Half Updos

Half updos can be so useful, especially when you are strapped for time.


Because putting half of your hair up means that you only really need to deal with the other half.

Whether you curl your hair or straighten it, this will cut your styling time in half.

To make it even easier to create a half updo...

Make sure that your hair has not been washed for a couple of days, but then begin your styling session with an application of dry shampoo.

DON'T Be Afraid to Try Layers

Many women with thick hair often opt for a blunt, single length haircut, and are afraid to try something new because thick hair can often react unpredictably.

However, layers can really make a huge difference to your look...

What exactly are layers?

They are a cutting technique that removes weight from the internal parts of your hair.

When done on thick hair, layers can really enhance hair movement, as well as softness and texture.

DO Try an Epsom Salt Spray

Do you find it difficult to create beachy waves with your thick hair?

From too much volume to too much frizz, many people with thick hair have problems achieving this highly sought-after style.

This is where an Epsom salt spray comes in...

Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, contain a number of important minerals that will not only nourish your hair, but also give it the texture needed for beachy waves.

Either use it as part of a detox bath for your hair, or mix it with some water and put it into a spray bottle, giving your hair a spritz whenever you need to.

DON'T Be Impatient

There is no doubt about the fact that styling thick hair takes longer than styling thinner hair, so there is no use trying to rush the process.

No matter the style that you are trying to create, thicker hair requires extra patience, and you will definitely need to set aside more time for styling, especially for complex styles.

The plus side?

Your hair will always look voluminous and fabulous, as you have a hair type that so many others lust after.



Jan 8, 2018 9:29:32 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Bored of your hairstyle and in need of some inspiration?

Here is a sneak peek at some of the hottest hairstyles and trends for 2018.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs have been seen on numerous celebrities in recent months, from Jennifer Lopez to Lady Gaga to Halle Berry.

Unlike other bang styles, which focus on different ways to cut the actual fringe, this one is more about how you style your bangs.

Rather than leaving them hanging straight down, divide your bangs in two and then wrap each side around a circular brush. You will need to use a hairdryer to really push your hair to each side, as this will help to break up your existing part.

Try to create a C-shape when styling curtain bangs, although feel free to experiment with different types of Cs.

The exact way in which your bangs fall should depend on your face shape, as well as the facial features that you are trying to accentuate. There are so many celebrities that have recently worn this style, so be sure to take a look at red carpet photographs for inspiration.

Center Parts

Hairstyles that feature center parts are bang on trend for 2018, and, since this only refers to the part, that means that the rest of the style is up to you to create.

Here are some ideas for ways in which to wear a center part:

  • As a sleek bob

  • Tied back

  • Long and flowing

  • Tousled and wavy

  • A high bun

  • Braided

Do you usually wear your hair in a side part?

If so, you need to keep in mind that it can actually be quite difficult re-training it into a center part.

After washing your hair, you will likely find that your hair tends to naturally fall back into its side part, so you need to get around this by blow drying it into a center part while it is still wet.

If your hair begins to try but your center part has not been properly established yet...

You will need to re-wet your hair, and continue doing so until you have gotten it into the position that you want it in.

Begin by using hot air to put it into the center part position, but then end with cold air, as this is what will help to set it in place.

With all of this blow drying, it goes without saying that you need to use a heat protecting product before you begin.


Braids, Braids and More Braids

Braids are set to be just about everywhere in 2018, with just about every type of braid taking center stage.

While most people are adept at doing a standard three-strand braid, there are so many other braids out there, as well as plenty of YouTube tutorials to take you through each step.

Here are a few braids to try in 2018:

  • French Braid – a classic style that will keep your hair out of your face. It may take some practice, but, once you have mastered the technique, you should be able to put the braid together in just three minutes

  • Fishtail Braid – extremely intricate but also extremely on trend

  • Dutch Braid– this is simply a French braid, but done in reverse. Try this one in a half up, half down style

  • Rope Twisted Braid – quick and easy to do, as it just involves twisting two sections of hair together

  • Pull Through Braid – perfect for giving your hair extra volume

  • Waterfall Braid – this braid is delicate and feminine, making it perfect for special occasions

  • Milkmaid Braids – sweet and angelic, this style looks quite complicated, but takes less than five minutes to put together


Although cornrows are technically a type of braid, they are special enough to deserve a section all to themselves.

What exactly are cornrows?

They are braids that cover the entire head, with each individual braid somewhat resembling a French braid. Cornrow braids are extremely small, and are done close to the head.

While this is a traditional African hairstyle, it works with a variety of different hair types.

However, cornrows are quite a meticulous style to create, and it can often be much simpler to have them done professionally.

If you do want to try doing them yourself...

The most important thing to remember is not to rush, and to really take your time. Another common mistake that beginners make is tying each braid too tightly. While this may make them last for a little longer, it will also lead to hair loss, which is something that nobody wants.

The Top Knot

Casual and messy, top knots have been popular for quite a while now.

However, while this may be a style that you tend to tie your hair in when you do not have time to do anything else, you can now confidently rock your top knot outside of your home.

Top knots are actually much more versatile than many people realize...

Whether you do a half up, half down top knot, or even a slicked, sumo top knot, this is a style that you can really get creative with, making it your very own.

The Pixie Cut

Pixie cuts are going to be trending big time in 2018, which will be a huge relief to many women out there.

Why is the pixie cut loved so much?

Because not only is it convenient, but it is also a short hairstyle that still manages to look feminine and pretty. Being a short hairstyle, this is one that will really accentuate your features, making your face look brighter and sharper.

Another bonus is that it works for just about every hair type out there.

Since this is such a versatile cut, it can actually be styled in a number of different ways:

  • Slicked back

  • Tousled

  • With a faux hawk

  • Asymmetrical

  • With bangs

  • Spiky and edgy

The All-Natural Afro

Hairstylists around the world agree that the all-natural afro is going to be in the running for being the best hairstyle of 2018.

The one thing to keep in mind...

Let your afro really be natural, and refrain from using too much product.

For women who naturally have this hair type, this is great news for you.

However, an afro, with its tight curls, is naturally prone to damage, so you need to ensure that you are taking extra care of your hair if you want it to really make a statement.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Wrap your hair in a silk scarf before sleeping, as this will prevent your pillowcase from soaking up your hair's moisture overnight, leaving your hair dry and frizzy

  • Use lukewarm water when washing your hair, as hot water will strip your hair of its natural oils

  • Use hair masks or deep conditioners regularly in the winter months, to repair any damage and strengthen your hair

  • Refrain from using heated styling tools as much as possible

The Androgynous Look

Boyish and androgynous hairstyles are going to be huge in 2018.


Because they have finally been accepted as quite mainstream, giving people more of a chance to experiment with gender, fashion and style.

Like the androgynous look but do not want to take it to the extreme?

Here are a few ways in which you can embrace the androgynous vibe, without having to cut your hair short:

  • Slick it back – adding a gel or a mousse to your roots, and then combing them back, is a great way to emulate the androgynous look

  • Razor cut the sides of your hair, but leave the rest long

  • Experiment with different hair colors, such as adding highlights to the front of a pompadour

Pinned Short

Have you ever wondered what you would look like with short hair, but are not willing to take the risk and have it all chopped off?

Well, one of the hottest hairstyles for 2018 is faux short hair, meaning that it is coiled onto the scalp and then pinned in place, up off the neck, giving off the illusion of short hair.

Of course, you could always wear a wig...

But, as Tom Ford's hairstylist says, “wigs are tired”, and this style gives women the option of being able to really enjoy having a short hairstyle for the night.

One thing to keep in mind...

You will need to use an endless supply of bobby pins in order to properly achieve this look.

Like the idea of this look but prefer keeping some length?

Try pinning your hair up into a faux bob instead:

  • Apply a serum to your hair to smooth down any flyaway strands

  • Divide your hair horizontally, from ear to ear, and secure the top half on top of your head, with a clip

  • With the bottom section of hair, fold two inch sections up to your scalp, using a bobby pin to pin each section tightly to your head

  • Use as many pins as necessary in order to achieve enough hold

  • Un-clip the top of your hair and then roll the ends of the top half underneath the sections that you have pinned

  • Use a few pins to secure the top half in place

  • Finish the look with a spritz of hairspray

A Wavy Bob

The bob was one of the biggest hair trends for 2017, but this was more sleek and straight. 2018 sees a different take on the bob take the spotlight, with waves being key.

Here is how you can achieve the look for different hair types:

  • Straight and Fine Hair – Use either a curling iron, clip-less wand or some hot rollers to add curls into your hair

  • Thick and Wavy Hair – Use a curling iron to follow your own natural curls, enhancing the wave

  • Coarse and Curly Hair – Use a flat iron, and try to straighten your hair while keeping a bit of a curl in it

When using a curling iron to add the waves to your bob, keep in mind that the bigger the barrel, the looser the curl, meaning that the smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl.

Once you have finally created the perfect waves, it would be a shame for them to lose their shape too quickly...

Here are a few tips to keep your curls in place:

  • Use a dry shampoo to extend the life of your curls for a few days. A texturizing spray can also help

  • Wear your hair up at night, as this will prevent it from being interfered with too much

  • Use a satin or silk pillowcase, as this will reduce the amount of friction your hair experiences while you sleep, preventing it from drying out

A Deep Side Part


In addition to the center part, the deep side part will also be making quite a few appearances in 2018.

While this look can be worn as an every day one, it does tend to suit special occasions quite well.


Because it creates the perfect canvas for a pair of long and dramatic earrings. Although you need to make sure that your hair is tucked behind your ears for this, which will also really show off your cheekbones and your jawline.

Wondering if this look would suit you?

The answer is yes, because this style is one that is extremely flattering, and will complement every face shape. It also softens any harsh features, and, if you have quite a bit of asymmetry in your face, this style will balance that out.

Here is another trick to the deep side part that all the celebrities know about...

If you style your part so that it is pointing to the highest point of your eyebrow arch, this will draw attention to your eyes, and add so much more intensity to any makeup that you are wearing.

To do this, line a comb up with the highest point of your eyebrow arch, and then use this as a guide when creating your part.




Dec 28, 2017 9:36:51 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Holiday hairstyles require something a little extra special, making braids absolutely perfect. Not only are these braid styles bang on trend for the season, but they are also perfect for adding festive hair accessories to, giving you the opportunity to really put your own spin on each look.

The Reverse Braided Bun


The reverse braided bun looks as though it is quite a complicated style, making it perfect for special occasions, but it is actually quite an easy one to master.

However, to pull this look off, you will first need to teach yourself how to do a Dutch braid...

Mastered that?

Great, now begin by flipping your head over, as you will need to work with the underside of your hair.

Then, follow these steps:

  • Take a small section of hair from the nape of your neck, and divide this into three sections

  • Begin with a regular braid, crossing the side strands underneath the  middle, but then, once you go under the second time, add in an extra section of hair

  • Continue braiding your hair in the Dutch braid style, until you reach the tops of your ears

  • Tie off the braid with an elastic band

  • Sit back upright, and pull the rest of your hair up into a high ponytail, securing with an elastic band

  • As you are securing the elastic band, twist your hair around, so that it turns into a bun

  • Pin down any stray strands with some bobby pins, and then give your hair a spritz of hairspray 

Want the braid to stand out a bit more?

Just gently tug at it from the sides, as this will make it larger and give it some extra volume and texture.

The Crown Braid

The crown braid is regal and elegant, making it perfect for a festive party. It does take some time to create, so do not rush this style, especially when doing it for the first few times.

Begin with hair that has not been washed for a few days.

Have you already washed your hair and want to create this look?

Run some dry shampoo through your hair, as this will give it the texture necessary for the style to hold together.

To begin with, part your hair down the center.

Prefer a side part?

That can work too, but make sure that you still part the back of your hair down the middle, as this will keep the braid even on both sides.

Give your hair a spray with some texture spray, just towards the ends.

Then, section your hair into two, on either side of your head.

Begin with the left side, and braid this into a classic three-strand braid, securing the end with an elastic band. Make sure that the elastic bands you use are clear. Repeat with the other side.

Take the braid on the left side of your head and twist it up over the top of your head, as far as it will reach. Use bobby pins to pin down the top section of the braid.

Do the same with the right braid, but cross this over the left one at the top, in a way that hides the ends of both braids.

Left with a lot of stray hairs?

Simply pin these down wherever necessary.

If you would like this look to be softer and slightly messier...

All you need to do is pull the braids apart a bit, once they are up on your head, to give them some extra volume. You could also pull a few pieces out from the side, so that they frame your face and give your crown a more romantic touch.

A Sleek and Elegant Braided Bun


This elegant braided bun does not take long at all to create, but will keep you looking polished and chic through the day.

Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Begin by tying your hair into a high ponytail, at the height where you want your bun to sit

  • Separate your ponytail into two sections, but horizontally rather than vertically

  • Take the top section and twist this into a bun, securing it with an elastic band, as well as some bobby pins if you need them

  • The next step is to braid the bottom section, but this is where you can get a little creative. While a standard three-strand braid is all you really need for this look, there is no reason why you cannot put together any other type of braid instead, as long as you will still be able to twist it up and around your bun

  • Once you have created your braid, secure it with an elastic band and then bring it up, wrapping it around your bun

  • Secure the braid with bobby pins, and then spray your hair with some hairspray to ensure that the style holds

Don't forget...

You can always give this look, or any look, some extra sparkle by adding in a few festive accessories, or simply using colorful bobby pins.

A Voluminous Braided Bun

This braided bun is extremely similar to the style above, but, as you can see, this one has more volume and texture.

If you like the idea of a braided bun, it would be worth trying both styles out, as there will likely be one in particular that works especially well with your hair type and texture.

Ready to get started with this bun?

Here is what you need to do:

  • As above, tie your hair into a high ponytail, and divide this into two sections

  • Take the top section and braid it, either into a three-strand braid, a French braid or a Dutch braid

  • Secure the end with an elastic band, and pull at the sides slightly to give your braid more volume

  • Hold the braid to the side, and then wrap the bottom section of your hair into a bun

  • Wrap the braid around this, securing with bobby pins

The Waterfall Braid

The waterfall braid is one that you have likely seen on Instagram, as well in magazines, countless times. 

Not yet been brave enough to try this style out for yourself?

The holidays are the perfect excuse to give this soft and feminine style a go.

Begin by applying some texturizing spray to your hair, as this will help the braid to grip together easier.

Now to start the waterfall braid...

Take a one to two inch section of hair from next to your parting, and divide this into three sections.

Begin weaving your braid across the back of your head.


After a couple of rounds, after you pick up a new top section, you need to drop it after crossing it over the middle section. Then, cross the bottom section over the section that you have just dropped, and begin the braiding process again.

Keep doing this until you have reached the back of your head, and then secure the braid with an elastic band.

Repeat these steps with the other side of your hair.

Once you are done, join the two braids together at the back of your head with an elastic band, before removing the two elastic bands that were previously securing the braids.

Finish this look with some hairspray.

A Voluminous Side Braid

If your hair is quite long and thick, a voluminous side braid will not only keep your hair out of the way, but it will highlight its natural texture and shape.

Nevertheless, you are still best applying a texturizing spray before you begin.

Then, follow these steps:

  • Clip up the front section of your hair, until about the crown of your head

  • Starting from just behind the clip, use a comb to tease your hair all the way back to your crown, giving your hair even more volume

  • Take a section of hair, from both sides of your head, that is about one and a half inches thick. Make sure that these sections are directly in line with your temples, and then begin a French braid

  • As you continue braiding your hair, gently pull the braid towards one side. By the time you are ending your braid, it should be falling over one shoulder

  • Secure the end of your braid with an elastic band, but then wrap a small section from the end of your braid around the band, so that it cannot be seen

  • To give your braid some extra volume, gently pull at it from the sides with your fingers

  • Remove the clip from the top of your head, and use a comb to gently tease this section

  • Softly comb it so that it blends in with the rest of your hair in the way that it falls over the front of your face

  • Another spray with the texturizing spray will help this style to hold for hours

The Braid-Wrapped Ponytail

A ponytail will always be a classic style, but the holidays are the perfect time to dress up your standard ponytail a bit, perhaps by wrapping a braid around it.

This style begins with pulling your hair up into a high ponytail, and tying it with an elastic band.

Then, take a section from the side of your ponytail and wrap this around the elastic band, so that the band is hidden.

With the ends of this section, begin creating a French braid. However, rather than working your way downwards, move diagonally down and around your ponytail, taking new sections of hair as you go along.

Secure the ends with an elastic band, and a spritz of hairspray for some extra hold.

A Braided Updo


This is another one of those braided styles that looks as though it took hours and hours to create, but is actually relatively simple.

As with all braided hairstyles, this one will hold better if your hair has not been washed for a couple of days.

Divide your hair into two, but horizontally rather than vertically, so that you have a top and bottom section. Then, divide each of those two sections into at least four sections each, securing each one with an elastic band.

Next, braid each section of hair, securing the ends of each braid with another elastic brand. The type of braid that you create is completely up to you, with different braid types having an effect on the texture and volume of the end result.

Now, twist each braid up into a bun, securing with bobby pins. As you continue on with each braid, you will find that the buns begin to overlap across each other, and this is absolutely fine, as this will give you the intricacy that you want for the final outcome.

Give your hair a spray with some hairspray once you are done, to hold everything in place.

Double Braided Buns

To many, this may seem like quite a quirky look, but this makes it perfect for a day of fun festivities. It is also one that holds quite well, which is ideal if you know that you are going to be on the go quite a bit.

Give your hair a spray with some texturizing spray, to give it a better hold.

Begin with a center parting, dividing your hair in two down the middle all the way. Tie these two sections of hair off with an elastic band, but make sure that you leave out two small sections of hair at the front

Braid both sections of hair, doing a standard three-strand braid, and then securing each end with an elastic band.

Twist each braid up into a bun, making sure that you pay extra attention to the exact placement of each bun, as you want them to be symmetrical. Once you are satisfied, secure each bun with an elastic band.

Take the two front sections of your hair that you left out earlier and twist these back towards your ears, before securing with a bobby pin on either side.

Finish the look with some hairspray.




Dec 19, 2017 9:42:02 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Your hair can really say so much about who you are, which is why it is important to take care of it. From knowing the proper way to wash your hair to remembering to get it trimmed on a regular basis, these hair care tips for men will keep your hair looking and feeling healthier than ever.

Use Shampoo to Remove Wax

Wax can sometimes be difficult to thoroughly remove from the hair, but leaving this in will only cause damage to your locks.

One easy way to remove this is to apply some shampoo directly onto dry hair, before rinsing this off and following it up with another application of shampoo.

Why does this work?

Because it helps to break down the ingredients in the wax, allowing it to be washed away.

Know Your Hair Type

Knowing your hair type is important, because different products are designed for specific hair types.

Whether your hair is thin and straight or thick and tightly curled, make sure that you spend some time evaluating your hair type before choosing new products or cuts.

Use Matte Products for Thinning Hair

As men get older, their hair begins to thin, and this is perfectly natural.

However, certain products will emphasize the thinning, which is something that most men do not want...

So, how do you go about masking this?

By using matte products, as these will not only make your hair look so much thicker, but will also make it more manageable. A matte styling paste or clay is perfect, as these will also absorb light, therefore making your hair appear thicker.

Pat, Don't Rub

It can be tempting to roughly rub at your hair when it is wet, and many people believe that this will help their hair to dry faster

However, rubbing wet hair only ends up causing so much damage and breakage, because your hair is quite weak and vulnerable when it is wet.

Instead, give your wet hair light pats to absorb the water, without putting any stress on it.

Regular Trims

Having regular trims is so important if you want to keep your hair healthy.


Because this ensures that dead hair and split ends do not build up, which would not only leave your hair looking lacklustre, but would also slow down its growth.

Wondering how often you need to get a trim?

Every four to six weeks is ideal, so make sure you schedule this into your diary.


If you are looking to change up your style a bit, make sure that you make it easy for your barber or stylist to understand exactly what you want. Bring along a few photographs if possible, but make sure you talk the style through with your stylist first, so that they can confirm that it will suit your face shape and structure.

When it comes to choosing an appointment at the salon or barbershop, you should try to be quite strategic with the times that you choose. Visiting during a busy time means that your stylist will likely be distracted, no matter how skilled they may be, and it could be your hair that ends up suffering.

Try to time your appointments for less busy times, such as the first appointment of the day, as this will ensure that you receive your stylist's undivided attention.

Protect Your Hair From Chlorine

If you often spend time in a swimming pool, then you will likely already know that the chlorine in the water can really mess with your hair.

Have you ever wondered why this is?

Chlorine is a chemical that actually ends up bonding with the proteins in your hair, causing its protective outer layer to lift up, resulting in dry and brittle strands.

There are a couple of ways in which you can minimize this damage:

  • Apply a small amount of conditioner to your hair before entering the pool, as this will seal and protect your strands

  • Wet your hair with clean water before swimming, as this will help to dilute the chlorine

Even if you do not swim that frequently, protecting your hair beforehand will ensure that you will not have any hair issues after exiting the pool.

Turn Down the Heat

Do you regularly blow dry your hair?

Most people tend to have their dryer set to the hottest temperature, but this excess heat will only damage your hair, while giving it some extra frizz.

Try turning down the temperature on your dryer the next time you use it, making use of the cool mode. It is best to alternate this with the hot mode, because the cool mode helps to set your hair.

Of course, if you are able to leave your hair to air dry naturally, then this would be ideal, but make sure that you do not then have to turn to other heat styling tools in order to style it.

Turning down the heat applies to the water temperature that you wash your hair in too...

Showering in water that is too hot will only strip your hair, and skin, of its natural oils, so try to keep the water as cool as possible.

Use Vitamins to Counter Hair Loss

In addition to being good for your body and general health, vitamins are also great for your hair.

Wondering which vitamins to use?

These three are generally the most effective:

  • Vitamin AEncourages and maintains a healthy production of oil in the scalp

  • Vitamin B – Helps the hair to maintain its color

  • Vitamin EBoosts blood circulation in the scalp, meaning that hair follicles remain productive

A Healthy Diet for Healthy Hair

Your diet has a direct impact on so many different aspects of your health and body, one of which is your hair.

Want to know the foods that you should be eating in order to boost the health of your hair?

Here are a few:

  • Salmon a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which opens up the hair follicles and promotes hair growth

  • Spinach contains a number of nutrients necessary for healthy hair

  • Lentils a good source of zinc and biotin, both of which are key for healthy hair

  • Sweet Potatoes high in beta-carotene, which helps to maintain health of the scalp and reduce dryness and dandruff

  • Walnuts a source of vitamin E, which helps to protect against brittle hair

Stop Smoking

Smoking is not only detrimental to other parts of your health, but can actually affect your hair too.


Smoking reduces blood flow to your scalp, which then means that your scalp is not receiving enough nutrients and oxygen, therefore slowing down hair growth.

Do Not Over-Wash Your Hair

Many men believe that there is no problem with washing their hair every day, but this only ends up stripping your hair and scalp of its natural essential oils, leaving it dry and flaky.

How often should you be washing your hair?

Two to three times a week should be sufficient.

If you find that this does not seem to be enough, then this could be down to the shampoo that you are using. Make sure that you are using one that contains quality ingredients, and is not formulated with any sulfates, as this will only lead to dull and dry hair.

Want to know which ingredients you should be using?

Keep an eye out for some of these:

  • Aloe hydrating and moisturizing

  • Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E act as humectants, meaning that they bind moisture to your hair

  • Protein and Amino Acids these are the basic building blocks of your hair cells, and will boost growth and health

You should also make sure that you are conditioning your hair after shampooing it. Even though you may think that you do not need it, conditioners help to restore the oil that is lost during washing, while forming a protective seal around your hair.

Use a Shampoo Designed for Men

In addition to making sure that your shampoo contains some of the above-mentioned ingredients, you should also ensure that you are using one that has been designed for men.

While many believe that this is just a marketing ploy, and that there is no difference between shampoo for men and shampoo for women, this is not actually the case...

The skin on your scalp will have a lower pH level than that on a woman's scalp, so you need to be using ingredients and products that cater to this. Many shampoos designed for women will contain moisturizing ingredients that will be too heavy for your hair, so make sure that you go for shampoos for men.

Less is More

When it comes to hair styling products, many people really pile these on, believing that the more product they use, the easier their hair will be to style.

However, with the majority of products out there, less is actually more, meaning that you only need to use a small amount. Using too much product will only make your hair look heavy and unnatural, which is a look that nobody wants.

Do you find that using less product means that you cannot style your hair as well?

This may be an indication that you are using the wrong type of hair product. Many men do not really understand the differences between all that is out there, from waxes and sprays to pomades and creams.

Each one of these is designed to do a specific job, so make sure that you are using the best one for the style that you are trying to create.


Don't Brush Wet Hair

If you use a hair brush on wet hair, then this is only going to cause breakages, resulting in damaged and unhealthy hair over time.

As mentioned above, wet hair is extremely vulnerable, which is why you need to take extra care when dealing with it.

Instead of using a brush, use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair, working this through your strands gently to ease out any tangles.

Avoid Tight Hats and Ponytails

Many men love to wear hats, but wearing hats that are too tight could actually be damaging your hair.


By causing a condition called traction alopecia, which is basically when hair ends up getting pulled out of the scalp.

This is due to the constant tension that a tight hat, or ponytail, can cause, and the damage will end up being permanent over time.

This does not mean that you have to completely avoid hats...

Just make sure that they fit your head well, and do not cause any stress to your hair. When it comes to ponytails, just make sure that these are not too tight, and do not wear them too often.


Stress can affect everything from your mental well-being to your skin, and it also affects your hair.

While a few stressful moments are not going to have any long-lasting effects, chronic stress is where the problem lies...

This ends up weakening your roots, resulting in hair loss, and, over time, you will end up with much thinner hair. This is something that you will probably not be able to reverse, so it is worth taking the time now to prevent it from happening.

Everyone deals with stress in their own way, so try to find a method that works for you, whether this may be finding a new hobby, giving meditation a try, or writing down your thoughts.

Stop Touching Your Hair

If you are someone who frequently touches your hair throughout the day, just out of habit, then this is something that you need to put a stop to immediately.

You will have also likely noticed that your hair seems to get greasy quite easily, and this is because, each time you touch your hair or your head, your hand leaves behind a residue of oil. It does not take long for this to build up, resulting in greasy hair.






Nov 28, 2017 9:36:33 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,

Experiencing bad hair days more than you would like?

These 25 tips will help you to avoid any future hair disasters


1. Use a Toothbrush

If you hate the way that hairspray makes your hair go so stiff, but need to use one to tame your flyaways, this is a tip that you will love...

Rather than spraying your hair directly, spray a toothbrush with the hairspray, and then use this to gently brush your flyaways into place.

This should be enough to provide some hold, but without turning your strands too stiff.


2. A Sprinkling of Baby Powder

Whether your hair is naturally quite oily or you simply haven't washed it for a couple of days, excess oil in your hair will turn it limp, making it so much harder to style.

Not only that, but the greasy look is never a good one...

However, if you have some baby powder handy, try sprinkling a small amount into your palms and then running this through your hair.


The powder will absorb the excess oil, while giving your hair a bit more volume.


3. Change Your Part

Changing your part is such a simple way to avoid a hair disaster, but it is one that many people forget to try.

If you usually part your hair on one side of your head, try flipping it over to the other.

You may find that parting it on the other side for a change gives your hair more volume, or just makes it easier to work with.


4. A Scalp Massage

The scalp tends to get much dirtier than the ends of the hair, especially since this is where oil and dead skin cells build up. However, many people do not pay enough attention to their scalp when washing their hair, and this is something that can lead to regular hair disasters.

The next time you are washing your hair, give your scalp a little massage. Not only will this help your hair, it will also increase blood circulation, which will increase hair growth.


5. Come Up With 3 Foolproof Go-To Styles

When you are having a bad hair day, the last thing you want to be doing is spending hours trying to find an acceptable way to style your hair.

It is always worth taking some time to experiment with different hairstyles in advance, finding inspiration from blogs and YouTube videos.

Try to narrow these down to three styles that you know will work when you have a bad hair day. They should be styles that are classy and polished, but easy to put together.


6. Squeeze Rather Than Rub

Is frizz something that you often have to deal with?

Well, this could be down to how you dry your hair after washing it.

Rubbing your hair with a towel will only end up ruffling the surface, resulting in frizz. Instead, use an absorbent towel to squeeze out any excess water.

7. Know Your Temperatures

When washing your hair, it is important that you use water that is lukewarm in temperature.


Because if the water is too hot, this will open up your hair follicles, making your hair dry and frizzy.

After you are done washing your hair, before you step out of the shower, give it a blast with some cold water. This will then lock in any moisture and leave your hair looking much shinier once it has dried.


8. Deep Conditioning

If your hair is nourished and well-conditioned, your chances of experiencing a bad hair day significantly drop.

You may be thinking...

“I already condition my hair each time I wash it!”

While this may be the case, how long do you actually leave the conditioner in for?

If your answer is under ten minutes, then your conditioner will not have been working to the best of its abilities, as it will not have had enough time to penetrate into your hair.

Make sure that you leave your conditioner in for at least ten minutes, or more if you have damaged hair.


9. Waves in the Morning

If you really do not have time to wash your hair, but are dreading the way it is going to look in the morning, try giving it a quick rinse instead, only enough to make it damp.

Then, braid it up into a tight braid, and release this in the morning. Your hair will have gorgeous waves in it, with plenty of volume.


10. Clean Your Hair Tools

Even if you start off your styling session with fresh and clean hair, using dirty hair tools can quickly have an effect.

Whether this may be your hairbrush or your heated styling tools, anything that is coating their surface, whether this may be dust or product residue, will only end up in your hair.

To prevent this, carve out some time every couple of weeks to give your hair tools a thorough clean.


11. Stash Bobby Pins Everywhere

Bobby pins can be a godsend during hair disasters, so you need to make sure that you have a plentiful supply wherever you may be.

Stash some bobby pins around your house, in your office, in your car, in each of your handbags, in your purse, in your jacket pocket, and anywhere else that you can think of.

While this may seem a bit over-the-top, you will be so thankful for the extra help the next time you are dealing with unruly hair.


12. Opt for a Low-Maintenance Haircut

When it comes to the different haircuts out there, there are some that require so much maintenance and styling each day.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with opting for one of these styles, but only if you really do have the time to actually maintain it.

If you do not, it may be worth going in for a lower-maintenance hairstyle that does not require as much time to keep in shape.


13. Wash and Style Your Bangs

If you do not have enough time to wash your hair, but have bangs, give these a quick wash over your sink. Then, dry them and style them, so that they look fresh and polished, but pull the rest of your hair back into a ponytail or braid.

14. Use Less Shampoo in the Winter Months

Your hair's natural oils help to keep it hydrated and protected, which can be difficult during the dry days of winter, when the air sucks the moisture out of your hair.

While you do need to still shampoo your hair, many stylists recommend using less shampoo in the winter months.


Because shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils, leaving it vulnerable to the environment.

It is also okay to leave a bit of residue from your conditioner in your hair, rather than washing it all out, as this will give your hair some extra moisture and protection.  


15. Know Your Hair Type

Just like everybody has a skin type, everyone has a hair type too. Whether yours is oily or dry, it is important that you are aware of what your hair type is.

Wondering why this makes a difference?

Because you need to be using products that have been formulated for your hair type, especially if you are trying to avoid hair disasters.


16. Don't Neglect the Cool Setting on Your Hairdryer

Is the cool setting on your hairdryer a button that you rarely press?

If so, it is time to stop neglecting this incredibly useful function.

While the heat is necessary for quickly drying and styling your hair, the cool air really helps to set the style that you have created.

Either alternate between hot and cool as you style, or give your hair a blast with the cool setting once you are done.


17. Avoid Hat Hair

Hat hair is often the cause of many hair disasters, but wearing hats can sometimes be necessary, especially in the winter months.

So, how can hat hair be avoided?

To begin with, wear a looser hat, such as a loose-fitting beanie rather than a tight one.

You should also choose hats that have been made from materials such as cotton or cashmere, as this will help to prevent any static cling.

Finally, the way in which you wear your hat makes a difference...

Before you pull your hat over your head, push your hair over to the opposite side that you want to wear it on. Then, once you take your hat off and flip your hair over, you will have plenty of volume rather than flatness.


18. Create a Bedtime Routine for Your Hair

If your hair is really long and thick, sleeping with it loose can often result in quite the tangled mane in the morning, especially if you tend to move about quite a bit in your sleep.

To prevent this, try loosely braiding your hair each night before you go to bed. Not only will this keep any knots away, but it will also protect your hair from damage, and give you some great texture in the morning.


19. Invest in a Go-To Headband

When you cannot seem to come up with anything to do with your hair, headbands can be great, as they will give you a polished look while hiding any flaws.

The key here is to have a quality headband that will work with the majority of your outfits...

A simple, neutral color  will usually be your best bet, especially since this will not draw too much extra attention to your hair.


20. Research Styling Tools

If your hair disasters often seem to occur after you have tried, but failed, to style your hair, your styling tools could be to blame.

The results that you will achieve with a high quality styling tool is a world away from what a low quality styling tool will produce.

So, how do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad?

Online research is the best way. Scour reviews, forums, and even the comment sections in magazine and blog posts, as you will pick up some great recommendations for what you are after.


21. Know When to Brush

Do you use a brush on your hair while it is wet?

If your answer is yes, then this is something that you need to stop doing.

Using a brush on wet hair causes some serious breakage, leaving your hair looking dry, damaged and unhealthy, making it so much harder to style.

Instead, use a wide-tooth comb on your hair when it is wet, saving your brush for when your hair is fully dry.


22. Make Sure Your Hair is Completely Dry Before Going to Bed

If you often wash your hair at night, and go to bed with it still slightly damp, this could be the reason behind a few of your hair disasters.

By ensuring that it is completely dry, you will avoid having strands standing up in every direction in the morning.


23. A Boost of Moisture

Leave-in conditioners are great for taming hair disasters, especially if yours has been caused by dryness.

They will not only moisturize your hair, but also smooth it down, making your strands much easier to manipulate and style.


24. Don't Be Tempted to Snip

While it may be tempting to take matters into your own hands when it comes to cutting your hair, this is something that you really should avoid doing, as this will likely only lead to an even bigger hair disaster.

Hairdressing is a skill, and takes years of training to master, and even most hairdressers do not cut their own hair themselves.

Since you will likely only need to visit the hairdresser to fix what you have attempted to cut, give the middle step a miss and just visit the hairdresser straight away.


25. Use a Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos were made for days when your hair is not cooperating, so make use of one to avoid a disaster.


Lift your hair and spray the shampoo lightly onto your roots. Leave it to settle for a couple of minutes, before brushing it out.

Wondering how it works?

It basically absorbs the oil in your hair, leaving it feeling much fresher, as well as easier to style.



Nov 13, 2017 9:22:41 AM By Herstyler Com Haircuts & hairstyles,
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