Here’s how it always goes—if you have curly tendrils, you wish you had straight locks. If you have smooth tresses, you die for curls. And really, at the end of the day, we just want those gorgeous beachy waves, right? We always want what we don’t have but luckily, we can find a way to get it without spending a ton of cash (and time at the salon).
We all have our own personal struggles with our hair and wish we had the time, energy, and tools to solve our issues. Thin hair? Flat hair? Dull hair? Whatever your h-ailment, these 7 hair hacks are tips everyone should know!
1. Bobby Pin Beauties
First of all, did you know that when putting a bobby pin in your hair, the bumpy side should be facing towards your scalp? I’ve been doing it wrong since the ballet-bun days of my youth! These adorable, geometric bobby pin designs are too cute for words.
2. The Messy Bun
It’s hard to achieve the perfect messy bun. You know, the one that doesn’t look too just-got-out-of-bed, but also doesn’t feel too self-consciously tussled. Here is a great tutorial for those with at least a 4-inch long ponytail who crave this trendy, casual, effortless look.
3. Quick Thick Trick
This thin hair hack is really magic. For those who feel their hair part appears on the thin side, just invest in an eyeshadow that matches your hair color and dust it onto your scalp. It looks great in real life and also in photos.
4. Underwater Wonder
If you swim for exercise all-year round or simply can’t get out of the pool in the summer, you know what cruel pool hair is like. Check out this trick: mix just 4 tablespoons of Wella Enrich Moisturizing Treatment with 4 cups of water in a spray bottle. Soak your hair before your take a dip and you’ll be amazed at the difference, apres sun.
5. Cool Curls
We all know that heating up the irons to constantly curl or straighten our hair will take its toll eventually. Try this easy trick to get those lovely waves with a SoCal Curl headband. Warm it in the microwave, wrap damp locks around it, and leave on for at least 30 minutes.
6. Fly-Aways No More
Those pesky new hairs that grow in around your hairline are, in a word, pesky. Try this: spray strong-hold hairspray on a spare toothbrush, and smooth those little guys down. If your hair is coarser, spray hair first then comb with the toothbrush. The small bristles give you control over small, delicate areas.
7. Color Me Happy
Who doesn’t crave a whimsical mermaid or punk-rock look every once in a while? Hair chalk isn’t the newest craze, but it’s one we shouldn’t forget. It’s a fun and perfectly non-permanent way to be different for a day!