Hair Styling Tricks

10 Less Known Tricks For Styling Your Hair

Our guest blogger from Oomphed compiled a neat list of tricks that the professionals use when styling your hair. Enjoy reading!

  1. The No Morning Blowout – Instead of going through the hassle of waking up every morning, I simply style my hair at night before I go to bed. I wash my hair at night and then put some frizz control styling cream in it at night. Once the cream has been applied throughout my hair down to the tips, I put my hair down in a bun. Make sure the bun is right at the nape of the neck when you’re putting the bun in. When I wake up in the morning my hair is night and smooth except at the bottom where I have the most beautiful curls. So now all I have to do in the morning is run my fingers through my hair a few times to get it to lay the way I want it.
  2. Shade Greasy Roots – If I don’t have time to wash my hair but I don’t want people to notice my hair is greasy, I use sunglasses. All you have to do is pull your hair back in a ponytail, flat iron the back of it and then where sunglasses on the top of your head. The sunglasses will hide any of your greasy roots and the ponytail will look fresh.
  3. Long Ponytail – If you’ve ever cut your hair and regretted it, I have a perfect ponytail idea for you. To make your hair look longer, with your natural hair, put it in the two for one ponytail. Put your hair in a higher ponytail with about hair of your hair. Next, put the rest of your hair in a low ponytail but make sure the elastic holder is in the middle. Next, cover the bottom ponytail with the hair from the first ponytail. It will look like you just have one large, long ponytail instead of two different ones. Wa-la! Long ponytail with no hair extensions required!
  4. The Messy Ponytail – If I want a quick ponytail that looks like it took a long time, I go for my bohemian look. All you have to do is curl the top layer of your hair and the rest can be messy curls. Don’t worry about spending the time to go throughout your hair and curling it, we are going for quick here. After you get done curling just tease the rest of your hair. Put your hair in a loose ponytail but make sure to scrunch some of the hair upfront so you have a little bit of a bump going on. Take one extra piece of hair and wrap it and cover the hair holder and then secure it in the hair holder.
  5. Braid My Tail – Everyone has seen the side braid going across the top of your head but I like to add the side braid in my ponytail. All you have to do is take about a fourth of your hair and put a braid in your hair. Make sure the braid is loose so you can still grab it. Take all of your hair and put it in a looser side ponytail, going the opposite direction of where the braid is. This will make sure that the braid stretches across and people will notice it better.
  6. Spicy Ponytail – I like to add some texture and spice to my ponytails with just one simple product, dry shampoo. All you have to do is put your hair in a regular ponytail then add some dry shampoo to the hanging hair. Once the dry shampoo is in, scrunch it up a bit and boom! All done.
  7. Backwards Braided Ponytail – If I want my hair to look like I did something really complicated and different, I just add a braid in the back of my hair. It is easy, just put your hair down between your legs and braid your hair from the neck up. I only go about halfway up and then put my hair in a ponytail. That way when my hair swings you can see the braid. Fancy!
  8. Beautiful Easy Waves – If I want to wear my hair down with bigger waves, I braid my wet hair at night. If I want tight waves, I put my hair in a smaller braid that is tight and if I want loose waves, I put my hair in a looser braid that is bigger. When I wake up in the morning all I have to do is take out the braid, put some hairspray in it and run my fingers through my fingers to make sure it lays right. Just make sure you do not use a brush on your hair after taking out the braid. It can cause your hair to frizz out of control!
  9. Overnight Bun – If I want my hair to be curly in the morning but I don’t have time to curl it all I do is put my hair in a damp bun at night with a butterfly clip that holds it in place. In the morning, I get ready and then take my hair out of the bun. Then all I need to do is put some hairspray in and I’m ready to go! Beautiful curls in my hair without using an iron.
  10. Hairbands Go A Long Way – If I want my hair to look classy but all I have time to do is throw my hair back in a bun, I use a hairband. A simple hairband on top of a standard bun can turn the simplest style into something very classy.