I spend most of my morning getting ready by focusing on my makeup. As for hair, I usually brush it and quickly put it into a low-maintenance bun. I mean, there is nothing wrong with wearing a bun but there are days that I wish I put in a little more effort into my hair.
Luckily for you and me, I found 15 useful hair hacks that will make getting ready in the morning a breeze.
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Spritz a makeup brush with hairspray to smooth away flyaway hairs
You can easily tame annoying flyaways by using a kabuki makeup brush! Make sure you spritz the brush with some hair spray first then lightly brush away flyaway hairs.
You can also use a toothbrush with hairspray to tame flyaways
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Don’t have a kabuki brush? Use a new toothbrush instead. Remember not to use the same toothbrush to brush your teeth. Nobody likes the taste Of hair spray. 😉
Make your own salt spray by using seltzer water and a teaspoon of salt
All you need is seltzer water and a teaspoon of salt to make your own salt spray. Salt spray helps you achieve that “beachy look” by creating texture in your hair. Making your own DIY salt spray will definitely save you a ton of money compared to buying the same product in stores.
How to have the perfect side swept bang
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First decide which side you want to side your bang. Clip your bang back and work with it in sections. Run a flat iron straight down with a little bend at the end. If your hair is damp, use a round brush and blow dryer instead of a flat iron. Finish the look with some hair spray, then you should have a perfectly side-swept bang!
Use dry shampoo before bed
If you are not planning to wash your hair in the morning, you should try using dry shampoo the night before. It will help to absorb oil while you sleep and you will have more voluminous hair when you wake up!
No dry shampoo? Try using cornstarch
You don’t have dry shampoo at home or you want a natural alternative to dry shampoo? Simply use cornstarch and an old makeup brush to apply it to your roots. Make sure you blend the cornstarch into your hair by massaging with your fingers.
Use arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch if you have dark hair
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Using too much cornstarch on dark hair might not be a good idea since it can turn your hair looking white. Try using arrowroot powder instead of you have dark hair.
Use a plastic fork to create heatless curls
What to create heatless curls with a plastic fork? Simply wrap your hair in the fork and set it in place. After a few minutes, you should have beautiful heatless curl!
How to trim split ends at home
Trimming your hair often will get rid of split ends and help your hair grow longer. Try twisting a section of your hair which makes spotting split ends easier. Grab a pair of scissors and trim away!
Use a flat iron on your braids to make waves
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Want to have wavy hair but don’t have the tools? You can easily create beautiful wavy hair by braiding your hair in sections then run a flat iron over each section.
Put a dryer sheet on your hair brush to reduce frizz
Put a dryer sheet over the brush bristles then brush through your hair normally. It will help to reduce static when you are brushing, making your hair smoother and less frizzy.
Use mascara on your roots to conceal grays or regrowth
You can use a mascara to quickly cover up any grey hair or regrowth between your salon visits.
Use coconut oil as hair treatment
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Using a coconut oil mask is a natural way to keep your hair healthy and strong. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes before shampooing your hair regularly until clean. This coconut oil treatment is especially perfect for those that regularly color or chemically treat their hair.
Use a hair straightener and foil to curl your hair
Roll your hair into a coil, wrap it in foil, then press it with a flat iron. The foil will help to conduct heat and make your curls last longer.
The correct way to use a bobby pin
Have you been using bobby pins the wrong way and wondering why they don’t stay in place? Make sure you slide the pins into your hair the right way (as pictured) to make them hold better.