The Best Hair Tips from Top Beauty BloggersChristine Mikesell
Beauty bloggers are not your average consumer. They are a group of women that are so obsessed with products, techniques, and beauty trends that they went to the trouble of starting their own websites to share information and knowledge with other people. These are women with huge makeup collections, the ability to swatch (and then accurately photograph) a palette of shadows on their arm, not to mention take pictures of their faces without makeup for the internet! It is reasonable to assume that they have some amazing beauty secrets. I asked some of my favorite beauty bloggers for their favorite hair tips, and the responses were amazing! Here are the cream of the crop, things that may sometimes seem obvious (but are not), products to save you time, and techniques to get you great results!
Beauty Bloggers Best Hair Tips 1 of 17
Beauty bloggers are a lot like the beauty editor at your favorite magazine. They're product junkies who are willing to try just about anything new! With their ability to talk to the pros and get early access to products, they usually know what is worth your time and what is not worth wasting your money on. Read on to see some of their favorite hair tips!
Three Tips for Doing Your Hair at Home 2 of 17
"Doing your hair at home can save tons of money and time, but are you sure you're up for the challenge? Doing your prep work can make sure you aren't playing russian roulette with your hair.
First, make sure you've researched how to do it! There are a lot of great YouTube videos showing very detailed information on how to take on a certain process. Next, be sure to have everything you'll need on hand. Finally, make sure you have a backup plan in case things go wrong!"
- Melody, Cosmetically-Challenged
Get Healthier Hair – Don’t Wash It! 3 of 17
"If you're washing your hair every day, then you're stripping the natural oils your hair needs to stay healthy. Hair care experts say you'll retain your color longer and boast beautiful locks by using dry shampoo on the days you skip washing. (They're right!)"
-Shannon, A Girl's Gotta Spa!
Cover Pesky Grey Hair at Home Like a Pro 4 of 17
"Covering greys can be difficult with traditional at-home hair color kits. Use this easy to find, at-home haircolor that covers grey hair like a pro, without breaking the bank. Or, try an inexpensive color additive from a beauty supply store to boost any box color's grey coverage power!"
- Amber, Beauty Junkies Unite
Clairol Professional Soy4Plex Liquicolor Permanente $5.99
Ardell Gray Magic $5.99
Frizzy Hair Woes Away From Home 5 of 17
"Did you know that you can use your hand lotion as a makeshift smoothing cream for your hair in emergencies? Of course you don't want to use it every day, but hand cream applied lightly to dry hair when it is frizzy or static-y will tame those locks in an instant. Just apply a little hand lotion to your hands, distribute evenly on your palms and smooth over your hair lightly to relax some of that frizz or static. Work the remaining lotion into your cuticles to keep your hands AND hair looking top notch!"
-Elvira The Pink Sith Blog
Nivea Extended Moisture Hand Creme $4.59
Make Your Ponytail Thicker 6 of 17
"It is possible to get a really thick ponytail with no extra hair, no teasing and no damage! The secret is the Perfect Ponytail by Conair. It's very easy to use, simply smooth the hair back from the top of your head to your ears. Place the plastic pony insert under that section of smoothed out hair. While holding that section and the pony insert in place, brush the hair underneath your ears back, smoothing it into one large pony tail. Wrap a hearty ponytailer around your jumbo pony."
- Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews
Conair Perfect Pony 4 Piece Kit $4.99
Take Your Hair from Boring to Glam with DIY Clip in Hair Extensions! 7 of 17
How to Take Care of Colored Hair 8 of 17
"Want to color your hair but you're afraid of damaging it? Here's how to care for your colored hair. Use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, made with argan oil. Once a week, use a masque on your tresses to pamper them. Finally, whenever you're blow drying your hair, protect it from the heat!"
Removing Old Hair Color 9 of 17
"Ready for a hair color change, but need to get the old dye job out of your strands first? Try this tip from Marco Pelusi Hair Studio: Purchase a cheap, clarifying shampoo from the drugstore (the cheaper the better), and wash your hair 2 or 3 times per night. Follow up with a deep conditioner to keep your hair looking lovely. You'll be ready for your new look in no time!"
- Jen, My Beauty Bunny
Avoid Sulfates For Healthier Hair 10 of 17
"Sulfates themselves aren't necessarily bad, but they do add a residue to your hair, which builds up and requires more sulfates to remove the residue, along with your hairs natural oils. It even strips your hair color! Try a sulfate-free shampoo for hair that stays cleaner, longer. Plus, your color won't fade."
- Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews
Styling Curly Hair 11 of 17
"When it comes to making the most of your curly hair the most important thing to remember is to keep that bath towel away! Apply your styling products to soaking wet hair and then squeeze out excess water with a micro-fibre towel and then air dry. This keeps curls well formed and frizz free. For extra lift at the roots apply duck bill clips at the roots to ensure your hair doesn't dry flat to your scalp."
- Christa, Perilously Pale
How to Add Volume to Your Flat Braid Without Backcombing 12 of 17
"Have you tried braids, but can't get results that are Pinterest worthy? The issue is likely volume. A tight and flat braid just doesn't look as pretty as a looser, more volumized braid.
To get those great results, be sure to prep your hair with a volumizer during drying. When you are braiding, you'll want to be careful not to braid tight to your scalp. Instead, start about 1/2 to 1 inch off of the scalp, this will add a lot of volume. If you're going to be braiding your hair all the way down then start the braid at midshaft and braid all the way down, rather than starting at the very top of your hair. The free flowing section from your scalp to mid-shaft will add the appearance of more volume."
- Christine, 15 Minute Beauty
Waking Up to Perfect Hair 13 of 17
"Pin curls are the busy girl's friend! I roll my hair up into cute little pin curls, pin them into place, wrap my head with a silky scarf and go to sleep. Because I'm not looking for really tight curls or a specific type of waves, I tend to do about 10 pin curls. My goal is to have waves below the ears, so when I pin them up, I focus on having the waves start there.
When I wake up the next morning, my scarf is on the floor (how do you get that to stay on? anyone?) but my hair is pretty great. My waves stay in far longer than when I use heat. Plus, I can get up, tousle my hair, do my makeup and go. It literally doesn't get any easier than that."
- Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews
Hiding Unwashed Hair 14 of 17
Fake a Blowout 15 of 17
"It only takes about five minutes to take your hair from blah to va-va-voom! faking a blowout is surpringly easy. A little Johnson's Baby Powder is a great hair refresher, simply sprinkle a little into your hair at the roots to absorb oil and leave hair smelling fresh. Next, use a large barreled curling iron to quickly curl hair beginning at the ends and working your way up. Five minutes later you're a new woman!"
- Kristie, Blushing Basics
Get the Best Hair Washing Session Possible 16 of 17
"When you are washing your hair be sure you get your hair extremely wet to start with. You'll need less shampoo and your products will work more efficiently. Start shampoo at the top of your head and work down. With conditioner start halfway down the shaft of your hair, use any leftover on the rest of your hair. "
- Marcia, Beauty Info Zone
Reduce Frizz for Up To Three Months Without Keratin 17 of 17