Haircare-tips

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Anyone with short hair will tell you that styling it is a breeze – straightening your hair doesn’t take long, curling it takes even less time, and applying a volumizing product to the ends basically takes under a minute.

If you’re out of ideas when it comes to styling your short hair, below are just a few tips to make your haircare routine that much more interesting.

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Rollers

If you’ve got the time, invest in some high-quality rollers for your hair. Choose thin, small rollers if you want more defined curls, and thick rollers if you want more body in your hair. Once you’ve taken your hair out of the rollers, mist lightly with hairspray and comb out any loose ends.

Not only will this give hair a natural body and bounce, but it also works while you sleep!

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Beach waves

You don’t need to go to the beach to get those genuine beach waves anymore. Use your hair straightener on an angle and create subtle curls all over your hair. If your hair is angular (shorter in the back, and longer in the front), you may need a friend to style the back for you.

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Scarf

Hair accessories are amazing in all types of seasons, but a scarf is perfect if you’re heading to the beach or park. Not only will it keep your hair intact throughout the entire day, but a little wind won’t cause it from completely falling out of place.

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Braided updo

Create subtle braids at the nape of the neck if you want to keep hair looking neat and tidy. All you need to do is divide the hair into 2 sections, plait, then carefully pin them down at the nape of the neck. Is this the best 1-minute hairstyle – we definitely think so!

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Expert tip: If your hair feels a bit thin and lack-lustre, spray a touch of texturising hair product onto damp hair. If you’ve just stepped out of the shower, pat hair dry with a towel before applying a touch of volumising oil on the roots. Blow-dry your hair upside-down for instant volume that will last all day long!

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Haircare Tips For Redheads

Do you have naturally red or red coloured hair? Then you would know of the struggles that redheads have with maintaining their colour and shine on an everyday basis. Just like any other colour, redheads need to pay attention to their hair, especially in the warmer months of the year when chlorine and sea water can cause damage to the quality of colour.

Follow just some of our tips and tricks to make your hair look bright and silky all year-round.

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Coconut oil

This inexpensive balm can be used for cooking, skincare, and even for your hair! Packed with loads of vitamins and minerals, you can apply raw coconut oil to your hair as a leave-in conditioner, run it through your ends, and even use as a hair mask. The fantastic thing is that you buy coconut oil almost anywhere, and the smell is pleasant so you’ll never get sick of using it!

Air dry

Sometimes heat or styling products can be the end of red hair since they not only burn the delicate ends, but can also deteriorate the colour. If you are going to dry your hair, make sure to use an oil or serum and apply it at the ends. Otherwise, it’s always a good idea to give your hair a break and let it air-dry a few times a week.

Sulfate-free

The sulfates which are found in most traditional shampoos can be a death sentence to freshly coloured red hair. Sulfates can also irritate sensitive skin, cause a flaky scalp, and even make hair colour seem dull and lifeless. Instead, you want to stick to specialised shampoos that are packed with hair-loving nutrients which won’t cause your ends to break or become brittle.

Stay out of the sun

Or just wear a wide-brimmed hat! You’ll find that red colour-treated hair can usually go lighter, or even blonde after prolonged periods of time in the sun. If this happens to you, use a hair mask at least once a week to lock-in moisture and keep your hair feeling hydrated.

Cold water

To keep your colour lasting longer, only wash your hair in cold water. Now this seems a little excessive (the thought of cold showers, that is), but it’s actually really quick and easy. All you need to do is rinse your hair with cold water just before stepping out of the shower.

This is also recommended to all women with colour-treated hair – it will make your shade last longer without another salon touch-up.

Dry shampoo

Don’t wash your hair every single day – if you do, it isn’t guaranteed that your colour will last long. Instead, use a dry shampoo the moment you can feel your hair getting a little bit greasy. Simply spray a small section of hair (usually at the roots), then massage well to avoid any white patches due to the formula. Not only will it make your hair look nice and clean, but will also give some much needed volume to sad hair.

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