What? Going Out? Tonight? I would love to, but I am having a bad hair day!
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not unusual for women to cancel interesting plans just because their hair isn’t in the mood that day. There are times when bad hair days seem worse than PMS. Well, maybe not worse, but really close. Isn’t there any crown or wig we can just put on day after day and just look gorgeous? It’s torturous to wash long tresses every day. And, this is even before blow drying and styling!
Now, what if we tell you that there are ten secret hacks that can camouflage your not-so-stylish hair? Yes, they exist! And more importantly, they work. So, stop pulling your hair out and get ready to flaunt stylish tresses.
These 10 tips will come to your rescue whenever you are not in the mood of a hair wash:
1. Dry Shampoo Tactic
Greasy, drab hair can come to life with a good quality dry shampoo. Part your hair strands and apply dry shampoo. If it’s a hairspray, spray from a distance of 8-10 inches. If it’s in a powdered form, apply to roots. Let it be on your scalp for a while, then brush your hair gently. That’s all. It is as easy as it sounds! Dry shampoo will make your hair look and smell great.
Get creative! Throw in head scarves, headbands, bandanas, clips, and pins to add to the stylish look. Washing just the fringes is another trick that works.
3. Braid It Baby
Turn your bad hair day into braid hair day! A good plait disguises sticky, flat hair effectively. A quick backcomb in the crown area will conceal the unwashed scalp. Leave the braid messy, it adds to the style.
4. Comb At Night
Comb your hair religiously with a good quality hairbrush every night. It pumps up the blood circulation in your scalp and makes your hair look healthy the next day. An easy ponytail or a loose braid will also help you sleep comfortably.
5. Part With Your Partings
Keep changing your hair parting now and then. Work with straight parting, diagonal or zigzag, whatever your mood of the day decides. Changing parting arrangement keeps the volume in roots intact. Also, the parting line looks dirty in unwashed hair. Changing it will make your hair look cleaner and more voluminous.
6. Flat Hairdos Are A No No
Agreed. Magazine cover models look stunning in flat hairdos. But remember, they probably wash their hair every day and load it with products. Let’s not imitate them. Messy is the new cool. Sleek hairstyles will make your hair look greasier. Backcomb the scalp, casually tie your hair in a bun, and you are good to head out!
7. Wash The Hairbrush
We often forget to wash our hairbrush. This messes with the hair the next time you comb it. The residue left on the hairbrush – be it the fat from the scalp skin, dry shampoo, conditioner or styling gel settles back on the roots, gluing the hair together. Keep your hair instruments clean to deal with the unclean hair.
8. Watch What You Eat
Now, this might sound a bit off-track, but it is, in fact, the most important point. What you eat has a direct impact on how you look. Including your hair. If you want your hair to look healthy and clean for a longer duration, steer away from fatty and fried foods. Fruits, greens, nuts, and lean meats are your saviors. Binge on them! Not just your hair, but your overall health will benefit from this lifestyle change as well.
9. Concentrate On Makeup
When your makeup is the center of attraction, the hair takes a backseat. Spend time on applying proper makeup, based on the time of the day, occasion, and season. A good eye-makeup and a fascinating lip color will keep the focus away from your unwashed hair.
10. Smart Hairwash Tricks
And when you finally decide to take the plunge (read go for THE hair wash), here are the things you need to remember:
- Use lukewarm water, instead of hot water, to wash your hair.
- Apply shampoo only on your scalp. Wash it with off warm water.
- Apply conditioner only on your hair (not scalp) and wash it off with cold water.
- Dry your hair with a soft cloth instead of a rough towel.
- Comb your hair from the roots to the tips.
- Let your hair dry naturally. Blow dry only when necessary.
Congratulations! Now you are equipped to transform your bad hair days to glad hair days. And that, my friend, is an achievement. May your tresses keep growing longer and stronger. Amen.