These top tips will help you achieve a good hair day every day
We all know how important our hair is.
After all, a bad hair day can have the power to make you feel completely out of sorts, while a good hair day is a major confidence booster.
It sounds crazy but hair, to quote the TV comedy character Fleabag, is ‘everything’.
And it will come as no surprise that there are a few major haircare mistakes that many of us make, things we often overlook and are even unaware of. They include everything from towel drying your locks to how you shampoo them.
All of these things could be causing you more stress than necessary so it’s worth trying to overcome them to ensure your hair is your crowning glory.
Mariano Ruiz, Hairdresser and Founder of SheWolf Haircare, has plenty of top tips to help you brush up on your skills.
SECTION LIKE A PRO
Start sectioning the hair from the top front, then the sides, and work your way down. Depending on how full your hair is, you should aim for five to eight sections. Go as wide as your hair brush, as this will allow you to brush the hair through without getting tangled up with the other sections.
SCRUNCH & GO
When towel-drying your hair, you should not simply shuffle your hair in the towel because this will agitate your hair cuticles. Rubbing your hair in the towel will create frizz. Simply wrap your hair in the towel and press the hair working downwards to remove the excess water. Remember tame your hair, not the fun!
OIL BE BACK
When applying the hair oil, make sure that the product is evenly distributed in your hands. Begin at the mid-lengths and work your way down to the ends. Use what’s left and to slightly tame the flyaways. Proceed with a light-touch as if your hair was unicorn hair, you don’t want to press too hard – be gentle!
DON’T WASTE PRODUCT
The first shampoo will always produce less lather. The best way to activate the shampoo is to add a small amount of water, which will cut through the grease. It’s a common mistake to add more shampoo to make it last longer, but you’ll waste product. Take care of the pumps, and the pounds will take care of themselves.
HOWL WITH HAIRSPRAY
If you’re going to use hair rollers, spray each strand of hair before putting it in the roller. This will ensure that the product is evenly distributed, giving you a much better hold and finish. You can spray your hair after all of the rollers are in place if you want, but don’t overdo it or you’ll end up with crispy hair – not a good look, my little SheWolf.
I’m a big fan of the 1980s, so if you want to add some Oomph to your blow-dry, flip your hair upside down and spritz it with hair spray. You can easily accomplish this by tipping your head forward. Remember to howl on your way back – own that hair!