FORGET forking out for expensive salon blowdries, there are a number of beauty hacks that can help you achieve perfect hair for a fraction of the cost.
Hair expert Sam Burnett, who is the founder and Creative Director of Hare & Bone salon in London, has revealed to the Sun Online tips on getting an enviable mane, and even reveals why you should avoid your hairbrush.
Make your own waves
Instead of toiling with curlers or rollers, why not let your hair take shape while you sleep.
Sam recommended: “Braid, plait, or twist your hair around into a bun before you go to bed when its 50 per cent dry.
“You can play around with sizes and placement of the plaits or bun to determine the type of wave or curl.”
Less is more
According to Sam, a common mistake people make when trying to achieve an un-done look at home is going overboard on hair styling products.
He said: “Hair is designed to move so invest in quality products that compliment its natural texture and shape without making it look too structured.”
He recommended using a frizz control lotion before leaving hair to dry naturally.
Avoid using a hairbrush
Nearly everyone with long hair makes very good use of their brush on a daily basis, but perhaps you should think twice before using it after a shower.
Sam advised: “Bristle brushes on wet hair disturb the placement and structure of the hair, resulting in excess frizz.
“Instead, work through the hair with your fingertips or a wide tooth comb for the most natural finish and to ensure curls and waves stay in place.”
Tie it up
To create 80s-inspired curls using strips of cloth, split damp hair into two sections.
Grasp the ends of the hair with the cloth folded over it, curling the hair around the cloth towards the scalp.
Tie the cloth in a knot and repeat this around the entire head. Once the hair is dry, take out the cloths and debut your fabulous mane.
Shake hair off
The hair expert said: “Shaking hair up and down can help remove excess water within seconds.”
He recommends ditching the rigorous towel-dry – which can exacerbate frizz – and lifting and gently tousling the roots with your fingertips to help aid drying time and to reduce flatness.
Sam said that natural hair thrives on texture, which can be created by massaging in texture spray throughout the mid-lengths and ends.
This creates a soft malleable hold without the hair looking “too done”, according to the hair professional.
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