Here's how to get fabulous hair without breaking the bank!
These clever hair tips and tricks will ensure your hair looks healthy, youthful and well conditioned all year round! Flick through out slide show above and discover the best kept hair secrets that will REALLY help you see a difference to the look and feel of your hair instantly.
We grilled top hair experts to discover their favourite tricks to keep hair looking fabulous at home withouth spending a fortume! From massage tips, how to boost volume, DIY hair masks, easy de-frizzers and much much more, these tips are amazing and everyone needs to know them!
Did you know you should spend 60 seconds massaging your scalp when you rub in your shampoo? Why? Well, it will get rid of product build up and excess sebum (oils) that can leave hair looking thin and lank as well as stimulating your circulation and encouraging healthy hair growth! The perfect little tip for those that have fine, limp hair!
Flick through our slideshow above as we’ve found over 30 amazing hair tips that are fantastic and really cost effective!
Do-it-yourself: Essential oils are brilliant for giving your hair extra shine. Mix ylang ylang and jasmine together and smooth over your hair before bed. By morning you’ll see results!
Blessed with curly hair? “Mix your curling mousse with your conditioner and apply it to wet hair before styling. The cocktail of products gives sleeker, more controlled curls,” reveals Akin Konizi, British Hairdresser of the Year.
Pop a sea kelp tablet every day. They’re full of iodine, calcium and protein that will keep your hair in good condition and encourage healthy hair growth.
Invest in a hair oil to shield your hair against harsh weather conditions. Super nourishing, they can be used as a frizz fighter on wet hair, a glossy finishing product on dry hair or even as an overnight treatment. Now that’s versatile!
Go DIY for high shine. Mash some avocado with a dash of olive oil and stir into a paste. Apply it to damp hair, leave for 20 minutes, then rinse. You’ll be left with shiny, glossy hair.
If you’ve got an unruly fringe that tends to fall flat after a few hours, change up your blow-dry! Instead of holding the nozzle of your hairdryer vertically above your fringe direct the airflow across to one side first and then to the other – this will give it lasting lift and movement.
Yes purple-tinted shampoos stop blonde hair turning brassy but did you know they work on highlighted brown hair too? Use twice a week to stop the fade and keep colour looking fresh.
Wella System Professional Silver Blond Shampoo, £14.89, salons nationwide
Always, always use a heat protection spray. When you’re using hair tools and going from cold outdoor temperatures to centrally heated spaces, your hair’s cuticles are at risk of going wild and triggering frizz. Shield them from the elements first and you won’t have to worry!
If you had dry skin, you’d moisturise it so if your hair is suffering from frazzled split ends, rehydrate it with a mask. It doesn’t matter how time poor you are, some only take two minutes to work their magic and can be applied in the shower so no excuses!
Wearing your hair up can actually help to protect your hair from everyday wear and tear. Go for a plait or a bun where the majority of your hair stays close to your head and covered.
Get to grips with rollers they’re the padded bras of hair styling! “It’s all about the direction you wind the hair around the roller,” advises Daniel Caceres, from the Trevor Sorbie Art Team. “If you want height around your hairline, place the roller in front of your hair and wind down. When you flick your hair back towards your crown you’ll have created twice the root lift.”
Letting your hair air-dry is great for its condition but not so good when the temperatures are dropping. Try switching to dry shampoo every other day to refresh and revive your hair.
Choose your highlights wisely. Add scattered highlights in the summer which will look great in the sunshine and consider a block colour in winter. Ask for an all-over ammonia-free colour and it will actually help condition your hair, leaving it looking glossy, healthy and younger!
Fine hair? Then try swapping your extra strength hairspray for a flexible hold one so that you can scrunch finer hair into shape.
Did you know? White vinegar helps to expand and plump up hair too! Apply some after conditioning and then rinse out after a couple of minutes. It will rid hair of excess build-up so you’ll be left with the best root boost you can get!
At home, always dry your roots first – it will stop frizz from forming and use a barrel brush to get extra height in your hair.
Break the six-week haircut cycle! By allowing your hair to grow that extra inch, your short crop could be transformed into a choppy layered bob that makes you look younger and suits your hair texture better.
Did you know you can apply mousse to dry hair then re blow-dry to revitalise tired-looking hair?
Make sure your hair is sopping wet when you wash it so you can really work your shampoo through the hair. Then ensure it’s fully rinsed out – if you don’t it will leave it dull and ironically, in need of a good wash!
Nip frizz in the bud with some clear eyebrow gel! Lightly comb it through the roots to smooth flyaways at your parting without weighing down or soaking your hair.
elf Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara, £1.50, eyeslipsface.co.uk
Make sure your brushes aren’t getting too hot under the dryer as that can damage and dry out hair further. Ceramic and ionic brushes are great for styling and smoothing but wooden brushes with boar bristles are more gentle and fab for fine hair.
Try swapping your elastic hair band for a material hair tie when you wear your hair up. As well as protecting your hair from snagging, it prevents that obvious dent in your hair when you take out the band.
Tailor your products to your hair type. If it’s coarse use conditioning products like regular masks and leave-in conditioners. If it’s soft and fine, choose mattifying products that will give your hair grip and texture.
Fudge Matte Mineral Textures Anti-Frizz Deconstruction Spray, £11.95, feelunique.com
“Try not to let your hair dry naturally every day. Although it’s a preconceived idea that it’s the best way to look after your hair, it isn’t as the cuticles are left up and open – this makes the hair dry out and keeps the follicle exposed to the elements,” says celebrity hairdresser, Nicky Clarke.
If you’re toying with the idea of a fringe, part your hair on the side then take a section and sweep it across to the opposite side, securing with a pin just above your ear. Ta-dah – an instant side fringe to help you decide if you could live with the look!
Resist running your fingers through your hair if you suffer from frizz or have naturally curly hair – that and too much brushing will rough up the cuticles, causing them to swell outwards.
A messy parting is a miracle worker. Along with disguising visible roots, it’s an instant volume booster as your hair falling in different directions will cleverly create more lift.
Hats are essential in the winter because they trap in heat your hair will set in whatever shape it’s in so if you want volume, boost your roots big time before you put your headgear on and you won’t have to deal with limp hair when you take it off!
Ask your hairdresser to help you out of your hair rut! “Look for hairdressers that say no! We keep a record of our clients’ past but tweak their cut or colour each visit to ensure their style is always evolving,” says celebrity hairdresser, Andrew Barton.