Ever thought of styling your tresses at your own place? Often visiting a hair salon might be time-consuming as well as a risky business as not all the hair stylist can style your precious hairs as you want.
To minimize your hair risk and also to provide you with great ideas about how to become your own stylist, we have caught up with more than a few celebrity hairstylists and came up with this article.
So, keep and reading and become your own hair expert at the end of this article.7
Know Your Hair Type, Length & Everything About Your Hair
Even before thinking of styling and taking care of your hair, you must know every little detail about them, from the hair type to the texture and hair length, so that you can effectively style them without causing any severe hair damage.
When you have straight hairs, it’s caring and styling process would be far different from that of curly hairs and therefore it’s utmost important to determine your hair type and other things about your hair before you want to style or care for them at home.
if you feel that finding your hair type by yourself at home is difficult, we would suggest you take the help of an expert for the correct information.
Don’t Forget About Scissors & Brushes
To maintain your hair growth and health, regular trimming your tresses is a must, according to well-known hair experts.
You can trim the split ends of your manes easily at your home if you have the right kind of scissors to do this work. If you use a regular pair of scissors then there is a very high chance that you can actually damage your ends.
We consider lightweight, sharp and constructed with premium quality steel scissors like this ShearGuru Professional Barber Scissor Hair Cutting Set as the perfect fit for hair trimming at home.
Also, if you wish to maintain the health of your delicate tresses and also style them at home, then another very important tool to keep handy is a good quality brush.
A hairbrush like the Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush would meet your overall daily hair brushing and combing demand. But for styling purpose, you will need professional brushes and the kind of brush set you would need should be determined by the type, length, and texture of your manes.
Keep Clips, Pins & Bands Nearby
Almost all the stylish hairdos require a pin or two here and there, also sometimes to secure your rollers in place you might need clips or bands nearby. And that’s why you should always keep an organizer box full of pins, clips rubber bands and plastic bands near your styling area so that when you need them, you don’t have to search through your house and kill your time.
Pick the Right Kind of Shampoo & Conditioner
Picking up the right shampoo and conditioner according to your hair type from a large variety of options would literally do wonders to your hairs. Shampoo and conditioner not suitable for your hair type won’t do full justice to them and on top could damage them severely.
If you have fine/thin tresses, opt for a Voluminizing shampoo like the Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo to add bounce and body to them.
On the other hand, for color treated tresses, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner set that maintains the hair color and at the same time doesn’t have harsh chemicals to damage your precious tresses.
In one word, its all about knowing your hair type and finding the most suitable option for them.
The Tools You Should Keep Handy
A Good Quality Blow Dryer
An excellent quality blow dryer is considered as one of the “must-have” staples in your hair vanity. T doesn’t have to be a professional one or an expensive one, but it should have some amazing features for a safe and perfect drying session.
Even though air drying your hairs is safe, sometimes, because of time or other factors, it’s the best decision to use a hair dryer to dry your manes.
A hairdryer not only dries your tresses quickly and precisely but at the same time also helps to adorn them with some really cool hairstyles like the big, voluminous blow dry.
You might use this Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer or the Xlinder 1875W Professional Salon Infrared Hair Dryer with concentrator nozzle if you have curly hairs.
An Excellent Set of Hot Rollers
There is nothing better than a good set of hot rollers to give your tresses a salon-like makeover at the comfort of your own place and at a very reasonable price tag; from tight ringlets and corkscrew curls to big voluminous curls and beachy waves, you can adorn your hairs as you like when you have an excellent set of hot rollers handy.
Hair stylists suggest that you purchase a roller set with various sized rollers because different sized curlers not only help you to create versatile curls and waves but at the same time also ensures that you can use them on any hair length for professional quality hairstyles.
We would suggest that you use the Caruso Professional IONIC Molecular 30-Piece Multiple Size Steam Hair Setter as it is good for both thick and fine hairs and also comes with a huge collection of various sized rollers.
A Curling Iron
If you are not comfortable with heated rollers and want salon-like curls and waves in your tresses instantly, then you must add a curling iron to your vanity.
With the appropriate curling iron tool, you can safely style your manes with different types of professional quality curls and waves even without visiting the salon.
You might try the INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron for creating those flawless curls and waves without causing any burns and damage to your tresses.
A flat iron is also considered as one of the must-haves in your personal hair corners as it would assist you to sport a flow straightened hair look even without visiting the salon; with the help of an incredible straightening iron, you can straighten as well as can also create loose, soft, feminine curls in your tresses.
Many hair experts suggest using the INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron as it is suitable for beginners as well as experts and it also ensures salon quality straightening results at home.
Basic Things to Keep in Mind
Always Prep Your Hair
Prior to any kind of hair styling, experts suggest that you should prepare your tresses properly so that the styling is perfect and it remains in the hair for a long time without causing any hair damage and harm.
After shampooing and conditioning, add a Voluminizing mouse like the Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Mousse to give your hair the much-needed boost and body it needs. You might also apply some anti-frizz spray to tame down your frizzy locks for a smoother and silkier look.
We prefer the John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects+ Serum to control frizz and flyaways.
Don’t Forget About a Heat Protector
Doesn’t matter if you just blow dry or add some curls to your hairs, a heat protectant is a must every time you sit in front of your mirror to style your manes.
We are giving such importance to heat protector because a heat protector sprays like the HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector will save your precious tresses from the heat damage and burn that is about to cause from heat styling.
Moreover, a heat protectant also prevents any moisture loss from the top of your hair so that your styles manes look glossy, suppled and healthy throughout the day.
Use a Holding Spray
When you style your tresses to the perfection for a party or everyday event, you want the style to remain in place for an extended period of time.
And for that there is nothing better than a holding spray; after you are done with adoring your tresses with various types of hairstyle, a spray or two of a holding spray would not only hold the style in place for a long time without weighing your hair down but would also make your manes look silky and shiny.
You might try the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray for a strong yet lightweight hold.
Clean & Service Your Hair Tools
If you want the heated tools of your vanity to last for a long, long time, then it’s better that you take care of them on a regular basis; from cleaning to wiping and servicing them, perform to necessary steps to make their life longer.
According to many hair stylists, to get rid of any type of residue and dirt from your styling tools, you can actually soak the tool in a bowl of soap mixed water and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Then take the tool out and again soak it in lukewarm water to get rid of all the dirt and to sanitize it effectively.