Just because you are not as expert as others at styling your tresses with different types of dos doesn’t mean that your hairs should look blah and bland all the time.
Here are some very easy yet stylish hairstyle techniques, tips, and tricks that you should follow in order to look chic and beautiful without trying very hard.
But at First, Let’s Discuss the Core Steps You Should Follow for a Gorgeous Hairdo
Shampoo and Condition Well
Clean, fresh tresses provide a fabulous base for your styling and hence it’s important that you wash and clean as well as condition your hair and scalp before trying on any style on them. but always remember to rinse off your hair really well because product residue might make your tresses limp and dull which in result will affect your styling procedure.
You can use any shampoo and conditioner of your choice or try this OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and the OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Conditioner for a clean yet voluminous base for your styling.
You might also use dry shampoo like the Herbal Essences Biorenew White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo to clean your tresses without any damage.
Hair experts suggest combing your manes regularly. That’s because regular combing stimulates the blood circulation of your scalp which in turn makes the hair locks healthy and smooth; healthy, smooth tresses are important because none of the hairstyles will look flattering on damaged, unhealthy manes.
Use Appropriate Comb for Sectioning
Appropriate sectioning of hairs is an integral part of any hair styling as you cannot curl or straight all the locks at once. But most of us tend to mess up right at this step even though it seems quite easy to part the tresses.
One easy yet effective solution to this problem is using a rat tail comb; the end of this comb is narrow and long and hence, it moves in one straight line keeping everything even.
With a rat tail comb and even hair sectioning, you can rock the half bun, complex up-dos and other half styles flawlessly.
Use the Styling Right Tool
Every tool available in the market has its purpose; know the tools thoroughly and carefully before you use them for adorning your hairs with different types of styles. For instance, even though a flat iron can be used for both straightening and curling, a curling iron can never straighten your hairs and therefore, you must know the features of your tool and how they work prior using them for the styling purpose.
Now Let’s Discuss the Basic Hairstyles
1. The Classic Ponytail
You can never go wrong with a classic ponytail. This hairstyle has been around for decades.
But some of us still find it difficult to construct this simple hairdo perfectly; separate your hairs in two sections horizontally from the crown. Adorn the back hairs with a ponytail and again part the front hairs into two sections. Now pull one section of the front in the backside, wrap it around the hair tie and secure with 2-3 hairpins to cover the elastic. Repeat this process for the rest of the front part and enjoy an effortless classic ponytail.
2. Pony Wrap
A variation of the classic ponytail is this modern pony wrap and it is as easy to make as the classic ponytail. Section your hairs and do a ponytail as you would do for the classic pony; the trick is that instead of parting the front strands, you will pull all of them together to the back and wrap it around the pony until there is no hair left. Secure it with pins for stronghold.
3. The Mega Volume Double Pony
With its height and extra length, this voluminous ponytail is anything but meh. This hairdo is very easy and perfect for medium to long fine, thin hair locks as they lack volume and body.
Brush your tresses with a boar bristle brush like this Spornette DeVille Cushion Oval Boar Bristle Hair Brush to add some extra volume in your hair. Section off your manes and pull the upper portion above your ears for a half-up, half-down ponytail and let the other part of your tresses hang loosely below.
Now with the rest of the locks construct another ponytail a bit below the first one. Then using a fine tooth comb tease the top ponytail to create fullness and body.
4. Hair Teasing for Volume
This is another part of hair styling that people get really messed up. Many of us tend to tease all our hair on the crown at once for more volume, which is a Big NO NO.
According to hair professionals, the best ways to tease your tresses is sectioning them and then tease them by a section at a time; even when you want to tease a ponytail for volume, you must follow this rule for an amazing outlook.
Another aspect to remember is that the higher up you start the teasing, the bigger the tease will be (means more volume). So it’s better to decide how much lift you want before you start the styling session.
5. The Half Bun
Feeling lazy? But still, want to rock a fresh and trendy hairstyle? Then this half bun style is the right one for you.
This modern-day style requires very less time to create but yet it gives you a very bomb look. Start with sectioning your hairs into two parts, the bottom part, and the crown part. And then create a bun with the crown hair. Be sure where you place the crown bun because misplaced bun will end up making you look like a sumo wrestler rather than a modern rock star.
6. Different Size for Different Curls
Remember that same size roller won’t always create different types of curls and waves; when it comes to a head full of gorgeous, versatile curls, the size of the roller matters. For instance, if you wish to adorn your tresses with big, voluminous curls and beach waves then opt for jumbo and super jumbo rollers and in case, you want small, tight ringlets, select a set that comes with 1-inch or less wide rollers.
You might buy this Caruso Professional IONIC Molecular 30-Piece Multiple Size Steam Hair Setters for both big curls and waves and small ringlets.
7. Style With Hot Rollers
Hot rollers are used for easy yet effective curling and waving your tresses. Putting on the rollers is somewhat simple, but most people messed up at the sectioning part. For effortless styling, section off your tresses into four parts (top, middle, and 2 middle bottoms) and put in the relatively big rollers in the top section if you want more volume and body on the top. Set the rest of the rollers by sections for an uncomplicated styling experience.
8. Flat Iron Curls
If you have short hair (neck length) and you still want to adorn them with curls and waves but they are just not long enough to wrap around a curling iron barrel then there is nothing better than a straightening iron to style your tresses. Take a ½ inch section of your hair and place it in between the plates of a 1 inch or less flat iron. Now twist the tool and hold it for a few seconds in place before slowly gliding it downwards. Remember that the slower you glide the straightener, the tightened the curls.
Don’t get frustrated if you don’t achieve the look you intended for at the first try; practice makes perfect and so keep practicing and soon you will learn the technique yourself.
9. The Modern Messy Bun Technique
The messy bun is a very popular hairstyle among modern girls, but you have to know the perfect way to make it look “imperfect” and effortless. You won’t just get this laid back look by just tying up a top bun and throw some bobby pins here and there.
First, comb all your hairs and construct a high ponytail and then start twisting the length of your hair around the ponytail to form a bun. Now, using bobby pins secure the bun for better hold.
If you want more volume at the front of your manes then using the tail of a rat tail comb start tugging up the hair roots at the crown to boost the body.
10. The Fishtail Braid
The fishtail braid may seem hard, but if you know the right technique, this stylish hairdo as easy and quick as a ponytail.
Begin with pulling back all your tresses and tie them with a rubber band to a ponytail. Then divide this ponytail equally. Now grab a piece of hair from one section and pull it to the inside of the opposite section. Follow the same technique for the other part also. Continue this process until you run out of hair and find out that you have finally adorned your manes with a classic fishtail braid. Secure the braid end with a band and spray on some holding spray (we prefer the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray) to keep the style in place for a long time.
Remember to not twist your hair section when you bring it to the other side.
- L’Oréal Professionnel, All Hair Styling Advice
- Peggy Wang, 29 Hairstyling Hacks Every Girl Should Know, November 2, 2013
- Raven Ishak, 8 Everyday Tips for Flawless, Frizz-Free Hair, AUGUST 1, 2017