Hair can make such a difference in the way we look. You might have your outfit and makeup on fleek, if you’re having a bad hair day, you’ll end up looking like a not-so-hot mess. I’d go further and say that good-looking hair could lift up your whole looks.
Ever looked in a mirror and felt your heart sink in disbelief to how stringy/limp/greasy/straw-like/frizzy (insert hair woe here) your mane looks? And then every time you pass by a mirror, all you wanna do is hide under a rock or shave the heck out of it and wear a wig for the rest of your life, huh? Your day is basically ruined.
Girl, I feel ya.
For the sake of – maybe – saving you from those dreaded moments of despair, here’s a breakdown of tried, tested and girl-next-dork-approved hair fixes.
1. Dry shampoo
Yeah, it’s the latest fad, and you might have unsuccessfully tried some and decided it wasn’t your jam; but I’d suggest trying another brand before giving up. Dry shampoo is a life-saver not only for when you don’t have time to shampoo, but also for adding texture and volume – even on clean hair.
I’ve had good luck with Batiste dry shampoos, and the Original is by far my fave. Yes, it makes your hair white, but I found that it works better in insufflating that volume and life back in my fine strands. The Strength & Shine formula would come second, while the Dark & Brunette doesn’t do much for me.
I’m on the lookout for trying this dry shampoo: http://www.feelunique.com/p/sexy-hair-big-sexy-hair-power-play
Review to come soon, hopefully!
Avoid anything containing silicones. I am no anti-silicone totalitarian, but I think covering your scalp with silicones isn’t the way to go when you’re looking for lightness and lift.
2. Fake it ‘till you wash it!
Another thing to think of when your hair doesn’t behave like you’d expect, is tying them up if they’re long enough. Ponytails, braids and high buns are among the most efficient camouflage to unruly hair.
I think messy loose buns are more forgiving than sleek ones when you’re having a BHD. If your hair is going to misbehave, it will, even in a bun.Same thing goes for ponytails and braids: messy is the way to go. Yeah, I’m a little bit lazy like that.
Of course you could (and should!) combine steps 1 and 2.
3. Waft craft
To be honest I have yet to try clip-in extensions, but I think they’re a great invention and obviously help in the luxurious hair department. Your hair is out of place? The clip-ins will do the trick. But be very picky about the extensions quality.
There are plenty clip-ins tutorials on YouTube or Pinterest, but I like this one by the gorgeous beauty blogger Teni Panosian, on how to get full, big, sexy, out-of-this-world hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaAYsPq7EVk
What I tried, and didn’t approve of, are these clip-in bangs. They’re way too shiny to look real. Give them a go if you don’t mind looking like you’re basically wearing a wig made out of your child’s dolls hair. Which you should mind.
Like I said: always seek quality. I obviously didn’t here.
4. Last but not least
If all else fails, put a cap on it. It’s just hair, after all.
Do you often have BHDs? What are your own tips and tricks?