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We all know the feeling… our hair won’t behave and, pathetic as it seems, we can’t help feeling that it’s ruined the rest of the day.
But help is at hand.
Just follow our four tips and you’ll never have another bad hair day again. We promise!
The easiest way to ensure that you have a good hair day is to use a heat protectant spray after you wash your hair, and before you use any styling tools like straighteners, curlers or hairdryers. Not only will this protect your hair from any heat damage, but it will also create the perfect base for you to create the perfect look.
Shiny happy hair
We all know that shiny hair equals healthy hair - just look at Meghan Markle! So if you want to make every day a Good Hair Day, simply invest in a good hair mask and make it a regular ritual to deeply condition your locks.
Gentle backcombing (think a little tussle rather than full on 80s style) can help your hair look full of life. To do this, start at the roots and tease the hair over your brush and then give it a blast with your favourite hairspray.
She’s the ultimate #hairgoals…
…but how does Kim Kardashian get the high shine look?
Here two of her favourite hairstylists, Jen Atkin and Justine Marjan, reveal Kim’s hair secrets.
Regular hair masks
If your hair is healthy, it’ll shine. And while most celebrities like Kim have their hair and make-up done professionally for work, on their days off they rehydrate and repair with a hair mask, says Jen. One of Kardashian's go to's is Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Mask, which is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that fortify damaged, chemically-treated hair. Buy it here.
Use a T-shirt to dry hair
"Post shower, instead of drying your hair with a traditional towel, gently squeeze out moisture with an old cotton t-shirt so as not to disturb the cuticle layer of the hair," advises Justine.
Controlled heat styling
If your curler or straighteners are too hot, you will singe the hair which will make it appear dull. Justine says: “When styling, I always use tools that won't damage the hair. GHD's irons are optimised at 365 degrees - the ideal temperature that won't blow open the cuticle layer or cause colour fading."
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Cotton or polyester pillowcases can absorb moisture and be abrasive to hair. Investing in a silk case will help retain your strands' natural shine - and your hair won't get frizzy overnight, says Justine. It’s a win-win.
Some oils — like the OUAI's signature blend of African galangal, ama, and borage oils — can double as heat protectants when you're using hot styling tools. Justine likes to mix oils together to enhance shine.
You can stock up on daily supplements packed with ingredients like B-complex vitamins (such as biotin, cobalamin, and niacin) to help restore shine from the inside-out. Try Justine’s go-to OLLY Undeniable Beauty Grapefruit Glam Gummies, which helps to create stronger and shinier hair. Buy it here.
Repair with Olaplex
One of our favourite products for shine especially for those of you that dye your hair. Olaplex repairs the hair structure on a molecular level while it processes. Kim likes to use it as an overnight treatment and puts it in her hair before she goes to sleep.
This is an edited version of an article which first appeared on Marieclaire.com. Read the original here.
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We’ve tracked down the ones that we think REALLY work, from frizz busters and heat protectors to hydration boosters and thickening lotions.
We’re doing a little happy dance like Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air as today we turn two. Where’s the time gone?!
Thanks to everyone for helping us make Pankhurst and Deane a roaring success.
We don’t know about you, but we’re OBSESSED with I’m a Celebrity presenter Holly Willoughby’s amazing hair and style. Since joining Dec on the hit ITV jungle reality show, we’ve been tuning in every day just to see what Holly will wear next!
And now you can copy her beachy waves, with our five-step tutorial. And if you also want to replicate her style, her stunning red Rixo dress (pictured, below) is available for sale right now at the lovely designer boutique Vanilla opposite our salon.
Elbows at the ready, ladies!!
Wash your hair and while it’s still damp, spritz with a heat protector product like TRESemme protect heat defence styling spray. Apply a volumizing mousse like Bumble and Bumble thickening full form mousse to create hold and volume.
Dry the hair with a paddle brush, brushing the hair in diﬀerent directions. Once the hair is 70 per cent dry, section the hair into four with your preferred parting.
Take a medium sized ceramic brush and starting at the nape, blow dry sections of hair no bigger than your brush. Focus on creating root lift and volume at the roots, yet a smooth and straight finish through the mid-lengths and ends.
When you’ve finished blow drying, take a vertical section starting at the hairline from the parting to the front of the ear. In a two inch section, curl the hair rotating the irons in a half rotation, curling away from the face. Continue taking vertical sections working your way towards the centre of the nape area. Begin on the opposite side of the head and repeat the process, curling away from the face.
To finish the look, use your paddle brush to brush out the curls and mess them up a bit with your fingertips. Finally set the style with a fine hold mist hairspray such as L’Oreal Ellnett extra strength hairspray.
Picture credit: Holly Willoughby Instagram