So what if you don’t have naturally thick, luscious locks? We know that sometimes, life happens and despite your best efforts and aching arms, your tresses may not always come to the party. Well, no more! Rain, shine or even a little grey, here’s how to make your hair issues work in your favour with our beauty editor’s trusted quick fixes.
Caught in the downpour without your umbrella? Don’t panic! Simply spritz your locks with ghd Curl Hold Spray, then blow-dry the top section again. The bottom layers wouldn’t have been as affected by the rain, so concentrate on smoothing and styling the top section to revive your look in minutes.
Properly maintained silver tresses are chic, trendy and oh-so-glam! Blondes will find it easier – as your hair grey grows in and blonde grows out, your stylist can simply add highlights to blur the transition.
Brunettes, however, will need to have a few centimetres of regrowth to show the colourist what they are working with. Lowlights will blend the light and dark, and a good cut can make growing pains a lot easier.
Alternatively, you can just touch up with L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray – it covers grey in an instant and will last until your next wash.
The good news is that the ‘gringe’ (translation: growing-out-fringe) trend never goes out of style. Get your fringe to a length where you can part it in the middle or slightly to the side without it getting in your eyes too much – cheekbone length is perfect. Then just ask your stylist to taper it down at the sides so it blends with the rest of your hair and doesn’t look too heavy. Some stylists will even touch up your fringe for free.
Straight hair is in (again!). And it looks its sleekest with minimal volume, so no more slogging away creating oomph at the roots… phew!
Prep damp hair with L’Oreal Studio/Pro Sleek It Ultra Smoothing Cream, which has built-in heat protection, and blow-dry your hair straight. Middle partings are more modern but you should see what works for the shape of your face.
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For the glass-like styles seen on the catwalks, you’ll need to flat-iron your hair, too. Try the BaByliss Slim Diamond Ceramic Straightener, for ultimate sleekness.
Ditch the mousse and back-combing brush and try this super-airy and floaty up ‘do instead. It’s called the ‘pun’ – a cross between a ponytail and a bun. It couldn’t be easier and is perfect for fine hair.
Prep and strengthen your hair with Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for Fine Brittle Hair, as well the Conditioner; the caffeine actively penetrates to the follicle to boost your hair.
Once dry, flip your head back and part your hair, then pull back into a loose, low ponytail. Before you pull the ponytail all the way through, leave the ends tucked in to create a loop. Leave out a few strands of hair around the face for a youthful, softening effect.
Woken up with more frizz than curl? You might feel the urge to reach for the curling iron again but there is a way to revive your ‘do without subjecting it to more heat.
Spritz your hair with a mixture of water and some Label.M leave-in conditioner. Then, starting at the tips, work a little curling crème through the lengths of your hair – now flip your entire head forwards and shake out your hair to create volume at the roots.