If you find yourself in a hairstyling rut, you've come to the right place. Approaching a new hairstyle can be intimidating, but the results are fun and more often than not totally worth the effort! Having the right styling tricks up your sleeve can be useful when trying to achieve your favorite hairstyles. Keep reading to see how a few styling hacks and key products can help you get the most out of your hair.
1. Shaggy Curls
If you’re over the polished look and are searching for a way to give your natural curls some texture, this hack from Redken Brand Ambassador, Rodney Cutler can help. To liven up the look of curls, apply Frizz Dismiss FPF 30 Serum all over the hair. Divide the hair into small sections, then mist Wax Blast 10 over each section. This will help create the look of curly shaggy hair.
2. Slicked Back Hair
Add an edge to your evening look by coating dry hair with Guts 10. Cutler recommends allowing the mousse to air dry. Once the hair is dry, brush it back from the hairline toward the crown to create a slicked back wet hairstyle that looks chic and fashionable.
3. Define Curls
Naturally curly or wavy hair that lacks definition can benefit from this hack. Redken Artist Tara Abramowicz recommends using your fingertips to gently apply a cream-paste, like Mess Around 10, to curly hair while it’s wet to avoid the appearance of limp curls and help them look uniform.
4. Bouncy Blowout
Instead of blow drying your hair straight, giving the ends a little curl can do wonders for your blow out and help it feel bouncier. Once your hair is 80 percent dry, Redken Artist Lindsey Olson suggests you wrap the ends around a round brush, mist Iron Shape 11 heat protection hairspray over the section, and blow dry like normal. Continue doing this on all sections of your hair for a subtle bend at the ends. If you find your hair to be too "flippy" at the ends, you can always run over quickly with a flat iron.
5. Give Hair Texture
If you have fine or short hair, adding texture to it can seem next to impossible. To get around this styling issue, Cutler rubs Rough Paste 12 in his palm, then sprays Triple Take 32 on top. This creates a liquefied mixture that you can apply on the hair from roots to ends for a piece-y, textured look. Instead of blow drying your hair straight, giving the ends a little curl can do wonders for your blow out and help it feel bouncier. Once your hair is 80 percent dry, Redken Artist Lindsey Olson suggests you wrap the ends around a round brush, mist Iron Shape 11 heat protection hairspray over the section, and blow dry like normal. Continue doing this on all sections of your hair for a subtle bend at the ends.
6. Keep Your Ponytail Up
Anyone who struggles with how to style thick hair knows how challenging it can be to keep your ponytail sitting as high as possible against your head. To keep it from slumping throughout the day, place two bobby pins on both sides of your hair tie to help push the ponytail up.
7. Create Waves
For an easy way to update your look for fall, style your hair the night before. Apply No Blow Dry Cream on damp hair before bed, then tie your hair into a tight bun at the nape of your neck. The next morning, let your wavy hair down and flip it over your head. Mist Pillow Proof Two Day Extender all over the hair. This dry shampoo can absorb any oil your hair might have accumulated during the night and refresh the waves.
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