1 . Subtle Highlights
Wantsubtle highlightsfor the summer but dont want to empty your wallet? Squeeze out an entire lemon into a dish, dip a clean toothbrush into the juice, and gently comb it through your hair. Then, go sit in the sun for about 45 minutes to an hour (wearing SPF, of course!). Do this once every two weeks or so and the lemon juice will naturally lighten your hair in the sun.
2 . Get rid of static
Get rid of staticin your hair by using dryer sheets. With one sheet, smooth it over your entire head going from root to ends. To avoid getting static altogether, rub the dryer sheets on your brushes and combs before using them on your hair.
3 . Make your ponytail look fuller
Make your ponytail look fullerby using the hair clip trick. Pull your hair into aponytailat the back of the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Separate it into two sections (top and bottom), and with a smalltomedium sized claw hair clip, clip hair at the base of the ponytail, underneath the top section. Place the top section of hair over the clip and spray a bit of dry shampoo to get a fuller texture and hide the clip.
4 . Toremove all of the build up
Toremove all of the build upthat can happen in your hair (oil andproduct build upcan clog up your scalp and put a halt on your hair growing!) mix baking soda in water to create a paste, and use that to wash your hair. Rinse the baking soda out with a mixture of apple cider vinegar for a completely natural, clean head of hair.
5 . Baby hairs and cowlicks
Baby hairs and cowlicksare incredibly annoying, but theres a way to tame them. Spray a toothbrush with strong hold hairspray and comb down the baby hairs and cowlicks so theyll sit with the rest of your hair.
6 . prevent hair breakage and damage
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will help toprevent hair breakage and damagethat can happen in the middle of the night as you toss and turn. Cotton and other textures mixed with your hair moving back and forth can create friction, which is what can cause the hair to break.
7 . DIY your own dry shampoo
A lot of the time, girls with brunette or red hair shy away from dry shampoo because of the white residue that is often left over.DIY your own dry shampoofor darker hair so that you can skip washing your hair! Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and a dash of cinnamon. Apply at your roots and shake through with your fingers for a refreshed head of hair!
8 . temperature setting on your flat iron
If it takes you a very long time to straighten your hair, you may have thetemperature setting on your flat irontoo low, which means you need to go over the same pieces of hair multiple times, which can cause more damage. Instead, turn up the heat (to a midhigh temperature) so that you can go for a single pass and decrease damage.
9 . Protect your hair from chlorine
Protect your hair from chlorinein the pool by completely wetting your hair and saturating it in conditioner, leaving it wet. Your hair will soak up the chlorinefree water and conditioner instead of the pool water, which will prevent the damage and color turning that chlorine can do.
10 . Reduce frizz
Reduce frizzby drying your hair with a cotton tshirt instead of a towel, then blow drying on the cool setting. Regular towels can cause a ton of friction which disrupt the cuticle and create frizz, so cotton tshirts absorb water without causing friction. Make sure to squeeze your hair, not to rub it, while drying (which can, surprise, create more frizzmaking friction). Blow drying on the cool setting to keep the cuticle closed, which wont make as much of a frizzy mess as the hot setting.