Hair is either a blessing, a curse, or somewhere inbetween. But whatever it is, there’s always a way to improve, style, and manage it. And whether that’s through styling hacks or using the right product, the hair care tips are almost endless.
I’ve always had long thick, yet fine hair.. which makes it a bit interesting to care for. Fine hair means you have thin strands.. which means your hair gets tangled up easily. And when there’s a lot of it, combing out your bedhead can be an interesting task. But thankfully I’ve found great hair care tips that have helped me manage it the best I can.. even if it still ends up breaking off easily and getting everywhere (fine hair problems).
And no matter what type of hair you have, there’s always a hack or a fix for keeping it under control. So check out these awesome lists of hair care tips and styling hacks and see what works for you!
31 Charts That’ll Help You Have the Best Hair of Your Life
Buzzfeed seems to be the master of getting great helpful lists, hence why you’ll be seeing quite a few of their posts in here. But I especially love this infographic on Thin vs. Thick Hair. It shows you exactly what you need to know about it, how to take care of it, and what to avoid so you don’t damage your hair.
See the rest of the awesome charts on hair care tips here!
26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks
I picked this specific hairstyle from their list because it really is easy. Whether your hair is straight or curly, it’s a quick hairdo that looks pretty awesome.
Bonus Hair Care Tips from Buzzfeed!
Apply dry shampoo the night before if you don’t have time the next morning to wash. It’ll keep it oil free and give it volume.
Use a toothbrush with hairspray for flyaways. It’s an easy fix and keeps those small strands under control.
See the rest of their lazy girl hairstyles here!
9 Genius Tips to Save Color-Damaged Hair
I love this infographic that Buzzfeed found on ingredients for a hair mask. They’re awesome for strengthening your hair strands, giving your hair a nice shine, as well as moisturizing your dry scalp.
Bonus Hair Care Tips from Buzzfeed
Use thermal protectant beforehand if you’re going to use heat for styling. You probably shouldn’t use heat since your hair is already damaged from coloring, but this will help if you want to curl or straighten your hair.
Use a clarifying shampoo to lighten up your color if it comes out too dark. And if it’s too light, find a color that’s a shade darker, but keep it in for half of the recommended time. Check up on it every 5 minutes and wash it out once it’s reached the color you want.
Use Clarifying shampoo if you have dyed hair. All shampoos clean your hair, but clarified is more intense and will get more of the dirt and gunk out that’s built up from styling products.
See the rest of the hair care tips for colored hair.
17 Useful Hair Tricks for Anyone that Uses a Hair Straightener
Quick Straightener Tips from Buzzfeed
The highest you should ever set your flat iron should be at 365°F, but if you have fine hair, the temperature should stay around 300 and 325 degrees. Now why should you do this? Well hair burns at 451°F… or the same temperature as paper. So keep that heat under control!
Know what hair straightener to use. Ceramic allows for an even distribution of heat, and has a lower potential to burn hair. Just make sure it’s fully ceramic because ceramic plating can chip and snag hair. Titanium heats up and transfers heat faster than ceramic. There is less potential to damage your hair, unless you leave it on your hair too long. And use tourmaline if you want shinier, straighter, and less frizzy hair. You get this from the crystalline minerals that are crushed up and used to coat the plates of the straightener.
Read more hair straightening tricks from Buzzfeed here!
18 Life-Changing Hacks for Curly Hair
A Few Easy Hair Care Tips for Curly Hair
Before you step into the shower, go ahead and apply a deep conditioner. Then get a shower cap and tuck it all in. While you’re washing your body, the steam from the shower will help the moisture from the conditioner to soak up and lock into your hair. Then you can finish up and wash out your hair as normal.
Apply conditioner and comb through your hair while in the shower. This will prevent your hair from becoming frizzy like when you comb your hair after getting out.
Instead of a towel, use a T-shirt to wring your hair out. The T-shirt will help prevent tangles and frizz, but a towel will take in too much moisture from your hair and cause frizziness. Also, the T-shirt will keep your curls smooth once completely dry.
Read more hair care tips for curly hair from Cosmopolitan here!
6 Beauty Hacks to Make You Look Like a Million Dollars
Lifehack found this awesome infographic from Ogle School. It shares some awesome hair care tips like using apple cider vinegar for shampoo buildup, mixing equal parts of lemon juice and water to lighten up your hair, and even using a full egg for a mask to treat damaged hair.
Check out more awesome hair care tips from Lifehack!
27 Tips and Tricks to Get the Perfect Ponytail
Buzzfeed has found an awesome list of cute ponytail hairstyles (both easy and complex). I saw this one and found it simple enough to do, and it really pulled together my look.
Extra Awesome Buzzfeed Tips
Curl your hair while in a high ponytail. I’ve done this before, and it’s a great way to get awesome curls. All you have to do is separate pieces of hair in the ponytail until it’s all curled, then take out the hairband, and you have an awesome look!
See more of Buzzfeed’s Ponytail hairstyles!
15 Myths We Have All Believed and the Truth Behind Them
So a few of these surprised me. I had always been told that cutting the ends of your hair (the split ends) can make it grow longer. It never made sense to me, but I went with it because everyone was telling me that. Turns out, it’s not true (I knew it!)
Also, dandruff can be caused by oily hair? This one really surprised me. Apparently, it’s caused by Malassezia (a yeast) which grows in oily environments. So dandruff can be a symptom of Malassezia.
Read more of the reasons for the hair myths and truths here!
18 Ingenious Hair Hacks for the Gym
Having long hair, this post came as a huge help. Getting hair in my face while exercising isn’t one of my favorite pastimes, so finding a few hairstyles from this list was great.
Check out more hairstyles for the gym by Buzzfeed here!
27 Underrated Hair Products that Actually Work
Now I love lists of products that can help me get healthier more manageable hair. And Buzzfeed curated an awesome list.
One of the products that stood out to me was the Devacurl Ultra Defining Gel (what the girl in the photo above used). Now I may not have her type of hair, but I know plenty of you out there do. The girl just let her hair air dry with the product in and got an amazing finish. No damaging curling irons needed.
Next would be the Ogz Biotin & Collagen Shampoo. I love Ogz and this shampoo is great for dry and thinning colored hair.
And Lastly, I am all about the Wet Brush. My hair gets into horrible knots after a shower, so this brush will be a savior. No more ripping out my hair and getting it everywhere.
Check out more of these awesome products shown by Buzzfeed here!
Hair is amazing, but it’s also trying at times. Like when it’s in horrible tangles and you haven’t had the motivation to comb it out all day and it gets worse. But there are plenty of ways to take care of your hair and make sure that it stays healthy and strong and manageable (at least to a certain extent).
Now if you have any awesome hair care tips of your own. Email me or let me know in the comments below! I love to here them!