Thursday, 18 August 2016

Hair Nightmares And What You Can Do About Them

We’ve all been there, you've got a big night out coming up, or even worse, a date, and your 'Barnet' is not behaving in the slightest! So what can we do with an unruly mane, when we need to be out and about? Read on to find out.

You hair is flat and lifeless

People with fine hair often suffer from this nightmare. No matter what they do or how long they spend giving themselves a blowout, as soon as they head out the door their hair flops. This is to do with the structure of the hair. People with fines hair have a smaller follicle circumference meaning hair can look flat.

A quick and easy way of dealing with this is to use some dry shampoo. This comes in spray bottles and is designed to absorb grease at the root of your hair, in case you haven't got time to wash it. The added benefit of using is it that the powdery spray also bulks up the roots of your hair and separates all the individual strands. This makes it much easier for you to get some body into your locks.

Your DIY dye has gone wrong

Dying your hair at home can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if goes wrong! There is nothing like rinsing that dye off and feeling that dread spread over you! Yes there it is in all its glory, your lovely locks are now orange or green!


If your locks go green, it probably means there are too many different dyes on there. You will need to strip your hair back to its natural colours before trying to dye it again. Be aware, though, it's better to leave some time in between all of these treatments, so you can allow your hair to recover.

If you have been trying to dye your hair blond or red, but end up with an unwanted orange shade, then a quick fix is to use purple shampoo. This is designed for people with grey hair, as it makes the colour very clean and bright. It also has the same effect on blond hair and is well know to strip out the reddish tones.

Your hair won’t lie down


This is often the bane of people with curly or thick hair, especially you have slept on it overnight! Those locks just don't want to stay where you put them, do they? There are few things you can do, though, that can make a real difference, The first is to use a pair of straighteners to tame your locks. Make sure that you pick the best flat iron for thick hair, for this job, as there are plenty of specialist tools on the market now.


You can also use a de-frizz spray or balm. These are liquids which smooth the hair, and they work especially well with heat tools like hair styling and tongs.


If all else fails then why not resort o to the old favourite of an extra strong hairspray and some bobby pins. Use them to catch and pin down those stray little blighters, and get them to behave!

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