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24 Hair Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Written by Alexa Adler
24 Hair Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Bad hair days happen to most of us, regardless of our hair’s length or texture, but with a few simple hacks, they don’t have to ruin your day. From toothbrushes to eyeshadow, hair hacks are all over the internet, and we have 25 of the best ones right here for you.

1. Tame Your Tresses With a Toothbrush

Don’t let tiny flyaways and baby hairs draw attention from your ‘do. Grab a clean, unused toothbrush and a touch of hairspray to control that frizz. Tame flyaways by spraying the toothbrush with your favorite hairspray. Then, carefully run the brush over those pesky strands to put them in their place. This technique prevents the look of a stiff hairspray helmet head while keeping your hair in place.

2. Create a Faux Bob

Try this hair hack if you aren’t ready to part with your long or medium-length hair, but you want a shorter ‘do. Create a faux bob by parting your hair down the middle of your head, then dividing it into three sections: left, right, and back. Braid the back section in a small, horizontal braid and coil it around, pinning it flat against the back of your head using bobby pins. 

Next, create a low ponytail a few inches below the nape of your neck, and secure it with an elastic. Roll the ponytail under and pin it horizontally into the braid base you created. Pull the sides of your hair slightly out to create fullness and volume. Spritz your hair with your favorite hairspray to hold. 

3. Fake a Set of Beach Waves With a Flat Iron

Section your hair into six pieces and braid each section. Then, run a hot flat iron across each braid a few times, allowing the heat to penetrate the braids. Let the braids cool, then gently unbraid each section. Fingerstyle the loose waves and spray with hairspray for the beachy look. 

4. Amp Up the Volume While You Sleep

Before going to bed, apply a small amount of volumizing gel or spray to your strands. Then roll your hair into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. The following day, apply a few shots of the warm blow dryer over the bun, then allow it to cool. Remove the bun and tousle your hair to release the voluminous waves. 

This also works with braids. Section your hair into several pieces and braid each. Sleep in the braids, then remove them in the morning. Either way, ensure that you aren’t styling wet hair right before bed to avoid breakage and hair damage.

5. Add Cold Water for Shine & Cold Air for Hold

After shampooing, condition your hair, then rinse in cold water. The cold water closes the cuticle of your hair, providing a kick of shine to your locks. Then, to add hold to your ‘do, run a shot of cold air from the hairdryer to seal in your style. Alternating between warm and cool air helps to set your style.

6. Clean Your Brushes

Keep your hairbrushes clean and product-free by removing the hair from them and shampooing them once per month. Use shampoo, then rinse the brushes in warm water and allow them to air dry. By keeping your brushes clean, you’ll avoid product buildup on the brushes and keep any dirt or debris from transferring to your strands.

7. Blow Dry Upside Down 

To add volume to your hair, blowdry your hair upside down. Tilt your head down while drying and ruffle your strands at the root. Doing this helps increase volume when your head is upright. 

8. Hydrate With Coconut Oil Products

Professionally formulated hair care products that include coconut oil are sure to boost hydration and moisturization. Coconut oil adds a sleek, shiny, and healthy appearance to dry strands. Just be careful not to use virgin coconut oil straight from your pantry. Raw materials are easily misused or improperly dosed at home which can have damaging effects on your hair and scalp. Always opt for professionally formulated products that include the natural ingredient you’re looking for.

9. Fake a Fresh Shampoo

Don’t have time to wash your hair? Use dry shampoo! Apply dry shampoo solely to the roots of your hair, wherever it is oily. It will soak up excess oils and, depending on the brand, add a freshly-washed fragrance to your locks. 

Investigate the formula before purchasing dry shampoo for those of you with dark hair. Some products add a white-ish powder look to darker strands. Also watch for harsh irritants and alcohol based products which can be rough on your scalp and hair strands. And don’t forget, dry shampoo as needed but try to limit your usage and continue with a regular cleansing routine.

10. Fake Thicker Hair With Eyeshadow

If your hair part looks sparse, fill it in with eyeshadow. Choose a shadow shade that is close to your hair color. Style your hair as usual, then apply a small amount of eyeshadow to the part in your hair. The shadow creates the illusion of thicker hair by camouflaging your scalp through the part in your hair. Just be careful to thoroughly cleanse your scalp after the old cover up trick!

11. Section & Tease

Try teasing your hair in sections if you need extra volume for your fine, limp hair. Divide your hair into several sections and backcomb each, beginning at the bottom of your hair and working your way upward. Spray each area with a volumizing spray before backcombing. Lay each section over the last until you reach the top.

12. Condition From Root to Tip With The Right Conditioner

Opt for a specially formulated scalp and hair conditioner that not only detangles and softens your hair, but also adds much needed moisture back to your scalp. Jupiter’s Nourishing Conditioner does just that, smoothing and soothing your scalp with natural ingredients like probiotics and colloidal oatmeal.

By keeping your brushes clean, you’ll avoid product buildup on the brushes and keep any dirt or debris from transferring to your strands.

13. Sleep on Silk

Use a silk pillowcase while you sleep. Silk is gentle on your hair, prevents frizz, and pampers your face. Cotton absorbs moisture from your locks and skin, causing hair breakage and frizz due to friction. Silk pillowcases are also said to help reduce wrinkles - we’ll take it!

14. Massage Your Scalp

Scalp brushes are trending for a good reason. These brushes stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, encourage hair growth, and help remove scalp buildup. They can be used on a dry scalp for exfoliation simply wet your hair, apply shampoo, and bring it to a lather while using circular motions for a relaxing scalp massage in the shower. Your hair and scalp feel fresh and rejuvenated after use.

15. Use a Wide-Tooth Comb

Wide-tooth combs help prevent the breakage of wet and damp hair. Never use a paddle brush or any other type of brush on wet hair, doing so can cause breakage, split ends, and tangles. Instead opt for wide tooth combs on wet hair to help detangle safely.

16. Stop Frizz in Its Tracks

Prevent hair frizz by pressing excess water from hair with a microfiber towel instead of rubbing or twisting it dry. Friction causes breakage and frizz, so forgo the twist.

17. Prevent Salt & Chlorine Damage

Your hair is porous, which means it absorbs water like a sponge. Before taking a soak in the ocean or swimming pool, protect your locks by soaking your hair first in freshwater. Doing this creates a barrier of protection for your strands, leaving no room for damaging saltwater or chlorine. 

If you have blonde hair, protect it further by applying a small amount of hair conditioner to the ends before taking a dunk. The conditioner deters the dreaded chlorine absorption that turns light hair green.

18. Use Dryer Sheets To Stop Frizz

It may sound crazy, but a dryer sheet can help rid hair of frizz. Think about what dryer sheets do for your laundry. They prevent the very definition of frizz, which is static and cling. Glide a dryer sheet down your hair from root to ends to remove static from your hair. To take it a step further, press a dryer sheet into the bristles of your brush to create your own static-busting hairbrush. 

19. Fake a Fuller Pony

If your hair is fine, thin, or you just want to add more volume, fake the look of a fuller ponytail with this trick. Put your hair in a ponytail, then split the pony into two sections, top and bottom, and place a small hair clip between the two. Then, cover the clip with the top section of the hair, and the clip adds a hit of instant hidden volume.

20. Pancake Your Braids 

This hair hack creates the illusion of thicker, fuller braids in a snap. Braid your hair into one braid or as many as you like. Then, begin pulling and tugging the braid at the top and work your way down the braid, slightly loosening until you reach the ends. 

21. Dry First, Style Later

Always dry your hair before styling. Wet and damp hair is fragile, so if you style it before it’s dry, you risk the chance of causing breakage and split ends. Ensure your hair is completely dry first before styling your strands.

22. Brush, Then Shampoo

Brushing dry hair before you hit the shower reduces hair falling down the shower drain and preps your scalp for the shampoo. Make sure to brush your hair gently so that you don’t irritate your scalp.

23. Spray Your Bobby Pins

Bobby pins get a bad rep for falling out mid-day, leaving your hairstyle amiss. Give them extra staying power by spraying the pins with a light mist of hairspray before placing them in your hair. The hairspray adds extra grip, helping them stay in place for longer.

24. Clarify Your Scalp

Clarify your scalp and hair with a weekly clarifying mask. Like the Jupiter Purifying Mask, which removes buildup from the scalp and clears away dead skin. The unique formulation includes volcanic ash that helps extract impurities and nourish the scalp. Your hair and scalp feel clean and calm after this spa-like treatment.

Conclusion

Hair hacks are fun to try and provide you with a new look in minutes. Keep your hair and scalp healthy and strong by using hair care products designed for your hair type. Jupiter’s line of elevated haircare cleans, calms, refreshes, and soothes the scalp and hair. Our products deliver their promise or your money back.

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Our exfoliating scalp brush helps remove build-up from flaking, styling products, or other impurities. Gently dry brush the scalp in circular motions before washing, or in the shower while you lather your shampoo with gentle front-to-back strokes. Added bonus: a cleaner scalp means thicker and healthier looking hair. It just so happens to feel really really good, too.

The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have about the information contained herein, as well as the risks or benefits of any treatment.