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Nowadays, the internet is full of hair hacks for every type of hair, in order to improve the health of your hair. Some of them are very strange, some of them sound logical. Either way, we’re always looking for hacks to improve the appearance of our hair right? In this blog post, I’ve gathered 25 astonishing hair hacks that are tested and approved so you don’t have to experiment yourself and risk ruining your hair.
I’m not going to lie, I was pretty skeptical about some of the hair hacks I found on the internet. That’s why I wanted to make sure I only shared hacks that are worth trying and not ruining your hair obviously. I’ve watched hours of Youtube videos, blog posts, and articles to make sure I would gather the 25 best hair hacks I could possibly find! I even tried some of them myself in order to see if the hacks would work.
Starting to get curious about the hacks I’m talking about? I know you are! Some of the tips I’m sharing might seem strange but I promise, they’ll work. Not only am I sharing strange hacks though, but you can also find anything beneficial for your hair in this post. One more thing, you’ll be surprised at how many of these products you can find around your home. Isn’t that super easy? I think so! Okay, here we go.
25 Astonishing Hair Hacks
1. Baby Hair Flyaways
My favorite trick since I have lots of baby hairs that don’t want to stay in place at all. Spray some hairspray on a toothbrush and brush over your hairline. This will make your baby hairs stay in place without having greasy looking hair.
2. Bobby Pins
Might be a simple tip but I never realized this until I read it. If you want to wear bobby pins but they’re sliding out of your hair quickly, spray them with hairspray before you put them in your hair. This will give them extra hold!
We know that a trip to the hairdresser can be a little expensive sometimes, especially if you want highlights and they use the balayage method. Did you know that here’s a cheap and easy way to create this effect yourself? It’s lemon juice! Apply lemon juice to your hair and comb it through gently. All you need to do next is head out onto your balcony or garden for 45 minutes and let the sun do her thing. Repeat this process every two weeks or so for a gradual lightening of your hair. Stop whenever the intended result has been achieved.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
You might have heard of hair hacks like this one already but apple cider vinegar is great to cleanse your hair of product residue and make it shine. Pour the apple cider vinegar over your hair after you just washed it with shampoo and let it sit for a bit. Then rinse and voila!
5. Tomato Juice
I like to light up my dark brown hair in the summer and so I did back in 2016. Right before I went on vacation to Turkey and spent the whole day in a swimming pool. Little did I know about another hack I’ll be sharing soon, so I ended up with a weird yellowish, greenish looking hairdo. Oof! I asked my hairdresser what to do and she told me to soak my hair in tomato juice.
As strange as it sounded, it actually worked! The science side of this hack explains that the red in the tomato juice neutralizes the green and gives your blonde a boost. Leave the juice in for 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition as you would normally.
6. Moisturize Before The Pool
The hack I was talking about above is the following: moisturize your hair before you go to the pool of the ocean. If you rub a moisturizing conditioner throughout your hair and leave in it, the chlorinated water won’t soak into your hair. This will prevent blonde or highlighted hair from greenish hair! I learned my lesson so I definitely do this before I take a dip in the pool.
7. Dryer Sheets
Static hair is so frustrating! This happens to me mostly during winter time and I hate it. Dryer sheets can be very useful if you have static hair. Rub the dryer sheets down your hair or onto your brush to get rid of static hair bits.
8. Egg Hair Mask
Eggs have been known for their ability to replenish hair and restore softness and shine. Crack a few egg whites into a bowl, apply to damp hair and comb through. The eggs whites will make your hair a lot stronger, which will help it grow faster since the ends won’t be breaking off.
9. Clean Your Brushes
Is this really supposed to be one of the hair hacks? It shouldn’t be but I think most of us are guilty of not cleaning their brushes enough. It may not seem like a big deal but clean brushes help the way you style your hair and keep your hair fluff-free.
10. Coconut Oil
Oiling your hair is one of the best solutions to let your hair grow thicker, longer, and stronger. Out of all the possible oils, coconut oil is the best choice since your hair can absorb coconut oil better than any other option available out there.
11. Handcream Emergencies
If you find your frizz situation getting out of control while on-the-go and you’ve forgotten to pack any anti-frizz product, rub a coin-sized amount of hand lotion into your palms and use it to smooth out and tame frizzy bits. BUT use this solution with care and in emergencies, as some of the ingredients in hand lotion might not be suitable for hair on a regular basis.
I couldn’t test this myself since I don’t have any grey hairs yet (thankfully!) but it seems that butter is a great method to help prevent further growth of the grey hairs. Massaging the hair roots with butter a few times a week can help get rid of grey hairs.
13. Make Your Hair Look Fuller
If you have thin hair yourself or you can tell you have some spots where your hair doesn’t grow as full as it should, this hair hack is perfect for you. Use eyeshadow in the color of your hair and fill in the gaps or places where you want your hair to look fuller and thicker.
14. DIY Dry Shampoo
I mean, we’re not always feeling like washing our hair right? So dry shampoo is the perfect solution. But what if you ran out of dry shampoo and you’re in a rush? No worries, cornstarch can do the trick! If you have lighter colored hair, massage a little cornstarch into the areas you would generally apply dry shampoo and brush out. For darker hair, a mixture of cornstarch and cocoa powder will work. The cocoa powder will prevent any visible white residue./
15. DIY Dry Shampoo 2.0
Another easy but one of the working hair hacks to DIY dry shampoo is baby powder. Pour a little bit onto your hand or brush and gently rub into your scalp at the roots. Just like regular dry shampoo, make sure there’s no excess so you don’t have any white roots. The baby powder will soak up the excess oil and leave your hair fresh!
In addition to the dry shampoo DIY, use your favorite perfume and spray it onto your hairbrush, then comb through your hair so it still smells fresh. No one knows that you didn’t wash your hair for a couple of days!
17. Home Made Hairspray
Don’t we all love those beachy waves we get when we come out of the ocean? Nowadays we can recreate this effect with products from the drugstore (or this OUAI Wave Spray!). But you can easily create this at home with the stuff you probably have in your kitchen already. You only need seltzer water and a teaspoon of sea salt.
18. Tone It Down
Went to a hairdresser but end up not liking the color? Or did you dye your hair yourself and did you mess it up? If you ever find yourself with a hair color that you don’t like or one that simply needs to be stripped down a little, adds a drop or two of all-natural dish soap to your regular shampoo. Using a natural product avoids adding any extra harsh chemicals to the mix while helping to reduce the intensity of the hair color by two to three shades.
19. Extra Volume
This is a strange one but if you want to have more volume and texture, Coca Cola is supposed to do the trick. Simply pour Coca-Cola over your hair, then wrap your head in a towel to let it dry.
20. Heatless Sock Curls
To achieve heatless curls, start by sectioning off your hair. Next, pick up a section, spritz it with hairspray, twist it, and roll it into the sock until it reaches the top of your head. Finally, tie the sock into a knot and repeat for all remaining sections.
21. Robe Belt Curls
So this one is really trending right now! This hair hack went viral on TikTok and everyone is trying this now, I have no clue who was the first one to start this trend and the hack so I sadly can’t tag this person but I watched a Youtube tutorial from Shonagh Scott which you can see here. She explains in 10 minutes how to wrap the robe belt around your hair.
22. Toilet Paper Roll Curls
Another trick to curl your hair is with toilet paper rolls. All you have to do is spray your hair with water and roll it around a toilet paper roll. Once your hair has dried, finger comb through the curls to break them up and finish by spraying with a texturizing product and some hairspray.
Want to add more volume to your hair? Instead of backcombing just the top layer of your hair using a fine-toothed comb, split your hair into multiple sections. Then, tease each section to pump up the volume. It’s that easy!
24. Add Volume To Your Ponytail
A high ponytail is so beautiful, but I hate it when they fall flat. A great way to add volume to your ponytail is separating your hair into two sections, tying both the top section and bottom section in a ponytail. Make sure the top ponytail falls over the bottom ponytail and camouflages the bottom hair tie so no one can tell!
25. FLAT IRON A BRAID FOR TEXTURED WAVES
Last but definitely not least, if you want quick curls this is a perfect hair hack for you. If you’re going for imperfect, casual waves, instead of using a curling iron, start by braiding your hair. Then press a flat iron over the braids, and let them loose.
OMG so many hair hacks! Which one is your favorite? Did you learn something new? Please let me know in the comments.