Winter is coming—or anyway, it's here, and our flattened layers serve as evidence. When your hat is weighing heavily on your blowout every day during your commute, styling your hair may seem like a completely moot point. The dreaded "hat hair" effect is unavoidable, but there are ways you can fight it off, or at the very least, restore your style to its former glory. Below, we've rounded up 6 of the best texturizers that can revive even the worst cases of hat hair.
You have the dress, you have the shoes, but how should you do your hair? Just like swiping on the perfect lip color, the right hairstyle can help you nail your Homecoming dance look. In need of some major hairspiration? Look no further than your favorite stars. They may not be attending any school dances this fall, but their glamourous red carpet ensembles are proof that they know a thing or two about how to stand out at a formal event. Whether undone waves or a braided updo is ideal for accessorizing your outfit, the following 10 celebrity-approved hairstyles are guaranteed to stand out on the dance floor.
If we could get back the hours we’ve spent styling our hair to make it look like we rolled out of bed looking perfectly tousled, we’d gain a long weekend. So the thought of achieving effortless-looking waves with a shampoo seems like a dream too good to be true. But thanks to texturizing formulas, it’s possible, says N.Y.C. celebrity hairstylist Jeff Chastain, founder of Parlor hair products. "Many are made with stiff molecules that bind to the hair to add body, which in turn enhances bends,” he says. “And the beachy effect should last until your next wash.” The one caveat, says Chastain, is that because you’re adding texture—not controlling it like you might with a styler—these formulas work best on hair that’s straight or wavy. (If you’re got ringlets, the particles in these blends could disrupt your curl pattern, so instead, stick to a moisturizing shampoo to keep your strands hydrated, which then enhances definition.) If your texture fits the bill, these five formulas give #iwokeuplikethis hair at varying price points.
How to Care for Wavy Hair
Step away from your flat iron and embrace your natural waves-for-days. This hair texture’s strands have a stretched-out shape and an air of effortlessness. As seen on stars like Selena Gomez and Chrissy Teigen, the key to working with waves is to let them air-dry to form loose, but not uniform bends. Along with some quick work with a flat iron to enhance your locks' shape, a few products you’ll need on-hand to keep your waves looking their best include a cleanser, and detangling mist. Keep reading for our set of pro-tips and tools you need to keep your waves perfectly undone. with reporting by Selene Milano
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Fact: the low-key, surfer babe texture the sea water gives your strands is almost worth the entire beach trip, but the straw like feeling your hair has afterwards? Not so much. The endless amounts of salt-infused styling sprays lining the shelves of every beauty megastore can mirror that same effect, but if you have curly, color-treated, or damaged strands, the ingredient could actually do more harm than good. From pin-straight to curly or color treated, we rounded up the best beach waving sprays for every hair type and texture. Scroll down to find your perfect formula.
Sure, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin's three-iron technique produces effortless-looking curls on her clients like Bella Hadid, the Kardashians, and Chrissy Teigen, but there has to be a faster way, right? Yep! Check out Atkin's heat-free shortcut to a tousled (and no less sexy) look.
There’s no better time to freshen up your look than in the fall—and a sexy, easy-to-achieve new ‘do is the perfect way to start. Thanks to some insider tips from Emily Ratajkowski’s hairstylist, we now know a deep part can be the added touch to amp up any fall ensemble. Not sure what to do with your short pixie? Learn how to blowout it out straight like Nicole Richie or try the new rainbow hair trend as recently sported by Rita Ora. Need a little inspo to take the plunge? We’ve got you covered. Click through our gallery for even more ways to embrace the chilly temps in style, along with all the tips and products you'll need to recreate each look on your own. PHOTOS: 7 Super-Sexy Fall Hairstyles You Need to Try Now