Making your hair look the best it possibly can is no easy task. It can take a lot of time and a lot of money to get gorgeous, luscious locks. Fortunately, there are a lot of nifty tricks you can try to make your hair a fresh new look without any crazy salon fees.
Here are five tricks to give your hair a fabulous new look that you can try at home.
Use Argan Oil as Dry Conditioner
If you aren’t already using argan oil to nourish your hair, you’re missing out. This wonder-product is all natural with antioxidant properties that will breathe new life into your hair. This deeply nourishing oil leaves no residue and absorbs quickly for maximum efficacy, unlike coconut oil, which can make your hair greasy when used in excess.
Argan oil can be used in a natural shampoo or as a dry conditioner. Either apply directly to your dry hair or put it in a spritzer bottle with water and essential oil for refreshment on the go. Argan oil conditioner is ideal for bleached blondes who need a little extra TLC.
Make a Salt Spray
If you’ve gone to the beach and loved the boho-inspired, wavy effect that the salt air and water have on your hair, you’re in luck. Create a DIY salt spray to give yourself beach curls all year long, even if you never step foot on the sand. Mix hot water, Epsom salts, argan oil, and essential oils into a spray bottle, shake, apply, and scrunch your hair.
For an extra summery look, consider adding some citrus juice or alcohol into the bottle to naturally bleach your hair in the sun.
Dryer Sheets Dispel Static
Whether you’re in a dry climate or your little cousin rubbed a balloon on your head, static can be a pain. Rub a dryer sheet on your hair for an instant, static free existence that won’t break the bank. This can give you a fresh-from-the-salon sleek look even in the dead of winter.
Dry Shampoo at Night
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for those who don’t have the time to wash their hair or are trying to avoid stripping the natural oils. However, the residue can be obvious and annoying. Avoid the drama by dry shampooing at night before bed, so it has ample time to soak in before you head out the next day. Swap your store-bought dry shampoo for cornstarch. Mix with cocoa powder for a brunette-friendly look.
Rinse with Tea
To keep your color looking fresh between visits to the salon, start rinsing your hair with tea. Black tea not only keeps brunette shades looking fierce, but it can also cover grays. Opt for a lighter green tea if you’re blonde. You can either use tea as a foundation for DIY shampoo or conditioner or rinse your regular products with tea rather than water.
The best part of all of these tricks is that they will nourish your hair, rather than causing damage as many products will. This will keep you looking stylish and save you a lecture when you go in for a trim.