- Step 1: Get a haircut Get a great haircut to ensure your tresses will behave well. Tell your stylist the type of hairstyle you want and the time you can spend on that look. If you can’t keep up with your current style, make adjustments.
- TIP: Get regular trims – every six to eight weeks – to keep hair under control.
- Step 2: Develop a routine Develop a daily routine for grooming your hair and stick to it. Allow adequate time, since rushing could cause you to skip styling techniques that result in good hair days.
- Step 3: Tame flyaways Tame annoying flyaways and static by rubbing your hair with a dryer sheet. It will help strands stick together to make styling easier and give you great-smelling hair to boot.
- TIP: A tourmaline dryer or comb keeps hair smooth and static-free. Natural-bristle brushes cause less damage to hair.
- Step 4: Spray in dry shampoo Apply dry shampoo – shampoo that sprays on dry and brushes out – onto roots if your hair is greasy or flat. Fluff with your fingers and then brush for an oil-absorbing root lift.
- TIP: Make your own dry shampoo using ground oatmeal, semolina flour, talcum powder, or corn starch.
- Step 5: Use the right products Use the right products for your hair type. Too many bad hair days may mean you’re using the wrong products or neglecting your tresses. Your hair stylist can help you select the right products.
- Step 6: Skip the shampoo Don’t shampoo every day. The extra oil in hair makes it easier to style and prevents frizz.
- Step 7: Consider clip-in hair extensions Consider clip-in hair extensions. They’re less expensive than permanent extensions, they're easy to use, and they add body and highlights to your mane.
- FACT: By the time they reach menopause, 40 percent of women will have female pattern hair loss.
You Will Need
- A good haircut
- A daily routine
- A dryer sheet
- Dry shampoo
- A tourmaline dryer or comb (optional)
- A natural-bristle brush (optional)
- Clip-in hair extensions (optional)