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Bad hair day tips

Having a good hair day is more than just about having hair that looks good. Your hair can definitely affect your mood, after all. Just think about it: When your hair is doing what it's supposed to, everything else just seems to fall into place. But when it's not behaving, your day can go from bad to worse in a second.

That empowering effect of "looking good, feeling good" really is a thing — so much so that there's even a National Good Hair Day! And although having a "good hair day" every day may seem out of reach, it's really not hard to achieve. Just follow our simple tips below and you'll soon be on the road to great hair.

Use a heat-protectant spray.

The easiest way to ensure that you have a good hair day is to use a heat-protectant spray, like the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray ($7.71, Amazon), after you wash your hair and before you straighten, curl, or blow-dry it. Not only will this protect your hair from any heat damage, but it will also create the perfect base for you to whip up a long-lasting hairstyle.

Did you know that blow-drying can cause damage to your hair? Hair dryers work at a lower temperature than straighteners, but blow-drying, brushing, and styling your hair can damage your hair in the long run. When you blow-dry wet hair, it's weaker and so more susceptible to breakage. Make sure to always use a heat protectant!

Add some oomph. 

Backcombing or teasing your hair can go a long way in making your mane look like you've just stepped straight out of a hair salon. This is especially true for those days when you want to wear your hair down. To create some volume at the roots, you'll need to use a trusty teasing brush and some root-boosting spray or powder. If you just want volume at the back, then focus on just your crown area. But if you want an all-over body boost, then be sure to backcomb — by repeatedly combing the hair towards the scalp, causing the hair to tangle a bit — the whole top section of your head.

Amp up the shine. 

It's no secret that great hair is always associated with shininess — just look at Kate Middleton for proof! So if you want to make every day a good hair day, look to up your shine status. In the long run, you can achieve this by using a weekly deep-conditioning hair mask to quench dry hair. But in the mornings, you can seal your strands with a lightweight hair serum to add an effortless layer of shine.

Keep emergency hair products in your handbag. 

Even when you style your hair to perfection in the morning, you can still fall victim to a bad hair day when things like bad weather threaten to dampen your style. But being prepared by having emergency hair products in your handbag can help you avoid this. Carry some mini styling products (think hairspray, dry shampoo, hair serum, and a hair brush) with you at all times, and you'll be sure to stay one step ahead of the elements, come rain or shine.

 

This post was written by Arianna Chatzidakis,and shared with you by Irene Pagan on YGS. For more, check out our sister site, Grazia.

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@Sagittarius  love this info..there have been so many days where I have wrapped my hair in a bun or grabbed a cap...my mom also said that the hair was the picture frame to the  face...I believe that because who doesn't want a beautiful picture.....my hair is very long and sometimes a bother to deal with but I embrace it and do my best with it...keeping it healthy is a must...thanks for the tips and I do need a good serum and heat Protector that doesn't weigh my hair down..I usually use Paul Mitchell serum and it pretty good but pricey.

Great tips!! Thank you for sharing!! I love how it is detailed and it sounds very promising!

@Taewow I'm so glad the hair tips I found online help you! One other tip,I've learned through experience is;"never blowdry your hair while it's still very wet. Wait until your hair is halfway dried. I like those pricey haircare products because they work!  "Who ever said,"expense is not discerning"? 😉

@Sagittarius  I know ...I have found that true about some of the pricier items....and I know of that same tip too...about the blowdrying .....I love my hair..I just wish I could find a line or products that had everything I wanted and needed that works....I like using the same brand of products..I may look into Redken or Chi products

@Taewow ...Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith. We do what works..,for us.

Thanks for the great tips @Sagittarius I’m already doing the heat protectant spray and the deep conditioning masks, never backcombed or teased my hair though it’s never really needed it and I do keep a hairbrush in my bag, no serums or sprays...that’s a bit too much for me. 

@Sagittarius thank you for all these fabulous tips very helpful. I know exactly what you mean re good hair days effecting mood as my hair is falling out and very thin and fine due to side effects of medication I am taking and that has been getting me down 

@helenrachel123 Sweetheart,just dwell on the things you do still have. And never regret the things you have done,only those you haven't.

@Bex I'm so glad you didn't mind my sharing of things other than those in conjunction with the YGS brand. That tells me alot about you and your team,Bex. You' are all about what works too and not only interested in selling your products.(which are,in fact,to die for) 😘 Thank you for not reprimanding me.

@Sagittarius thank you for posting this!

I tried a shampoo that messed up my hair permanently and honestly I can write an essay on it. 

Sai posted:

Which shampoo did that to your hair @Naffy786?

Garnier Fructis 🙄

@helenrachel123 You're most certainly welcomed,Helen. But I really want you to take heed,and not give me praise,sweetheart.

@Naffy786 Luckily shampoos wash out! Imagine if it were a hair dye,or a perm,Naffy?! 

@Naffy786 Please don't tell me it was any of the "Whole Blends". I love those,Naffy! Have you tried their hair masks at an attempt to recover your lovely hair back? (And I don't mean that in jest)

Oh, I’ve  tried that before, along time ago...didn’t think much of them either @Naffy786 I do love Garniers Whole Blends though!

Sagittarius posted:

@Naffy786 Luckily shampoos wash out! Imagine if it were a hair dye,or a perm,Naffy?! 

yeah true, but unfortunately even during washing, my hair started to feel extremely dry and crunchy like. :/

Sagittarius posted:

@Naffy786 Please don't tell me it was any of the "Whole Blends". I love those,Naffy! Have you tried their hair masks at an attempt to recover your lovely hair back? (And I don't mean that in jest)

No, I love their Whole Blends. I have tried a few of their hair masks and love them. Maybe I should try more lol to recover my hair. 

Sai posted:

Oh, I’ve  tried that before, along time ago...didn’t think much of them either @Naffy786 I do love Garniers Whole Blends though!

Yeah this is the one that messed up my hair. One of the ingredients is apple, so maybe that's what dried my hair? Garnier Whole Blends are nice. 

Taewow posted:

@Sagittarius  I know ...I have found that true about some of the pricier items....and I know of that same tip too...about the blowdrying .....I love my hair..I just wish I could find a line or products that had everything I wanted and needed that works....I like using the same brand of products..I may look into Redken or Chi products

I completely agree with you @Taewow. Why can't one brand have everything we need from start to finish? And all at the same store? It would probably end up costing an arm and a leg. 

@Naffy786 I'm sorry,precious. Apple will do that to the hair. I supposed you were lured by the fragrance,as I was.

I’ve never tried that one @Naffy786 If you’re atill having issues with your hair I would recommend you  give L’Oréal Total repair 5 shampoo and conditioner a try.  I’ve been using it for quite a while now and it’s great.

@ReneeF me too..... I think you are right, if a store carries a brand then it should have the whole product line not just a few.

Sagittarius posted:

@Naffy786 I'm sorry,precious. Apple will do that to the hair. I supposed you were lured by the fragrance,as I was.

Aww thanks. Haha actually the shampoo was already at home when I moved in with my husband. I guess my mother in law mightve been using it. But at least now I know that apple is only to eat. 😋

Sai posted:

I’ve never tried that one @Naffy786 If you’re atill having issues with your hair I would recommend you  give L’Oréal Total repair 5 shampoo and conditioner a try.  I’ve been using it for quite a while now and it’s great.

Nice, thank you. 

Is it helpful for a dry scalp? 

I haven’t had any issues with a dry scalp since using this @Naffy786 but then I also do a lot of oil treatments.  I use castor oil, Olive oil, jojoba oil and a bunch of other oils as an oil treatment and my scalp and hair are very healthy.

Sai posted:

I haven’t had any issues with a dry scalp since using this @Naffy786 but then I also do a lot of oil treatments.  I use castor oil, Olive oil, jojoba oil and a bunch of other oils as an oil treatment and my scalp and hair are very healthy.

Thank you, I will look into trying that. 

I used to use oil when I was single. But I think I need to get back to doing it again. It's such a mess and I am a clean person lol.

@Sagittarius As my skin is very picky so is my hair. My hair only like light oils like Jojoba oil and Argan. My hair is thinning so I need to use less oil than usual cause then it would just look oily.

No problem @Naffy786 😊

It is kinda messy, but it’s so worth it! I do oil treatments on my adult son and two teen kids too, they don’t like having it on their hair as long as I do, but even 20/30 mins is enough. My mom use to put coconut oil on my hair when I was younger, but that has a negative effect on my hair now and I heard it’s not good for the roots either.

.Mim posted:

@Sagittarius As my skin is very picky so is my hair. My hair only like light oils like Jojoba oil and Argan. My hair is thinning so I need to use less oil than usual cause then it would just look oily.

Mim, castor oil is great for hair fall and thinning.  I make my own hair oil and use quite a few oils that are good for promoting hair growth and help with reducing hair fall.  You would have to wash it out obviously otherwise you would end up with very greasy hair.

Sai posted:

No problem @Naffy786 😊

It is kinda messy, but it’s so worth it! I do oil treatments on my adult son and two teen kids too, they don’t like having it on their hair as long as I do, but even 20/30 mins is enough. My mom use to put coconut oil on my hair when I was younger, but that has a negative effect on my hair now and I heard it’s not good for the roots either.

Oh interesting, I used to use coconut oil too. From the few hair oils that I've tried, that one works the best for me.

@Naffy786 coconut oil is great for the hair, I just heard that it wasn’t good for roots. Honestly I stopped using it, because when I used it as my carrier oil my hair would fall out a lot, so I started using olive oil as my carrier.  

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