tried everything and still can't get your hair the way it looked when you left the salon. Maybe it's time
to take a few simple tips and how to ideas from some of the hairdressing industries
best stylists! Styling your problem hair areas like cowslicks, double crowns and sticky up bits and providing solutions for which hair brush to use, what hair product works best and making blow-drying simple are all tricks and tips delt with on this page.
- If you want to get rid of that
cowlick, try drying the fringe hair forwards with a round or
vent brush to weigh it down. Alternatively choose a cut that
incorporates the cowlick into the style.
- If you have a "Double-crown" (when
you have two crowns on the top of your head instead of one)
problems can be very annoying. Try drying the hair first in
the opposite direction to what you want then back the other
way. This will make the hair stand uniformly. Never dry the
hair flat to the head, as it will magnify the double crown.
- If your hair sticks up at the
crown it is cut too short, begin to grow it and then try the
- To prevent heat damage use a
protector. These also add body and shine.
- Your hair only begins to take
on its final shape when almost dry. So save time and stress
to your tresses by rough drying the worst of the moisture out
first. Simply shake dry with your hand and hair dryer, being
careful not to over dry the crown and surface of the hair.
- Take the effort out of blow drying
by using clips. Pin
the top layers out of the way and begin with the underneath
sections e.g. the nape hair.
- Fully dry each section before
moving to the next to prevent it reverting to its natural state.
- Aim the airflow from your dryer
along the hair in the direction of the ends to get a smooth
- Allow hair to cool before removing
your brush from a blow-dried section of hair. This will make
your blow-dry last longer as it is like using tongs or setting
rollers. Leave the hair as it falls from the brush, only running
your fingers or brush through it when all the hair is finished
and cooled off.
- The best finishing brush for
that smooth silky look is the
off with an oil or gloss to prevent frizz and add shine. We
love OSIS Magic!
The professional tips on styling
below are kindly provided by Bennie Tognini, top fashion
stylist and owner of "Tognini's":
"Prepare your hair for styling
with a good shampoo and conditioning treatment. Remove excess
water before styling and power dry loosely. Determine the style
and apply products to the hair, evenly working from the roots
to the ends in your hands. Comb through, starting at the bottom
of the hair in downward strokes, gradually working your way up
higher. To be in control of the blowdry, section your hair up
and start with the under sections. Work to a system especially
if using a round brush, deciding whether you want to gain body,
straighten or smooth your hair. Loose styles should be created
by softly power drying with your fingers on low speed and to finish
use the correct finishing aids to create shine and texture."
"For curly hair, blow dry
with a diffuser on low speed and apply the product before the
hair dries to enhance and separate the curl".
Joey Scandizzo of Rokk Ebony Australia
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