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The Best Hair Tips

Updated on September 18, 2013

All the Hair Tips you will ever need

Hair is the ultimate accessory and as it frames your face it is important to keep yours in a healthy beautiful condition, these tips will help you do just that.

An exhaustive list of the best hair tips, from hair styling hair tips, natural hair care tips and budget hair tips, find them all here.

We all want soft, shiny luscious hair, that bounces falls into place and is the picture of health and beauty.

Keep on reading to find out the best hair tips and how you can achieve better hair.

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best hair tips

Washing your Hair Tips

These hair tips for washing your hair will ensure you get the most out of washing your hair, and preventing the least damage. Use these hair tips to improve your hair washing technique

- Comb your hair through and de-tangle before you start to wash your hair, knots are even more difficult to get out when the hair is wet and can cause breakage

-Apply shampoo to the roots only massaging to create a good lather, then let the shampoo run through the ends to prevent tangling and breakage.

-If you use a lot of hair products use a clarifying shampoo every two weeks to prevent product build up and stop hair going limp and lifeless.

- Apply conditioner from mid-length to the ends avoiding the roots. This prevents an itchy scalp and helps hair from going greasy for longer.

-After washing hair, rinse with cold water. Although when the weather is cold, this isn't the best feeling, it will give your hair incredible shine.

-Never brush hair when it's wet. Instead use a wide comb to gently smooth the hair.

-Be gentle when towel drying hair, instead of rubbing, gently pat. This will prevent breakage.

-Treatments - use a treatment for your once a week. This will help improve the condition of your hair.

- Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Whether you hair is greasy or dry the right product will make a difference

- Use lukewarm water. You should never wash your hair very hot water as this can dry out the hair and cause damage

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Tools for Washing you Hair

Put these hair tips into practice.

Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Hair Brush, Midnight Black
Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Hair Brush, Midnight Black

Use this on your wet hair. If effectively gets rid of knots and doesn't break the hair.

Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask, 8.0 ounce
Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask, 8.0 ounce

Everyone's favourite hair mask. Leaves hair smooth, shiny and strong, I love the smell of this.

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best hair tips

Budget Hair Tips

Hair tips for those on a beauty budget. Use these hair tips to save money and achieve the same results as more expensive products.

-Colour hair yourself. Going to the salon to colour your hair is very pricey, when you can pick up a home colour kit for a fraction of the cost.

- Instead of buying expensive conditioners use olive oil instead. Olive oil is cheap to buy and works better then most store brought products.

-Make sure you are not using too much product. Brush hair through before you wash it so the shampoo will work evenly through the hair.

- Search for DIY hair masks on google. These are easy and cheap to make, just as effective and without the nasty ingredients

Get your Budget Buys here - Put these hair tips into practice!!

Baja Precious - Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 750ml (25.3 Fl Oz)
Baja Precious - Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 750ml (25.3 Fl Oz)

Only $9.99 this will last for ages and you ill notice a huge difference in how shiny and smooth hair looks and feels

Casting Creme Gloss by L'Oreal Paris 513 Iced Truffle
Casting Creme Gloss by L'Oreal Paris 513 Iced Truffle

The hair dye that I personally use :-)

My favourite because it gives a beautiful glossy finish and hair feels nourished and volumised after use.

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, Dark Chocolate Brown 4BG
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, Dark Chocolate Brown 4BG

As this hair dye is a foam it evenly distributes the colour. So know worrying about streaks.

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best hair tips

Hair Drying Hair Tips

These hair tips will show you how to get the most out of drying your hair.

- Wait for hair to be 60% dry before you start blow-drying, this will prevent heat damage.

-Always work with small sections of hair. To give you more control and prevent tangling.

-Make sure the first section of your hair is completely dry before you move on to the next section. Otherwise if the hair is still damp then it will frizz and lose it's shape

-Give hair a blast of cool air after applying heat from the blow-dry, to close the cuticle, create shine and this helps your style hold

- Invest in a good hair dryer, choose one that has a variety of heat settings so you can control the amount you need.

- For maximum oomph, lift sections of hair toward the sky as you blow-dry, directing hot air toward your scalp. This "cooks" the roots and dries them in an upright and lifted position.

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The best hair dryer?

Use this hair dryer to create salon worthy results and put our hair tips into action.

Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer; Black
Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer; Black

I love conair hot tools they are inexpensive and really effective and has several heat settings. The ionic technology helps prevent frizz and promotes shine.

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best hair tips

Natural Hair Tips

These natural hair care tips will show you how to achieve better hair in a natural way

- Every day take a hair, skin, nail supplement to keep hair healthy

- Sleep on satin pillowcases prevents hair frizzing and tangling in the night

-Give yourself a scalp massage 3x a week before going to sleep, this will promote growth and help an itchy scalp

- Avoid heat styling as much as possible

- To help with dandruff massage the scalp with coconut oil

- Use DIY hair masks using products from your kitchen.

- Eat a healthy and balanced diet, your hair will improve if it gets the nutrients it needs.

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Hair Gone Wild!: Recipes & Remedies for Natural Tresses (Volume 3)
Hair Gone Wild!: Recipes & Remedies for Natural Tresses (Volume 3)

A book that goes into depth about natural hair care


Hair Styling Tips

Hair tips that will help in styling hair in a variety of ways

- Use hair mousse before styling if your hair normally doesn't hold a style well, this will create more texture and help your style hold better.

- Control flyaways using a hairspray on to the flyaways and immediately brush the flyaways down.

- To create a salon worthy blowout use Velcro rollers, set dry hair in the rolls spritz with hairspray and take out after 20 minutes

- For a long lasting up-do use a ponytail as the base, this will give shape and the style will last for longer.

- Always use a heat protectant when using heat on the hair to prevent damage

- Give your hair a break from styling whenever possible to allow the hairs natural moisture to keep the hair strong

- Use a boar bristle brush. Unlike other types of hair brushes, a boar brush won't cause hair breakage or damage.

- When straightening hair flick up the straighteners at the end to create a pretty curl and add dimension to the hair

-Spray dry shampoo on a bobby pins using to ensure they stay in place

New Amazon

TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray 8 fl oz (236 ml)
TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray 8 fl oz (236 ml)

My favourite heat protectant. This one doesn't make my hair greasy or crunchy. It leaves it soft, manageable and much easier to style


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Whats are your favourite hair tips? - Share your hair tips below?

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      aee223 lm 3 years ago

      @Julia Cussler: yeah, it really does (the organic kind that is)

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      Julia Cussler 3 years ago

      I'm using the coconut oil for scalp massage, it really helps for hair growth.

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Nice post.Thanks for sharing this informative hub.

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      A good collection of tips. I spend too much time on my hair!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like these hair care tips, thanks for sharing.

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      joanride 4 years ago

      I also like sulfate free shampoo, but I much prefer kiss my face, with less preservatives and other harmful ingredients.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I appreciate all these tips and look for better ways to protect my hair. Thanks for the information; it has been helpful.