Styling 101

Sometimes the only thing standing between a good hair day and a great hair day is the right technique. Welcome to hair styling 101—where you’ll find essential tips to fine-tune your routine.

TIPS

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If you want to recreate that perfect salon blowout, but don’t have the time, fake it with Velcro rollers. Set dry hair on large Velcro rollers and spritz with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hair Spray. Leave them in for 20 minutes, and then take them out. You’ll get the perfect amount of volume at the roots and bend at the ends.
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Don't rip at tangles in your hair with a brush. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair when wet and a vent brush to remove any snags on dry hair.
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Pull your hair straight back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic at the nape of your neck. Dress it up by wrapping a one-inch piece of the tail around the elastic and securing with pins underneath. Spray hair with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hair Spray to keep it in place.
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Make sure to use the right styling product for your new cut. Ask your stylist which type of styling product they recommend for your particular style. For volume, you probably need a lightweight mousse like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Mousse, and for sleek looks, a styling cream like TRESemmé Crème
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For the longest lasting style, build your updo from a ponytail and manipulate the pony into a bun or a looped style. A ponytail is a strong base for any updo because elastics will hold longer than any amount of clips and pins.
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If you’re creating a twist, use extra-long bobby pins to anchor the style from the beginning and then smaller bobby pins to tuck in the little pieces. The long bobby pins hold larger sections securely to keep hair from falling.
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Finish any updo with a light misting of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to keep the flyaways under control. Layer on hair spray to create extra hold.
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To maintain a natural texture, apply TRESemmé TRES Extra Firm Control Gel to wet hair, and rough dry with a blow dryer to remove moisture.
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Always towel dry your hair well to remove excess water and cut down on your styling time.
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Use a vent brush to distribute product throughout your hair when damp. You want the most even application possible—styling products are only effective where they are applied!
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Don't use the same towel that you used on your body to dry your hair. Start with a fresh, dry towel or invest in a super-absorbent towel for faster drying.
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When blow-drying, dry your hair 90% with a vent brush or a paddle brush to speed up drying time, and then finish with a round brush to smooth your hair.
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If you're going to blow-dry your hair, don't wait more than 20 minutes after you get out of the shower to start. Begin blow-drying before your hair is more than 30% dry to get maximum volume and prevent stubborn cowlicks.
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Always use TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray when styling with heat—you can even spray it right on your roots to protect your scalp from heat and dryness.
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If your scalp is dry and sensitive turn your dryer on the medium heat setting when blow drying your roots.
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Don’t be afraid to try any style you can dream up with the right tools and products to protect your hair from damage!
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Give your hair a break from heat styling at least once a week—blow-drying every day can deplete your hair's natural moisture.
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Don't over-dry your hair — the last few minutes of blow-drying is when your hair is most vulnerable to damage. When your hair is almost dry, switch the dryer to the cool setting. This will expose any damp areas and finish the job without damaging your hair.
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It’s essential to add a little texture into hair before creating an up-do, as this will help give the style more hold. Spray TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray on almost dry hair, and comb through using fingers. Pull hair up into a pony.
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Don’t ruin perfect waves with a half-done style. To create a sophisticated half-up look, the trick is to pull hair from the sides into a small pony at the base of the crown. Pin random sections from the crown to the base of the pony, for a natural half-up style. Finish with a few sprays of TRESemmé Naturals Finishing Spray for a soft hold.
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The perfect finish to any updo is a light misting of Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray to create beautiful light reflective hair.