Styling After A Bad Haircut

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Ever get a bad haircut?  It’s ok, we’ve all been there a time or two in our lives.  The worst part of having a bad haircut is trying to actually style it until it grows out.  If you’re in that place, or just want to be prepared in case it happens again (knock on wood) we’ve come up with some great ways to style after a bad haircut.  Before you panic…they’re all super easy to achieve and will leave you hating your bad haircut less and working with what you’ve got until you can get it cut properly.

Accessorize Like A Queen
Hair accessories are a major life saver when it comes to styling after a bad haircut.  It doesn’t have to be complicated or intricate to style with accessories, either.  Even just twisting little sections of hair and pinning them back with bobby pins can be the difference you need to take a bad haircut and make the most of it.  Bobby pins, headbands, the list goes on.  The point is to have fun with accessories and play around with different ways of incorporating them into your hair to help you feel a little better about your haircut gone wrong.

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Use Different Styling Tools
If you’re typically a flat iron girl, switch it up and go for the curling iron.  When you’re not in love with your haircut sometimes simply switching up the tools you use to style it can take you from loathing your cut to loving it!  It can really be as simple as changing the tools you use from straight to curly, or curly to straight.  Play around with the different hair styling tools we have access to, we all get stuck in a bit of a rut so honestly switching things up regardless can be a fun way to experiment.  You never know what you may end up liking!

Use Hair Care Products
When you’re coping with a bad haircut, it’s even more important that you make use of quality hair care products.  We get it, you’re not loving your hair so why would you want to spend more time and energy on it?  But the thing is, hair care products can help make your hair more manageable and easier to work with especially when it doesn’t seem to be doing what you want it to.  Of course, we do not mean that you should go apply every hair care product under the sun on your hair.  But we are suggesting that you invest in some quality hair care products that are specifically designed to work with your hair type.  They can work wonders, in fact, they’re MADE to work wonders.  So why not use them to your advantage here?

All in all, don’t forget to be patient.  We all deal with bad haircuts and truly it’s never as bad as you think it is.  Try to maintain your patience and work with what you have.  Experiment and try to have fun with it.

Do you have any tricks to styling after a bad haircut that you live by?

The Top Hair Products of the Year

There is one thing you can always count on: Not all hair products are the same. In fact, there are quite a few out there that have no business even being sold, as they run the range of being outright caustic, to containing health-risking chemicals and hormones, to altering beautiful salon hair coloring and more. Fortunately, the weigh-ins of the industry pros and a plethora of consumer reviews are always just a click away, to steer us from many deceptive advertising claims made by many sub-par (or worse) hair products. It’s important to be well-informed–in fact, there’s no reason to not be, with so much pertinent info so close at hand–so that when you add products to your home hair care dispensary, you won’t at the same time be adding trouble. There are a lot of hair products that do everything they claim to do, and even more. Learn about some here.

Top Hair Products of the Year for Men

Men’s Hair Products
Men have every right to care about their hair as much as women do–and for all the men out there who aren’t resigned to the shaven, bald look, hopefully this year’s best products will prevent or delay such extreme action.

    • Blind Barber 90 Proof Strong Hold, $18, Beautybar.com: This masculine scented hair pomade for men offers superb texture and control, a good hold and dries in a matte finish. Infused with hops, men are constantly depleting the shelves everywhere of this great product. For volume or spikes.
    • Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo, $31, Sephora: Formulated for hair that is thinning or prone to break off, this exfoliating shampoo acts as a type of liquid bandage, imparting strength and elasticity to hair. In clinical studies, was shown to reduce hair loss due to breakage by 46% in 4 weeks.
    • Goldwell Style Sign Unlimitor Spray Wax, $19, Ulta: Never sticky, and way better than hairspray. Keeps hair soft and manageable, never stiff.

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Women’s Hair Products
Though there is never any shortage of women’s hair care products available, finding the best ones significantly diminishes the list. Don’t waste any money in a “trial and error” approach. Here is the cream of the crop, proven leaders according to the top “in the know” hair pros.

  • Cerafill Defy Kit For Normal to Thinning Hair, $70, Ulta: For use by both men and women, this thickening shampoo and conditioner system actually works at improving the appearance of thinning hair, comparable to gaining up to 9,000 hairs after only one use.
  • Wella Enrich Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, $15.41 and $18.76, JC Penney: The most effective way to repair damaged, dry hair, used together, these two moisturize and smooth dry or damaged hair, instantly repairing fine to normal hair.
  • Lionesse Ruby Tourmaline 2″: This 2″ tourmaline makes the most of highly advanced infrared technologies to prevent hair damage and protect your hair color. The tourmaline flat iron can be used to set the wildest of locks in place to introduce you to hairstyles that only seemed possible on TV.
  • DevaCurl Bright Lights, Big Curls Kit, $159, Nordstrom: This boxed set includes the best-loved No-Poo Decadence, One Condition Decadence, Styling Cream and the wonderful DevaDryer with DevaFuser for 360-degree airflow. Top hair care that gently cleanses, moisturizes and drenches curls in deep hydration. For all curl types.