All we want for Christmas is gorgeous, glossy hair – no effort required.
Sexy Salon Smoothness, Fast
If top of your festive wish list is a frizz-free do, help is at hand. As soon as hair comes into contact with humidity or moisture in the air, it will reshape and become frizzy. This is exacerbated if your hair is dry or damaged. Tresemmé 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, £7.29, uses polymers that are activated with the heat from straighteners to give lasting smoothness. Once hair is styled, top up with a spritz of KMS Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal, £19.15.
There’s something so divine about hair with a bouncy swish. Double cleanse with Pantene Clarifying Shampoo, £4.69, to get rid of any product build-up and keep conditioner to the very ends. Next, add a few pumps of John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day In- Shower Treatment, £9.99, to roots and rinse thoroughly after five minutes. Finally, blow-dry your hair using the Pro Blo CurlME, £35. It’s a brush with six ceramic detachable barrels that you leave in the hair while you move on to the next section. As the hair cools, the barrels ‘set’ your style for enduring bounce.
Mega Shine In Minutes
If your hair is more dull than dazzling, you need to look at what’s causing it. Are you piling on too many styling products? Is the cold weather making it dry and lifeless? Are you properly rinsing your shampoo? Whatever the reason, there are a few simple steps to achieving a gorgeous, glossy shine. Always use a conditioner after shampoo – it smoothes the hair cuticle so more light bounces off it. Dry, damaged hair has a rough cuticle, so apply Ojon Damage reverse restorative Hair Treatment, £34.50, once a week to hydrate locks. Towel-dry gently so you don’t rough up your cuticles, and after styling add Lee Stafford Arganoil From Morocco Miracle Shine Spray, £9.99.
Speedy Star Style Inspiration
NO TIME TO WASH
Like Tess Daly, slick one side of your hair behind your ear. Pin in place and spritz with hairspray, leaving the rest loose. This gives unwashed hair a new lease of life.
Pull your hair up as high as you dare, smoothing with a brush, and secure. Roughly twist into a bun around the band and hold with grips. It’s a shortcut to chic – just ask Kate Winslet!
POP IT IN A PLAIT!
Plait yourself pretty like Drew Barrymore this New Year. Sweep hair over one shoulder, loosely braid and tie with a band. Leave a few loose tendrils around the face to soften the look.
THICK HAIR TAMED
Tie thick hair up, wrapping a lock around the band, like Heidi Klum. For fine hair, put the top half of your hair into a ponytail, then take the remainder and create a second pony.
Emma Willis’ slicked-back style is ideal for shorter hair. Backcomb the front section, then brush back off the face, keeping the sides tight against your head. Set with hairspray.