Hair-reviving tricks hairdressers use themselves

Hair-reviving tricks hairdressers use themselves

From creating volume out of nowhere to refreshing colour with a clever parting, professional hairdressers know a thing or two about making the most of their hair. We scoured our little black books and asked a selection of stylists for the best tricks they use on their own hair.

We scoured our little black books and asked a selection of stylists for the best tricks they use on their own hair.

From reviving your style when you haven’t got time to wash, to the trick for not applying too much product, professional hairdressers know a thing or two about making the most of their hair. So, where better to go for insider knowledge than them?

Here are their top tips…

1. Before you finish your shower, blast hair with cool water

Once you’ve washed and conditioned your locks, a quick final rinse with cold water helps seal the cuticles, locking in moisture and helping to ensure a smooth finish to your style.

2. Use a bamboo towel rather than traditional cotton to dry hair

Bamboo is brilliant at absorbing excess moisture, plus the fibres are super-soft, making it really gentle on hair. Wrap freshly washed hair in the bamboo towel and leave on while you dry off and dress. You won’t need to use your hairdryer for as long either, minimising heat damage and saving precious time.

3. Choose the right products for your hair

Many women are afraid to use a thickening treatment, worried it will weigh down thinning hair, making it more limp and harder to style. But that simply isn’t the case. Pantene’s AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment is a lightweight, easy-to-apply leave-in formula that you can use every day to create fuller-looking, thicker-feeling hair, without affecting any of its natural shine and bounce.



4. Use a water spray bottle to revive your style

If you’ve got bedhead hair that’s gone flat, has awkward kinks or an unmanageable fringe (but haven’t got time for a wash), spritz with a water spray and restyle as normal.

5. Embrace the retro look for hair

For a classic, polished style, use an old-fashioned fine hairnet that matches your hair colour to keep stray hairs tidy in a bun or chignon. Secure in place with grips.

6. Spray styling product on your brush

One of the biggest mistakes people make when using styling products is to apply too much directly to the hair, or to concentrate it heavily in one area. Instead, spritz it lightly on the bristles of your brush, then brush through your hair, ensuring you cover the whole head evenly.

7. Don’t be afraid to apply oil to your hair

As the years pass, the texture of your hair changes and can become more brittle and prone to damage. A nourishing hair oil, such as Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Dry Oil, infuses each strand with vitamin E – the vitamin your hair uses to naturally protect itself from breakage. And don’t worry – an oil won’t make your hair look greasy: the latest formulations have a featherweight texture so hair will still be shiny with bounce and movement.

8. Get layers cut into your hair

You rarely see a hairdresser with one-length hair, right? That’s because they all know the flattering effect of layers around the face – or how hidden layers underneath can give heavy hair loads more movement. A well-cut style features smart layers, softening and framing your features and creating texture, which not only makes it look better, but easier to style.

What are your top hair tips? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Tracy 23/10/2018

I love this product, my hair has dried a little over the last few years but this is great, it feels soft and manageable, I wouldn’t change it for nothing. :)


Coco 15/06/2017

When I dry my hair it always goes static its unbelievable and don't know how yo stop it.

Change is good


I always match my shampoo with my conditioner but I have 2 different types on the go and alternate them monthly so for 1 month I may use a reconditioner and the next month one that strengthens


pennwood 02/02/2017

Regularly change your hair products to get the best from them, & always use your hairdryer going down the hair shaft for a smooth finish

How to cover up greasy hair

Lorraine 02/02/2017

When you don't have time to wash your hair, n it's a bit greasy, put some talc in it!

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