14 Genius Hair Tips That Will Change Your Life!

From fighting frizz to increasing hair volume, we've got you all the deets...

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1. How to condition, properly

"I spend at least two minutes raking my conditioner through my hair with my fingers; basically I comb until my hair is detangled. It's important for depositing each strand with conditioner and helps me to leave it on long enough to do its work!" Inge, Beauty Director

2. The ultimate volume cocktail

"I use a thickening spray and a volumising together. It's a pretty good trick for getting serious volume that doesn't implode halfway through the day." Inge, Beauty Director

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3. The dry shampoo-before-bed trick

"If I know I won't have time to wash my hair the next day, I dry shampoo it at night rather than in the morning. Dry shampoo used to always make my brunette hair ashy, but this way the dry shampoo absorbs overnight leaving no white streaks. It's like waking up to freshly washed hair." Laura, Acting Beauty Writer

4. Rethink your hairspray technique

Instead of spraying hairspray directly onto my hair, I spray it onto my brush or hands and then smooth the palms over any flyaways – this method doesn't weigh down my naturally flat hair as much. If I'm using hair grips for an up-do, I also spray them with hairspray or dry shampoo first to give extra grip and 'criss-cross' them so they stay in place." Bridget, Online Beauty Editor

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5. Maximise your products

"It may sound obvious, but I always shake my products before applying them (many formulas require this to perform properly) and brush through any styling products so that they're evenly distributed and coating the hair properly. It means you waste less product and maximise their benefits." Bridget, Online Beauty Editor

6. To get more wears from fine curls

"I used to wash and style my hair every day (fine curls, don't ask). I recently accepted that this was doing nothing for the condition of it, so invested in a silk pillowcase. Silk causes less friction than say, cotton, meaning my curls look less 'rat's nest' in the morning and I can get a second day's wear, sans shower." Cassie, Acting Beauty Editor

7. A DIY dye tip

"I put Vaseline around my hairline when dying my hair at home to stop the dye staining my skin." Jennifer, Features Assistant

8. Don't forget your protein

"A trichologist recommended I eat protein at breakfast and lunch to strengthen my hair. It's only been a few weeks but I feel like it's made a difference already! I'm also using my hairdryer on a lower setting which I'm hoping long-term will reduce damage." Sophie, Acting Features Editor

9. A bodifying blow-dry

"I have really fine hair, so I always blow-dry mine upside-down. It helps add a bit of body without clogging the roots up with sprays and products." Claire, Acting Web Editor

10. Fight frizz without products

\"When blow-drying my hair I always tie it up and dry in layers which prevent it going frizzy."Cat, Web Writer

11. Coarse curls need special care

"For my curly hair I've found a way of washing my hair that definitely helps: I prefer a handheld hose (on the side of the bath) as opposed to just standing under the shower as I can move the shower head around. I have very thick hair so I have to make sure all my hair is thoroughly soaked before putting on the shampoo. Then I comb the shampoo through with a plastic afro comb, then rinse and add plenty of conditioner. When I rinse this off I leave a slight residue of conditioner on my hair so it stays silky rather than frizzy." Sairey, Senior Fashion Editor

12. Keeping curls in order

"A mistake for thick curls is to go to be with damp hair – the next morning is just a mess and I have to wash it all over again to get the curls back in order." Sairey, Senior Fashion Editor

13. Heat-free waves

"To maintain the condition of my hair I apply argan oil to the ends before I go to sleep, to wash off the next morning. I also rarely use hair tools and instead of blow-drying it and tonging it, I'll twist sections and leave it to dry naturally for a tousled wave." Harriet, Features Writer

14. Handy hair accessories

"I buy feather extensions on the internet and they're much cheaper than getting them put in at the hairdressers. Plus they look brilliant!" Rosie, Acting Content Director

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