With everyone forced to stay home, you no longer have the luxury of running to your hairdresser for a quick makeover. You have to learn how to style yourself at home.
Luckily, the presence of Google and YouTube videos makes this so much easier.
You can quickly hop onto your favourite beauty vlogger and learn some of these tips.
With some practice, you’ll realise that it’s actually quite easy!
Here are some of the top styling tips you can try.
1. Use heat protection spray every time you style
If your hairstyling routine involves using heat styling tools, you need to learn how to use them without damaging your hair.
A heat protector is one of the best tools to help you do this.
Be it curling or hair straightening, or using the hairdryer, always use the heat protector before you dry your hair.
Otherwise, the hair will break easily from the intense heat and pressure. The hair protector also adds some moisture, making the finish smooth.
Alternatively, you can choose to give your hair a break from the blow-dry and allow it to rest. Instead, soak it in water, apply a good hair product, and then wait for it to dry.
If you’re anticipating a zoom call, you can always twist or tuck the front hair behind your ears without altering the back.
2. Make avocado face masks
An avocado face mask is one of the best ways to make your face glow and become more radiant. It’s also a quick way to fight an acne outbreak and under-eye circles.
All you need is mashed avocado, and some honey and you’re good to go. However, you’re not limited to avocado face masks.
Some experts recommend eggs, others turmeric and yet others recommend raw honey face masks.
Pro tip: Avoid any lime or vinegar in your face mask, they can really mess you up!
3. Try a home manicure
You don’t need the salon to get a great nail manicure; you can do it yourself! First, remove the old polish from your nails, wash your hands, and then file your nails to a shape you love.
Next, trim your cuticles and gently file the top of your nails until they’re smooth.
Now, clean your nails then apply the base coat followed by your favourite two coat colours after about a minute.
Finally, apply the topcoat under a lamp for a minute and wipe the fingers with a lint-free wipe. And that’s it!
If you’re easily distracted, you can choose to set a movie or video that’ll keep you seated throughout the entire process. With some practice, you’ll soon be a pro.
4. Manage your eyebrows
Even though you might not be leaving the house, you need to up your eyebrow game. However, you want to avoid any special tools like scissors. Instead, opt for lighter tools like tweezers and an eye pencil.
Use your eye pencil to shape the brows and tweezers to pluck out any excess hairs. You can choose to try our dark tint or a light tint, depending on your style.
You can never go wrong with doing your own eyebrows at home!
Styling yourself at home can look just as professional as when done by an expert. Above are but a few of the many styling tips you can try at home. With some practice, you’ll soon get it, and it’ll look fantastic!
After all, you now have all the time to practice and perfect the skill