As if preparing for the holidays wasn't expensive enough, with the endless amounts of gift giving, outfit buying, and traveling, we are also supposed to incorporate hair styling into that wallet-consuming equation. Instead of spending big bucks on salon appointments this season, check out these 7 budget-friendly hair tips that will have your locks in top-notch holiday-ready form.
Conceal Your Roots
There is nothing more aggravating than witnessing incoming roots, especially if it's been mere weeks since having your hair professionally colored. To solve this problem quickly and cheaply, hide your roots with Rita Hazaan Root Concealer, $24. This revolutionary spray temporarily hides gray areas or any root growth. A pinpoint actuator releases the spray in a light steady manner to avoid any mishaps. This fast-drying spray will stay put until you shampoo.
Thicken Your Locks
Shiny and thick glossy locks translate into salon-quality hair, which is a real bummer when your strands are just fine. To remedy flat hair, spray Bumble & Bumble's Thickening Hair Spray, $27, a serious miracle worker that will not only lift and volumize, but also protect your hair from heat drying devices. Spray before blow-drying and you will be shocked at the amazing results.
Heal Your Hair
To give your hair an instant shine boost, pour on a few drips of Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy, $36, a multi-tasking oil that returns dull, dry, or damaged hair to vibrant health. Apply to damp hair pre-styling to protect and repair against heat damage, or to dry hair to restore health and increase high-gloss shine. The end result? Dazzling salon-styled hair.
The Hair Band-Aid
Distract a bad-hair day with a beautiful headband, preferably one with a holiday-inspired motif like this double-crystal one from Deepa Gurnani, $50. This handcrafted headband features rhinestones and iridescent beads in tonal hues, as well as an intricate scalloped design that will work perfectly with your holiday attire.
Clip and Go
Give your 'do a sophisticated look by clipping on this elegantly shaped Ficcare Maximas Large Hair Clip, $40. Twist your locks into a half-up, easy hairstyle that is practical and holiday appropriate. Such style will remedy a bad hair day and only takes a few minutes to recreate.
A chunky braided headband will not only give you an instantly chic look in a manner of seconds, it will also have people thinking you've spent countless hours on your hair. Achieve this hassle-free look by putting on Joyus The Chunky Braided Headband, $40, an innovative accessory that celebrity hair stylists have been using for years.
Curly Locks Helper
If you've got the type of curly hair that at times seems more unmanageable than a science project, it's best to tread lightly when styling. Start by spraying Ouidad's Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray, $16, a lightweight detangler that will not only nourish, but will also revive, your curly locks. This botanical boost will enhance shine and keep your hair from frizzing and will become a welcome lifesaver come the busy holiday time.