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01st Sep 2016

Keep your hairstyle in place with these simple tips


Cathy Donohue

Brought to you by TRESemmé

There is nothing worse than spending ages on your mane only to have it fall out after two hours on the town.

Whether you painstakingly curled each section or watched a YouTube tutorial a gazillion times to perfect that chignon, the main goal is for it to last for as long as possible.

If you’re attending a wedding or all-day event, you need a long-lasting look and equally the same if you’re heading out with your gals to rip up the dancefloor without ruining your hair.

With that in mind, there are a few things you absolutely need in your hair kit along with a couple of tried and tested tricks.

Work with second-day hair

Regardless of the type of hairstyle you’re going for, working with two-day-old hair is preferable.

It has more of a texture and hair grips etc will grip better as opposed to freshly-washed hair which just doesn’t hold a style properly.

If you’re someone that washes their hair every single day, then your best option is to add some dry shampoo for a textured effect.


Surprised Woman

Have a dryer sheet to hand

You finally have your hair finished and it’s looking good until all these static hairs spring up. Not ideal at all.

There’s a random hack for sorting this hair mare out and you just need a dryer sheet, which you can pick up next time you do the weekly shop.

Run the sheet over your hairline and this should settle those pesky flyaway hairs.

This also means you avoid dumping serum/styling creme on your hair to settle the static and then it looks like you didn’t even wash your locks. Not ideal at all.

Always, always, always try the style out before the event itself

This means you know long it will take and if you’ve tried it before, the second time around will be a lot more polished and more likely to stand the test of time.

It also means you’ll be less stressed because you know what you’re doing the next time around.

If possible, this also applies to getting your hair done professionally so you don’t end up paying for a style you absolutely hate. That’s the type of hair disaster that puts you in the bad form for the day.

Beautiful Spring Girl

Use hairspray the right way

Hairspray is essential for keeping your style in check but the way you can use it can actually make a big difference.

Spraying it too close to your hair often means rock-hard strands that feel horrible and no one wants that.

To avoid this, spray the product ten inches away from your hair and make sure you’re moving the can while spraying.

Also, if your hair is down, lift up different sections when you’re spraying as this will help your hair to stay in place.

Cleansing Dry Shampoo means there is no need to miss a fresh look and feel, even when you skip a traditional shampoo. This dry shampoo is infused with Mineral Clay and Citrus and leaves no visible residue. a quick spray at the roots and this weightless, fine mist will revitalize and refresh your hair without any visible residue for a look that is full of body and movement.


TRESemmé Cleansing Dry Shampoo is available in many leading pharmacies and supermarkets. For more info on the Instant Refresh range, check out the website