You probably have a calendar full of holiday parties and family gatherings to attend this holiday season, so you’ll want to find the easiest ways to look fabulous from head to toe. If you are wondering how to add the kind of sparkle and drama to your hairstyles that will take you all the way into the new year, just keep reading.
Whether you’re looking for a way to include sparkle in your holiday ensemble or you simply haven’t had time to create a spectacular hairstyle for the party, you can get a lot of mileage out of a glittery hair clip or headband. If your hair is voluminous and bouncy, you can use these pieces to pull your mane away from your face and secure it. Or, if you’re having a bad hair day with no time to shampoo, wear them as the centrepiece of a low, fashionable bun.
If you’re a lover of big barrel curls and lots of volume, the holiday season is the perfect time to try a dramatic hairstyle. Getting good volume takes time, so it’s best to skip the curling iron and try a roller set instead. Or, if you have naturally curly locks, use a diffuser to make your curls bouncier, bigger and shinier.
Start with Healthy Hair
One of the best ways to make sure that your holiday hairstyle goes off without a hitch is to maintain healthy tresses throughout the season. The cold air can make your hair dry, brittle and susceptible to damage, so remember to regularly use a gentle cleanser like Brilliant Brunette shampoo and then follow up with a rich conditioner to restore moisture and add shine to your hair.
Wash Less Often
This may sound like shocking advice, but the truth is, you don’t have to shampoo as much in the winter because you perspire less. Also, if you are a person who likes to let hair air dry, washing every day can be a challenge because it’s too cold to leave home with soaking hair. In fact, when wet hair meets cold air, it actually becomes more likely to break. Try using a dry shampoo in between wash days, or you could simply take advantage of having slightly oily hair — it will actually be easier to style if you have any updos in mind for the holiday season.
Avoid Hat Hair – Wear Something Silky
Tis the season of knitted scarves and matching hats to protect you from the winter chill, but this kind of bundling up could actually be bad for your hair. In addition to giving you ‘hat hair’, cotton-made winter accessories can dry out your hair. Try sewing a silk or satin lining into your hats and scarves to keep your hair shiny and strong.
Jenny Hill who is a fashion and beauty enthusiast