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    17 Useful Hairstyling Hacks You Should Know About

    I've been brushing my hair wrong this whole damn time.

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    1. Know which brush serves which purpose.

    See an explanation for each brush on The Beauty Department.

    2. Layer your bun if your thick hair refuses to stay put. / Via

    I actually tried this and totally works. Get tricks real people actually use from 21 Tips And Tricks That Will Actually Work On Your Thick Hair.

    3. Use the same layering strategy if your hair is super thin.

    Learn how to do it on More.

    4. Follow a straightening comb with a straightener to get your hair perfectly smooth on the first pass.

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    Watch the tutorial here.

    5. Or learn how to wrap your hair if you want to switch it up.

    6. Blend up a hair mask if you're trying to cut down on product.

    Coat your hair with one of these three-ingredient combos and let it sit for 60 minutes. Learn more on Pure Jojoba.

    7. Remove static with a dryer sheet.

    8. Point your blow dryer at the inside of your round brush for a more voluminous style.

    Set your blow dryer at a lower speed setting to lock in the style. Blast your hair with the cold air for shine. Go to Living Proof for more tips like this one.

    9. And use a diffuser if you're drying curly hair.

    10. Brush the tanglies out before you hop in the shower.


    Your hair is at its weakest when wet, so brushing it after your shower causes breakage and split ends. Learn more here. Plus, brushing your hair before you get in the shower collects all the strays that would otherwise end up in your shower drain.

    11. Take the BuzzFeed 5-Day Natural Hair Challenge if your curls need a refresh.

    Just do a little bit each day and you can turn your head into the curly halo you've always dreamed of. Learn more here.

    12. Twist your flat iron for beachy waves.

    Twist the curl immediately after the flat iron to set the curl in place. See it on The 11 Best.

    13. And choose the curling iron based on the kind of curl you want.

    The Flat Iron Adviser also recommends using different irons for different hair types.

    14. Amp up a thin braid by gently pulling out each piece for a thicker texture.

    15. Dry your hair in a T-shirt instead of a towel to prevent frizz.

    Get the tutorial here.

    16. Or braid your wet hair into a bun if you're trying to avoid using heat.

    Get more wet head ideas from Hair Romance.

    17. Position the wavy side of the bobby pin against your head for a better grip on your hairstyle.

    See the tip here.

    Now go forth and be glam.