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Here Are 19 Of The Easiest And Most Effective Hair And Skincare Tips I Learned This Past Year

TBH, several now have *permanent* slots in my daily routine.

Hey everyone! I'm Fabiana, a millennial female who loves all things beauty and can spend hours talking about my favorite hair hacks and skincare tips.

Last year, I spent a lot of time revamping my skincare routine, learning the importance of skin prep for makeup, trying TikTok hair hacks, and learning how to properly care for my hair in the winter. So going into 2022, I wanted to round up some of the best hair and skincare tips and tricks that I came across — and put them all in one place. Here they are:


1. Secure your hair into a ponytail or bun before you go out in the cold weather, so it doesn't have to battle coat collars, scarfs, and the changing elements as much.

A girl holding back her short hair, getting ready to put it into a ponytail

2. To prevent frizz, replace your post-shower regular towel with a microfiber hair towel. It's softer and more gentle on your hair compared to a regular towel.

A woman touching her head in a hair towel in a bathroom

3. If you're applying a hair mask, cover it with a shower cap to retain even more moisture.

A pink and white polka dot shower cap hanging on a black hook

4. If you have curly hair, use tailored products that pair well together to keep them frizz-free.

A woman with dark brown curls doing a kissy face against a yellow background

5. Easily create volume at the roots by using a flat iron.

A selfie of the author looking down showing off her dark hair

6. Or, for easy soft curls that don't require any heat tools, use the braided sock method.

A selfie of the author showing her wearing a blue scarf in her hair

7. If you're trying to prolong your hairstyle but have dirty roots, spray in dry shampoo before bed.

A selfie of the author showing the white dry shampoo sprayed in her dark hair

8. If you have dandruff, avoid hair products that contain alcohol, sulfates, and phthalates.

A close up photo of a person's flaky scalp

9. If you have extremely dry hair, consider skipping the shampoo every other wash — or all together.

A back view of a woman washing her hair in the shower

10. If you have a dry scalp, keep it moisturized with an oil treatment.

A bottle of oil being poured into a bowl

11. Use a satin scrunchie instead of a hair tie. The scrunchie won't get tangled and pull out a chunk of your hair the way a regular hair tie would.

Multiple colorful scrunchies


12. Follow the "less is more" method if your skin is having a flare up or a reaction to something.

A woman applying cream to her cheek while wearing a robe and looking into the mirror

13. If you have sensitive skin, swap out your physical exfoliator for a chemical one.

An up-close photo of the Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% toner

14. Incorporate a hyaluronic acid into your skincare regimen if you have dry skin.

A woman applying skincare to her face with her eyes closed

15. If you're tired of your undereye area looking dry and flaky under makeup, apply a beauty oil in addition to an eye cream prior to makeup application for extra hydration.

The author applying beauty oil under her eyes

16. Use a thick moisturizer in addition to your regular moisturizer to hydrate the extra-dry patches on your skin.

The author applying a thick moisturizer to her cheeks

17. Wait several minutes to let all of your skincare products do their magic before diving into your makeup routine.

A black and white clock hanging on a yellow wall

18. If you wake up with puffy eyes, opt for an undereye cream or serum with caffeine in it.

A woman looking in the mirror at her tired eyes

19. If you're shopping for a new sunscreen to add into your skincare routine, remember that you can actually use your FSA or HSA dollars to pay for it.

A woman looking at her card and holding her phone in the other hand

What are some of your favorite hair and skincare tips? Let me know in the comments below!