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27 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good At Doing Your Hair

Bad hair day? I don't know her. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

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1. Create an elegant updo in two simple motions: twist + pin.

Just grab a section, twist it in a loop, and pin. It's really that easy. For more ideas, check out 19 Naturally Curly Hairstyles For When You're Already Running Late.Try these jumbo-sized bobby pins for a hairdo that will actually last all day. Check out a review of them here.
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Just grab a section, twist it in a loop, and pin. It's really that easy.

For more ideas, check out 19 Naturally Curly Hairstyles For When You're Already Running Late.

Try these jumbo-sized bobby pins for a hairdo that will actually last all day. Check out a review of them here.

2. Add some flair to your pony, braid, or bun with a set of hair elastics with bows already tied on.

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And unlike a hair ribbon, it won't fall out 87 times throughout the day.

Get a pack of two from Asos for $6.50.

3. Fight frizz on the go with these moisturizing and static-killing sheets.

Just run a sheet over your hair (whether it's down or in a pony) to tame flyaways and add shine. It even works for curls!Get them from Amazon for $18.
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Just run a sheet over your hair (whether it's down or in a pony) to tame flyaways and add shine. It even works for curls!

Get them from Amazon for $18.

4. Twist your braids into a pretty crown ponytail that looks impressive but is actually easy!

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For more inspiration, check out these 7 Ways To Style Your Braids If You Suck At Hair.

5. Tie it all together with a Burlyband, the ultimate hair tie for thick or heavy hair — it won't stretch out or pull out your hair.

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A miracle product for anyone with lots of hair.

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

6. Volumize your blowout with a brush set that has detachable barrels that 👏 turn 👏 into 👏 curlers. 👏

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Just roll your hair onto the brush, heat with a blowdryer and *click* to release. The detachable barrels heat just like curlers, leaving your hair bouncy and voluminous.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

7. Learn the easiest way to tease your hair to amp up your strands in no time ~flat~.

Check out the tutorial here.
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Check out the tutorial here.

8. And use a top-rated teasing comb with a mix of boar and nylon multi-level bristles to create mega height with only a few brushes.

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Get it from Amazon for $6.19.

9. Impress everyone you see with a braided pompadour pony you can do in just F-I-V-E steps.

Check out the how-to here.
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Check out the how-to here.

10. Blow your hair out without having to hold a blow dryer AND brush by opting for this hot air brush instead.

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It has a ceramic barrel and ionic technology that'll leave your hair smooth and shiny, plus it has an ergonomic grip that won't tire your hands out.

Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

11. Use an inexpensive sponge roll to create a vintage-inspired updo in no time flat.

Just pin in your hair and roll, roll, roll. Check out the easy tutorial here.Get the Conair roll kit from Walmart for $5.99.
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Just pin in your hair and roll, roll, roll. Check out the easy tutorial here.

Get the Conair roll kit from Walmart for $5.99.

12. Look like you actually tried this morning by using a sleek hair tie on your boring old pony.

Get it from Precocious on Etsy for $10.
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Get it from Precocious on Etsy for $10.

13. Try a half-up hairstyle with a twist that's knot difficult at all.

Take a look at the steps here.
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Take a look at the steps here.

14. Take the work out of curling your hair with The Beachwaver, a curling iron that rotates to create perfect curls or waves in seconds.

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Get them from Amazon for $129: .75-inch barrel here and the one-inch barrel here.

15. Or skip the heat styling and create beachy waves with this simple sleep-on-it hairdo.

Get all the details here.
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Get all the details here.

16. Add texture and body to your air drying routine with a styling cream that boosts texture and volume for a perfectly undone look.

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Get it from Sephora for $31 (available in versions for both thick and fine hair)

17. Pop on a twisted headband that looks like a scarf — perfect for anyone who is not exactly great at tying.

Get it from SWAK Couture on Etsy for $13.
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Get it from SWAK Couture on Etsy for $13.

18. Ditch the flat iron for this ceramic straightening brush — just stroke through your hair to get a straight (but still bouncy!) mane.

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One reviewer cut down her hair straightening time down from an hour and a half (with a flat iron) to 16.35 minutes!

Get it from Amazon for $46.69.

19. Keep your hair out of your face without creating dents or bumps with these cute crease-free clips.

Perfect for keeping your blowout intact while you apply your makeup!Get a pack of five from Amazon for $16.97.
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Perfect for keeping your blowout intact while you apply your makeup!

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $16.97.

20. Achieve the ultimate "wash and go" 'do with this triple bun hairstyle that makes wet hair look actually chic.

Learn more about this and six other cute wet hair styles here.
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Learn more about this and six other cute wet hair styles here.

21. Turn your tapered cut into this deceptively easy updo with just six bobby pins (six!!).

Get the full how-to here. If you don't actually have a tapered cut, learn four ways to fake it here.
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Get the full how-to here. If you don't actually have a tapered cut, learn four ways to fake it here.

22. Make your braids thickkkker by spritzing hair with a highly-rated texturizing powder — and use a Dutch braiding technique (literally a regular braid but upside down).

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All you do is wrap hair under instead of over as you braid — then you can pull the sides of the braid out to make it fatter.

Get a two-pack of hair powder from Amazon for $18.84.

23. Master the art of second day hair by applying After-Party smoothing cream; it refreshes your locks, tames fizz, and stops flyaways in their tracks.

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Just smooth over your hair and walk out that door.

Get it from Amazon for $9.57.

24. Add a little polish to your (extremely) messy bun by just popping on a ~bun cuff~.

It's like a bracelet for your hair! Get it from Free People for $18 (available in nine styles).
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It's like a bracelet for your hair!

Get it from Free People for $18 (available in nine styles).

25. Take a hairstyling beach vacation with a sea salt spray that'll give you effortless mermaid waves.

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Get it from Amazon for $18.50.

Pro tip: Spritz the sea salt spray and immediately blow dry — it'll melt the product into your strands without leaving it crunchy.

And check out six other easy ways to have a good hair day here.
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And check out six other easy ways to have a good hair day here.

26. Rest your eyes (and your hair) on a pretty silk pillowcase to wake up with less damaged, frizzy locks...making that second day look so much easier.

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Get them from Amazon for $22.99 each.

27. Bump up your regular hairdo (or hide dirty hair or grown-in roots) with a glitzy headband to make you feel fancy AF.

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Get a headband similar to the one on the left from Amazon for $8.95 and the one on the right from Asos for $24.

Be better than Cary Grant.

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