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    22 Little Hairstyling Hacks You Should Know By Now

    Getting ready just got easier.

    1. Texturize a a second- or third-day ponytail with dry shampoo + a quick tease.

    Texturizing powder or spray would work in place of dry shampoo too.

    Tutorial: Textured Ponytail

    2. Airdrying your hair? For lifted roots, use sunglasses to push wet hair back — then slightly forward.

    Shoutout to my fellow airdryers. 👋Find this and more tips for fuller hair at Cosmopolitan.

    3. For thick, textured hair, separate the bangs for quick volume at the crown.

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    Pull them forward first, then secure back.

    Tutorial: Volumized Crown for Natural Hair

    4. To cover oily roots, braid your crown straight back.

    Keep it against your head by doing a Dutch braid — which is just crossing the braided pieces *under* each other, instead of over.

    Tutorial: Braided Half-Up Half-Down

    5. To add texture to a top knot, divide hair into smaller sections, then twist them together at the base.

    Two or three sections is best.

    Tutorial: Twisted Top Knot

    6. Keep curls in place with a quick crown.


    To make the braids slightly fuller, pancake them by tugging them gently, section by section.

    Tutorial & More: 26 Easy Hairstyles for Shoulder-Length Hair

    7. And refresh curls with an easy mix of water + leave-in conditioner.

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    Good as new.

    Tutorial: How to Refresh Curly Hair

    8. For no-heat waves, apply dry shampoo the night before, then sleep in a messy top knot.

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    Meg O. on the Go /

    Easiest overnight style ever. More ideas here.

    9. You can also shortcut waves with a flatiron.

    The key to flat iron waves is to keep the iron moving pretty constantly. (If you stop it too long, you'll get a hard crease instead of a wave.)

    Tutorial: How to Make Waves With a Flat Iron

    10. For an easy second-day refresh, tease your roots all around.

    Work in small sections for the best results.

    Tutorial: How to Tease Your Roots

    11. Or just switch up your part.

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    This will give you a cleaner slate + (ideally!) a bit more volume if yesterday's style settled in. Here's the video.

    12. Sneak a bandana into a top knot for a fun retro feel.

    13. An elastic headband is all you need to tuck and cover.

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    This takes all of two minutes.

    Tutorial: Easy Headband Updo

    14. Add extra volume with the help of velcro and spin pins.

    Spin pins > bobby pins.

    Tutorial & Video: Voluminous Puffy Bun

    15. If teasing isn't your thing, double up on ponytails.

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    To make it look cohesive, use a thinner band to pull your hair into half-up/half-down. Then use a regular elastic to tie the second ponytail over it.

    Tutorial: Dual Boosted Ponytail

    16. A similar trick also works if you have thin or really layered hair.

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    Divine Caroline /

    Though this one's less about volume, and more about making sure those shorter layers stay put. More info here.

    17. Growing out your bangs? Keep them out of your face by braiding them forward — then pinning them back.

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    Depending on how long your bangs are, tuck the pin by your ear or temple. Then just pull the rest of your hair back over it.

    Tutorial & More: How to Braid Your Bangs

    18. Keep your hair out of your face at the gym with a slick braided bun.


    Tutorial: Braided Bun

    19. For long, thin hair: Pin, twist, and tuck away into a low bun.

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    A pair of bobby pins and you're good to go.

    Tutorial: Bobby Pin Updo

    20. Sweep your curls up with an easy wrap-and-pin technique.

    Perfect for hot summer days.

    Tutorial: Wrap-Around Braids

    21. Or for shorter hair, pineapple it into sections.

    Find this plus more tips and tricks for curly hair at PopSugar.

    22. The trick to a perfectly undone bun? Tie an elastic halfway (or more) down your hair, making sure to leave a tail out. Then just wrap and pin.

    All hail tiny hidden elastics.

    Tutorial: The Undone Bun