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5 Styling hacks to make updos easier

/ 01.28.2015
Get an updo the easy way... with our styling hacks!
Get an updo the easy way... with our styling hacks!

If you find updos really tricky, that's because they kind of are sometimes. Luckily, there are few easy styling hacks to help you get the chignon of your dreams in no time!

1. Leave your hair dirty

Unwashed hair has way more traction than clean hair, fact. Use dry shampoo to absorb excess oil at the roots and brush your hair through to prep it for styling.

2. Spray your bobby pins with dry shampoo

Misting bobby pins with dry shampoo adds grip which makes them way more efficient when it comes to holding your hair in place.

3. Use an elastic headband

Pop a stretchy headband on, then loop your hair over an under at the back until it's all up. Pin any loose bangs and major flyaways down, then finish with hairspray.

4. The easy way to fishtail braid

Fishtail braiding seems really difficult in the beginning, but you can make it easier. To help keep your hair from escaping while your doing a fishtail braid, loosely tie it into a ponytail before braiding. Then, when you reach the ends, remove the tie and use it to secure the braid.

5. Fake your way to a fuller ponytail

To get a thicker-looking ponytail, all you have to do is divide your hair into two halves, then secure each one right on top of each other. The extra space will make your hair look fuller and slightly longer.

After all that, you can give that tried and true topknot you've been wearing all the time a break!

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