Hot Hairstyling How-Tos

How To: Use a crochet hook to maintain dread locks

Hold crochet hook with dominate hand, needle facing toward you, hold dreadlock with left hand. In a spot with numerous loose hairs poke needle through dreadlock to other side. Grab loose hairs with needle and pull them through the dreadlock (use hands to keep loose hairs on hook if necessary and to hook more hairs). Be sure to curve crochet hook out of dreadlock so it will not pull loose hairs out the other side. Do not pull crochet needle straight out, this will rip the hair and strip it.

How To: Style face framing curls in your hair

You have such a pretty face, why not show it off? Check out this tutorial and learn how to curl your hair in a style that frames your best asset - that gorgeous mug! This style doesn't take long and works for almost all hair types and lengths. So get curling and start turning heads when you leave the house!

How To: Get cheap natural-looking highlights at home

Rather than spending money at a professional salon, learn how to get inexpensive highlights at home. This technique will give you a very natural look with no orange tones. You need a product called Jolen. Mix about 1/4 teaspoon of this powder. Pull your hair back and take small sections about 1/4 of an inch thick and apply product to that section. You should make sure to wear regular gloves as you are applying the product. It is okay if the product mixes with other products. Continue this wit...

How To: Use a round brush to curl hair

How to curl hair with a round brush to achieve soft, sexy, glamorous hair with a wave. Richard Ashforth is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco. Having first risen to the top as Creative DHow to curl hair with a round brush to achieve soft, sexy, glamorous hair with a wave. Richard Ashforth is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco. His work has regularly featured in top magazines such as Vogue, American Vogue, and I.D. Let h...

How To: Make Your Own Dandruff Shampoo

Dandruff -- the embarrassing white flakes that end up like snowfall on your shoulders and clothing. There are plenty of dandruff shampoos on the market to choose from, unfortunately, they are all very expensive. If you have ever wondered what ingredients make them so expensive, the simple answer is there are no expensive ingredients that make them so effective. So, the next question might be, why are they so expensive? And the answer to that is dandruff shampoo companies know they can charge ...

How To: Create cute and flirty looped pigtails

It's some sort of unspoken rule that a girl can't wear pigtails over the age of seven. But with Pippi Longstocking as our muse, we beg to disagree! While pigtails may not be the most office appropriate hairstyle out there, they work well for humid and hot summer days to keep hair out of your face and off your neck.

How To: Do a bumped ponytail without a Bumpit or teasing

To make a bumped ponytail start with your hair down. Put your hair up like you are going to put it half up and spray the back with hair spray and pat dry. Next, take a smaller section of the top and spray that two while patting until dry. Next, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and gently start to pull your hair back into a ponytail trying to make it look as natural as possible. Secure with a rubber band. Spray your bump with hair spray. Next tighten the bottom of your ponytail a...

How To: Sew in a Weave Yourself

Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions because ... well, it's our hair, and hair is such a big part of our style. To get a weave or not calls for careful consideration, and to sew one in yourself, that's an even bigger internal debate.

How To: Curl your hair with a CHI flat iron

This tutorial shows you how to curl your hair with a CHI flat iron. Comb your hair to remove tangles. Section your hair using clips to make it easier to curl individual strands. Take an inch-wide strand of hair and place it between the CHI flat iron about an inch or two down from the root of your hair. Press down firmly on the hair with the flat iron. Slowly slide the CHI flat iron down until you reach halfway down the strand. Twist the flat iron upwards and all the way around in a circular m...

How To: Fix a loose dread using a crochet hook

Learn how to fix a loose dread using a crochet hook in simple steps. First you have to fix the loose ends by poking through and pulling back at the end of the solid dread rapidly. Fold the tail up, poke through, round it on the hook and pull the crochet back. Repeat the same if you have any spiky hair left. If any hair goes through repeat the first step again to clear it. Repeat these steps again and again until all the hair is stripped in. Finally palm roll it when you are satisfied.

How To: Flip hair out with a flat iron like a professional

Salon Secrets, in this how-to video, teaches you how to successfully flip out or flip in your hair for that iconic look, and gives you some general pointers for styling with a hair straightener. The Salon Secrets video series walks you through different flat iron techniques, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist. Finally, learn the REAL way to get that salon finish at home. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to flip hair out like a pro with a flat iron.

How To: Retouch cornrows in your hair with sewing thread

This video has a great tip for all you women out there with cornrows in your hair. Cornrows are difficult to care for, but this styling tip makes it a little less complicated. Retouching is a big issue, and you'll learn how to do some great retouching in your cornrows with sewing thread. Great tip, so they lay properly!

How To: Do 1960's hairstyles

In this series of instructional videos you'll learn how to cut and style hair into a retro 1960s hairstyle. Expert hairstylist Jan Cuni shows you step by step how to pump up the volume in your hair with a combination of a haircut and styling secrets. You'll learn how to cut your hair, use a blow dryer to add volume, and pick the right styling products to maintain your new funky retro 60s look.

How To: Crochet and latch hook hair

In this video, we learn how to crochet and latch hook hair. You will need a large crochet hook and synthetic hair. First, take your loose hair and make sure it's free of tangles. Form a small loop, then insert the hook underneath the corn row until it's all the way through the braid. Once the small latch goes through the hair, insert the loop to the hook, and pull the hook down, so the hair is threaded through. Pull the hair through the loop and pull to make a knot. Now, separate the hair and...

How To: Scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look

In this video, we learn how to scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look. Start off by spraying hairspray throughout your hair, around five sprays. After this, you will massage your scalp, bringing the hair into a curl and scrunch style. After this, repeat again with more hair spray and scrunching spray. Turn your hair upside down and then start to scrunch with your hands. Once you have finished your hair and have the desired curl that you wanted, then you will be finished! You ca...

How To: Lighten dark hair & how to cap your head to highlight

In this tutorial, you will learn how to dye your hair like a pro. Get tips and tricks on dying your dark brown or black hair to a nice blonde color without going orange. In addition to learning to lighten your whole head, you will also receive tips on how to use a hair cap to highlight your locks. By highlighting you will create a defined, multi faceted look that will look great and unique. So follow along and get ready to give yourself a professional style makeover.

How To: Cut a girl’s hair

Learn how to give your daughter a trim and you’ll save big bucks on trips to the hairdresser. Learn how to give a child a haircut, at home. This is a cost effective tip that will help you save money.

How To: Spike your hair in an Asian anime style

This video shows you to spike your hair. Many people cannot do this because you need to layer your hair and thin it out. Before you thin your hair dry it for best results. You also need to straighten your hair. You should use 'White Rain' as your hair spray. This is very effective in giving an Asian anime style. The hair wax to be used is L.A.Looks. Put your finger in the wax and take out the wax. Rub it on to your palm and then just rub all your hair with it. Spike the hair at the back. Take...

How To: Safely Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Bleach Hair

The first time many people dye their hair they use hydrogen peroxide. Perhaps as a teenager or ignorant college student they just walk into a supermarket, and buy the liquid, and go home and apply it. The result is usually dry blonde hair, which starts breaking in the process. Using hydrogen peroxide to bleach hair is affordable and can give great results but only if used well.

How To: Create a huge, voluminous '60s updo with a headband

Want to look like Jacie O? The famously fashionable first lady is only comparable to Michelle Obama in terms of good taste and pretty hairdos. As JFK's presidency was in the early sixties, Jackie O sported the most popular hairstyles of the time: Beehives, major volume with curls, updos with major volume. As you can see, big hair was in no matter what hairstyle you did.

How To: Create a peek-a-boo highlight when dying hair

Need some help figuring out how to do peek-a-boo highlights at home? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. So easy, in fact, that this home beauty video tutorial can presenta complete and thorough overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this handy hairstyling how-to.

How To: Apply blond highlights at home

This video shows you how to easily and properly highlight dark hair with blond highlights at home! First, you need to have your choice of store bought highlights (try Renew highlights!). First, put the gloves on that are provided in the highlighting kit. Get scissors and cut the powder and empty this in the tray. Now add this with the mix given. Stir these together with the applicator brush. Grab a towel, wrap it around yourself to protect your clothes. Select the hair that you wish to highli...

How To: Braid hair extentions into your own hair

DaBartist teaches you how to braid hair extensions into your own hair. Start off with hair in the front of your head, as it's easier to control. Grab a strand of hair and then wrap the braid around it once. Your hair should be in the middle now. Twist all the strands once and start going to the left and on top, then to the right and on the bottom with the hair. You can do this until you reach the end of the fake braid hair. Then pull it back and tie it to other strands on your head.

How To: Section your natural hair off when braiding & twisting

Getting ready to style some braids or twists in your hair? If so, you may be using extensions, and if so, you're going to need how to properly part your real hair into sections. This video will show you the steps to prepping your natural hair before the braiding process. Sectioning off the hair correctly is very important when trying to achieve the hairstyle that you want.

How To: Lighten your eyebrows without bleach

Want to lighten your eyebrows without bleaching them? With a little bit of makeup and the right technique, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home beauty guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over four minutes. For detailed instructions, and to get started lightening your own brows, take a look.

How To: Fake bangs or fringe without cutting your hair

Have you ever wondered what you would look like with bangs but don't want to cut your hair? Check out this tutorial, then! In this video, Judy will show you how to create fake fringe that looks totally real so you can try out a new look without a big commitment. Have fun and see how many compliments you get on your new bangin' bangs!

How To: Use a double barrel curling iron to give yourself S waves

Want to learn how to give yourself the sexy, elegant S wave you see so many movie stars with these days? It's not as complicated as it looks - all you need is a basic twin barrel curling iron. The double barrel setup lets you weave your hair back and forth to create sexy S waves. Aside from a slightly different technique, it works just the same as a regular curling iron! This style is so easy, and works with most hair types!

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