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: 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: 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: 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: Do a 70s feathered and curled hair look

Create the look of feathered hair without having to actually cut it. This how-to video shows the steps of styling hair into a super 70s, disco, Charlie's Angels style hairdo. You'll need hot rollers and a lot of styling products. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to style hair into a 70s inspired feathered and curled look.

How To: Style short hair in a classic Hollywood style

In this tutorial, we learn how to style short hair in a classic Hollywood style. To start this look, pin your hair up in different layers and start off with the very bottom layer. Next, heat up a barrel roller until it's hot. Next, grab a small piece of hair and place the barrel roller into it for several seconds until you feel the curl has settled in. After this, release your hair and spray hair spray into it. Your hair will come out with more of a crimp than a curl when you are finished, de...

How To: Make a cute twist hair style

Liz Muller guides us how to make a cute twist hair style with little effort. First, put a small amount of hair gel in the front of your hair. Then, grab the front of one side of your hair and start to twist it. Twist the front into the back until you reach the area behind your ears. Now, clip the twist and then repeat this on the other side of your head. Using bobby pins to clip it will work the best. With the rest of your hair, you can either curl it or leave it straight, whichever you prefe...

How To: Style curly hair

Controlling curly hairstyles can be difficult because of humidity, length and frizz. Learn to style long, short, straight and natural curly hair with expert tips from an Aveda salon instructor in this free hair care video series.

How To: Do Sisterlock and lock extensions for hair

Fashions come and go, but some beauty looks never go out of style. Take full, voluminous hair, for instance. Thick, enviably lustrous hair has been seen on stars on the red carpet for years and years, and the look is still going strong. And do you want to know a secret? There is not a single celeb who hits the red carpet without some hair that her mama didn't give her.

How To: Make your hair grow faster with castor oil

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to make your hair grow faster with castor oil. Castor oil practically doubles you hair growth, though not many people use it. When you take it out from the container, it is like hard cream. Take it on your palm and rub your palms until it turns oily and apply it on the scalp and the bottom end of the hair and leave it for sometime. It is a bit smelly. Therefore, you have to wash it off with shampoo and apply conditioner. The next day yo...

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: Cut layers into your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut layers into hair: the basics. Start out with dry hair and brush it out thoroughly. After this, grab the back of the hair and use a small comb to comb out from the head. Hold the hair at an angle, then cut it diagonally. Continue to do this for the hair on the back of the head so you create a bunch of layers in the back. This is a short look, so you may have to cut a lot of hair off in the beginning to get to the top of the head. Create a bob on the front ...

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: 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: Get full wavy hair with a scrunchie & hairspray

In this video, we learn how to get wavy hear without using heat. First, start off with clean dry hair and then brush out any tangles. Next, spray with light hairspray and flip your hair over your head. Now, spray again with hairspray and twist into a bun with a soft scrunchie. Leave this overnight, or for as long as you can keep it in for. When finished, remove the scrunchie from your hair and shake your hair out. You can also add in more scrunching hair spray or scrunching gel if you need it...

How To: Style a slipknot (aka tie-knot) on micro braids

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a slipknot on micro braids. First, braid the hair to the desired length. It is good to braid it close to the end, unless the hair is permed. Now, hold the braid and fix it so that it can be nice and neat. Take a few strands of hair and tie it around the rest of the hair. Now loop it around the finger holding it and put your thumb inside. Make sure to tie it up. Do the same thing about three or four times. Once this is done, take part of the same...

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: 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: Cut men's hair with a layered effect

DJ Matt shows you the basics of how to cut men's hair. You start out by making a line on the top of the head. You can then make your first cut, or the straight cut on the back bottom. After that, you then make a "down cut" which creates layers. When you get to the "semi-top of the head" you take a comb and rest it along the hair so it is straight. After the comb is in place just clip the top of the hair that is resting along side of it. When you get to the top continue to take long hair along...

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