I’ve had long hair for most of my life. I’ve dabbled with going shorter, but always seem to go back to growing it out. I love having long hair, but unless I’m going out somewhere special I’m usually too lazy to spend too much time on it. That’s where hair hacks come in.
Hair hacks save you time and energy, and some of them may even come as a surprise. Did you know you can use a tooth brush to tame your flyaways? Or a headband to curl your hair over night? These handy tricks will make your hair look healthy and gorgeous without much effort at all.
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new ways to style your hair that will still have you quickly out the door in the morning. I’d rather sleep for an extra 20 minutes than spend that time doing my hair. You too? Then you’re going to love these hair hacks you can master in 5 minutes or less!
Don’t worry, this list isn’t just made up of easy hairstyles, it also contains tips and tricks for things such as taming frizz and waking up with clean looking hair (even if it’s not!). Read on to see 11 of the best hair hacks for long hair.
1. How to Get Beach Waves in 5 Minutes by tamaralisse
Beach waves are the perfect quick hair hack for long haired gals. They work for any season and can be done in just 5 minutes! You’ll need a curling wand for this hack, and Hot Tools offers a lot of great options. This is sure to be one of your new favourite go-to hairstyles.
2. Dry Shampoo Before Bed
Sometimes time slips away from you and you end up hitting the sack before showering, even though you know you probably should have. If this is the case, and you know you’ll be too tired to wake up and shower in the morning, apply dry shampoo like Batiste before you go to bed. It will seep into your hair over night for clean-looking hair when you roll out of bed.
3. How To Tame Your Frizz by Luxy Hair
As someone who has naturally curly hair, I’ve struggled with frizz all my life. In this tutorial she explains why hair becomes frizzy and what she does to tame her frizz! Having a good hair wax on hand is key. Try the GATSBY Moving Rubber Wild Shake Hair Wax. Follow her tips if you have long frizzy hair!
4. How to Curl Your Hair with a Headband by Vivian V
Keeping your hair healthy is essential, especially when it’s long. Split ends and dry hair seem to look even more damaged when there’s more of it. Try to use heatless techniques to curl or wave your hair as much as you can. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use a headband to curl your hair over night! Make sure the hair tie you use is wide enough for your hair to wrap around it. This ELAN headband is perfect, and you can wear it on the daily too!
5. Create a Faux Bob by Abby Smith
Whether it’s for a costume party or you just want to try out a new look, a faux bob is an easy hack to pull off if you have long hair. It’s a fast hairstyle and all you need is a bunch of bobby pins to keep your faux bob in place! Check out the tutorial to see the step-by-step guide.
6. Tame Flyaways with a Toothbrush
If you’re susceptible to pesky flyaways, use this toothbrush trick! Spray a toothbrush with hairspray (Tresemmé has a great one!) and brush it over your flyaways to tame them. They’ll stay in place and you won’t have to worry about dealing with them throughout the day.
7. Make a Messy Bun by Someday Momma
A messy bun is one of the easiest hair hacks for long hair. In this 1-minute top knot how-to, you’ll see exactly how to create an effortless messy top knot. It’s perfect for lazy mornings when you barely have anytime to do anything but eat breakfast, get dressed, and brush your teeth!
8. Use Self-Grip Rollers for a Blow Out
Want the look of a voluminous blow out, but you’re too lazy to use a round brush to get the look you want? Use Conair Self-Grip Rollers to get the same desired effect. Roll thick sections of your hair into the big rollers, spray with hairspray, and release for a gorgeous blow out.
9. Create Volume with Two Ponytails
A high ponytail is my go-to on most days, but I hate when they fall flat. A great way to add volume to your ponytail is separating your hair into two sections, tying both the top section and bottom section in a ponytail. Make sure the top ponytail falls over the bottom ponytail and camouflages the bottom hair tie so no one knows but you!
10. Create a Low Chignon Post-Gym by equinox
Post-gym hairstyles can be tricky, but this low chignon is the perfect quick and easy hack to create after you shower at the gym. It’s chic and works for a night out, or if you hit the gym at lunch and need to head back to work. All you need is an elastic and some bobby pins to hold the chignon in place.
11. Whip up a Dutch Side Braid by Claire Ashley
A Dutch side braid is never a bad idea. If you need something on-the-go that still looks gorgeous and put together, this is the hairstyle for you. It only takes about five minutes (or less!) to complete and it will hold all day long. It looks best when you have long hair as the braid will fall with a lot of length!
These hair hacks for long hair are perfect for lazy days or mornings where time just seems to slip away from you. Whether you need to tame frizz and flyaways, make your hair look clean, or get your locks into a quick yet gorgeous ‘do, these hair hacks are crazy good.