DIY: Best tips that will add life to your dull hair

  • Nikita Sachdev, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2016 12:44 IST
Tired of your ‘bad hair’ days? Here are some easy DIY tips that’ll work like magic. (Shutterstock)

We’ve all had those days of cribbing about our hair. “I am bored with my straight hair or I’m bored with my curly locks.”

If this sounds familiar to you, all you need is a few tips to give your locks a makeover.

1. Look chic with a faux bob

Sonam Kapoor flaunst the faux bob at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes (France), on May 18, 2014. (AFP)

Give short hair a chance. The faux bob is the perfect style to go shorter without actually giving up on your long hair. Pull your hair together at the nape of the neck, roll it up and pin it up with bobby pins or tie with a rubber band and tuck it under.

2. Heat-free bouncy curls

Sleeping with your hair tied in braids will give you wavy hair the next morning. (Shutterstock)

Gorgeous curls without heat are a dream come true and it’s an icing on the cake if they are neat, polished and frizz-free. For the wavy effect, just make six to eight braids instead of one and wake up to sexy beachy waves.

3. Dress up your ponytail

A ponytail is the easiest hairdo for every occasion. (Shutterstock)

A ponytail is not just a good idea while working out but can wear it to work, a party or a date. To add texture to your ponytail, tease the crown with a tail comb and achieve your favourite celeb style fluffed up ponytail. For a date night, braid a section of your hair and add it to your fluffed up ponytail and style it with a few jasmine flowers.

4. The French solution

Add a few flowers to yur French braid and you’ve got a fresh look! (Shutterstock)

Spare your hair the suds for a day! Braiding your hair will definitely hide most of the oily, greasy hair. You can go for a classic French braid, mini French braids or a bun braid. Make it look intricate by adding fresh flowers or a bright coloured silk flower to it.

DIY hair packs

You can make your own magic potion of homemade hair packs and get gorgeous looking, shiny locks without rushing to the nearby salon.

1) Rejuvenating Carrot hair mask (For normal hair)


Thick, shiny, strong hair is every girl’s dream but the winters make your hair look dull and lifeless. This is a great pack for regaining the lost moisture and adding shine to your hair. Take 5 medium sized carrots. Boil them and grind them in a blender to turn them into a thick paste. Apply it like henna from root to tip. Leave for 40 min and rinse with cold water.

2) Revitalising orange peels pack (For greasy hair)


Do you wash your hair every day and still wake up to excessive oil in your hair? Here is your fix. Take orange peels of three oranges and grind them to make a smooth paste. Add 1 tsp gram flour and half a spoon of coffee powder. Add the juice of an orange to dilute the paste. Apply for 25 minutes on the length of your hair and wash off with cold water.

3) Refreshing Rum Cream pack (For dry hair)


If you’ve tried everything for hair fall but nothing seems to work, this hair pack comes to your rescue. Take 1 cup of rum and dip four large chunks of peeled onion into it and leave overnight. In the morning, remove the onion from the rum and add 2 tbsp fresh cream. Mix well to form a thick paste. You can also add 1 tsp of gram flour to thicken the paste.

(Inputs by Beauty Experts Aashmeen Munjal and Pooja Goel)

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