tricks that work for a long, straight bob simply won't achieve the same
great results on a curly mop of hair. Your first step is to define your hair
type and then you can choose your styling products and techniques
accordingly - for day and for night...
For straight hair
Whether your hair is short, mid-length or long, if it's straight, it probably lays flat on the scalp, leaving your style lank and lifeless by the end of the day. Counter balance this by opting for volume-boosting mousses and body-building lotions. While your hair is still damp, scrunch a little mousse into the scalp and blowdry using a vent brush to lift the roots. If you have thick, straight hair, create a sleek and high-sheen finish by rubbing a few drops of serum onto your palms and running them over the surface of the hair. For finer hair, work a tiny drop of thickening crème between your thumb and forefingers and stroke into the hair from the mid-lengths down to the tips.
For curly/Afro hair
Whether your hair is naturally wavy or a mass of corkscrew-tight curls, the key to control is moisture. Don't fight your curls - learn to make the most of them instead. If it's long enough, one option is to tie it back with a hair scrunchie and smooth down the flyaway ends with a little serum or gloss. Or, look for lotions, mousses, crèmes and style-defining gels or waxes to separate curls and smooth away any frizz while the hair is still damp. Always use a diffuser when blow-drying hair to prevent drying it out further. If you do want to straighten your curls, apply lots of straightening lotion to freshly-washed hair and blow dry section by section, starting with the hair underneath and finishing with the hair closest to the crown of your head. To finish, spray a fine mist of shine-boosting serum all over.
Whatever your style, there are a number of ways to jazz up your hair for an evening do.