Welcome to the world of HairTok, where the latest hair trends and hacks are born and take the beauty world by storm. From slicked back buns to perfect curls without heat damage, Instagram and TikTok have become a go-to source for hair inspo and styling tricks that have transformed our approach to haircare.
Even red carpet events and professional stylists have taken notice, making these trends a staple in the beauty industry. Thanks to the ‘hairfluencers’ on social media, we’ve discovered underrated products, flyaway hacks, and bizarre styling techniques that have gone viral. If you haven’t joined the HairTok craze yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, we’ll be showcasing the best trends that will elevate your hair game to the next level.
Looking for voluminous curls without the damaging heat? Look no further than TikTok’s heatless curl trend. While early adopters used unconventional materials like robe straps, t-shirts, and socks, there are now countless options of satin rods available. The smooth texture of the satin prevents tension and frizz as you tightly wrap your damp hair around the rod, secure it with a scrunchie, and let it work its magic while you sleep. When you wake up, remove the rods to reveal beautiful, bouncy curls. Say goodbye to heat damage and hello to effortless curls!
Hot rollers have been a hair styling staple for years, but they’ve recently experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to the curtain bangs trend. Brands like Conair and T3 have become favourites among users. Whether you opt for a single roller to add volume to your face-framing layers or go for a full head of rollers, the process is simple. Start with dry hair, add the rollers in, and let them sit for at least 15 minutes before removing. While specific instructions may vary by brand, the result will be bouncy, voluminous curls that add a touch of glamour to any look.
From Hailey Bieber to Emma Chamberlain and Kendall Jenner, the ‘clean girl aesthetic’ has taken over the celebrity scene. While wardrobe staples like tank tops, gold jewellery, and cat eye sunglasses are key to achieving the look, TikTok has declared that a slicked-back hairstyle is the finishing touch. Not only does it perfectly complement the aesthetic, but it’s also a great way to hide greasy hair. To nail the look, stock up on hair brushes (boar bristle is preferred) and gels or pomades.
Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton and his makeup artist daughter Kitty Blue are the brains behind the latest hair trend, and it’s a game-changer for those with fine hair. The trick involves creating an ‘80s-inspired half-up ponytail look that gives your hair an incredible boost of volume. But don’t worry, you can also try this trick with your entire head of hair for even more volume. To take it to the next level, add some texturising spray to your roots before gathering your hair back into a ponytail.
The early 2000s called and they want their bubble braids back, but not before TikTok has its fun with this retro hair trend. Bubble braids have made a major comeback and are taking over our FYPs with endless variations, including face-framing, pigtail, and single bubble braids. The best part? This nostalgic look is incredibly simple to recreate and only requires small elastics.
Dental Floss for Frizz
Get ready for a hair hack that will blow your mind. TikTok has discovered that dental floss can double as the ultimate frizz fighter. Any pesky flyaways, static, or new growth can be instantly tamed with this trick. It may sound too good to be true, but you have to see it to believe it.
Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Debbie Ryan, and Billie Eilish have recently sported the trendy wolf cut, but the style has taken social media by storm with countless hair transformations. The wolf cut is a shaggy, edgy haircut that’s slightly less intense than a mullet. Some brave souls are taking the scissors into their own hands for a DIY job, while others are seeking the help of a professional. Either way, it seems like the wolf cut is here to stay.
Hair Slugging for Growth and Shine
Hair slugging, a new TikTok hair trend, involves applying natural hair oils to fine or medium hair to introduce extra hydration and shine. Just like slugging your face with a heavy moisturiser at night improves skin texture, hair slugging can make hair look healthier, thicker, and full of lustrous shine. Use coconut, argan, jojoba, olive, or grapeseed oil mixed with a little rosemary oil for best results, applying a small amount to your roots and ends each night before bed. Cover your hair with a shower cap or satin bonnet while you sleep to let the oil work its magic. Wash out the next morning and repeat nightly for best results. With consistent use, you’ll notice stronger, shinier, thicker hair in about a month.
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