Hide Damaged, Bad Hair with This Trick

Fake a fresh cut and hide damaged hair with a curling iron.

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Taylor Chang-Babaian, Hair & Makeup Stylist:

Hi, I'm Taylor and I am going to show you how to hide damaged, bad hair using a few quick tips and tricks. Let's get started.

I just loosely sectioned off the top part of the hair, so I can just get the bottom. A great way to hide damaged ends is to throw light curls in there, even just large waves. The way you are going to do that is you are just going to use a large iron. This one is an inch and a half; you could even go two inches. You are just going to gently get to the ends. She has very long hair, and so we are just going to reach the ends. Again, we are taking large sections and doing a vertical curl. I am just kind of squeezing the handle lightly so that I loosen the hair so that I can get to the ends. I am just going to do this all over the head.

For this side of the hair, we are going in toward the center of her head and for the right side we are going in towards the center of her head this way. We'll do that all throughout the hair.

Now, I'm going through with the top section just as I did with the bottom section, again doing vertical curls. I start curling at the top of the hair first and then start squeezing so that I can get the ends in because the ends don't usually need that much time in the iron. They get very curly very quick. This whole process shouldn't take you very long - five minutes tops.

So now we've just finished doing the curls all throughout the hair. What's great about the curls is it detracts away from the ends and you get the focus on the curls. Of course the best thing with damaged hair is some shine. She does have fairly fine hair though, so what we want to do is concentrate the shine on the ends. We are going to use a light spray shine, avoid the root area, and of course just a little bit on the edge. I'm just dusting a little bit on the ends. There you go. A quick way to hide bad hair.

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I personally think curly hair is sexy. Whenever I curl my hair, I always apply heat protect. Thanks for this video!

by Dessa0226 Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 01:04PM Report as inappropriate

Nice if you like wearing curls

by EricaF123 Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 02:56PM Report as inappropriate

In between regular trims (love the stylists!) I deep condition and pull my hair back. I wouldn't use heat on damaged hair.

by toddfan Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 04:22PM Report as inappropriate

The curls would definitely distract from the damaged ends until there is time for a haircut.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 01:12PM Report as inappropriate

I get regular trims to help with this issue.

by powerwoman033 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:18PM Report as inappropriate

if i have damaged hair.. i don't wanna add heat.. the curls are pretty though

by ulaladdizz Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 01:33PM Report as inappropriate

I feel like with damaged hair you can see how "dry" the hair looks even if it's curled. My hair for example, won't hold the curls for more than an hour if the ends are bad.

by seaweedkisses Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 03:46PM Report as inappropriate

I don't think I could do that by myself in five minutes or less. When my hair starts looking damaged I think I'll just go get it trimmed.

by taryn.romero Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:44AM Report as inappropriate

best thing for damaged hair is good trim.

by rosie1123 Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 01:49PM Report as inappropriate

While this may temporarily hide damaged, bad hair, it'll just make it worse because of all the curling? I have split ends, and they really just need a trim!

by LipglossandSpandex Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:43PM Report as inappropriate

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