How to tame or hide baby hairs

/ 04.01.2014
Don't let baby hairs get you or your hairstyle down!
Don't let baby hairs get you or your hairstyle down!

Baby hairs are a surprisingly divisive topic among online hairstyle gurus. Many believe they should be left more or less to their own devices or incorporated into a myriad of beautiful and very romantic updos. On the other hand, a lot of people – both on the internet and in real life – just want to tame them, and that's totally ok. That fuzzy, fluffy halo can look really good, but sometimes you just want a style with a little more polish.

The good news is there are a couple of really easy ways to smooth over baby hairs and minimize frizz. Of course, these techniques may need to be adapted in order to work well with your hair type, but they're a good place to start!

Your new BFF

Perhaps unsurprisingly, hairspray is a must-have product for flattening baby hairs. For a quick fix on a loose down style, spray Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray onto a bristle brush and run it over your hair. It won't make your hair feel crunchy but it should be just enough to hold those babies where you want them. For an updo, spray it onto the palm of your hand and smooth firmly over the hair instead. For especially stubborn baby hair, repeat this process once or twice more.

Interestingly, you can also use a soft-bristled toothbrush (one you never intend to use on your teeth) loaded with hairspray to do the same thing.

Go sleek

For a little extra finesse, a super sleek, shiny texture is just what you need. Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray is great for this and can also be used with a toothbrush for super smooth results.

Get bangs

A bit like wearing a hat for the duration of a bad hair day, getting bangs cut in will cover up baby hair or at least take a lot of attention away from them. A fancy fringe will draw the eye to your facial features – notably the eyes and cheekbones – so the baby hairs can do whatever they want, because no one will be looking anyway! Just make sure you choose a style that flatters your face shape.

Embrace them!

Finally, if you can, embrace your baby hairs! Windswept hair is a huge trend this season and it looks pretty on just about everyone. Not only that, all those little flyaways will soften your look and generally be more forgiving.

Happy styling!

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