Top 10 Hair Styling Tips

You get up in the morning and don’t have the time or the inclination to work your hair into something stylish. Well, good news – here are some easy tips to help you score easy hair styling without the fuss.

1. Dry Your Hair Well

Never style hair when it’s still wet. Water can ruin a product’s strength and wax won’t stick to wet hair.

2. Use Gel for Short Hair

Gel works well to style short hair because it has great hold! Try a hair cream gel that provides excellent hold with a touchable feel.

3. Go Easy on the Hair Spray

ShowerHair spray can help to keep your hairstyle in place but it can make your hair look messy or weighed down, so use it with caution.

4. Take Cool Showers

Yes, you love those hot showers but they can dry out your hair and scalp, making it look less shiny and healthy.

5. Get the Right Shampoo

Purchase a shampoo and conditioner for your specific hair, whether it is dry or oily. These products will work with the hair type you have for a much more gorgeous mane.

6. Less Is More!

Man with good hairDon’t apply too much product – it can weigh hair down or make it look greasy. A pea-sized amount is usually enough to run through your hair with your fingers.

7. Skip a Wash for Curly Hair

Curly hair needs the oils that are produced naturally in the hair more than straight hair or else it looks dry and damaged. Don’t wash hair every day if you’ve got curly hair.

8. Use a Good Conditioner

Conditioners are a must with every wash because they strengthen the hair and make it easier to style. Get a conditioner that is tailored to your hair type.

9. Get a Haircut

Book in that haircut when your hair looks like it needs a trim. Regular cuts will make your hair much easier to style, with less hair tools being required.

10. Get Your Hairdryer

If you’ve got thinning hair, use your hair dryer to create more volume quickly. Blow-dry your hair after washing it and avoid using too much product that can make hair look even thinner than it is.

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Top 10 Great First Date Ideas: Dogs, Dessert and Drama

That first date is crucial to making a great impression on your date and seeing her again. Here are some great first date ideas that will remain in her mind long after they’ve ended.


1. Take a Class

On a first date you want to get a chance to talk and learn more about each other, but you also want to relax. Doing a fun activity together, such as taking a cooking or dancing class, helps you to achieve both.

2. The Theatre

It’s an upgrade from the regular first date movie, plus you give her a chance to dress up, which she’ll love. Going to the theatre also enables intelligent conversation and makes you appear classy.

3. Sing Karaoke

This is a fun idea for a first date because it’s uber-relaxed and especially good for group dates. Karaoke helps you suss out your date by discovering how easy-going, spontaneous or self-conscious she is.

Ice Skating

4. Ice Skating

There’s something nostalgic about ice skating as it brings to mind memories of being a teenager. This is a fun way to spend an afternoon with a pretty girl because you’ll both be off your guard as you topple over and share some laughs.

5. A Meal Under the Stars

Forget going to a restaurant where you stare at each other over candlelight. This sometimes feels a little too intimate for a first date. Rather enjoy a snack on the go while you check out some fun spots in the city or organise a picnic in the park.

6. Enjoy a Breakfast or Coffee Before Work

Sometimes it’s not always easy to find time in your busy work schedule and then to synchronise your free evenings with your date. Breakfast before work is a way around this and a great start to the day. Best of all, if the date doesn’t go well there’s a time limit on it.

7. Comedy Club

What’s better than sharing a laugh without your own jokes falling flat? Check out some cool comedy gigs at your local club. Laughter is said to release oxytocin, known as the ‘cuddle hormone.’ It’s the hormone that makes you and your partner feel bonded.

8. Volunteer

Go do something for those in need. This is a great way for you and your date to feel good on your first date and she’ll also see you as someone who has his heart in the right place. According to a Canadian study published by the British Journal of Psychology, women are attracted to men who are generous.

Walk Your Dogs

9. Walk Your Dogs

If you both have dogs and you’re animal lovers of note, why not walk your dogs together? It’s a casual way to get to know each other and the dogs give you something to talk about should chatter become stilted. Who knows? Fido might make a new friend, too.

10.  Skip the Meal, Have Dessert

Sometimes it’s fun to be whimsical during a traditional date. Why not decide to enjoy dessert instead of having a meal? This is a fun way to enjoy delicious treats together. Feed each other a few bites for a flirty spin on that decadent tiramisu.

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