We get it. Hair styling can sound like such a hassle with all sorts of tools, products and accessories, especially if you are someone whose entire hair routine consists of brushing out your hair with your fingers and put it in a ponytail.
But hear us out: hair styling can be really simple, and those gorgeous hairstyles you see all over Instagram? They can actually be easier to achieve than they look. Here are three examples of Instagram-worthy hairstyles that are both easy to achieve and can be done in less than ten minutes. Say goodbye to boring ponytails!
1. Long natural curls
Long straight hair is classic and timeless, but without any styling it can look unkempt and get boring after a while. A quick way to give your long hair a makeover is to give it some natural curls for extra volume and texture. Just five to ten minutes, depending on how thick your hair is, with a curling iron will give you tousled curls that take no effort at all.
Take it a step further by adding a cute hair clip not just to keep hair out of your face on a hot day but also as an attention-catching statement accessory in itself.
Recommended product: Lucido-L Heat Protection Spray
Before using a curling iron or any other heat styling tools, it’s important to prep your hair with a heat protecting product to prevent any damage to the hair.
Lucido-L Heat Protection Spray not only protects your hair from heat damage, it also contains Panthenol and hyaluronic acid to keep your hair shiny and well-moisturised. It even comes with UV protection to shield your hair from the harsh UV rays from the sun. The formula is smooth and non-sticky, so you can be sure that it doesn’t interfere with your hair styling.
Recommended product: Lucido-L Super Hard Spray
After all the efforts put into doing up your hair, the last thing you want is for it to fall apart only a few hours later. The Lucido-L Super Hard Hairspray will help preserve your hard work and keep the hairstyle in place throughout the day.
Despite the name, this product doesn’t leave your hair all stiff, but has a smooth and natural finish. It also contains panthenol to moisturise your hair, maintaining a healthy shine to your locks.
2. Weave in some braids
Easiest way to look like a dainty princess? Add some braids! Regular three-strand braids are enough to instantly jazz up a look but you can go all out with waterfall, French or Dutch braids.
Recommended product: Lucido-L Hairstyling Stick
To keep your braids in place without any hair sticking out, especially for those with layered hair or lots of baby hair, the Lucido-L Hairstyling Stick is the way to go. All you need to do is apply the stick directly onto the braids, or anywhere on your hair, to smooth out frizz and tame any stray hair or stubborn baby hair.
The ellipse shape makes it easy to apply on all areas of the hair without making a mess on your hands, and the compact size is convenient to carry around to style your hair on the go.
The best thing is that the Lucido-L Hairstyling Stick doesn’t just serve as a styling tool, but doubles as a hair care product. It contains shea butter to moisturise the hair and UV Protection Formula to protect hair from harmful UV rays.
3. Short hair blowout
Whether you are growing out a pixie cut or simply rocking the fabulous short bob, a blowout is the easiest way to style your short hair. Simply use a round brush to style your hair as you blow-dry it and voila, a simple yet chic short ‘do that takes little effort to achieve!
For a little extra oomph, you can either use some texturising spray to add volume and hold to your hair, or apply a moisturising hair oil to give your hair that healthy, luscious shine.
Recommended product: Lucido-L Deep Repair Argan Oil
Lucido-L Deep Repair Argan Oil contains high-concentrated argan oil to repair severely damaged areas of your hair and nourish it from the core, to transform frizzy, brittle hair into soft and well-moisturised hair with a healthy shine. It also protects your hair from heat from blowdryer and UV rays.
The lightweight and fast-absorbing serum formula makes Lucido-L Deep Repair Argan Oil easy to use on a daily basis as it doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.
Lucido-L products are retailing at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, Don Don Donki, Tokyu Hands, Welcia-BHG. For more information on Lucido-L and their full range of products, head over to their website here.