The effort of having to put insane amounts of hair care and styling products just to give our crowning glory a healthy, lustrous glow is so time-consuming that we’d rather forget it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an app or gadget that could take care of our hair in an instant?

I’m not discounting its possibility in the near future but for the meantime, here are some tried and tested hair hacks that are sure to keep your locks looking great in no time!

Say Goodbye to Flyaway – with a Toothbrush

Get rid of those annoying flyaway strands that always make you look bedraggled by spraying an unused toothbrush with hairspray and then gently brushing it in a downward motion. It will surely make you look sleek in no time.

Get that Awesome Beach Wave without a Hot Curler

Loosely braid your hair or tie it up in a bun before sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, untie your hair and shake it until the waves loosen. Finally, apply a serum or dry shampoo for the hair to hold.

Speaking of Dry Shampoo…

It’s truly a lifesaver! I’m not saying you don’t need to wash your hair anymore but, if you’re in a hurry, dry shampoo is your best friend. It can clean your hair and have it smelling good in an instant. Just spray it on the roots and then spread it out with your fingers to instantly give your hair its much-needed polish and shine.

Upside Down Blow Dry

Want to give your hair a bit of volume before going to work? All you have to do is flip your hair upside down and quickly dry the roots of your hair with a blow dryer. Then flip back your hair and apply a serum or leave-in conditioner to set.

Perk Up Your Ponytail with a Bobby Pin

Wearing a pony tail is an easy way to fix your hair during super lazy days. However, it can easily become sloppy when it starts to droop. An easy way to get around this is to insert two bobby pins underneath your ponytail rubber band.

Trim Away Those Ugly Split Ends

Deal with those pesky split ends on your own with this super easy trick. All you have to do is get two sections of your hair, twist them together and cut off all wayward strands.

If All Else Fails… Wear a Headband

Have a stock of headbands in different designs readily available. They will come in handy when you are too busy to fuss with your hair. Wearing a headband instantly gives you a put-together look without too much effort. Plus, it’s also very flexible; just a little tweak and your hair will suit any event you may have to attend – whether it’s a formal one or just a quick coffee date with your girl pals.