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7 Tips that will get your hair from so-so to selfie-ready and gorgeous

7 Tips that will get your hair from so-so to selfie-ready and gorgeous

While there are filters and apps to give you the best complexion, brightest smile and incredible lashes in a selfie, there’s not really anything that can fix the way your hair looks. This means you're going to have to figure it out the old-fashioned way.

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with these tips that will give you selfie-ready gorgeous hair every time.

How to make your hair look great in selfies

These tips will give you photo-ready hair in an instant.

1. Loose around your face

If you want your hair to look great in a selfie, then you have to show it off. Hair that’s pulled too tight or all back tends to disappear and not get noticed. It can also make your face look harsh and severe.

Loosen your hair and pull it forward, so longer hair spills over the front of your shoulders and shorter hair is gently fluffed with your fingertips to create flattering softness. Try the messy or half-up bun for a fun hairstyle.

2. Look to your light

Lighting is everything in the world of photography. But you don’t need to be a pro to learn how to work the light. Natural light is typically much more flattering than artificial light.

If you’re going outside for a photoshoot, try to get out during the golden hour, right before sunset or after sunrise when the natural light is so great it’s flattering on everyone.

While getting the right light is important, looking at it is essential. Putting great light behind you is only going to darken your face and highlight your hair’s frizzy fly-aways. For the best pictures, turn your face toward the light, then your hair will also be lit correctly.

3. Have healthy hair

Think about it, the best way to make your hair look great in pictures is to have healthy hair in the first place. Make sure you’re getting all the nourishment you can from your foods or from high-quality supplements that support lush and lovely locks.

4. Think about the background

A lot of people take selfies in their cars, we’re not sure why. But if you want a really great photo of your hair, avoid the car shot, it’s too distracting. If possible, look for a neutral background or a solid color that complements your hair color.

5. Know your angles

You have a good side, right? Well, your hair has some good angles too. Practice taking some pictures to see how to hold the camera to get your hair’s best angle. Then learn how to hold your head so you can recreate that look, even if someone else is taking the picture.

6. Beauty kit

You probably carry some lipstick with you, just to freshen up your look during the day. Shouldn’t you also carry some hair care essentials?

Create a handy travel kit of hair care products that you can take with you to fix your frizz or add more bounce when you need it. This way, your hair will never fall flat when the cameras are flashing.

7. Practice

This probably doesn’t need to be said, we live in a world where selfies happen all the time, for most people they happen on a daily basis. Although you might be taking selfies all the time, maybe you’re not focusing on how your hair looks. If not, then this is what you need to practice. Find ways to give your hair the spotlight.

Final thoughts

Creating the most flattering selfie requires amazing hair. You can fake the rest, but you simply cannot create great hair when there isn’t any.

If you’re ready to take your selfie skill to the next level, then it’s time to move beyond the pout and turn your attention to your hair. Let your hair rest loosely around your face, give it a little fluff with your fingers to add volume. If you’ve got a minute, pull out your hair care essentials and refresh tired locks.

Finally, make sure you’re facing the light, tilted in a way that flatters your hair the best, and use that million-watt smile you’ve been perfecting. If all goes well and the stars align, you’re going to have a selfie that will not only earn clicks but have others wishing they had your hair.

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