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5 Subtle Ways to Tweak Your Hairstyle at Home

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Nov. 19, 2021 3 min read

Change is a part of life. Sometimes you adopt them, and sometimes you outgrow them. It's the same with your hair. Most days our mane is as trendy as any supermodel, but other days, you can't stand your current hairstyle another second. I get that. And it gets even more inconvenient when we can't visit salons due to time crunch, laziness or insufficient funds. 


Well, that's where we can help. Read on to discover 5 subtle tweaks you can make to your hairstyle, without the need for a professional stylist at an expensive salon. These hairstyle changes are easy and quick, while also being noticeable enough for you to freshen up your regular look. 


1. Use chalk to temporarily colour the ends of your hair 

You don't need to necessarily resort to permanent chemical dyes when you're craving a colourful change. A thrifty way to switch up the shades of your locks is to die the ends with soft pastel chalk. 


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Dampen your hair by spritzing on some water, and rub a piece of pastel chalk in your favourite colour down the length you want to be coloured, in smooth motions. Since you have the option of washing the colours off when you please, you are free to go crazy with your choice of colours. 


2. Switch up your parting 

A change in your usual parting style can be a very subtle, yet impactful way to switch up your hairstyle. 


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If you usually go with a side parting, try a sleek middle part look instead. Or, if you've always had a middle part, try a side-swept hairstyle by putting all your hair on one side, and pining up the other part to look smooth. 


3. Give yourself fresh highlights with lemon juice 

Lemon juice can actually be used as a great natural bleach, and considering you are not vising the salon, this might be your best strategy for getting fresh highlights. 


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Just cut a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice onto the strands of hair you want to highlight. Sit out under the direct sun for about 1-2 hours, till your hair strands are as light as you'd like them. Remember to keep combing your hair while waiting for the lemon juice to lighten your hair. 



4. Get beachy waves by wearing a braid overnight 

This is a great idea for switching up your hairstyle, especially when you're usually sporting pin-straight strands, and that too, with no application of heat whatsoever. 


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Get hassle-free beachy waves, by washing your hair before bed, and wearing it in two braids. The tighter your braid, the curlier your ringlets. Wear the braids overnight, and wake up the next day with a new wavy hairstyle after you take off the rubber bands. 


5. Give yourself a trim, but DO NOT cut your own bangs 

If your split ends are driving you up a wall, and you are a cent per cent confident in your hair cutting skills, you can go ahead and give yourself a quick trim. If you're trimming your own hair, remember to use a comb to even out the length before you snip your scissors. 


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Watch plenty of tutorials before you get started to have a basic idea of how to go about it. And lastly, we know our current times are difficult and stressful, but always remember, no matter how bad things get, cutting your own bangs is NEVER a good idea. Take it from a DIY bangs survivor. Man, 2012 was a dark year *shudders* 


So, hair we are. 


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