I’ll be honest. I’m one of those conscious souls. I’m very particular about how I look, at all times. Not sure if it’s because of the influences of films and celebrity interviews I grew up watching, I want my hairstyle to be set intact at any given time of the day.
Fortunately, I’ve been blessed with a healthy scalp because of which I have dense hair. Besides, my hairstyle is one of the aspects that make me look good.
Moreover, I match my hairstyle with my attire. So, you can guess the amount of time and effort I put in to get ready. However, this habit of me being conscious about my looks started taking a toll on my budget.At one point, my hairstyle and clothing matched but it took a toll on my budget. I remained broke for most of the weeks in a month because an average session would cost me anywhere between Rs.800 to Rs.1200 easily.That had to change.
I could not afford to spend more on hairstyles without compromising on my grooming. That’s when I decided to go DIY. If you didn’t know, DIY stands for Do It Yourself. With the explosion of content generation and sharing platforms, a lot of enthusiastic styling experts have come out sharing their insights on grooming.
YouTube is one of the best platforms I go to for custom DIY hairstyles. With visuals and simple explanations styling, your hair by yourself becomes very simple. How did I get started? With these!
This is my go-to style whenever I’m wearing formals. For wedding receptions, interviews, client meetings and whenever I would like to look slick and professional, I would prefer this hairstyle. This requires minimal effort and you can get this style by using a comb and hair gel. To start off, comb your top hair backwards and your side hair downwards. Do this when your hair is still a little wet and apply your preferred gel. Now comb. You have your classic hairstyle.
For casuals and business casuals, I would go for the parted hairstyle. Again, all you need is a comb and hair gel. You can also use hair wax instead of hair gel. If your hair is of medium length, comb your hair down, making a visible line at one side. Your hair flows like handwriting from one direction to the other. At the side, where you’ve parted your hair, comb it down. Pair this look with shorts and polo tees or trendy tees.
If you wish to look good and you have just two minutes to spare, try this. Start by towel-drying your hair after your shower and dress it using a brush. Comb your hair from the side and add putty to give it a texture. Run the putty through your hair and over your scalp. Now blow dry your hair. This will give it a lift. Add a little more putty for a stronger hold.
Once you’re comfortable styling your hair by yourself, you could go for other complex styles as and when you feel more confident. There are a ton of other benefits of styling your hair by yourself:
When you’re at a salon, you hardly have control of what is applied to your hair and scalp. Here, you could understand your scalp type and what suits it and go for preferred products. This is crucial if prefer organic hair products.3