How to Amp Up Your Stay-At-Home Hair Game

It's all about the add-ons.

Whether you want to look put-together for your next video call, or you just need to reinvent some common hairstyles, adding hair accessories is the perfect way to amp up your hair game. Let’s face it, not many people want to be doing full-glam styles right now, but doing a little extra something to your everyday hairstyle can make a big difference.

Between scrunchies, clips, and headbands, adding a simple accessory to an easy hairstyle can completely transform your look. Keep scrolling to find out how you can amp up your hair game with just a few accessories.

Use Scrunchies to Dress Up a Ponytail

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Show off a playful style with this scrunchie.

This trick works for half-updos and regular ponytails alike. All you have to do is section-off half of your hair, and brush the top section into a ponytail. Secure this section with a scrunchie and you’ll have an instantly upgraded half-updo–and, you’ll hair will thank you since a scrunchie is gentle on your strands. To add more volume, use a curling iron to create loose curls in your hair for added texture.

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Dress up your sleek style with a hair scrunchie. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

If you want to amp up your hair game by adding a scrunchie to your ponytail, use TRESemmé TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray on your roots. Before the hair spray dries, brush your hair up into a high ponytail, and then secure with a scrunchie. This will ensure you have a smooth base and won’t be dealing with flyaways throughout the day

Add Clips to Any Style

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Hair clips are a game-changer for messy buns.

Whether your hair is down or in an updo, dress it up with clips! Adding hair clips to any style makes it look like you tried a lot harder than you really did. Plus, it’s a fool-proof way to amp up your hair game.

To start, use a hair tie to secure your hair in a low messy bun. If you want a fuller-looking bun, pancake your bun by gently pulling on pieces to give it a more voluminous look.

Next, all you have to do is position your hair clips where you want them. This is such an easy way to turn your just-woke-up-style into a look people will be dying to replicate.

Finish with a Headband

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Headbands for the win. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Maybe you have greasy roots or have no idea what to do with your hair and need to look presentable for a video-call? Amping up your hair game with a headband will take care of these problems. Between padded, pearl, and knotted variations, there’s definitely a headband out there to fit your style.

To get the perfect headband look, start by applying dry shampoo at your roots. We love Dove Care Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo because it helps add instant lift to your strands. Spray the product 6-8 inches away from your roots, gently massage it in, and then brush through. Next, place your headband on the center of your head and you’ll be good to go.

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