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Halloween Hack: How to Keep Your Hair Going Well Past Last Call

How to avoid the 'turning into a pumpkin by midnight' phenomenon. 

We’ve all been there: It’s the end of the evening and after party-hopping your way around town your overall look leaves something to be desired. Drinks were had, photos were taken and despite the chilly October weather you might even be a little sweaty (thank you, overcrowded bars and subway cars). Chances are that you grabbed your emergency hair tie somewhere around 10:30 pm, and what started out as a Instagram-worthy Halloween hairstyle now closely resembles a slept-in messy bun. We’re here to save you from the kind of hair stress no one should be experiencing on a fun Halloween night. With a few simple hair hacks that will keep your look going well past last call. Prep your hair with these products and you’ll be game for a photo op as late as the train ride home:

Halloween Hack: Keep Your Hair Going Strong

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Keep your hair in tip-top shape long after the clock strikes midnight.

1. Prep

As always, your Halloween night hair routine starts in the shower. Wash and condition your hair with a shine-infusing shampoo like Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner. This duo consists of lightweight formulas that will add shine and softness to your strands without weighing them down. They’re the perfect way to prep your hair for heavy styling, and are guaranteed to add extra glimmer and shine to any style.

2. Style

Comb a golf ball-sized amount of Nexxus Styling Mousse Plus through your damp hair after you wash, condition and towel-dry your strands. This mousse is a cult favorite and known to provide long-lasting volume and a natural buoyancy. It’s one of our favorite products to use for big nights like Halloween. This product amps up all styles and works as a voluminous base for your look.

3. Insure

Spray on a little insurance before you leave the house. We promise you’ll thank us later! On long nights that expect lots of jostling and time spent in sweaty—and likely humid—crowds, we like to go for TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray to make sure our strands don’t move an inch.

Whatever you decide to do with your hair, make sure you go heavy on the hair product. This will give you the most emphasized and overdramatic look possible. It’ll also insure that your style stays on point, Halloween night!

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