Important Hair Advice from our favorite Disney Princesses

1) Brush it the right way.

Ariel combing her hair with fork

She might have brushed her hair with a fork at some point but Ariel knows better now! Here are things Ariel wants you to know:

  • Brush right before showering. Detangling your hair before it gets wet keeps it from breaking.
  • Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet because that’s when it’s fragile and becomes vulnerable to hair damage.
  • Don’t brush too often. Reducing how much you brush decreases the amount of excessive hair fall and prevents you from irritating the scalp.

2) Wash according to its oiliness.

Mulan taking a bath

Mulan shares her best hair care tip: only wash your hair as needed. Some people may have greasier hair than others, if you’re one of them you should wash it as often as once a day. On the contrary, people with drier hair may need to wash it less often.

3) Know the difference between Shampoo and Conditioner.

Merida with a bow and arrow
“BRAVE” Merida (voice by Kelly Macdonald) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

For girls with long curls or wavy hair, Merida is here to save the day. With her beautiful curly hair, she surely knows when’s the right time to use a shampoo or conditioner. 

  • Shampoo = Cleansing agent. It commonly contains ingredients called detergents and surfactants that are used to help get rid of dirt, oil, sweat, and product buildup.
  • Conditioner = Moisturizing agent. Contain natural oils and proteins to keep hair smooth and flexible.

4) Be mindful of the ingredients in your product.

Snow White talking to a bird

After being tricked into eating a poisoned apple by the Evil Queen, Snow White now keeps a watchful eye on the things she gets her hand on.

You should choose products with ingredients that complement your hair’s current condition. Is your hair oily, normal, or dry? Have you colored your hair? These are just some of the things to keep in mind when choosing what to buy next. Using the wrong products, especially those with harsh ingredients will only leave you with hair stripped of its natural oils or a faded hair dye.

5) Wash from the roots.

Elsa with snowflakes in her hand

With all that snow and dirt from Arendelle, Elsa had to learn how to get rid of it.

For you to grow healthy hair, you need to get a healthy scalp. That’s where your handy shampoo comes into the picture. Direct most of your attention to cleaning the scalp when washing your hair because that’s where dirt, dead skin, and other unwanted particles build up.

6) Condition properly.

Rapunzel going down from the castle using her hair

Rapunzel definitely knows how to keep her very long golden hair smooth, silky, and bouncy. 

Use conditioner after rinsing the shampoo off of your hair. Take note that you don’t have to condition every time you wash. If your scalp is dry, you can apply the product onto it, otherwise spread the product from the middle part until the ends of your hair. This helps prevent the roots from being oily than they already are. Remember that the ends of your hair require the most hydration.

7) Avoid bad health habits.

Belle in the dining room; eating happily

As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. Belle wants you to know that we have to control what we eat in order to stay healthy and to have wonderful hair.  An unhealthy diet generally means that you aren’t getting enough of the essential nutrients that you need in order to keep your body from functioning well including the promotion of hair growth. 

A big one to avoid is smoking. Aside from all the diseases you probably know it can cause, an overlooked side effect is the development of hair loss. A contributing factor is the chemicals found in tobacco that damage the DNA of cells in hair follicles (sac in your skin from which a hair grows).

Best questions to ask your hairdresser

Some may be hesitant to ask hairdressers for hair advice. But in reality, these reliable hairdressers are just waiting to be asked questions related to hair. They are actually excited to share their knowledge and expertise with all things related to hair and hair care. So these are some questions that every woman can ask their hairdresser: 

  • How many times in  a week should I wash my hair? 
  • Should I be worried about the overall health of my scalp and hair? 
  • What is the ideal number of times should I use shampoo in a week? 
  • Which home care products should I be using? 
  • Based on my hair type, which brand of shampoo and conditioner would suit my hair best? 
  • Should I be worried about hair loss or hair thinning? 

How do I get perfect hair?

1) Choose the Perfect Product for your Hair

For dry or damaged hair. Here are some products to use:  (1) super-hydrating shampoo, (2) protein-rich shampoo to prevent split ends and fuel regrowth, (3) leave-in conditioning spray that provides hydration and can help in preventing future breakage, (4) shampoos containing collagen and biotin and (5) hair mask that contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants and keratin. 

For color-treated hair. Here are some best tips (1) avoid washing your hair daily, (2) use products that are sulfate-free, (3) use products that have any of the following ingredients – argan oil, coconut oil and keratin and(4) Use a hair mask once a week. 

For frizzy hair. Here are some ingredients that you should look for when choosing your hair care products: (1) natural conditioning agent/s, (2) use products that are sulfate-free, (3) products that may contain any of the following: shea butter, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and honey. 

2) Proper Use a of Blow Dryer 

When using a blow dryer, make sure to protect your hair using heat protectants. In this way, you can have assurance that your hair will not be damaged or become frizzy and dry. 

3) Using the Right Conditioner Everyday

In a battle against heat from styling tools and hot water, conditioners are like your shields.Using this product can help you protect and strengthen your hair against split ends and damages. In that  way our hair remains smooth, strong and silky. 

4) Use hair treatment products 

In using the right treatment products, we are able to properly take care of hair. It is of utmost importance that we carefully research and ask experts what type of brands or products are best suitable for a specific hair type. 

5) Apply Hydrating Shampoo Twice a Week

To avoid dry and damaged hair, it is highly recommended that we apply hydrating shampoo at least two times a week. This should be a way to prevent dryness and damages like split ends and brittleness. 

How can I style my hair like a professional at home?

We all know that a good outfit can be complemented by well-styled hair. Every girl, career woman, and ladies want a fashionable, simple or elegant hairstyle depending on their personality or characteristics. You will be learning different hair trends that will never go out of fashion.

1) Bridal Mohawk

First, start by parting sections of the hair on the top of your hair. 

Second, tie each section by twisting it with a small elastic band that loops the pony through while leaving a little of the ends out. 

Third, go down a couple of inches and tie off another section of messy bun. Don’t forget to secure the sides while making the next loop, fluff it out, and use a bobby pin to put the two buns together. Repeat it until the last section.

Fourth, find the base of the bun and tighten it and put hairspray to set the hairstyle.  Lastly, you can put on a chic hairpin on the side of your hair to make it more attractive.

2) Fishtail Braid

This hairstyle is absolutely perfect for casual outfits or first dates. It is the perfect mix of elegance and simplicity for every girl out there.

First, start by taking a small section of your hair and splitting it into two large sections.

Second, take a small piece from the outside and cross it over the center then, take another one from the other side crossing it towards the center creating a symbol X in the middle. 

Third, while holding it, take another small piece from the outside and start picking up strands of hair adding it to those pieces crossing over the center. 

Fourth, pick a small piece from the outside and a larger one of hair crossing it over the center. Then, continue taking the hair in a circular section adding it to the braid. Make sure to have an X in the center otherwise, it will lose the style. 

Fifth, repeat the process until the end of your hair. Just leave a couple of inches to keep the look fresh. Make sure each of the sections of hair you’re taking is nice, small, and tight to get a zipper effect of the braid.

Lastly, tighten it with a small elastic band. 

3. Cornrow Braided Bun

Cornrow braided bun is beautiful and shows African heritage using some modern braiding techniques, according to celebrity hairstylist Yene Damtew. It is also the best option for all the cool, trendy girls that like to keep a comfortable style since you need to worry about touching up your hair throughout the day!

First, part the hair for the individual cornrow section. You can choose whatever size section you like, it could be skinnier if you want smaller cornrows or the larger one. Creating it can be done from the side, straight backward to forward, or any patterns for braiding. 

Next, divide the first section of hair into three equal parts as you would to begin any braid.

Second, begin braiding the small section of hair at the hairline. Straight back is the simplest form of cornrows to start. Then, add a strand of hair from the section you are braiding into the cornrow. Each time you pick up one of the three pieces of hair to braid, gently pull hair from the parted off section and add it in as you braid. Add an even amount of hair each time for a lovely and equal look. Continue braiding and adding a strand of hair to the cornrow and make it balanced until you complete the style.

Third, detangle sections of hair by simply and gently pulling your fingers through the hair to work your way through so that the braids will continue to be neat and uniform. Once you’ve braided the hair to the scalp, continue braiding if the hair is long. 

Fourth, curl the cornrow around your finger to prevent its ends from disentangling. Just repeat the braiding process around the head, making sure to part sections the same size for balance. 

Lastly, for completed cornrows, better to spray with an oil-based sheen spray to make it shine and luster. Twist it to make a bun and then wrap an elastic band around it. 

4. Dutch Braid

First, divide the hair into two sections with a center part and gently brush out any tangles. Pick up a small section from the right half at the nape of your neck, and begin a crossing-under braid pointing straight out in a perpendicular position. 

Second, wrap the starter braid towards your face and begin to incorporate hair into a dutch braid that angles up over your ear. Tilt your head forward as you approach your forehead. Carefully hold all three sections between the fingers of one hand, then move your free arm and distribute the sections again. 

Third, be mindful of the angles of your additions as you braid the front of your hair. If you pull your hair far forward as you added it, do the same on the other side as you descend over the other ear. Continue the Dutch braid near your hairline until all hair is put together.

Fourth, continue a standard crossing-under braid until you run out of hair, then use a small elastic band to secure the braid. After, pick up the braided tail and wrap it around to overlap with the braid’s origin, and fold the tail of hair up under a neighboring section of the braid to hide it.

Lastly, add hairpins to keep the tail in place and anywhere else for support. Gently pull on some sections of the braid to make it appear fuller. You can now show it off to start a great day.

5. Vintage Updo

Retro hairstyles are simple, easy to create, and timeless. Then and now, ladies still love this vintage style especially on important occasions. 

First, part your hair and take two sections of it, then pin both the sections of your hair behind your ears.

Second, curl the top of two inches of your hair in two sections and pin them again with bobby pins. Afterward, take the front sections of your hair which you had kept aside in the first instance and straighten it upwards till the front part of it is smooth. 

Third, curl in one direction and spray your hair once you’re using the curling tongs. Don’t forget to bobby pin your curled rolls and spritz them carefully with a holding spray. Make sure to pin your rolls from the inside out so that the pins can be hidden.

Lastly, just repeat the process on either side of the hair so that both sides match properly and will look good. Make sure to scrunch the curls properly for a fabulous look. Use generous amounts of hair spray to set your hair!

6. Cascading Waterfall Hairstyle 

Nothing can beat the beauty of a cascading waterfall hairstyle. This beautiful braid looks exactly the way you would imagine it – like a waterfall of hair on the side of your head. Because of its’ feminine vibe, waterfall braids are the perfect style for weddings and highschool prom or graduation balls. 

First, begin by parting the section of hair into three small pieces and start a regular waterfall braid. Next, braid it down until you have dropped into four stitches. After adding hair into the fifth stitch, add the pieces you dropped in the four stitches. Whenever running out of the dropped sections to add just finish it with a three-strand braid down and secure with an elastic band. Make sure to tug and loosen the braid to have a gorgeous cascade effect. 

Second, pull all of the hair over the side of the braid using an elastic band, pull it once and leave the ends hanging out a little then twist the elastic to pull the hair one more time. Fluff the messy bun and add hairspray to make it look fresh and neat.

Third, pull all of the hair to the braid side and take a small piece of hair close to the neck then another piece of it on the outside. Bring the two pieces to the front and secure it with an elastic band. Now, flip the little section up and under and repeat it until you run out of hair. Make sure you pin it underneath your hair to hide the bobby pins from view.

Lastly, you can put on a delicate and chic hairpin on the top of the braided hair to make it more attractive.   

7. Half Crown Braid

First, begin by taking a 1-2 inch section of hair on one side of your hair above your ear. Split the section in three and make a braid. 

Second, angle the braid back around your head and secure the end of the braid with a small clear hair elastic. 

Third, continue and repeat the process on the other side, taking a section above your ear and making a braid again. Make sure to secure the end with a small clear elastic band since it is easier to hide in the finished hairstyle. Bring the first braid across the back of your head and pin it in place with bobby pins. 

Lastly, cross the second braid over the first and tuck it to the end behind the first braid. Stretch out your braids before pinning them in place for it emphasizes the shape of the braid. You can also fold the braid in half before pinning them at the back of your head.

You can have better hair days ahead using these hair advice. Stay confidently beautiful and full of grace as you pair your gorgeous outfit with your healthy, elegant, and beautiful crowning glory!