The definitive guide to taming your pesky baby hairs

No need for laser when you have these expert styling tips...

20 Apr 2018

Baby hairs the bane of your existence?

Don't worry, it's not just you. Those fine, wispy and feathery hairs are notoriously fickle.

"They’re a lot thinner and shorter than the rest of your hair, and as a result, they can be hard to control and style", says Joanne Dodds from .

But it's not entirely impossible.

In fact, if you know how to work them just right, they can become an important part of your hairstyle, especially when creating an updo.

Here are some dos and don'ts for taming your misbehaving baby hairs...

DON'T shave or wax your baby hairs

We're only human, and frustration can sometimes lead to drastic measures. But no matter how much your baby hairs are annoying you, Joanne says waxing and shaving are out of the question.

"Unless you can commit to serious and costly laser treatment
– like Kim K, who lasered her baby hairs away because she kept getting breakouts on her forehead – there aren’t any realistic, long-term solutions."

Some women do opt for threading, but remember all of these methods aren't permanent and you will have to deal with the hairs growing back.

DO try this hairspray trick

Your best bet at taming those baby flyaways is hairspray and knowing how to use it.

Celebrity hairdresser, Jonathon Long, recommends sticking them down with (£13.50), anytime you're trying for a sleek ponytail or updo.

Want to know a styling secret? Spray a spoolie (eyebrow brush) or unused toothbrush with hairspray and then gently run it over your baby hairs to smooth them down. The thickly clustered bristles will ensure not one tiny hair escapes.

DON'T try a sleek 'do unarmed

However, it's not just hairspray you'll need to really nail a smooth style.

"If you're after a really sleek, glossy look, something like (£17.75) could help with keeping any wispy, stray hairs under control", says Joanne.

Apply it close to the scalp and then work through the hair before styling your sculpting hold.

DO go for relaxed styles and updos

If sticking your baby hairs down just DOES NOT work, go for more relaxed and casual styles instead.

"Baby hairs can really complement a cute, messy bun or a wavy, half up-half down style as, like these ‘dos, baby hairs are very youthful", says Joanne.

DO consider a pixie cut or fringe

You could also consider disguising your baby hairs within your cut.

"Soft fringes are great as they hide most things (an alternative to botox too, some say) as well as pixie cuts", says Jonathon.

"Anything that frames the face really."

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