Baby hairs sound adorable and charming but anyone who's experienced them can attest to the fact that they are in fact one of life's greatest nuisances. Picture this: you spend hours (okay, a few extra minutes) on styling your hair and are greeted with a sleek, gorgeous 'do. Except for the fact there appears to be a delicate halo of frizz around your hairline, growing larger and by the minute. Welcome to my life. As someone can't put her hair in a ponytail without looking as if she's been lightly electrocuted, baby hairs are the bane of my existence. Thus, my ears perked up backstage at Oscar de la Renta when lead hairstylist Orlando Pita shared a trick for keeping baby hairs at bay. Keep scrolling to see what it is!
The key to smoothing down baby hairs without 1) weighing your roots down or 2) Shellac-ing your hair into a stiff helmet using hairspray? Use your palms. "I spray hairspray into my palms first instead of directly to the hair," explains Pita (he used one from TRESemmé backstage). "Then, I rub my palms together and lightly glide them over the hairline and roots. This smooths them down but doesn't look unnatural." And if your baby hairs are truly a terror and this doesn't work, Pita says that blasting your strands straight down using a hair dryer will do the trick. Buh-bye, baby hairs.