Health and beauty trends can be seen all over social media, but we're often left wondering if they actually work.
We've combed through some of the most popular TikTok accounts to find out what they think is worth trying in terms of hairstyles and haircare. From braids to low buns and headscarves, the TikTok community is full of hair inspiration for everyone.
Here are some of TikTok's most popular hair tips and trends, and how to achieve them with just a few simple steps!
6 TikTok Hair Tips For:
Rinse Your Hair with Rice Water
Rice water is a popular Asian beauty trend that has recently gained traction in Western culture. At its core, it is a rinse consisting of rice water made from the water used to wash and cook rice. The resulting liquid contains starches, proteins and minerals that act as nutrients for the hair. Many claims rice water to be a natural remedy for your typical hair woes such as dryness, fizziness or limp hair!
Check out the video from @audreyvictoria_ below!
HOW TO MAKE RICE WATER FOR EXTREME HAIR GROWTH ✨ #ricewater #ricewaterforhairgrowth #hairgrowth #hairtok #ricewaterhairchallenge #fyp♬ Rasputin (Single Version) - Boney M.
Protect your hair when you sleep
Did you know that sleeping with your hair uncovered can be damaging?
Leaving your hair exposed to the elements while you sleep, including sweat, pillow friction and even the natural oils produced by your scalp, can dry out your tresses. Over time, this damages the cuticle of each strand, causing split ends and breakage. The result s frizzy, dull hair that is more difficult to style.
Protect your hair while you sleep by using a silk pillowcase!
Focus shampoo on scalp & roots
Dr. Ronda Farah, a board-certified dermatologist, shared on TikTok that you should focus shampoo on scalp because it removes oi, dirt, hair products, and sweat. Watch her video below:
Take care of you. #hair #skin #scalp #dermatologist #fypシ #shampoo #skincareroutine #alopecia #drrondafarah♬ original sound - _ritikaaaa
Focus conditioner on ends
Are you conditioning your hair correctly? Watch how @audreyvictoria_ show us the correct way to condition your hair. Check out her Tiktok below!
4 steps ✅ are you using conditioner correctly?? ✨ #conditioner #hairtok #hairhack #hairtips #haircareroutine♬ Take my dinero dc jeffxtingz - jeffxtingz
Invest in your shampoo & conditioner
Look for a shampoo and conditioner that does not dry the hair. Opt-in for paraben-free products, your hair will thank you later!
Here’s one of our favorite duos:
Brush your hair when dry, comb when wet
Hairdressers have been giving us the same old line that we need to brush our hair when dry. In fact, they should really be telling us to comb it when wet, as this is much better for your locks. What’s the difference between brushing and combing? Tiktok user, @livpamp, explains it in her video below:
just wanna clarify a few things to help out! #wavyhair #DiceRoll #OPIObsessed #foryou♬ Chill Vibes You Can Smoke to (Interlude) - In the Family
You’ve got the tips, now it’s time to find out your next hairstyle to try! Read on and check out Tiktok’s 4 most popular hair trends this 2021...
4 Hair Trends of 2021 You Must Try
1. Two Mini Braids
Two mini braids are back-to-school hairstyles that were popular in the '90s. They are easy styles to do. This tutorial from @bilintinamakeup will show you how to do them with your own hair, or maybe they can inspire you to try out a new style!
Part 25. Of you requesting my next video / @charlidamelio hairstyle 💕 #charli #HolidaysOurWay #tabletop #hairtutorials♬ Adderall (Corvette Corvette) - Popp Hunna
2. Bubble Ponytail
The TikTok bubble ponytail hairstyle is popular among tiktokers. This style is very easy to achieve, but it can vary slightly depending on hair length and thickness. The TikTok bubble ponytail hairstyle requires a thin hair tie. A thicker one will not give you the same look, no matter how tight you pull it.
The term "bubble" refers to the volume of the pigtail, which looks like a bubble. Check out @kirstenzellers’s tiktok tutorial below!
Bubble ponytail 🛁 #HappyHolidays #HolidayVibes #HairTutorial♬ Elastic - Joey Purp
3. Space Buns (Billie Eilish Inspired)
The trendy hairstyle that has taken over your Tiktok FYP and Instagram feed: the space bun. The messy hairdo - which falls somewhere between 2 standard buns and 2 top knots – it is incredibly easy to do, no matter if you've got long or short hair.
The first step is to gather your hair into two high pigtails, then wrap each pigtail into a bun shape. Secure everything with bobby pins or a hair tie to hold it in place. Watch this tutorial from @alexamcmanaman
Space bun tutorial slowed🪐 #spacebuns #hair #hairstyles #hairtutorials #tutorial #fyp #foryou♬ Jcole remix - Tik Toker
4. Kendall Jenner Top Knot
The popular model’s off duty hairstyle is very easy to do and perfect for when you didn’t wash your hair. Watch how Tiktok user, @yeshipolito, shows us on her video below how to sport this chic hairdo!
Model of duty messy top knot. #kendalljennerhair #hairstyle #hairtutorials #ShowUpShowOff #hairtutorial #bellahadidhairstyle♬ Adore You - Harry Styles
Check out our haircare collection and other blog posts for more haircare tips!