From winning the Woman of the Year award, producing award-winning TV series 13 Reasons Why, to her hit single Wolves and advocacy for Lupis - there are many reasons to love Selena Gomez. Beauty and brains, there is no doubt that this Hollywood starlet is a woman we look up to. While not all of us can be Selena, there is one this we can try to emulate—her gorgeous hair.
To try to recreate the magic that is Selena's hair, we scraped the internet for every Selena hair-related article we could find, and collected the best tips, tricks, and styles this beauty uses. Watch the video below to see how we fared with Selena Gomez's hair routine.
Use a Leave-In Conditioner for Extra Shine
We all know that Selena has an eternally beautiful mane, but what's her secret to the shine? To achieve the healthy sheen Selena's hair is known for takes a lot of TLC. From hair masks to oils, it is all about giving your hair the nutrients it craves. Here's what she had to say in a Vogue interview:
“One of the most important things for me is my hair. I’ve always been about my hair, and I love that my mom and my nana taught me how to take care of it myself. It goes through a lot every day, but I try to keep it healthy. I have to admit, it can get a little dead on the ends. I like to leave conditioner on overnight sometimes—I’ll wrap it up and let it sit."
We tried this out ourselves with a natural leave-in condition and a simple french braid for some added texture. Simply spritz a couple drops of the leave-in conditioner and disperse throughout the ends. Then follow this tutorial on creating the perfect French braid. If you're leaving this treatment in overnight, we recommend using a scrunchy to avoid any weird creases on the braid.
Hair Extensions for Red Carpet Volume
Ever wonder how Selena can change up her look so quickly? In the last couple of months alone, Selena has sported everything from short bleach blonde locks to long, dark, glamorous waves. Her trick to these seemingly overnight transformations? Hair extensions! Although some celebrities are more open about it than others, hair extensions are an amazing way to add volume, length, and color to transform your hair in just minutes—nothing to be ashamed of. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin said:
"I'm a really big advocate of stopping extension shaming, it's nothing to be embarrassed about and I think more women should talk openly about it."
To recreate Selena Gomez's infamous voluminous red-carpet waves, we added a full set of Luxy Hair extensions and then using a curling wand to add some extra texture. Follow this tutorial to get big, sexy curls - similar to Selena's.
Wash Less, For Better Results
The old wives tale is true - washing your hair less is actually better for it. According to an interview with Allure, Selena washes her hair once every four days. She says:
"I have thick hair, so it gets better the less I wash it. By the third day, my hair actually holds pretty well. It just holds curls better, and it holds product better. It's so strange, but it actually works. I just use a little dry shampoo, and I tease it to keep the volume up. Usually by day four is when I have to absolutely wash it."
While waiting four days is not something that works for everyone's hair type, we recommend checking out our article that answers the age-old question, how often should I wash my hair?" To help you on your quest to washing your hair less a-la Selena, we recommend using your fave dry shampoo to soak up extra oil and revive the roots.
Fishtail Braid Glam
Selena Gomez is the queen of gorgeous red carpet looks, and this fishtail braid is no exception. We love the texture of this braid and used a mixture of Ombre Blonde and Ombre Chestnut Luxy Hair extensions to achieve extra color dimension. Follow our step-by-step tutorial on creating the perfect fishtail braid - no glam squad needed to this red carpet look.
Messy Bun = Celeb Off-Duty Chic
There's no question that Selena slays the red carpet, but we're equally in awe over her casual daytime looks. We especially love this effortless messy bun and fringe combo we recreated in our video. If you don't want to chop your hair into bangs to copy Selena's style, simply swoop and pin your face-framing layers to create a similar effect. Or create faux bangs with this tutorial.
Our Final Thoughts
After trying out all of Selena's hair tips, tricks, and hairstyles, it's safe to say that this starlet has permanently secured a spot as our ultimate hair crush. Do you lust over Selena's hair as much as we do here at Luxy Hair HQ? Let us know in the comments below!