5 Viral TikTok Hair Trends and Hacks That You Should Definitely Try This 2021

Tik Tok has definitely won over 2020, amassing millions of users and even more in views and engagement. It has become one of the most popular apps used not only by young people but even those young at heart especially with the lockdown that kept almost everyone at home. 

If you’re still not hopping into the TikTok hype, it has a lot of variety in content with people doing dance challenges, showcasing talent, and some just random funny videos and amazing edits. But what I personally love the most about Tik Tok are the creative hacks and trends. And I swear, if you want to try on new looks this year, from new “in” outfit choices to makeup styles and hair trends, Tik Tok got it all for you (and me). 

So if you’re up to change the 2020 look, here are the viral TikTok hair trends that you can try. And they’re super easy!

1. Curtain Bangs

2020 was the glorious year of curtain bangs and this year, it’s no different. Curtain bangs are still very much in and we’re definitely living for it. It’s easy to do and with a lot of DIY tutorials on TikTok and YouTube, you’ll find yourself snipping your hair away. And honestly, it’s not as nerve-wracking as cutting off straight bangs. 

Curtain bangs is a face-framing style fringe which can be easily styled and not much of a commitment as well. This hairstyle was popular back in the ‘60s and ‘70s and after decades, it’s making a comeback. You’ve probably seen many Instagram influencers showing off this style like Matilda Djerf who is credited for the start of this TikTok trend. 

How to style it?

This hairstyle works well on most face shapes and hair texture so you will most probably look good in it. But many say it will look best on mid-length to long hair because it frames the face better. Nevertheless, if you want, just go get it. Hair can grow so let go of your worries and besides, it might even look better than you expected.

To achieve maximum volume like the bouncy fringe of Djerf, all you have to do is use some dry shampoo and curling iron. You can then style it with a ponytail or the ‘90s blowout style which is also making the rounds on TikTok. 

2. Sock Curls

This TikTok hair hack literally changed my life. If you don’t own a curler, that’s fine, because for this one all you need is a pair of knee-high socks. Nope, we’re not kidding! But before becoming viral on TikTok, this method has actually been commonly used in the ‘50s and ‘60s with foam rollers, fabrics, or even with just a strip of an old T-Shirt. So your grandma might already know about this trick.

This is one of the most viral hair trends that we have seen on the platform. If you’re having doubts if it works, many have already tried it and it really does work. With this hack, you can have beautiful loose curls anytime you want!

How to style it?

@jasmindesilind

This #curlyhairsock trend was pretty successful? Btw i am turning 20 today, so Happy Birthday to meee?

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You simply need to to separate your hair into 4 sections then put a sock in between 2 of those sections. Then, criss cross it back and forth around the sock. To secure, simply tie a hair elastic at the end. Repeat then fix your hair with a hairspray and leave it overnight. 

TikTok users recommend trying the hack while your hair is damp (preferably with a leave-in conditioner mix) and use really long and stretchy socks to achieve the most defined curl look. You don’t really need to style it as much afterwards because the curls already look amazing and ready. 

3. No Hair Tie Low Bun

You might have probably heard about the no hair tie ponytail hack that went viral on TikTok. It consisted of a two-step process wherein you use a quarter of your hair to make a loop then pull the rest of the hair through. But if you want it to be more secure, you can twist the loop and pull your hair through it again. 

But did you know that you can use that technique with a bun as well? I found this hack very helpful in creating that easy, effortless, messy bun look that I have always loved. I also bet that you’d ditch all your scrunchies in no time with this hack. (But you might want to keep some elastic ties which can come in handy.)

How to style it?

This hack is all about twisting and tucking your hair. It takes more than just a couple of replays and practice but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. But first, you need to brush your hair to make it look smooth and get rid of the knots and tangles. 

Second, hold your hair like you’re tying it for a ponytail then twist it and loop the hair around your hand. After that, tuck the excess hair into the space and pull it through. Then just gently pull the bun to make it more emphasized.

There are different variations of the bun hairstyle like the ones with the pencil but this one really just works for all the lazy girls out there who still want to look put. 

4. Bubble Braids

We’re levelling up the regular pigtail look with this viral hairstyle trend. Bubble braids or also known as banded or plait ponytails offer a cool twist to your usual styles and it only takes a few minutes to recreate. And unlike the no hair tie low bun, you don’t need to take a couple of replays to mimic the style. Plus, there are a number of variations to this trend that you can experiment on. 

How to style it?

You simply need to get a piece of your hair at the front then secure it with an elastic tie or any hair ties you have. And then grab some more of your hair and secure it again with a hair tie but make sure to leave an inch gap between. Lastly, pull the hair between the hair ties to create that mini-fluffed look like bubbles. Repeat again. 

@miadickers0n

Reply to @deepfriedturkeyballs bubble braid tutorial ? #fyp #hairtutorial

♬ original sound – jaedengomez

This works well for a high pony or low pigtails. And if you’re feeling a half updo, you can also try this style. It’s easy and quirky!

5. The “Baddie”

Nicknamed “The Baddie”, this trend is really simple and off to make you look a bit of badass with just elastic hair ties and some partitioning. You can say goodbye to your 2020 VSCO and E-girls hairstyles because this ‘90s look is the newest trendsetting style for all the confident girls out there. 

Turn up some iconic ‘90s hits while you do this hairstyle to add in some nostalgic vibes of the simple life back in the day. 

How to style it?

@gianna.garcia3

Reply to @saigecearra AHHH my first hair tutorial!! Lmk if you guys want more!! #hairstyle2020 #hairstylestutorials #simplehairstyles #baddiehairstyle

♬ original sound – DJ Joce Wavy

First, you have to partition your hair in the middle then take up to same-sized rectangles on both sides then secure all the partitions with the hair tie. Next, section one rectangle into three rows. Secure the first with a tie then add the next into the ponytail just like in the bubble braid until the third. 

Do the same with the other rectangle and just make sure that the rows are the same size to make it look neat. There you have it, a ‘90s baddie hairstyle. 

Hopefully these hacks can help you get through the day looking amazing!

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