I'm having a lot of trouble learning how to style my hair. I can't seem to get the styles I want down right leaving me to just tying my hair in a bun which can get tiring and put a strain on my hair. They say 'practice makes perfect' but I don't want to rummage my hands through my hair all the time cause that can lead to breakage.What is the best way to master styling?
practicing really is the only way. Learn about your hair properties and the climate of where you're living and find products that work best with those conditions. I always recommend applying product to soaking wet hair, that works best for a lot of people so give that a try. Don't just pull things off shelves and go at; you want to make educated product choices. Smooth the hair for elongation, and scrunch for enhancing curls.
I agree... practicing is the only way. Have you had a stylist show you some ideas/techniques? That might lead to some shortcuts.