Shampoo

What type of shampoo do you use? Dove, Garnier, Pantien? Every once in while I go all natural. Not DIY-DIY natural but store bought natural. (I’m to lazy to make everything. Laundry soap and lip gloss has me tapped out right now.) I like to treat my hair and cut back on the chemicals. Gina Florio from Hello Giggles decided to go all natural for good when she gave up shampoo in 2015. She noticed that her scalp was all scaly, red, and flakey. Ewww. She decided to switch to baking soda.

Baking soda is everywhere and can be used for just about everything. She found as shampoo that it balanced pH levels so her hair/scalp started producing the right amount of oil. It took about two weeks for her hair to completely adjust to the change in product but once it did she noticed that her hair was less greasy, had a healthier shine, and a different texture. Do you think you could give up your shampoo and try this?

Here are some store bought natural shampoo options just in case you don’t want to grab your baking soda out of the cupboard.

Read more about using baking soda as shampoo here…

HelloGiggles: What Happened When I Used Baking Soda As My Shampoo

Curls

There are lots of ways to to curl your hair. I give my straighter than straight hair some ‘oomph’ by using a curling iron. There are a lot of no heat options out there too but they don’t tend to work for me. My mom used rag curls when I was little and my hair looked amazing. I’ve never quite been able to pull it off my own. I am willing to give this method a go though. Don’t you think it looks amazing?! Not to mention easy.

What do you need to get these delightful and sensious curves? Not much. Gather up a texturizer, a comb, and some bobby pins. I have all of those things already! Be careful the first time to try this. Lol. You don’t want to have a massive fail on your hands. These people know what I’m talking about. Sooo funny!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Pony Tail

What is your go-to hairstyle? The fabulous waterfall braid? The fancy french twist? Or maybe the classy chignon? More power to you if you rock one of those ‘do’s’ to work and around the house Monday-Friday. Not me. I am pretty fond on the messy bun. Another tried and true style that I rock quite often is the cheerleader ponytail. In my opinion, that is by far the best!

What? The boring ponytail? Nope! The absolutely awesome and perfect ponytail! pay attention to this video from Kayley Melissa ladies! It shows how, in just five minutes, you can have one of the greatest and easiest hairstyles out there. Perfect for every lazy girl. What do you need? A brush, tiny claw clips, hair ties, and bobby pins. Easy peasy! My hair is straight as a board and super thin but I think this method would still work for me. It probably would take more than five minutes though. I would also need to use lots of product and do some serious teasing.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Hairstyles

I fit the definition of a lazy girl. Where is that alarm clock? I desperately grope for it every morning so that I can hurl it at the wall with hurricane force. Good morning is a contradiction of terms! I push the limit when it comes to waking up. That’s why I need simple and easy hacks for getting ready in the morning. Simple hacks like these one from Buzzfeed. These six hairstyles for lazy girls are life savers!

I’ve rocked the pinless bun quite a few times. I think I’ll try the half done braid next. The only problem I see with these is that I have bangs and they are always crazy in the morning. Hope I can still make these work! Or maybe I should just ditch the bangs? Here are some other fabulously easy hairstyles that you should bookmark for a rainy day. It never hurts to be prepared.

Here’s the video with all 6 hairstyles… Enjoy!

Hair

It has been so long since I’ve had my hair done. I don’t know why. Oh yes I do…life is crazy busy and insane this time of year. I had the most peaceful morning this morning but that is not the norm. If I could have a few more hours like that I could sneak away to the salon and get my ‘do’ done. I normally have the same thing done. Brighten up my natural look with some highlights and have some layers put in. I’m not a thrill seekers like the ladies following after this new sunset trend. It’s crazy!

Ombre has stepped up its game. This is a very drastic look and not for everyone. Are you one of the brave and bold souls that can rock this fabulous look? It is all the colors of the sunset blended into one stylish dye job. Purple, orange, gold, red, brown, and yellow. So colorful! This would be a nice fall look. It would look nice with all the brightly colored leaves. Here is a video of one woman’s hair transformation. Pretty sweet! Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Let me know! See tons more of examples of this fabulous look here on Diply as well.

Hair Dye

This video shows a fun way to change your hair color that you will just love! It’s a cheap and easy way to add some temporary color to your life. To get this look you need 3 Kool-Aid packets (pick something bright and fun!), hair conditioner, 2 mixing bowls, Aluminum foil, and hot water. Kool-Aid costs less than a dollar and there is cheap conditioner out there too. This makeover literally only costs dollars.

This would be perfect for Halloween and it washes out after just a few days. I’m sure this works on all hair types but lighter would probably be easier. DIY Natural has some DIY hair dyes that you can make at home that will give you a more ‘natural color.’ There is something here for every hair color from blonde to black. Blue and pink aren’t really my color anymore. Not since junior high. Lol.


diy-shampoo

Have you ever created your own shampoos or soaps? Nowadays folks are becoming increasingly aware of the chemicals and cancer links with store bought cosmetics, shampoos and soaps. So it is not surprising that many people are turning to organic and do-it-yourself solutions. Many people aren’t even aware that you CAN create your own shampoos, and they are effective as well!

When you create your own shampoo at home, you get to choose exactly what goes into the product and what certain ingredients you may need for your specific hair type.

Here’s the link to all 10 wonderful recipes…

Curly

This roundup isn’t for me. It’s all about hacks for the curly haired girl and mine in straight as a pole. Well, it’s mess when I wake up and if I don’t blow dry it, but overall there is no curl (maybe just a kink or two.) If you are one of those girls with crazy curly hair…pay attention. These 11 hacks are going to becoming your saving grace.

These are pretty great! I hope you like them. Do you think that the curly hair mask works? I think I’ll have to invest in number 7, the special shower head. That seems like that would be good for all hair types not just curly. I did some Googling and these are 12 of the best beauty products out there for curly hair. I can’t speak from experience but they look nice. Check out what Totalbeauty.com has to say all about it.

Find all 11 hacks here…

Diply: 11 Hair Hacks All-Curly Haired Girls Should Know

Hair

What describes your morning routine? Up with the crack of dawn and perfect to a fault or snooze, snooze, snooze and thrown together in 5? I’m somewhere in the middle. A couple hits of the snooze, a 10 minute shower, and a pony tail. This roundup from Diply has 16 hairstyles that are perfect for the lazy girl in all of us.

I’m eager to try the the easy chignon. Lovely. I’m already a big fan of number 5. I work it into my routine pretty regularly. I’m not a big fan of the ‘knotted’ styles. I think they would destroy my hair. I love that these styles all have picture tutorials!

This article from Cosmopolitan has 20 ways that will help you get ready more quickly in the morning. Yes please! I need this. I bet you do to. Number 6 is a true lifesaver. I recommend this one.

Find all 16 hairstyles here…

Diply: 16 Super Simple Hairstyles For The Lazy Girl In All Of Us

gray hair

Are you constantly checking the mirror for gray hairs? I’m not there yet but I am afraid of my root’s true color showing. Lol. Dr Anthony Youn with the Rachael Ray show has an all natural tip on how to eliminate those nasty grays. His trick? Potato skins.

You need 1 cup of potato skins and 2 cups of water. Bring your ingredients to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then let it cool. Then you are going to liberally ‘baste’ your hair. Towel dry and you have a ‘quick’ fix. This doesn’t seem like it would last all that long but it looks like it works.

The best thing about this? You can make some mashed potatoes when you’re done covering up your grey hairs. Lol. That’s a double win. Here are 50 mashed potato recipes that you should definitely try. Yum! Orange Fennel. Golden Saffron. Shiitake squash.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!