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.
It’s funny how hair trends are so cyclical. For a long time I was perfectly happy with my stick straight hair. It worked perfectly for so many hairstyles. I had pity for the poor girl who had to spend seemingly hours in front of a mirror straightening her hair. Curly and wavy hair is so popular right now. When your hair is as naturally straight as mine, sometimes you will do anything to get those beautiful big curls. Sometimes the beauty process must start the night before, like makeup remover or a mask.
This is a great way to put curls in your hair without the damaging effects of heat. That’s right! No curling iron required for this beautiful head of hair. This tutorial from Aunie Sauce is a great, original, all natural way to get those curls you covet. Try it out tonight and tell me how it worked for you. I don’t know if it will work best with thick hair or thin hair wavy or straight. If your hair is already curly you may never get your headband back. Lol. Happy curling.
I’m not lazy. I’m just conserving energy. That should be my personal motto. Some days I’m just highly motivated to do nothing. Please tell me I’m not alone! One area that I’m especially lazy in is my hairstyling. Uggg. Too bad I’d look hideous with a super short cropped top. This roundup from Diply has 23 hairstyles that are just perfect for us lazy girls. Hooray!
The barbie ponytail is the best (number 5). I like the bun that doesn’t need any pins or ties too(number 8). This whole roundup reminds me that I need to get a hot air brush (number 4). That would speed up my morning routine. (Some of these even work better with dirty hair! Lol.) Here are some things to consider before your next trip to the hair salon….Lazy is all well and good but what looks best on your face? I have a round face all the way.
Have you heard of plunking or plopping your hair? I hadn’t but it doesn’t really apply to me because this is for those of you with cute (and sometimes crazy) curly locks. My straight and fine hair will look on jealously from the wings. So what is it? It’s a no-heat method for controlling your curls. The results are frizz free and full of fabulous volume. This method is perfect for those of you who shower at night at need a quick fix in the morning.
Donata White uses a comb, some product, and an old shirt to get fabulous curls. (This is yet another way an old tee-shirt can be repurposed! The DIYs and hacks are endless!) Do this to your hair before you go to bed and ‘Bob’s your uncle!’ Which is an expression that means ‘everything will be fine.’ Lol. Better than fine. It will be fabulous! Let me know How this worked for you lovelies! Here is another no-heat curl tutorial. This one is for those of you with straight hair.
Here is a good one. Ladies pay attention! This roundup from Diply has 15 beauty hacks that will save you time while getting ready and will help you spruce up your look a little. These are lovely ideas and I am for sure going to be putting them to good use! I think you will be too!
I love the hair tips best! I need to branch out from my three go-to styles. Ponytail, hair clip, and down. The twisted pony will be a nice ‘twist’ to my usual. I can use the frizz-busting tips too. I want to try out number two as well. My smokey eyes could use some work. I need to start using number 13. I am always smudging my mascara. Here are some more tips from Cosmopolitan. 17 other brilliant ones to add to your arsenal. You can never have too many!
Who is your favorite Disney Princess? Ariel? Jasmine? Belle? Rapunzel? Mine is Belle; she’s my cartoon doppelganger and she likes to read. I like all the princesses for who they are, the storylines, but I also loved to play dress up and copy their wonderful looks. I had a Cinderella dress in my dress-up chest that was fabulous. I’m too old to play dress up now but I can still dress up my hair like royalty. This roundup from Diply has 15 jaw-dropping hairstyles that are fit for the princess in your life!
How fancy is the braid with roses in it? I love the Princess Leia tribute style, it’s lovely! Number 12 is beyond amazing! I didn’t know that hair could do that! Number 14 as well… jaw-dropping! This is one of my favorite hairstyle blogs. The Small Things has the best and easiest tutorials out there. I did the ‘pretty and simple updo’ for a wedding I attended a few weeks ago and it turned out lovely (after a few practice runs).
I am determined to learn a new hairstyle or two this summer. I need something quick like the ponytail and simple like the claw clip but nicer than both of those. There are those fancy occasions, lol.
Buzzfeed has a fabulous roundup of simple tutorials that will leave you and your hair gorgeous. There is one catch… in order to get great hair you need great products. Sorry there is no way around it. You will need pins, clips, a comb, brush, hair bands, salt spray, hair spray, hair paste, texturizing finishing spray, and leave in conditioner. It’s nice to have these things on hand even though you don’t need them for every ‘do.’ Watch for sales! I am excited to try these. I love the half up hair wrap and I really want to try the bangin’ braid. The chignon too. They’re my fave.
The Small Things Blog is one of my favorites for hair tutorials. The tutorials are so easy follow and the styles are so pretty. You’ll love them!
Ahhhh! These hairstyles are so beautiful! They are very creative and absolutely stunning. I wish I could have my hair done like this but they aren’t the most practical of styles and I would be afraid to move and mess up a hair masterpiece. Everyone of these creations would take forever to create. I don’t have that much time to sit still!
Do you think those are extensions used in # 14? I’m wondering… I love the rose (#18); it makes me think of springtime. # 8 is fabulous. It is such a stunning feminine french braid and I love how #15 tucks the braid in such a nice way. The braided bun tutorial is another one of my favorites.
The Small Things is one of my favorite places to go for easy hair tutorials. They are easy to follow and the results are stunning. You should spend a lot of time over there, experimenting with hair styles. The fold over braid is where you need to start. Find the tutorial here.
Using tin foil and a flat iron to curl your hair is a fun new way to get bouncy springy ringlets that will last all the day long and it beats sleeping in stiff curlers too! I use a straightener or curling iron to curl my hair now but I could branch out. I’ve never tried this method but I’d like too.
I love the results! I can see the foil protecting your hair from heat too. I don’t know if I could do the back very well. Those curls might be a little lopsided, lol. I read on a ‘fail blog’ that cooking foil works best. Foil used for highlights doesn’t conduct heat well when scrunched together. Also, be sure and not use too much foil or your curls get all mashed.
Do you remember rag curls? That was the most fun thing to do at sleepovers! I don’t think I’ve done them since I was eight but I think it would be fun to try them again. Ringlets rag vs. regular rag. How could I possibly choose between them? Check them both out. They aren’t just for the kiddos!
I could never do this on my own hair. Well, never say never. Maybe with enough practice I could manage something. I love it so much that I’m going to start practicing on all my friends and family! I will have a sign-up list for guinea pigs willing to get their hair pulled on in the name on beauty. If anyone is interested… Lol. Isn’t this waterfall braid simply the best?
Bethany Hamilton, You rock! This tutorial is simple and easy to follow. Just what I need. I love that there are so many possibilities with it too. Have two braids, go all around the crown, braid down behind the ear. It will never get old. Maybe with her help and lots of practice I can branch out from my daily ponytail.
In case you are looking for more instruction and tutorials, check out the book ‘DIY Braids.’ It’s the best. Amazon has it for just a few bucks too!