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25 Hairstyling Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

25 Hairstyling Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

We all have days where the last thing we want to do is spent 30 minutes messing around with our hair trying to get it to look decent. Worse still are the mornings, when we don’t have time to wash our hair but it’s looking a little greasy. Well worry no longer! Here are 25 hairstyling hacks you can use to make sure you never have to have a bad hair day ever again!

1. If You’re In A Rush Or Your Hair Takes Ages To Dry, Give It A Half Wash.

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    Most of the oil that we refer to as grease in our hair is in the ends, but oils that make our hair look voluminous and lustrous is at the roots. So instead of washing all of your hair, focus on the ends to create a clean but natural looking style.

    2. Next Time You’re In The Sauna, Make Sure You Have A Hair Mask On.

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      The heat created in the sauna will help nutrients sink into your hair and give it a thorough conditioning. You could even try one of these great homemade masks by peekandponder!

      3. Unwashed Hair? Try This Braid.

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        If you want to look like you’ve put in some effort but you don’t have the time to wash your hair then this is a perfect style to try out. All you need to do is spray a little hairspray on the braid and you’re good to go.

        4. The Messy Knot.

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          After splitting and knotting the hair, simply secure it with bobby pins! This is a pretty hairstyle that only takes minutes.

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          5. The Half Tuck And Cover.

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            Not only have you gone to the effort of putting in a headband, you’ve combined it with an up-do. Genius!

            6. Get The Rollers Out!

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              Never have flat hair again! All you need is some time and some rollers and you’ll have lovely, lustrous hair!

              7. How To Keep Your Fringe In Check.

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                This trick is not only easy to do, but also espeacially great if you’re growing our your fringe.

                8. If All Else Fails, Try A Turban.

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                  It may look difficult but it’s actually not that hard! And no one will even notice that your hair is not combed.

                  9. Did You Know A Hands-Free Hairdryer Exists?

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                    This creativ hairdryer may look like a reversed vacuum cleaner but it’s great for when you’re really running out of time.

                    10. Use A Butterfly Clip To Create A Fuller Ponytail.

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                      Your ponytail will never look flat and thin again! Get the full how-to here!

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                      11. Instant Up-Do.

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                        All you need is an elastic headband! Get the full instructions on this easy trick here.

                        12. Use This Stuff!

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                          Avaliable from Sephora, Living Proof is a styling agent, conditioner, heat buffer and UV protector.

                          13. Quick Curls.

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                            I know, this looks like a dream come true. But really, it’s that easy!

                            14. The Twisty Bun.

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                              For hair that is easy to control and manage, this is as easy as it gets! You will never look cuter!

                              15. Boar Bristle Brushes.

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                                Forget expensive and time consuming air treatments, these brushes will pull oils from your scalp into your hair and create instant shine.

                                16. Use Two Hair Bands To Create A Bouncier Pony Tail.

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                                  There’s a whole video tutorial that’ll teach you how to do this and you’ll need nothing but two simple hairbands and a comb.

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                                  17. The Perfect Messy Bun.

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                                    Messy Buns are in vogue right now. If you want to make yours perfect, follow these three steps here.

                                    18. Spin Pins.

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                                      Spin Pins will keep any bun in place when used properly. Get the know how!

                                      19. Professional-Looking Hair In Minutes.

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                                        I know, this hairstyle looks like it took hours, but it’s actually really easy. You don’t even need bobby pins!

                                        20. No More Fly Aways.

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                                          Never look all frizzy again with this simple trick.Obviously, don’t use your toothbrush.

                                          21. 20 Second Transformation.

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                                            With this hairstyle you will look chic in a minute. Half, knot, twist, pin!

                                            22. Put Dry Shampoo On The Night Before.

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                                              This gives the dry shampoo time to work it’s way into the hair instead of just sitting on top.

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                                              23. No Bands, Pins Or Clips Needed.

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                                                All you need to do is twist! Here’s a tutorial.

                                                24. Use Pins To Pop Your Pony Tail.

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                                                  Just two bobby pins and bam! You have a huge pony tail!

                                                  25. Hot Air Brush.

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                                                    This is a 2-in-1 hairdryer and curler which makes life so much easier! Available here.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Not Stock | Death To The Stock Photo via deathtothestockphoto.com

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                                                    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                    3. Upgrade yourself

                                                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                    4. Talk to a friend.

                                                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                    8. Have a quick nap.

                                                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                    10. Find some competition.

                                                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                    11. Go exercise.

                                                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                    12. Take a good break.

                                                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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