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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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                                                    11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                    11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                    Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                                    Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                                    1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                                    Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                                    2. Stress Relief

                                                    Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                                    3. Improved Sleep

                                                    Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                                    4. Appetite Control

                                                    Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                                    5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                                    When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                                    6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                                    Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                                    7. Mosquito Repellant

                                                    Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                                    8. Pain Relief

                                                    While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                                    9. The New Anti-Viral

                                                    Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                                    10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                                    Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                                    11. Money Saving

                                                    With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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