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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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                                                    How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                                    How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                                    When it comes to living long, genes aren’t everything. Research has revealed a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make that could help to extend your life, and some of them may surprise you.

                                                    So, how to live longer? Here are 21 ways to help you live a long life

                                                    1. Exercise

                                                    It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight and lowers your blood pressure, both of which contribute to heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease–the top worldwide cause of death.

                                                    2. Drink in Moderation

                                                    I know you’re probably picturing a glass of red wine right now, but recent research suggests that indulging in one to three glasses of any type of alcohol every day may help to increase longevity.[1] Studies have found that heavy drinkers as well as abstainers seem to have a higher risk of early mortality than moderate drinkers.

                                                    3. Reduce Stress in Your Life

                                                    Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. At high levels, this hormone can increase blood pressure and cause storage of abdominal fat, both of which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

                                                    4. Watch Less Television

                                                    A 2008 study found that people who watch six hours of television per day will likely die an average of 4.8 years earlier than those who don’t.[2] It also found that, after the age of 25, every hour of television watched decreases life expectancy by 22 minutes.

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                                                    Television promotes inactivity and disengagement from the world, both of which can shorten your lifespan.

                                                    5. Eat Less Red Meat

                                                    Red meat consumption is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.[3] Swapping out your steaks for healthy proteins, like fish, may help to increase longevity.

                                                    If you can’t stand the idea of a steak-free life, reducing your consumption to less than two to three servings a week can still incur health benefits.

                                                    6. Don’t Smoke

                                                    This isn’t exactly a revelation. As you probably well know, smoking significantly increases your risk of cancer.

                                                    7. Socialize

                                                    Studies suggest that having social relationships promotes longevity.[4] Although scientists are unsure of the reasons behind this, they speculate that socializing leads to increased self esteem as well as peer pressure to maintain health.

                                                    8. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

                                                    Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease[5] and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.[6] Salmon and walnuts are two of the best sources of Omega-3s.

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                                                    9. Be Optimistic

                                                    Studies suggest that optimists are at a lower risk for heart disease and, generally, live longer than pessimists.[7] Researchers speculate that optimists have a healthier approach to life in general–exercising more, socializing, and actively seeking out medical advice. Thus, their risk of early mortality is lower.

                                                    10. Own a Pet

                                                    Having a furry-friend leads to decreased stress, increased immunity, and a lessened risk of heart disease.[8] Depending on the type of pet, they can also motivate you to be more active.

                                                    11. Drink Coffee

                                                    Studies have found a link between coffee consumption and longer life.[9] Although the reasons for this aren’t entirely clear, coffee’s high levels of antioxidants may play a role. Remember, though, drowning your cup of joe in sugar and whipped cream could counter whatever health benefits it may hold.

                                                    12. Eat Less

                                                    Japan has the longest average lifespan in the world, and the longest lived of the Japanese–the natives of the Ryukyu Islands–stop eating when they’re 80% full. Limiting your calorie intake means lower overall stress on the body.

                                                    13. Meditate

                                                    Meditation leads to stress reduction and lowered blood pressure.[10] Research suggests that it could also increase the activity of an enzyme associated with longevity.[11]

                                                    Taking as little as 15 minutes a day to find your zen can have significant health benefits, and may even extend your life.

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                                                    14. Maintain a Healthy Weight

                                                    Being overweight puts stress on your cardiovascular system, increasing your risk of heart disease.[12] It may also increase the risk of cancer.[13] Maintaining a healthy weight is important for heart health and living a long and healthy life.

                                                    15. Laugh Often

                                                    Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. High levels of these hormones can weaken your immune system.

                                                    16. Don’t Spend Too Much Time in the Sun

                                                    Too much time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. However, sun exposure is an excellent way to increase levels of vitamin D, so soaking up a few rays–perhaps for around 15 minutes a day–can be healthy. The key is moderation.

                                                    17. Cook Your Own Food

                                                    When you eat at restaurants, you surrender control over your diet. Even salads tend to have a large number of additives, from sugar to saturated fats. Eating at home will enable you to monitor your food intake and ensure a healthy diet.

                                                    Take a look at these 14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go and start to cook your own food.

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                                                    18. Eat Mushrooms

                                                    Mushrooms are a central ingredient in Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s GOMBS disease fighting diet. They boost the immune system and may even reduce the risk of cancer.[14]

                                                    19. Floss

                                                    Flossing helps to stave off gum disease, which is linked to an increased risk of cancer.[15]

                                                    20. Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants

                                                    Antioxidants fight against the harmful effects of free-radicals, toxins which can cause cell damage and an increased risk of disease when they accumulate in the body. Berries, green tea and broccoli are three excellent sources of antioxidants.

                                                    Find out more antiosidants-rich foods here: 13 Delicious Antioxidant Foods That Are Great for Your Health

                                                    21. Have Sex

                                                    Getting down and dirty two to three times a week can have significant health benefits. Sex burns calories, decreases stress, improves sleep, and may even protect against heart disease.[16] It’s an easy and effective way to get exercise–so love long and prosper!

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                                                    Reference

                                                    [1] Wiley Online Library: Late‐Life Alcohol Consumption and 20‐Year Mortality
                                                    [2] BMJ Journals: Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis
                                                    [3] Arch Intern Med.: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
                                                    [4] PLOS Medicine: Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
                                                    [5] JAMA: Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women
                                                    [6] NCBI: Effects of Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia, and Neurological Diseases: Summary
                                                    [7] Mayo Clinic Proc: Prediction of all-cause mortality by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Optimism-Pessimism Scale scores: study of a college sample during a 40-year follow-up period.
                                                    [8] Med Hypotheses.: Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease.
                                                    [9] The New England Journal of Medicine: Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
                                                    [10] American Journal of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Response to Transcendental Meditation: A Meta-analysis
                                                    [11] Science Direct: Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators
                                                    [12] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                                    [13] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                                    [14] African Journal of Biotechnology: Anti-cancer effect of polysaccharides isolated from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms
                                                    [15] Science Direct: Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancer risk in male health professionals: a prospective cohort study
                                                    [16] AHA Journals: Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease

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