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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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                                                    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                                    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                                    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                                    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                                    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                                    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                                    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                                    The result: no more mental stress.

                                                    2. Unplug

                                                    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                                    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                                    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                                    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                                    3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                                    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                                    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                                    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                                    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                                    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                                    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                                    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                                    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                                    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                                    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                                    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                                    The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                                    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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