The whole getting ready process in the mornings can be quite annoying. By the time you’ve decided what to wear for the day and put on what little makeup you can manage, you really just don’t have time to fuss much with your hair. They say, “You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce,” and you do, but you don’t have her hair stylist. Until it’s acceptable to leave the house looking like a wild animal, we will forever be on the search for lazy girl hair hacks.
Here are some lazy girl hair hacks that are hopefully going to change your life.
- Spray a toothbrush with hairspray to tame fly-aways.
- Use bobby pins in the back, underneath your hair, to help keep your ponytail from sagging.
- Dry shampoo is a godsend, however the white residue left on roots is the only annoying thing about it. A trick to get rid of this unappealing look is to spray dry shampoo into hair the night before and sleep on it. It soaks up the oil overnight and leaves your hair fresh and clean the next morning. By doing this you also save time in the morning by not having to rub the dry shampoo into your roots.
- Be sure to clean your brushes regularly. Taking proper care of your bristles and cleaning them frequently helps their performance, extends their lifetime, and prevents harmful bacteria from forming. This technique is really easy and takes just a few minutes.
- Want some quick waves? Braid your hair and run a flat iron over it, then release the braids for beautiful beachy waves.
- Oiling your hair is one of the best solutions to let your hair grow thicker, longer stronger. Of all the varieties of hair oil, your hair can absorb coconut oil better than any other option available out there.
- When using bobby pins you have the angled side of the bobby pin pointing down towards your scalp. This will prevent them from slipping. You can also spray them with a little hairspray to increase hold.
- We all know crushed up aspirin is a common acne treatment but did you know using powdered aspirin in your shampoo can also help your hair? Every two weeks, crush up one aspirin into your regular shampoo routine and lather up. The salicylic acid content in aspirin helps banish dullness from your hair by clearing build up, revealing healthy-looking hair.
- If you find your frizz situation getting out of control while on-the-go and you’ve forgotten to pack any anti-frizz product, rub a coin-sized amount of hand lotion into your palms and use it to smooth out and tame frizzy bits and ends in your hair.
- Whether it’s from a brand new sweater you bought or cold temperatures outside, static hair is no fun. Save yourself the embarrassment by taking care of the situation before you leave the house. Dryer sheets can be very useful in this scenario. You might look a little nuts but, hey, only you and your bathroom mirror will know. Rub the dryer sheets down your hair to get rid of pesky static bits that are standing on edge. Another bonus is the dryer sheet leaves your hair smelling like fresh laundry!
- Do you have trouble combating dandruff? An amazing at home product that exfoliates the scalp and prevents dandruff is baking soda! Try it for yourself by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water to create a fine paste and coat your scalp with it. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes then wash off and it will have worked its magic on your scalp.
- Here’s another kitchen solution ready for double duty. Hair makeovers don’t always go as planned, and it can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars to get them fixed. If you ever find yourself with a color job that doesn’t suit your fancy or one that simply needs to be stripped down a little, add a drop or two of all-natural dish soap to your regular shampoo. Using a natural product avoids adding any extra harsh chemicals to the mix while helping to dial the intensity of your color job down by a whopping two to three shades.
- We can already sense how many of you 90s kids are going to love this. It’s one of the crazier ones, but we’ve got the intel that it definitely works. How many of you brunettes have left the salon with perfectly ashy hair only to find it turning a gunky brass tone days later? We suggest that brunettes who find themselves in this type of brassy fix should use grape Kool Aid (yes, Kool Aid) to neutralize those warm tones. Continue to use your purple shampoo as normal and give this trick a go next time you need to nudge your hair in the right direction.
- Multitasking everyday items from the kitchen seems to be a recurring theme when it comes to hair hacks. This one has been tried and tested and still seems just as crazy every single time. If you have blonde hair, chances are you’ve spent a little too much time in a pool or in the ocean and left with a head of green hair – OMG! Rid your blonde hair of those unwanted green tones by soaking your hair in tomato juice. The science side of this hack explains that the red in the tomato juice neutralizes the green and gives your blonde a boost. Leave the juice in for 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition as you would normally. Repeat if necessary.
- If you love bouncy curls but using a curling iron takes too much time and damages your hair in the process, you can use bananas or toilet paper rolls to curl hair instead! All you have to do is spray your hair with water and roll it around a banana or toilet paper roll. Once your hair has dried, finger comb through the curls to break them up and finish by spraying with a texturizing product.
- This may be the strangest hairstyling hack, but surprisingly Coca-Cola gives hair insane volume and texture! Simply pour Coca-Cola over your hair, then wrap your head in a towel to let it dry. You are left with voluminous supermodel hair!