25 DIY Hair Care Products You’ll Love

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils

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Whether you want to skip the chemicals, get salon looks without the salon price, or just try something new, making your own hair care products is a fantastic option!  You can customize scents, adjust for hair type and texture, and create personalized results – and you’ll be surprised at how easy most are to make.  So save yourself a trip to the salon for your next round of hot oil treatment: you can DIY that!  And make yourself nearly any hair product you need, from gel to dry shampoo!  Keep reading for 25 favorite DIY hair care products.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils1. Hair Detox – If your hair feels weighed down by products and over-styling, this detox will take a load off!  It’s just like detoxing your body – use the solution sparingly for a clarifying, exfoliating effect and your hair will thank you for getting rid of all that build up.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils2. Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse – This is probably the easiest of the DIY hair regimes.  It involves scrubbing your hair with a baking soda solution (to counteract natural oily buildup) and following this with an apple cider rinse, which helps to restore pH to your scalp.  The final step is to rinse with cold water.  With this simple guide, you should seal in moisture and have sleek, shiny hair.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils3. Green Tea and Lemon Hair Rinse – Green tea is an effective ingredient in beauty and hair products.  You can harness the nourishing qualities by simply rinsing your hair with some cooled, brewed green tea (mixed with just a few other ingredients).  It’s a source of vitamins E and C, it can heal split ends, repair damage, and strengthen hair.  It’s known for helping with dandruff and hair growth.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils4. Rice Water – Don’t toss the water after making rice!  Apparently, after boiling rice you can save the milky “rice water” and use it as a conditioner for your hair.  The rice proteins fill in any cracks and splits, making your hair smooth and shiny.  Who knew it was so easy?

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils5. Coconut Shampoo – In this recipe, you combine the power of coconut milk with castile soap along with your choice of essential oils.  Castile soap is good for all hair types, so this shampoo is a basic recipe that fits nearly everyone.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils6. pH Balanced Shampoo – Not only does this shampoo include all the benefits of other homemade products – like smoothing, moisturizing and repairing abilities of honey, coconut oil and jojoba – It’s created with a PH that closely matches the average scalp, which can reduce the chance of itchiness and flaking.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils7. Honey Shampoo – Raw honey does wonders for hair, as you’ve likely already read.  You can quickly whip up this shampoo, with only three very simple ingredients and you get all the power of honey – smoothing, moisturizing, nourishing, repairing frizz and split ends.  Plus, it’s super gentle for those with sensitive scalps.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils8. Dry Shampoo Spray – Dry shampoo took the beauty care world by storm, and now you can make your own in a matter of minutes!  This dry shampoo is actually a spray – meaning it’s a liquid you apply to slightly damp hair, then style as normal.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils9. Dry Shampoo Powder for Blond or Brunette – If you prefer the powder form of dry shampoo – which you simply sprinkle on your already dry roots when you need to touch up some oily spots – you can make that too!  It costs just pennies to make and you’ve likely already got everything you need in your kitchen!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils10. Leave-in Conditioner – The base for this yummy leave-in conditioner is coconut milk, so it smells good enough to eat!  It also leaves your hair super moisturized and can treat frizz and brittleness.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils11. Hair Conditioner – This easy peasy coconut rinse-out conditioner will give you tons of moisture, leaving you smooth and shiny.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils12. Deep Conditioner – A homemade deep conditioner is perfect for those occasional reparative treatments.  This one uses a few different kinds of oil to add shine to dull hair, control frizz and control dandruff and dry scalp issues.  Adding essential oils will personalize it to your needs, giving it an added bonus.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils13. (Yummy) Deep Conditioning Hair Masks – These three delicious hair masks cover a range of hair problems you may encounter – especially in the summer months.  There’s one for dry, damaged hair, one for deep moisture (for color-treated hair), and one that’s super light, for extra smoothness and shine.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils14. Mayo Hair Mask – Sounds gross, right?  There are so many variations in this recipe – eggs, vinegar and oil will promote hair growth and shine, plus adding different powdered herbs give a host of other benefits, including strength and softness.  Smooth it on your hair and let it stew for a bit before rinsing – the benefits may outweigh the mayonnaise!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils15. Coconut Honey Hair Mask – This super easy hair mask has only three ingredients, but packs a big punch.  It seals in moisture, offers antibacterial properties for a healthy scalp, removes gunky buildup and restores natural pH.  Sounds like a winner!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils16. Hair Repair Mask – Don’t let the ingredients fool you – it may look like a crazy breakfast concoction, but it’s a super ultimate hair repair treatment.  With all the healthy oils going on in this, it will smooth out your hair, control frizz, make it soft and shiny and repair split ends.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils17. Hair Growth Mask – The secret ingredient in this hot oil treatment is unexpected, and you don’t need to look any further than your spice cabinet.  Try cinnamon!  By massaging the cinnamon oil into your scalp, you stimulate circulation which encourages hair growth.  It can also strengthen the hair follicles already present.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils18. Hot Oil Treatment – All you need are three kitchen staples (olive oil, honey and coconut oil) and you’ve got the makings of your very own hot oil treatment.  Brush the mixture on your hair and wrap in a shower cap, and your hair will be shiny and damage-free in no time!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils19. Hair Detangler – If your little ones, or even YOU, have tangles you hate dealing with, try this super easy DIY detangler – another hair care product you can add various essential oils to for different results.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils20. Frizzy Hair Serum – Not only will this spritz smooth your frizzy mane, get rid of the wispy fly-aways, and keep you smooth and shiny, but it promotes hair growth as well!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils

21. Hair Volumizer – It doesn’t take much to create some volume for your flat locks.  Use this 2 ingredient DIY the next time you’re in the shower, then rinse it out for a bunch of bounce and energy!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils22. Sugar Hair Spray – You DIY your own hairspray!  It’s true – and you can create different “strengths” to suit your needs. There are only 3 (totally normal, everybody has) ingredients, too.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils23. Homemade Pomade – If you use pomade to texturize your hair or tame static and fly aways, then you’re used to plunking lots of money on the salon counter.  So make your own instead!  The addition of essential oils can help customize your pomade even further, with oils that can stimulate hair growth, boost shine and even fight dandruff!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils24. Organic Hair Gel – I’m not joking when I say you can make your own hair gel with only two ingredients.  It’s so easy.  The secret?  Whole flaxseeds.  Add essential oils to give it your own scent (or hair care properties).  It’s the perfect product for “unmanageable” hair.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils25. Scalp Scrub – You’ve probably exfoliated your face before, right?  Well this product works under the same premise.  Scrub your scalp with this sugar based concoction once a month and your head – along with your tresses – will be healthier for it.  This is a clarifying scrub that will get rid of buildup and clear clogged hair follicles, encouraging hair growth.

 

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls

11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com

 

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Waves and curls are the way to go when you want a hairstyle that’s fun, flirty, and has great texture. But curls and waves that look good and last can be hard to achieve! Use these tutorials to get wavy hair or curly hair for more stunning locks in less time.

 

 

 1. Basic curling

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

This is a basic curling tutorial that will teach you how to get curls that look more like the ones you see in magazines. Be sure to use a heat protector and the right size curling iron – big, lush curls require a curling iron that’s about an inch in diameter.

 

 

2. Curling in sections

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

If the basic curling tutorial has you a little overwhelmed, try this technique and curl your hair in four different sections. Simply pin two sections up while draping the bottom two over either of your shoulders and curl one portion at a time. Give your hair a little shake to blend all four sections when you finish.

 

 

3. Curl and twist

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You may have a problem getting your curls to really stick. Aside from using some good hair products, this method might get you what you need. Curl your hair the way you normally would but twist each curl while it’s still hot and bobby pin them to your head as you go. Let them cool completely and then let them down and give them a good shake and a little hairspray.

 

 

4. Overnight twists

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

Beach waves are all the rage and there are many ways to get them. This tutorial requires no heat and works best on hair that is slightly damp when you start. Leave it overnight, texturize it a bit in the morning, and you’re good to go.

 


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. Flat-iron waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

A flat-iron can do more than just straighten hair. This tutorial shows you how to get a slightly different style of big waves and suggests a couple of products to use to get maximum staying power.

 

 

6. Quick beach waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

You don’t have to wait all night to get beach waves. Divide your hair into smaller sections, twist, and pin them to your head. Use a blowdryer to dry each section if you want your hair ready to go within 20 minutes, or leave them in overnight to air dry.

 

 

7. Ponytail curls

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

This is a great way to make curling quicker and easier. Pull your hair up into a loose ponytail and curl the ends. Let the ponytail loose when you’re done and your fresh curls will naturally fall into place. You can also do this with two pigtails if your hair is thicker or you need a little more structure.

 

 

8. Overnight braid waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

 

Overnight braids are the old-fashioned way to get waves and there isn’t anything quite like them. You can try one braid, two braids, or several braids depending on what size waves you prefer. French braids will give you waves all the way to the top of your hair but basic braids get great results too.

 

 

9. Flat-iron curls

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As previously mentioned, flat-irons are versatile tools! This tutorial demonstrates how to use one to get nice textured curls on short hair.

 

 

10. Sock bun curls

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

You’ve probably heard of this no-heat method. There’s a reason it’s so popular! It’s super easy, you can sleep on it for quick hair in the morning, and the only thing you need is an (clean!) old sock.

 

 

11. Quick braid waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

Here’s another way to get waves in a hurry! Separate slightly damp hair into several sections (more if your hair is thick) and braid each one. Blow the braids dry, use a straightener to heat them one at a time, then let them loose.

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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7 Unnaturally Trendy Hair Colors to Try

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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Coloring your hair is a great way to update your look, and there are so many options available from blonde, to red, to brunette and back again. But have you ever considered dyeing your hair a color that was a little less natural? Get ready to try something new – a rainbow of hair colors are available and trending!

 

  1. Lavender hair

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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Kelly Osbourne and a few other celebs started the trend on this one. A light purple that some call lavender, others lilac, it goes well with neutral makeup or a smokey eye and/or a bright lip. Miss Osbourne is often seen sporting this color with a kind of punk rock look, but it can be surprisingly sophisticated with the right hairstyle.

 

 

  1. Deeper brights that blend

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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If you’re up for purple hair but don’t necessarily want to bleach out a darker natural color to try it, this may be an option for you. Deep purples (or blues, or any color you love!) that blend in with a darker natural color are a more subtle way to show your appreciation for creative coloring.

 

 

 

  1. Rose gold

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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Rose gold is back in the spotlight when it comes to design and fashion and is taking a new form these days – hair! Rose gold hair coloring is a light combination of blondes and reds that gives off a golden pink glow. With its warmer tones, it is a great color for summer and fall and goes well with neutral, natural makeup.

 

 

  1. Gray

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Gone are the days when gray was just a reluctant color for the aging. Gray is the newest hair color to become fashionable for both young and old. There are a range of shades from light and silvery to deeper gray with highlights. Find one that works for you and run with it!

 

 

  1. Turquoise

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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There are many variations on this color, but it’s often referred to as turquoise or “mermaid” blue. You can find it as an all-over color, blended in, or as an ombre , and it is sometimes mixed with other brights or pastels to create fun color combos like “cotton candy.” Bright, bold makeup can be a fun match to this hair.

 

 

  1. Burgundy

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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Burgundy is a great color for the fall and winter months and can be altered to match warm or cool skin tones. Basically, it’s a combination of deep reds and purples that really gives hair a punch! A darker natural color can blend very well with burgundy if you’re looking for something subtle, but for more va-va-voom you may need to lighten your hair. Blondes may need to go a little darker to avoid a brighter, more purple hue but it’s a look any natural color can achieve.

 

 

  1. Vivid red

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You’ve seen it before on celebrities like Rihanna and probably wondered if you could pull it off. Don’t be afraid to try! Warmer skin tones look great in this color but it looks fabulous against a very light skin as well. A nude lip or a bold red that matches the vibrancy of the hair color are a perfect match when it comes to makeup.

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair: 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks
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The secret to beautiful hair that’s healthy and strong is not in the salon or the drug store. It’s actually in the grocery store! When you include certain foods that are high in nutrients that promote hair health to your diet, you’ll see an improvement in your hair (and skin and fingernails). Read on to find exactly what to eat for healthy hair!

1. Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)

Vitamin A helps your scalp to produce an oily substance, called sebum, that keeps your hair from becoming too dry. Your body can produce vitamin A when you consume foods that contain beta carotene, an antioxidant.

What to eat: Sweet potatoes. They have high levels of beta carotene, as well as vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and iron.

2. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Look at your hair and skincare products and you might find pantothenic acid on some of them. Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B5 and promotes blood flow to your scalp, which is great for hair regrowth.

What to eat: Sunflower seeds. This snack is full of great nutrients, including protein, zinc, vitamin B5, and vitamin E.

3. Vitamin C

The antioxidant vitamin C helps to strengthen the hair shaft and hair follicles. It also helps to prevent hair breakage by boosting collagen production.

What to eat: Kale. It is full of vitamin C and also contains beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin E, protein, and zinc.

4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help your hair grow faster and healthier. You can get it from the sun, but it’s not always safe or feasible to expose yourself to UV rays on a daily basis. You can find vitamin D in certain foods, or take a supplement.

What to eat: Mushrooms. It’s the only vegetable or fruit source for vitamin D. You can find portobello mushrooms that are fortified with vitamin D. You’ll also get vitamin B5 and zinc when you consume mushrooms.

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps increase blood flow to your scalp, promoting faster hair growth. It also aids your body in the production of keratin, a vital protein for strong and healthy hair.

What to eat: Almonds. It’s also high in biotin, zinc, vitamin E, protein, and iron.

6. Protein

Protein is the building block of human hair (and much of your body). It promotes cell growth and cell repair. If you don’t eat enough protein, your hair stops growing, gets weaker, and may start falling out!

What to eat: Legumes, such as edamame, lentil, and kidney beans. They are great sources for protein, especially if you don’t eat meat. They’re also high in zinc, iron, biotin, vitamin B5, and omega-3 fatty acids.

7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids help our hair to grow and become shiny and thick. Our bodies can’t make omega-three fatty acids, so you need to find foods that are jam-packed with them.

What to eat: Salmon. Tuna, herring, and sardines are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is an especially great choice for hair health, since it also contains vitamin D, vitamin B5, protein, and iron.

8. Zinc

When you don’t get enough zinc, hair loss and scalp problems can crop up. Prevent these hair woes by making sure that you meet your daily requirement of zinc.

What to eat: Beef. It’s packed with zinc, as well as vitamin B5, iron, and of course, protein.

9. Iron

Iron is another important nutrition that our bodies need. A lack of iron in your diet can lead to hair loss, since zinc (along with iron) help hair follicles stay healthy. Be sure to pair iron-rich food with vitamin-c rich food to help your body absorb iron efficiently.

What to eat: Spinach. The leafy greens also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, and protein.

10. Biotin

Many people take biotin in supplement form to help their hair grow faster and thicker. But you can definitely consume the amount of biotin that your hair needs with real food.

What to eat: Eggs, including the yolk. The yolk is where the biotin is, so make sure to include some in your omelet. Eggs are also great sources of protein, zinc, iron, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B5.

Superfoods for Hair Health (foods that contain at least 3 nutrients that are essential for healthy hair)

There are certain foods that include more than one of these essential nutrients for fabulous hair. Try eating them more often to get even more nutrients in every bite!

  • Avocados – vitamin B5, vitamin E, vitamin C
  • trout: vitamin B5, vitamin D, protein, omega-3 fatty acids
  • pork: vitamin B5, vitamin D, iron, zinc, vitamin C, protein
  • chicken: protein, vitamin B5, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron
  • turkey: protein, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • broccoli: vitamin C, iron, vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc
  • strawberries: vitamin C, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids
  • raspberries: vitamin C, vitamin B5, biotin, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tomatoes: vitamin C, biotin, beta carotene, vitamin E
  • canned tuna: vitamin D, protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tofu: vitamin D (fortified), vitamin E, protein, iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids
  • walnuts: omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • pumpkin seeds: iron, protein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids

Cook yourself a good breakfast with sweet potatoes topped with an egg or two. Snack on mixed nuts that include almonds and sunflower seeds. Then for lunch, enjoy a kale and spinach salad with salmon. Finally, for dinner, nosh on steak tacos with mushrooms and black beans on the side. That’s definitely a good hair day!

For more tips on healthy eating, check out Healthy Foods to Eat When You Crave Sweets and 8 Easy, Healthy Snacks and Their Benefits.

 

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25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations For 2015

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration

 

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Are you looking to breathe fresh life into your locks, but still uncertain about taking the plunge with scissors?  Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration.  There are tons of options for short cuts, from longer bobs to super short pixies, edgy faux hawks and sleek classic styles.  There’s a short cut out there for everyone, all you need are some ideas!  Here are 25 short haircut inspirations to get you started.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration1. Smooth Inverted Bob – A simple, minimally textured bob that’s cut shorter in the back than in the front.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration2. Smooth Classic Short Bob – This take on the classic bob is sleek and smooth, with no bangs hiding the face.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration3. Short Curly Bob – A classic bob works well with curly hair, as well.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration4. Long Retro Bob – Catherine Heigl channels her inner Marilyn Monroe with this super sassy bob.  Curly hair make this amazing bob pop with a flirty, feminine vibe.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration5. Layered Bob with Bangs – This bob cut is highly textured adding a lot of volume and bounce.  It’s a classic, fun look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration6. Super Layered Bob – A fun take on the average bob, Dianna Agron got tons of chunky layers and texture that makes hers pop.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration7. Long Curly Bob with Blunt Bangs – Taylor Swift gives blunt bangs a new lease on life with this cute bob.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration8. Classic Wedge – Jenna Elfman sports a classic wedge cut with a ton of sophistication and class.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration9. Tousled Wedge – This variation on the wedge has a lot of life and texture to it, which gives it a lived-in look that’s fun and effortless.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration10. Short Funky Wedge – This wedge offers tons of volume while staying short and massively textured in the back.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration11. Side-swept, Asymmetrical Curly Crop – Cut short on one side and the back, this style is blown dry toward the longer side for a side-swept bang, then curled with a medium or large curling iron.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration12. Choppy Crop – This choppy style sports short hair all over, save for a few longer strands near the front sides.  The different lengths add a ton of jazz to an otherwise average cut.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration13. Messy Crop – This short crop is perfect for Keira Knightley’s fine features.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration14. Long Layered Pixie – A longer pixie cut can be texturized for a shaggy look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration15. Long Side-swept Pixie – Short in the back, long in the front, this pixie is blown dry to the side for some funky side-swept bangs and a great piece-y, carefree look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration16. Chic Pixie with Bangs – Anne Hathaway rocks this smooth, classic pixie cut and adds some flare with sweeping bangs.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration17. Asymmetrical Pixie with Side-swept Bangs –  A cute pixie cut with one side slightly longer, this piece-y look still manages to be sleek.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration18. Short Textured Pixie – It’s a really short cut, but long enough to texturize, giving it a tousled, carefree appearance.  Ginnifer Goodwin has the right idea – this cut frames her face perfectly, balancing those apple cheeks and making her look thin and chic.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration19. All-Over Spiky Pixie –  If you like your hair a little edgy, this pixie cut is perfect.  It’s short, but long enough to be styled in different ways – including this fun, super spiky variation.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration20. Super Textured Pixie – This pixie is longer on top with lots of texture and tousle.  Jennifer Lawrence rocks the fun, nonchalant look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration21. Curly Pixie – Here’s a cute pixie for all those curly girls.  Curls add great texture and bounce to a short pixie cut.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration22. Super Short Pixie – There’s no funky razor cut here, but this super short look is still pretty bold.  The petite Emma Watson pulls this sleek and smooth pixie off with ease.

 

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration23. Girly Faux Hawk – Some girly faux hawks are cut nearly shaved on the sides (more like a true mohawk), but here is Pink’s version – a more feminine styling with lots of texture.  The right kind of pixie cut could be worn this way or more traditionally.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration24. Razor Cut – A super short pixie gets tons of personality with a razor cut, that adds spikiness and texture.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration25. Long On Top Razor – This super short razor cut has longer hair on top, making it perfect for lots of different variations – tousled and messy, faux hawk, sleek and smooth, you name it.

 

Which short look is your favorite?

 

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How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage

We love the sun, the pool, and the beach during the summer, but all these are very bad for our hair. Find out how to protect your hair from summer damage! How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage via tipsaholic.com #hair #hairitis #summer #sundamage #hairdamage


How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage
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Everything that we love about summer — the sun, the pool, and the beach — is, unfortunately, very bad for our hair. Protect your hair from summer damage by taking some precautions and dedicating a few minutes to your hair before and after participating in summer fun. Check out the hair protecting tips below!

How to Protect Your Hair From the Sun

You probably already know that the sun can lighten your hair with prolonged exposure. But this is actually proof of the damaging effects of the sun on your hair! Your skin protects itself from the sun by getting darker, while your hair is already dead and cannot protect itself. Hair that is damaged by the sun will become more coarse and get tangled easy. It’ll also dry out and become brittle. You’ll need to step in and take action to protect your hair, especially if you’re vacationing somewhere near the equator! Here’s how:

  • Cover up your hair is the easiest way to protect your hair from the sun. A large sun hat always works, but you could also wear a pretty head scarf to wrap up your hair or even a turban!
  • Apply sunscreen to your hair. Yes, you can use your sunscreen on your hair. Mix three teaspoons of sunscreen with 1 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake and spritz! You can also purchase sunscreen specifically formulated for use on the hair, like this one.
  • Since the sun strips moisture from your hair, you can prevent sun damage by keeping your hair moisturized. Put conditioner in your hair and don’t wash it out before going out in the sun.
  • The most vulnerable part of your hair is the ends, since they are the oldest. Put your hair in an updo to protect your ends.
  • Sesame oil is a natural sunscreen and has many other benefits for your hair. It will also lock in moisture.
  • Shea butter is great for naturally dry hair types. It also has SPF in it to protect your hair from damaging sun rays.

How to Protect Your Hair From Chloride

Chloride may keep pools clean, but it can wreck havoc on your hair. The disinfectants in chloride works by breaking down and removing dirt, bacteria, and oil in the pool. We naturally produce some oils in our hair to maintain moisture and to protect it. Regular exposure to chloride will dry out hair and make it more porous and susceptible to further damage. If you love going to the pool, try these tips to protect your hair from chloride:

  • Wet your hair before jumping into the pool. Some pools have showers, so be sure to give your hair a rinse. Your hair is like a sponge — it’ll soak up water when it gets wet. You want it to be saturated with clean water so it’ll be “full” before you go into the pool, so the pool water won’t be able to enter your hair shaft. If your pool doesn’t have a shower, bring a small bottle of water and wet your hair with it.
  • Put your hair up and wear a hat or scarf and try not to get your hair wet or minimize the amount of chloride that gets on your hair.
  • Always rinse your hair after swimming. Just a simple water rinse will do wonders; using a clarifying shampoo and then a deep conditioner is even better.
  • Try an apple cider vinegar rinse after swimming to remove chloride deposits.
  • If you’re an avid swimmer, you should probably seriously consider using a swimming cap to protect your hair. Add olive oil to your hair before putting on the cap, or a deep conditioner.
  • Lots of swimming can lead to green hair, especially if your hair is bleached. If that happens to you, try dissolving aspirin in water and then rinse your hair with it.
  • Do not ever, ever, ever, ever go get your hair done at a salon without washing your hair completely after swimming! The combination of chloride and salon chemicals can lead to a hair disaster.

How to Protect Your Hair From Ocean Water

Salt water is very good for your skin, but not so much for your hair. The high salt content in beach water can strip moisture out of hair, causing it to be dry, brittle, rough-feeling, tangled, dull, and hard to comb. Follow these tips to protect your hair from salt water:

  • Do a pre-shampooing conditioning treatment, like this one, before going to the beach.
  • A leave-in conditioner that’s specialized for swimming will help your hair retain moisture. A spray formula, like this one, would be easy to put in your beach bag so you can put it on right before enjoying the beach waves.
  • After swimming, treat your hair with a “hair mask” that includes warm honey and buttermilk. Watch this video to learn how to make it yourself!

Go out and swim and enjoy the sun this summer! As long as you take the above precautions, your hair will remain healthy and beautiful. Do you have any other hair care tips for the swimming season?

For more hair tips, check out 7 Hot Beach Hairdos and 4 Messy Hairstyles.

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4 Tips to Get the Haircut You Want

Hair are four tips to better communicate with the hair stylist and get the haircut you want. 4 Tips to Get the Haircut You Want via @tipsaholic #haircut #hairstyle #hair #hairitis

4 Tips to Get the Haircut You Want

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You walk into the hair salon ready to get a new hair cut. You want something that will be sophisticated and stylish. Instead, you end up with a look that is nothing like what you originally wanted. What went wrong? Often it comes down to the difficulty of communicating with your hair stylist the exact kind of hair style look you imagine. With a few changes though, this can be fixed. Here are four tips to get the haircut you want.

  1. Find a picture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it is definitely true. Look around for different images in magazines, on blogs, etc. and find a picture of someone with a hair style that is similar to the cut you want. It might take a few photos to convey what you are after. Perhaps you want the bangs of one person’s style, but the layers of another. Bring all of this into the salon and show them to the hair stylist before they start cutting.
  2. Know the lingo. Make sure that when you say for example “layers” to your hair stylist that it is getting the message that you want across. Do a little research, and find out a few hair styling terms. Perhaps, in this example, it would be better to say “long layers”, “choppy layers” or “layers that give the hair movement”. They all mean different things to the hair stylist, so talking the same language could help them know more specifically what hair cut you want.
  3. Determine the commitment level. Once you communicate the hair cut you want, ask how much work each day it will take to get the look back to salon ready. What styling products are needed, and what exactly needs to be done to help your hair keep its shape? Will the final cut be versatile for different looks or not, and can you pull the hair back into a ponytail if needed? Once you know what you are getting into, there will still be time to make a few adjustments in the plan, before the stylist makes the first cut.
  4. Trust the expert. You might want a certain look, but your stylist might know that with your hair texture or your current hair length, there is a good chance that it won’t turn out as expected. Also, they might be able to suggest a small change that would look better with your face shape. Listen to your hair stylist’s advice, especially if you have built up a good relationship, and be prepared to make a few adjustments to your vision if needed.

Now that you have followed these four tips to getting the hair cut you want, sit back and get ready for your new look.

 

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10 Lazy Day Hairstyles That Don’t Look It

Not every morning can be spent drying and curling your hair. Check out these 10 easy lazy day hairstyles for hair that works even when you don't want to. 10 Lazy Day Hairstyles That Don't Look It ~ Tipsaholic.com #easyhair #hairstyles

 

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All low maintenance hair lovers have a couple of go-to hairstyles, but if you’re tired of the same look day in and day out, it might be time to add some new hairdos to your arsenal. These lazy day hairstyles are perfect for when you want your hair to look good without a lot of effort. Try a few and use your favorites for quick and easy no-fuss style!

 

1. Low rolled bun

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Start with a ponytail, roll, and pin into place for a simple bun. You can make it as smooth or messy as you like and place it just about anywhere on your head. Add a headband, colored clip, or other fun accessories to dress it up.

 

 

2. The triple ponytail

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This ponytail trio also goes by another name – the mowhawk ponytail! So if you’re feeling a little edgy, this is the perfect lazy day hairstyle to try. If you’re in a rush you can even skip the extra steps of wrapping each pony with more hair and just use elastics.

 

 

3. Knots

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Who knew you could tie your hair in knots and actually make it look fabulous? This simple style takes a little more time but requires just a few bobby pins to pull it off. You’ll have sleek, fashion-forward hair that stays out of your face on a busy day.

 

 

4. Topsy Tail

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You’ve probably heard of the topsy tail. Maybe you lived through its original decade of popularity (the 90’s) and are thrilled with the comeback! It’s a super-simple way to turn a boring ponytail into something with a little more flair. In fact, the topsy tail is so easy and versatile that Twist Me Pretty can show you four more ways to wear it in four minutes. Pick your favorite!

 

 

5. Messy ponytail and braid

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Sometimes a regular old ponytail just isn’t going to cut it and this easy hairdo gives the basic pony a loose, lovely makeover. Start with a “topsy tail” like the one shown above and combine it with a soft braid to add texture and style.

 

 

6. Twisty Half-Up

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This easy twisted hairstyle can be used on just about any length of hair with the right bobby pinning skills. Skip the curls to make it faster, or try one of these easy ways to get waves and curls to prep your hair beforehand.

 

 

7. Triple twisted ponytail

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Divide your hair into three sections for easy twisting and pinning with this lazy day hair. There are no fancy knots, no flip this under and roll this up – it’s that simple. And since it only uses bobby pins, this is also a great hairdo for days when you find yourself without elastics!

 

 

8. Lazy girl’s “beehive”

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Vintage hair can add a little class to any lazy day and this beehive style makes it easy. All you need is a mesh chignon form like this one and some bobby pins to keep everything in place. Long-haired girls may need to tuck extra hair under again when finishing the twist in the back.

 

 

9. Half-up Tuck

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A headband or scarf is one of those age-old ways to enjoy a lazy hair day, but this little trick will have you wearing a headband even more often. This style is a half-up tuck, but you can do the same thing with all of your hair if you want it out of the way for the day.

 

 

10. Double-twist bun

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Give a boring bun some real volume with this double twist tutorial. Even thinner hair can achieve a bigger, fuller, prettier kind of bun with a bit of twisting and teasing and no one will know that this is actually one of your lazy hair days!

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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5 Best Styling Products for Curly Hair

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5 Best Styling Products for Curly Hair
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Growing up I hated my thick, curly hair. I wore it long for years just to weigh it down. I didn’t know how to take care of it, let alone style it. I dreaded my mom running the comb through my hair at night to get out all the tangles. After spending my teenage years fighting with a flat iron and a multitude of straightening products, I finally gave up and decided to embrace my curly hair.

Styling curly or wavy hair isn’t difficult as long as you have the right products. In fact, it’s much easier and takes less time than working against what nature gave you. Here are the five best styling products for curly hair that will help you embrace the hair you were born with.

Living Proof Curl Defining Style Cream

This is the most recent styling cream that I’ve tried and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results. Usually I have to use a pomade to tame the frizz after diffusing my hair, but I don’t need to when I use this stuff. It enhances my curls and helps me achieve the overall shape that I want–no triangle head for me.

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Bed Head On the Rebound Curl Re-Call Cream

If you want to make your curls or waves bounce, this styling cream will do the trick. Use anywhere from a nickel to a quarter size amount depending on your hair length. Then, twist your hair into sections all the way around your head. Finally, blow dry with a diffuser. You’ll have ringlets that last all day!

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Biolage Styling Gelée

Thick, curly hair runs in my family and this gel is my mom’s favorite. It’s great for every length of hair and smells like walking into a fresh garden. Stronger than your average styling cream, this gel is great to use if you want more structure and a firmer hold. I like to use it if I’m going to let my hair air dry because it tends to keep my hair from poofing out and losing its shape.

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Aveda Be Curly Curly Enhancer

I love Aveda products for their natural ingredients and commitment to the environment. Their Be Curly line does a great job enhancing natural curls while moisturizing your thirsty hair. The Curly Enhancer is a styling cream that can be used alone or combined with the Be Curly Style Prep, which helps infuse moisturizer and define your curls even more. For optimum results, blow dry your hair with a diffuser.

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Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade

If I could only have one hair product in my arsenal, this pomade would be it. I’ve used it on wet and dry hair to achieve both curly and straight styles. It’s lightweight and tames frizz like nobody’s business without being greasy or sticky. Thick or thin, curly or straight, this product is one no lady (or gentleman for that matter) should be without.

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Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something discovering her place in this world. By day she is a communication specialist bringing communities news about their local libraries and the resources they provide. When she’s not tweeting or writing a press release, you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, enjoying the outdoors, or checking out a new restaurant.  If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.

 

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7 Tips to Get a Great Looking Blowout at Home

There is nothing better than getting a great blowout at the salon. Here are seven tips to get the same looking blowout at home. 7 Tips to Get a Great Looking Blowout at Home via @tipsaholic #hair #blowout #hairdrying #blowdrying #hairstyling

7 Tips to Get a Great Looking Blowout at Home

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There is nothing better than walking out of the salon with a fresh blowout. Your hair is sleek and shiny looking, and it is so fun it give your hair a flip from side to side because you know that you look so good. Then the next day comes, and it is so hard to get that same look in your bathroom at home. After all it looks so easy when you watched the stylist do it! But with just a few easy steps, you can achieve the same great looking straight hair. Here are seven tips to get a great looking blowout at home.

  1. First, add to clean towel dried hair a pea size amount of smoothing serum from the middle of your hair shafts to the end. Next, spray all over your hair a thermal protecting spray to help prevent any damage that the heat of the blow dryer or flat iron can cause.
  2. Blow dry your hair as normal until it is barely damp. To create volume as hair is dried, rake your fingers through the roots, pull hair upward, and aim the heat of the blow dryer at the roots.
  3. Divide hair up into sections with two from the front and two in the back. Twist the hair of each section against your head and loosely clip in place.
  4. Starting with the front right section, unclip it and run a round brush underneath the hair, starting at the roots. As you pull the brush down aim the dryer heat downwards.
  5. (If you want sleeker, straight hair, go on to this step…if you want more body, just skip it.) Once this section of hair is dry, with one hand run a fine tooth comb down through the hair. Immediately follow this with a flat iron in the other hand. Be sure to keep the flat iron moving at all times and never stop at one spot since this could damage the hair.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the left front section…then the back right section…followed by the back left section.
  7. Finish up your look by adding serum to seal the style. Put a small amount of serum in your palm, rub hands together and smooth onto hair from mid shaft to ends.

 

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30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls

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There’s no denying it, nothing’s cuter than a little girl with a fancy bow – even better when you’ve made it yourself!  If you need more ideas for ways to pretty up your daughter’s tresses, we’ve got all the inspiration you need.  From clips, to headbands and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.  Some of these DIY’s are so easy, your little girl can do them herself!  Check out our 30 adorable DIY hair accessories for girls and break out of the plain Jane barrette rut!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsMelted Bead Barrettes – Not only is this a cute clip for her hair, but she’ll also love making this fun craft with you!  Just melt regular pony beads in the oven!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsHanging Seed Bead Clips – This cute and quirky accessory harkens back to the hair wraps of the 80’s and 90’s.  They’re also a fun craft, especially for a tween!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsRibbon Butterfly Hair Clips – You can make these for your little one with just a bit of ribbon and effort!  Including a korker ribbon makes it that much more cute!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsCabochon Flower Clips – You’ve probably seen a dozen tutorial for fake flower clips, but these have a cute cabochon middle!  You could mix up the colors for some added pizazz!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsEasy Lace Bow Clip – This little lace bow is the perfect size for your baby or kiddo to sport when she wants just a touch of fancy.

 

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If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsButterfly Bobby Pins – These cute butterflies are also made from felt, then sewn onto a bobby pin in profile to look as if a butterfly has just landed on your locks.

 

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If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsHair Bow Elastics – Chic and classy little bows that won’t fall out of fine hair?  It’s true!  These bows are attached to a hair elastic which makes them easy to use and virtually unmovable.

 

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Rolled Fabric Rose Headband – Put your scrap fabric and glue gun to good use rolling up some rosettes for some fabulous hair decor!

 

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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Six Tips to Style Hair in Beachy Waves

Now it is the perfect time for styling hair in beachy waves. Follow these easy tips to look like you just had a day at the seashore. Six Tips to Style Hair in Beachy Waves via @tipsaholic #beach #beachywaves #waves #hair

 

Six Tips to Style Hair in Beachy Waves

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It is summertime, and now it is the perfect season for styling hair in beachy waves. The perfect update for hair that is medium length, but could even work with short or longer hair. It is such a chic and causal style, yet versatile for so many occasions. With just a few minutes of styling, you can have a very in look. Follow these easy tips to look like you just had a day at the seashore.

 

  1. Start with clean blow dried hair. If your hair is fine and needs more volume, add mousse throughout your tresses. If it is course or curly, a little amount of hair serum will smooth out the look.
  2. With a medium size barrel curling iron, create loose ringlets all over your hair. Curl the hair in small sections and twist away from your face, which will be a different direction depending on which side of your head you are styling. The trick is to just wrap the middle part of your hair shaft around the curling iron, and leave the ends hanging out. Keeping the ends uncurled is key to add to the casual vibe of the hairstyle.
  3. Allow the hair to completely cool before moving on to the next step.
  4. Next take a wide tooth comb, or even your fingers, and gently separate the curls. Scrunch the hair a bit and gentle muss up the curls, to prevent a polished look.
  5. Add a small amount of styling cream throughout your hair, but concentrate on the ends to keep them smooth.
  6. Set your hair with a light hold hairspray sprayed all over the head.

 

And it is just that easy to get a great summer look that will keep that beachy waves vibe going no matter what the day may bring.

 

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I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

 

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Top Tips for Healthy Low Maintenance Hair

Blow drying, curling, and styling hair every morning can be a hassle. If you crave low maintenance hair, use these tips to get back to healthy hair basics. Top Tips for Low Maintenance Hair ~ Tipsaholic.com #easy #hair #lowmaintenance

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Healthy, easy-to-style hair is a must these days if you’re an on-the-go sort of gal – and who isn’t? It feels great to get fancy and spend lots of time getting just the right curl to your hair, but these low maintenance hair tips are what you need for the day-to-day. Start here if you want to get hair that works with you and not against you.

 

Get the right haircut

Easy hair starts with a good cut. Medium to long hair is usually easiest to maintain, especially when it comes to everyday styling. Lots of layers can make hair more high maintenance, so get a cut that flatters your face shape but has a more even overall cut. Skip the bangs to make styling as easy as possible!

 

Use a dry shampoo

You’ve heard of it, but have you tried it? It may sound crazy, but washing your hair daily with water and shampoo really isn’t good for it. Too-frequent washing strips your hair of its natural protective oils and can leave you with dry, brittle, and frizzy hair, and that means high maintenance. Make washings last by using a dry shampoo in between to keep hair healthy without looking greasy.

 

Use a heat protector

Even if you don’t use a curling iron, straightener, or other hot tools very often, use a protective spray every time you do to reduce damage. A good heat protector should also be used before blow-drying.

 

Try some no-heat hairstyles

If you can avoid the heat, do it! Heat is one of the things that will damage your hair the most. There are so many ways to curl and style your hair, and many of them don’t require a curling iron. Check out these no-heat hairstyles and see which ones work best for your hair.

 

Avoid too much dyeing

The less you dye your hair, the healthier and lower maintenance it will be. Stick with your natural color or one close to it so that you can go longer between colorings and use a hair sunscreen when you go outside so your color doesn’t fade. Touch up your roots at home rather than visiting the salon every time your hair grows out, or better yet, get an ombre and don’t worry about roots at all!

 

Arm yourself with some quick, easy hairstyles

Low maintenance hair also means having a few go-to hairstyles so you can look made up even if you only have a few minutes before running out the door. Try a few of these lazy day hairstyles to get you started.

 

Work with your natural hair

Curly? Wavy? Straight? Run with it. Use a little styling serum to get the right curl or enhance your waves for a beachy look. Straight hair looks amazing with the right cut, and you can get away with more layers. Hair grows in one direction around your head, so your hair probably turns out on one side and in on the other – stop fighting it. Part and curl hair in the direction it wants to go. Embrace what you have and find ways to make it work for you.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pixie Cut

To help you decide if now is the right time, here are five questions to ask yourself before you get a pixie cut. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pixie Cut - Tipsaholic.com #pixie #pixiecut #haircut #shorthair


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pixie Cut
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Deciding to get a pixie cut is a big decision. Celebrities like Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence—just to name a few–are all famous for chopping off their precious locks. There seems to be a certain sense of power and freedom that comes from making such a bold style move.

I’ve had varying hair lengths throughout my life, but last spring I decided to go shorter than I ever had before. That’s right ladies, I’m talking about the alluring yet frightening choice to get a pixie cut. Before my pixie cut (shown below on the left), I had kept my hair somewhere between shoulder and chin length for several years—I’d never cut it above my ears.

To help you decide if now is the right time, here are five questions to ask yourself before you get a pixie cut. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pixie Cut - Tipsaholic.com #pixie #pixiecut #haircut #shorthair

Ultimately, I decided that the pixie cut wasn’t my best look and have since started to grow my hair out (current photo above on right). But, I don’t regret my decision at all. In fact, it’s my personal opinion that every woman should be bold and try the pixie cut at least once. To help you decide if now is the right time, here are five questions to ask yourself before you get a pixie cut.

How drastic of a change am I ready to make?

This is the key question to ask yourself before yielding to your stylist’s scissors. A pixie cut will be unlike any other cut you’ve gotten in the past, especially if you’ve been a long-haired girl for years. If there are already a lot of changes happening in your life, it might be best to hold off until things have settled down.

Why do I want a pixie cut?

For me, it was all about the need for a change and being ready to try something completely out of my comfort zone. I’d wanted to take the plunge for a couple years but didn’t have the guts to do it until last spring. I started talking with my stylist about how my hair would look in pixie cut a few haircuts prior to actually doing it. That helped us both determine when I was ready.

What new products and tools will I need to invest in?

This is an important topic to discuss with your stylist. He or she knows your hair best and will help you pick out the right products and tools. For example, if you currently have shoulder length or longer hair and routinely use a 1-inch curling iron to achieve effortless beach waves, chances are that curling iron won’t do your pixie cut much good. With my cut, adding a pomade was the most important investment for me.

Am I prepared to go through the awkward grow out phase?

Most women I know, including myself, look to celebrities for their hair inspiration. What we often fail to remember is that celebrities have endless funds and staff to help them achieve amazing hair results. They can transition from a pixie cut to a long, thick ponytail in no time thanks to expensive hair extensions. for us ladies in the real world, growing your hair out takes time and the in-between stages can be frustrating (headbands and bobby pins are your best friend).

If I hate my new cut, how will I cope with it?

This is another very important question to ask yourself before you make that hair appointment. If you’ve never made a drastic hair change, I wouldn’t recommend cutting it all off at once. Make the transition over a period of a few months so it’s not such a shock to your system. But if this isn’t your first rodeo and you find changing your look empowering, go for it and don’t look back.

If you can answer all of these questions and your resolve is still firm, you’re ready to join the pixie ranks. Now go make that hair appointment with your stylist ASAP!

 

Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something discovering her place in this world. By day she is a communication specialist bringing communities news about their local libraries and the resources they provide. When she’s not tweeting or writing a press release, you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, enjoying the outdoors, or checking out a new restaurant.  If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.

 

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