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Lazy Girl’s Hair Care

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I don’t spend a lot of time on my hair but I have found a few products that I like to keep in my arsenal. So for all those other girls out there that don’t feel like spending a bunch of time/money on their hair, here’s a list of what I’ve found that’s cheap and effective.

  1. Brush and Comb. This is fairly obvious but I thought I’d just start with the basics. Make sure if you have a boar-bristle brush, don’t use it when your hair is wet because that causes a lot of damage to your hair. Instead, use a comb.
  2. Hairspray. This is one of the few products that I’ve actually narrowed down to my favorite through trial and error. I’ve finally settled on CVS hairspray. I said I’m lazy, but I’m also cheap so this is the perfect combination for me. I prefer the “flexible hold”, as it helps keep hairs in place but doesn’t cause my hair to be crunchy. However, the strength you prefer may be different based on you texture.
  3. Hair-ties and bobby pins. While most girls have these, they can be extremely hard to keep track of. The most successful thing I’ve found it to have a designated container and to always put them there. For bobby pins, a Tic-Tac container works really well.
  4. Blow dryer. Every girl should have a blow dryer. Period. I like to use mine to make sure that my hair is no longer dripping wet.
  5. Straightener. I find a straightener to be super useful in both daily styles and for when you feel like putting more effort in. A straightener can be used for straightening (duh) or for curling (where you can find a good tutorial here). It’s really nice for getting rid of frizz, the ponytail bump, or a random wave in your hair.
  6. Heat protectant. This product is super important if you have a straightener or blow dryer. I do not have a recommendation for you (as I’ve only ever used one) but I would suggest finding one that can be applied to damp hair, not just dry.

Those are the basics for me. Below is a list of things that you can add so be fun, but I don’t think are totally necessary.

  1. Curling iron/wand. These two offer drastically different shapes of curls, both from each other and from the straightener curls. Again, I cannot definitively recommend one or the other (I have three different sized irons) but a lot of people on the internet prefer wands.
  2. Texturing spray. Again, I use CVS brand. I like to use this spray because I wash my hair everyday so I never get the “second day hair” that holds style better. If you’re like me, you may find this product useful when you’re trying up-dos or curls.
  3. No-crease hair-ties. These are super nice if you like to switch your hairstyles in the middle of the day and hate that crease. I would definitely recommend getting off-brand ties, as you can get a lot for a lot less money.
  4. Hair accessories. Purely for fun! It’s nice to have barrettes, clips, headbands, fun patterned hair-ties, etc.

Help this was helpful! If you can think of anything else that you think is a must-have, please comment below!

I’m a Regular Rapunzel

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I’m currently trying to grow my hair out. About 9 months ago I chopped off 12 inches and went with a long pixie. I’m glad I did but I am now missing my long hair. So today I’m going to give you all my haircut tips as well as tips for growing it out.

First of all, if you have never cut off a lot of your hair for a new dramatic look, I highly recommend you do. I’ve done it three times and I’ve loved it every time. It feels really weird and cool to brush your now nonexistent hair or wash it or try to style it. Half the fun is people’s reactions, from “Ohhh I love it!” to “Wow that’s……interesting.” Plus if you cut off enough, you can donate to Locks of Love or other hair donation places. So be daring and cut your hair to shorter than chin length! It’s super in style right now so you’ll fit right in. Plus short hair pairs really well with beanies which you can wear a lot of if you end up not liking your haircut.

Second, if you’re thinking of cutting your hair, I suggest you think about it for at least a month. Sometimes I get in my mind that I want some new crazy haircut but the next week I want just  the opposite. So pick out your desired hairstyle and sit on it for a little bit.

Speaking of picking out your style, I have the most success when I bring a picture of what I want. Just print it off and show it to the stylist and you’ll probably get closer to want you wanted than if you try to describe it. And if you can’t find exactly what you want, being in several pictures! Tell them that you want those bangs but those layers but you need that length.

If you don’t get what you want the first time, be patient. I’m going to tell you something that may change the very way you view the world: it’s just hair. Hair will grow out and then you can get what you want. When I first got mine cut, it was all around shorter than I wanted and I was ready to just grow it out back to my previous length. But when I went back to the salon (does Great Clips count as a salon?) and told them that I was trying to grow it out, they actually gave me a cut closer to what I originally wanted. So I stuck with the short hair and ended up loving it! Until I got tired of it.

And that’s the drawback of short hair. There’s not much you can do with it. However, that’s also a good thing. I can wake up in the morning and not do anything but a quick comb through and then be ready for the day. But it can get kinda boring. If you’re willing to invest in some beauty products, you can probably come up with some fun things to do but I was not willing to do that. I will say that YouTube has some cool videos of stuff to do with short hair. And I have discovered a few hairstyles but more times than not they take much too long to be really worth it. Which is ironic because my hair is too short to do anything that doesn’t take a long time.

I have surfed the internet for months trying to find the best tips for growing your hair out faster. You’ve probably seen them all too: hot oil massage, channeling your diet, buying some miracle hair product, etc. But one thing I’ve seen forever and finally decided to is only washing my hair every other day. I resisted for the longest time because I think that you can usually tell when someone doesn’t wash their hair every day and I don’t like how it looks. Plus, I’ve never liked my hair on the second day. But I decided to just do it. I’ve seen it enough places that it must do something good for your hair….right?

So I took the opportunity to start when I got sick. I missed school for three days and basically didn’t leave my house the whole time.  From Sunday morning to Wednesday evening, I did not wash my hair. I still showered and I even wet my hair but I did not use shampoo. My hair was disgusting and I really wanted to but I resisted. Then on Wednesday, the day before I returned to civilization, I washed it. And I swear I could already tell that my hair looked nicer. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking but my hair looked shinier without being dirty and it felt thicker and healthier. I’ve been washing my hair every other day for a few months now and I honestly really like it. My hair feels thicker and healthier and I’m glad I finally succumbed.

So that’s pretty much all I got. Not much that’s original but I hope I’ve inspired some of you to be adventurous and cut off all your hair. It’s definitely been different and I’m often told that my haircut matches my sassy attitude, so I guess that’s good.

Also, my sincerest apologies for totally dropping off the radar for like three months. School sucks. I’ll try to be better in the new year.