Top 10 Beauty Quick Fixes
Problem: You Have a Bad Case of “Hat” Hair
Solution: If you can plan ahead when wearing a hat, don’t apply too many
styling products. After removing your hat, spritz your
hair with a
little water. Then, tousle and shake until all the ridges disappear. Back comb
your hair gently from ends to roots. If this still doesn’t break a “hat head,”
then add a bit of
and slick your hair back.
Problem: Your Hair Has “Frozen”
Solution: This actually happens to many women during the cold months of
winter, especially sports enthusiasts. First, don’t touch your hair until it
thaws. Your hair could actually break off! Then gently “shake” your head until
hairstyle returns to normal.
Problem: Static Hair
Solution: If you ever find your hair catching on to your coat or the walls,
or that it stands on end when you attempt to brush it, always use a leave-in
conditioner. If it’s too late, slick on a bit of anti-frizz liquid. Run a
fabric softener sheet over your hair.
Problem: Your Feet
are Aching After a Long Day
Solution: Add a few drops of eucalyptus or almond oil to your legs and feet.
massage it in, moving your
thumbs in small circular motions. Roll feet around on a bunch of small apples or
marbles to ease away knots that come from wearing high heels.
Problem: You’ve Gone Too Heavy on Your Powder or
Solution: Spritz a little water on your face and lightly sponge off with a
Problem: You’ve Got
no Time to Wash Your Hair
Solution: Dust it with powder or cornstarch, and brush through. If your hair
is on the shorter, wavier side, take the front section of your hair, dampen it,
and divide it into four sections. Wrap each section around your finger and
secure it with a clip. Dry hair on a low setting, and you’ll achieve a fresh set
Tip your hair upside down, spray a spritzer or gel on the undergrowth, and blow
dry. This will create new life and movement to your hair.
Still at the office? Grab a can of soda and wrap your hair around it. Adhere it
with an elastic. You probably won’t have
spray at your desk, so grab a little perfume (everyone should have a small
container in her purse) and spray.
Always carry a big black headband for worst-case scenarios. It looks chic, yet
controls and smoothes even the most unruly hair.
Problem: Those Roots Have Popped Up Out of Nowhere, and There’s
no Time to
Solution: Run for a box of chalk, and find a color that most closely matches
your hair. Don’t think of using crayon. You’ll never get it out! If you have
dark hair, use a matching
You can buy sticks at beauty supply
stores to do this.
They’re always good to have for those in between times.
Solution: Use navy mascara instead of the traditional black or brown. Most of
us don’t keep navy mascara on hand, so just rub any mascara into that old blue
shadow. You should have thrown out that blue eye shadow by now, but it might be
lurking somewhere in the back of that cosmetic drawer. Soft colors like taupe
and pink are better for
than strong dark tones. Blue eye liner applied along the rim of the bottom
lid will make the whites of the eyes appear brighter.
Problem: Big Under-Eye Circles
Solution: Apply a concealer at least a half shade lighter than your
tone. Use it after
applying your foundation. Mix a bit of blue eye shadow with
moisturizer. Follow with foundation.
Hair Protective Tips
Make sure that you rinse all the
out of your hair. Most people don't and the result is dull hair and an itchy
scalp. Nothing ruins a style faster.
Have you ever considered adding hats to your summer wardrobe. Not only is
it a smashing accessory, it protects your hair from the sun.
Trim your hair every 6 weeks. That is the only way to stay on top of
Work with the hair that you have. It is much easier to work with a
straight style if your hair is straight. Straightening your hair every morning
is not a lot of fun and can be extremely time consuming.
Learn how to use a blow dryer. There are a lot of things that you
shouldn't be doing that can destroy your hair.
Don't wash your hair more than is necessary. When it is dirty, wash it.
Its as simple as that. Washing ever day or even every other day sometimes is
Dated 13 March 2013