Hair Hacks for the Lazy Girl

So last week, I was perusing Pinterest (I feel like that could be added to the How to be a Basic Bitch list), and I stumbled on 26 Lazy Girl Hairstyles. Seeing the words lazy and hairstyles grabbed my attention, because if there is one thing (ok, one of many things) that I can be lazy about it’s my hair.

Not that I don’t like to look put together, I just like to sleep a few extra minutes in the morning. Anything I can do to cut corners in the morning is great in my book, whether it be something with my hair, or makeup. I am not above eliminating something from my morning routine just so I can add an extra 5 minutes of laying in bed. (#ThisIsMyRealLife)

I tried a few (like less than five, because even some of these were not lazy enough for me) of those to see if they really worked. I can’t tell you how many times I have tried something on Pinterest, only to have it archived in everyone’s infamous ‘Pinterest Fails’ file. (Like this one…totally doesn’t work)

This one is by far my favorite, and one that I have done multiple times since I have pinned it. I love curling my hair, but it always takes me forever to get it done- this cuts the curling time in half. Granted, my arms are burning by the time I am done, but it seriously works, and I love, love, love it.

Here is a step by step….


I section my ponytail into about 4 or 5 pieces and it works just fine for me. A little hairspray and some teasing and you are good to go. I had every intention of having my husband take step by step pictures of me doing this, then I thought the chick in the pictures is much more easy on the eyes and she gets the point across!

My next favorite one is all about dry shampoo…love it, can’t live without it, don’t know how I survived before it. Typically, I use dry shampoo in the morning as I am styling (if you even want to call it ‘styling’) my hair. It’s actually better if you apply dry shampoo at night as opposed to the morning. Who knew? I guess if you think about it, it totally makes sense, right? The dry shampoo works itself into your hair overnight, resulting in less oily hair, and more volume! I noticed a difference when I do that…I feel like I can get an extra day out of my wash. Typically I can go two days without washing my hair, but when I do the dry shampoo thing at night I can go three. Give it a try! 

This last one I have also done a few times…super easy, super quick and good for third day hair!


I usually just use a couple of bobby pins instead of a big clip like the one pictured. The bobby pins seem to work just fine for me, but my hair is pretty fine. If you have thicker hair a large clip may work a little better for you! 

Hopefully you are able to give these a try and check out the other 23 hacks….anything to save a few minutes, right? Have a great weekend! 




  1. Amy Savini
    October 10, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    These are great! I am going to try them out this weekend, so I can do them for real next week. I am all about saving time in the mornings!

  2. Jill Lang
    October 17, 2014 / 10:53 am

    so dry shampooing at night?! a game-changer!

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