Is there a quick and simple way to fix my hair?

i'm always just throwing it up in a pony tail and looking homly. i'd like to not look like such a bum when my husband comes home but being a busy mommy i dont have much time to put into my apperance. I just want to be able to look cute/sexy without all the effort! My Hair is wavy and about two inches past my shoulders, it is also very thick. Please help me!!!

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MattysMommy143

Asked by MattysMommy143 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • Why don't you try a bunch of different hair accessories, clips, barrettes, and/or headbands, to make your hairstyle "cute" yet functional?! Consider adding a few highlights with a home highlighting kit to "brighten up" and frame your face.

    You could also do what a friend of mine did...she had her eyelashes professionally curled and tinted (she is a natural blond and her eyelashes were almost unnoticeable making her eyes appear very small), so it looked as if she was wearing mascara--an instant boost for tired/small eyes! I think it cost about $15 and lasted about a month.

    Also the new Mineral Powders (Maybelline makes a line), are great, just dust on using a powder brush, and get all day coverage of blotchiness/uneven skin tone without the effort! Or try a light colored self tanner--to give your cheeks a little color that lasts a couple of days!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:57 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • they have straightners made for wet hair [I HAVE ONE AND LOVE IT]... u could wash it, spray heat defense in it and run a straightner thru it... it would dry it and straighten it. or since ur hair is wavy, get a scrunch spray or moose and put it through ur hair while wet and run a defuser thru it.... they have blow dryers that come with the defuse head piece.... its simple and easy and leaves a nice curl to ur hair.
    kwiseman19

    Answer by kwiseman19 at 2:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • A flat iron can do wonders and it doesn't take that much time,,,I use one everyday. You'll love it.
    Give it a try and see if you like it.
    katandtysmom

    Answer by katandtysmom at 3:06 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • I have wavy/curly hair. I wash it and put some curl product in it, scrunch it and go. You could use a diffuser to dry it if you need to.

    You could do a loose twist with a clip on the second day.
    AussieMum2

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 3:26 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • Get you some of those small cloth Headbands & only push back your bangs & then fluff the back up a little. You can also buy cute hats! There are times that I don't like fixing my hair & I will need to go out for an occasion so I will throw on a favorite hat!

    onespecialmom

    Answer by onespecialmom at 9:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • What great ideas so far! I was gonna say to either put product in it to dry it curly with a diffuser (if you've never tried a diffuser, try it, it makes such a big difference for curly hair) or dry it straight with a blow dryer and then use a straightening iron. I have a great one that has a little curl to it so that you can curl the ends of your hair while you straighten it.
    PurplePen

    Answer by PurplePen at 9:42 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • You could put some styling cream in damp hair and put it up in big velcro rollers until it's dry. 10 minutes before your DH gets home take them out and run your fingers through it. I have thick wavy hair too and loved this when it was longer. Its so much easier to look polished when I keep it shorter.
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 9:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • Invest in some cheap fun trendy hats, then you can braid it in two, or pull it back messy like under a cute hat. Or have fun trying new updo's. A pencil in hair wrapped up is sexy when you get in bed wipe it out and the rolls are pretty, no rubber band loops in it.
    Pull hair back like for a pony, but low, do not put a pony holderin . Then grab pencil/pen/hair stick, and line it to the left side of hair pony, with right hand holding bottom of pencil, wrap it around hair, until you come full circle, when you are, bring it up to top and push pencil thru the hair roll. Pencils works better or plain ink pens. But it is up and kinda sexy messy, plus later on that evening or day if ou gotta go out, when you pull out pencil, you have a pretty twist in hair, so you can wear it down. Very popular for bartenders, servers, and teachers who have other things to do after work, besides a blow out!!!
    MikkiB

    Answer by MikkiB at 10:59 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • Ps if you do it when your hair is damp, the dry effect is pretty with no big bump from the hair bands pony tails leave you. Also invest in some hot rollars. Put in about 35 mintues before hubby is home and take out after 15/ 20 mins and shake hair. The big ones and med ones work best.
    Ps Only need to wrap hair half way up, not all the way to root, just about to ears!
    MikkiB

    Answer by MikkiB at 11:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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  • I dont get out much but what is a diffuser
    busymom136

    Answer by busymom136 at 11:30 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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