What: Hair products
Why: Are your cupboards bursting with hair products? Are they cluttered with products you never use? Do you buy products because of the promise that goes along with it? Promises to add volume, promises to straighten, promises to curl, promises to add shine? Are you stuck on what product to use every morning? Deciding what to use, should not be one of the choices you need to make on an already busy morning. Here are a few ideas on how to gain control on your hair products.
1. Take out all of your hair products – every single item – even your hair brushes, twisties, bobby pins. Include your straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers.
- Do I use this product?
- Why did I buy it in the first place?
- Does it live up to it’s claim?
- Will I ever use it again?
- Do I have more than one straightener, blow dryer, or curling iron?
- Do I use the multiple?
3. Decide whether you really want this many products to do your hair? What if you did without one of them? What if you only kept one of each kind of product in your cupboard? What if you minimized the number of products you have? Some questions to think about.
4. Find bins, containers, or boxes (food storage containers work great) around the house.
5. Organize your hair products into these containers. Twisties in one, bobby pins in another.
6. Organize all of your hairsprays, gels, brushes, etc. in one bin or drawer. Keeping them all contained makes for easier grabbing and easier to find.
7. Wrap cords around straightener or curling iron and store in a drawer or bin.
8. Consider using fewer products and spending less time in front of the mirror. Will someone notice that you spent that extra 5 minutes in front of the mirror? My guess is, probably not.
Confession of the Day: I have weird hair. My family can attest to that – it has many different colors (naturally), is curly in some areas, but straight in the front. Over the years I would buy products that were on sale, deciding if each one would be worth buying again. Some hairsprays just work better than others (though I am not willing to spend a fortune). A year or two ago, I went through my hair products and realized I had some that I absolutely never used and never would. I now only have 3 bottles (in picture above). Hairspray, mousse, and leave in conditioner. I used to keep all of my hair twisties – even those that were stretched out. I now have a handle on them and have gotten rid of the worn out ones. Same with headbands. Living with less means being content with less – being okay with just a few of something, instead of a LOT. Being okay with fewer choices, and not fretting about what you might be missing out on (if you don’t use a certain product). You know what you need in order to feel okay about your hair. Don’t go overboard!
What is your favorite hair product?