Farmgirl Beauty Secret #17: Use old moisturizers to naturally style your hair! ~ Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™
Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets

6/21/09

Farmgirl Beauty Secret #17: Use old moisturizers to naturally style your hair!

Do you have a cabinet full of face lotions & moisturizers that you don’t use anymore? They can be used in lieu of styling products. Simply work moisturizer into the body and ends of your hair, avoiding the roots. Oil-free lotions give a naturally textured, piece-y look that looks sexy and tousled (work extra lotion into separate strands). More emollient moisturizers will provide smoothness, shine and soft control. Both types of moisturizers will help zap frizz and prevent fly-away without that crunchy, sticky texture you often get with hair gels and hairsprays. This is also a great tip for those who don’t use any styling products but would like to try something that naturally styles hair. It’s hard to mess up because you can put a good amount of moisturizer on your hair without feeling any residue. It also washes away easily leaving no build-up!

Why do this? If you breakout easily, avoiding extra hair products is something you want to seriously consider. Styling products are made with harsh, often pore-clogging ingredients and having our hair so close to our face leads to breakouts associated with hair products. You often see this as breakouts along the hairline and on the sides of the face. Another reason to avoid styling products is that these products leave a lot of residue in the hair that is difficult to wash away (even with clarifying shampoos!). Overtime, it dulls the surface of the hair, leaving lackluster locks. Using easy-to-rinse moisturizers will leave your natural hair much cleaner and shinier.

Bonus: it feels good to know you’re finally going to use up that cabinet-full of useless potions and forgettable sample packets!

40 comments:

Beth Dunn said...

Funny. I've always smoothed my hair after I put lotion on my hands--but for the smell affect (yet hoping for the slick too). xo

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Beth,

You got the right idea! Moisturizers made for the face allows you to put more on the hair without the thickeners that are typically present in body/hand lotions.

Farmgirl

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Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Oh thank you so much lipstickrules!

Farmgirl

*~kAy~* said...

nice tip!
i usually don't like to use hair products because most of them make my hair feel dirty real fast..ahha :P

lotion on my hair doesn't sound so bad ;)

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Kay,

I feel the same way, I have to wash my hair daily because I can't stand any residue on hair. You have gorgeous hair, by the way :)

Farmgirl

PeachykeenCheeks said...

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xx

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi PeachyKeenCheeks,

Thank you! I have more beauty secrets to share, so stay tuned!

Farmgirl

Anna said...

Your blog is awesome, i've been reading since the beginning and you've got interesting ideas and neat pictures! ~Anna

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Thank you so much Anna! I'm going to do my best to keep it up.

Farmgirl

Monica said...

hi, i adore your blog, and with that you are TAGGED!!!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Monica,

You are so sweet, thank you so much!

Farmgirl

Puffcake said...

Wow...I never thought to do that...But then again that's what you're here for xD. Great tip! I'll definitely try it some time.

Catherine said...

Hm. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the tip!

Elvira said...

Great Tip! I'm going to have to try this!

Sarah, The New Girl said...

This is a great post! I had no idea! I'm definitely one of those that can have a random zit if I do one little thing wrong, so I'll definitely try to take a step back from overdoing the hair products :) So glad I visited your blog today!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Good morning ladies!

I'm so glad you like the tip! I'm definitely going to brainstorm for more :D

Farmgirl

elena-lu said...

heehee i do what beth dunn said -after putting lotion on i kinda just slick my hair as well!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Elena,

Now that you guys mentioned it, I have seen people do that, kind of as a habit ;)

Farmgirl

Hanako66 said...

what an awesome idea!!!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Thank you Hanako! Your dog is adorable.

Farmgirl

Zwala said...

wow..fantastic idea..im going to try it.. :) TY

Velo said...

i love that's pict.
this blog... totally has much beauty secret!

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Great idea! Thank you!

Miss Yaya said...

this is a great idea - sometimes i use hand lotion to smooth the flyaways at the top of me head :)

RCaitlin said...

Your blog is great! I love learning about new beauty secrets. I hate using actual hair products for the reasons you said. I'm REALLY sensitive to chemicals and strong smells.

Crystal said...

i have a friend that used this trick on me LOL.it works!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Good morning ladies,

I'm so glad some of you have put it to use already! Thank you so much for compliments, you all are so sweet!

RCaitlin,
I am the same way. Maybe that's why I'm always cranking my brain for all these wacky ideas ;)

Farmgirl

Toothfairynotes said...

YEAH! finally a great way to clean up my 99% empty bottles :P

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Toothfairynotes,

Most definitely! I am so impatient about buying a new bottle when I am almost done with the old :)

Farmgirl

OceanDreams said...

Wow, what a great idea. This means I can use Oil of Olay for my hair? Hmm, who would have thought. Thanks for the follow and the great tips!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi there!

Yes, you can use the Oil of Olay on your hair :D

Farmgirl

Beth Dunn said...

I tagged you! xoxo

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Beth,

Oh my, you are so sweet :) Beth tagged me for 10 things about myself. I’m new to blogging so I’m not sure of how this works but here goes :D

1. I’m so hungry right now, then again I’m always hungry!
2. Like a true farmgirl, I drive a truck.
3. I just came back from my hip hop class- it was awesome!
4. Boyfriend and I had 2 picnics over the weekend: one at a “movie night on the beach”, the other was a poolside Korean BBQ picnic we’ve coined “barbicnic/picni-Q”.
5. I’m usually the only Asian girl singing country songs at karaoke.
6. I’m a huge fan of water.
7. I love to make dresses & skirts!
8. I love to wear dresses & skirts!
9. I am so excited about visiting the Utz chips factory in Pennsylvania!
10. I feel like I can walk forever sometimes, like a walking Forrest Gump.

I have more random interests posted under my profile as well :)

Farmgirl

Zwala said...

wow..u luv to make dress/skirts...?? well me too..do u follow any particular sewing/pattern.. ..??ild luv to know, if that doesnt bother. :)

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Good morning Zwala,

you know what? I actually invent my own patterns! I make skirts where if you take out the stitches, it would still be 1 whole piece of fabric. I've also studied my fave dresses and made copy just by eyeing them. My sewing club ladies always lovingly tease me about not using a real pattern ;) What type of skirts do you like to make?

Farmgirl

Kyla said...

Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog! Thrilled to have you as a reader :)
This is an AWESOME idea! I have TONS of this stuff lying around! Thanks.

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi Kyla,

Thank you! My head is always cranking so stayed tuned :)

Farmgirl

A "cheery" disposition said...

I love that color of that hair in the picture.

nomadcraftsetc said...

Off to try it! Thanks!