Don’t Forget These Essential Items When Moving In (A Must For The First Day!)

Don’t Forget These Essential Items When Moving In (A Must For The First Day!)

Moving can be one of the most stressful times of your life. And the actual day itself can be a day of woes. But as long as you pack correctly and label all your boxes, it doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, check out my previous blog to minimize moving stress. But as well as being organized, you need to ensure you have some vital items with you. After all, there will be some things you need to do straight away that won’t wait until you open all your boxes. Therefore, here are some essential items you need when moving in which are a must on the first day.

A set of tools

When you move into your new home, you will want to start building important items like the bed straight away. And unless you have the tools to do it, you won’t be able to do it during the first day. But it’s never fun to sleep on a mattress on the floor during your first night in a new home. And it can take forever to find your tools in one of the millions of boxes now sitting in your new home. Therefore, make sure you take a separate bag with vital tools that you can start using straight away!

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Light bulbs

It’s also important that you go to the house as soon as you get the keys to check if there are any missing light bulbs. After all, you don’t want to end up in darkness during your first night in your new home. If there any missing, make sure you write down exactly what kind of bulbs you require. That way, you can go quickly to the shop to find some new bulbs. You might want to consider going for Household LED Bulbs which will ensure your home is flooded with light when you move in. And these type of bulbs can help you to save money on your energy bills! Therefore, it might be worth paying a little extra and going for LED’s for your property.

A kettle

Moving heavy items and unpacking boxes can be thirsty work. And the worst thing can be if you can’t find a kettle to make hot drinks. After all, you will want to have a coffee to help you have energy while you are busy moving home. Therefore, keep the kettle separate so that you can easily find it to put in your new kitchen. And if you don’t want to carry your heavy kettle around, you can find a small portable one which will be brilliant to just use for a couple of days!

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A sharp knife

When you packed your boxes, you would have ensured they were tightly taped, so your belongings stayed safe. But now you have moved, it can be a challenge to get in them. Therefore, you need to ensure you pack a sharp knife with you so that you can easily open the boxes. After all, you don’t want to spend ages trying to get into the boxes. Go for a couple of different sizes which can help you get into a range of boxes.

And keep your mobile phone with you, so that you can ring suppliers to tell them you have moved in!

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Want To Sell Your House? 4 Tips For Inexpensive Investments To Boost Your Home’s Value

Want To Sell Your House? 4 Tips For Inexpensive Investments To Boost Your Home’s Value

For every homeowner who is planning to sell the house, there is a list of essential renovation works that need to happen to survive the house inspection. For example, making sure that your roof is weatherproof and that all problems are fixed, whether they relate to the windows, the plumbing or even the interior wiring, will only ensure that buyers are not rebuffed when they see the house. But once these are done, there is still plenty you can do on a small budget to increase the value of your home dramatically! Here is a list of the top four DIY projects that can improve your house value.

#1. Plan A Front Yard Makeover

Your front yard is the first impression that potential buyers will receive from your house. So, i the same way that most readers will tend to judge a book by its cover, most buyers will already have formed an opinion of your house when they see the front yard. Therefore it is essential that you take great care of it. Keeping it clean and mowing the lawn is the very minimum that you could do. Remember that your front yard is your way of telling buyers that you took great pride in the home. Working with edges can create clear lines that immediately make a positive impression. Have a little dig online for garden landscaping inspiration: After all the better and the most colorful your front yard will look, the more enthusiastic buyers will be about your house.

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#2. Cozy Living Room

Create a sense of coziness in the living room. For this, you will need to use warm and colorful cushions on the couch to create a feeling of being warm. Additionally, a scented candle will subtly change the ambiance of the room, so pick something soothing such as lavender or jasmine. If your house has a fireplace, do try to have a fire going during the visits as this will enhance the general coziness of the place. If you don’t have a fireplace, you might want to consider the addition of an electric alternative that will create the same impression of warmth. Check the best electric fireplace option for your house and your needs with experts online.

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#3. Attic Insulation

Insulating your attic can not only save you a lot of money on your energy bills, but this is a great selling argument too. You can easily follow DIY tutorials to insulate your attic and your roof with effective but inexpensive materials, and also to caulk around doors and windows. If you are new to this, you may want to count a whole weekend of work, but be assured that this will not be wasted time as buyers will appreciate the effort.

#4. Boost The Bathroom

You can visibly improve the look of your bathroom without starting a big renovation project. Re-grouting your shower for a start will have a positive impact on the room. Little touches, such as new light fixtures and a new mirror, for example, can change a room. And don’t forget to freshen it up with a new coat of paint too! Choose your color wisely as they will create the whole atmosphere for the bathroom! So make it clean and bright!

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7 Easy Everyday Drinks That Fight Inflammation

By Guest Blogger Jessica S.

7 Easy Everyday Drinks That Fight Inflammation

Chronic inflammation has affected millions of adults in recent years. Inflammation has been found to have direct links to the most common diseases causing the rising mortality rate. It may manifest in common conditions and diseases like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory pressure. Not all inflammation are bad as this is the body’s natural signal to fight off foreign invaders. But too much-prolonged inflammation oftentimes leads to painful body conditions.

When the body’s immune response stays “on” and inflammation has persisted, the body might experience any of earlier-mentioned diseases and conditions. It is highly likely that inflammation is the root cause. It is the product of our stationary lifestyle and poor eating choices. Inflammation has led to a number of different diseases that we may not have noticed, thus accumulated over time. Luckily, experts have noted that there are anti-inflammatory foods that can help beat and help prevent inflammation and also provide relief.

It is imperative that you make drastic measures to change your lifestyle. As you age, these common diseases will hinder your daily activities and might cost you thousands in hospital bills and medication. By finding out more about the all-natural healing foods, you can get a head start on fighting the root cause of the cited diseases.

We have compiled the powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients in a colorful infographic below.  The graphic details drinkable solutions that can be made using the common household names such as green tea and ginger.

With the graphic below, you can finally put an end to inflammation even before it becomes a bigger problem.

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The Power of Mint on Your Face and Body

By Guest Blogger Alize C.

The Power of Mint on Your Face and Body

thIn a previous post on Tips from Tia, the benefits of lavender oil was tackled but today, the spotlight is on mint. You may know this essence best as a flavour of tea, gum or Tic-Tac considering that it gives off a natural soothing sensation and fragrance. That’s also why it’s commonly used in toothpaste. According to Tooth Wisdom U, the usual toothpaste being mint flavoured doesn’t necessarily affect its mouth cleaning properties and even mentioned several other flavours of toothpaste. It’s just that mint really has that soothing and refreshing taste which feels nicer after every brush. The ‘coolness’ attached to mint not only applies orally, but visually as well.

Everyone knows mint as a popular colour given that it’s ‘cool’ to look at and not heavy on the eyes. A blog post from Tootsa highlighted how nice it appears when paired with melon and few will argue against the intrinsically appealing colour combination. With all that being said, this familiar extract has so much more other uses than just a breath freshener or for a colour basis in fashion. Mint has numerous beneficial properties which is why it’s used by many self-conscious individuals in their beauty regimes. In this tips sharing session, let’s learn about the power of mint when applied to your face and body. Let’s start with your hair. Did you know that mint can make your hair stronger?

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Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas

The Experts’ Column enumerated several benefits of mint and mentioned that a solution made of boiled mint leaves together with celery will strengthen your locks and even help in preventing hair loss. Create your own minty hair wash by boiling the leaves in water for 20 minutes, straining the herbs, and rinsing your hair with the liquid after it becomes lukewarm. If you or someone you know has head lice, it’s also worth noting that mint can help solve the problem given that it acts as a natural insect repellent. Depending on the degree of infestation, apply mint oil on your hair for up to four times each week, gradually lessening the frequency as the condition gets better.

Moving down to the face, you can use mint paste to get rid of blackheads. Style Craze explained how and stated that you should apply the paste and let it stay on your face for at least 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash it completely with warm water. For those suffering from acne, mint will also serve as natural remedy. A paste made from mint leaves and rose water applied regularly to the face for 20 minutes will help treat the condition or prevent it from returning. If you’re face just needs maintenance for that youthful glow, create a mint-based toner or astringent by boiling mint leaves in water.

Additionally, mint essence has components that can tighten pores and you can achieve this effect by scrubbing your face with a mixture recommended by India Times which is made of crushed mint leaves and honey. Face masks containing the ingredient will help keep your face feeling cool and soft as well. Bride Everyday shared different methods of making your own mint face mask which varies depending on your skin type.

As for the body, one surefire way to hydrate and moisturise your skin is to mix oats in mint juice and using the concoction as a body scrub. The combination of oats which brushes off dead skin cells and mint which soothes your skin will leave you revitalized after each bath!

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Lastly, you can eliminate cracked heels through mixing boiled mint leaves in a tub of warm water and soaking your feet in it. Notice how soft the soles of your feet feel after doing this ritual. Now that you know several benefits of mint from head to toe, it’s time to consider this ingredient more when choosing your beauty products. Seeing as it’s all natural, it’s a bonus not having to worry about any side effects.

These are just some of the benefits of mint on your face and body, and there are so much more you can do with this essence. If you have additional tips to share regarding mint, do share your beauty regimen through your comments!

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Is It Time for a Home Upgrade? 5 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Home Improvement Right Now

Is It Time for a Home Upgrade? 5 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Home Improvement Right Now

When was the last time you had a home improvement done? Was it a few weeks ago? Months? Years? Or perhaps you used up all your energy and effort to build your own home instead. Whether or not you’ve had a home improvement in the last couple of months, there’s never been a better time to get started and start planning your next big improvement?

Why, you ask? Simple! It’s that season of the year when we’re recovering from the cold weather, we’re using our heaters a little less often and businesses are starting to get back into their usual groove. Very few people plan their improvements for the spring season, but if you’re lucky you can start making outdoor and indoor improvements before the rain comes and before summer hits.

Here are five reasons why you should consider planning your home improvements right now!

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  1. Prices are lower

It’s true! Many construction companies and contractors are free during this season because most of them have just come back from extended breaks over the holiday season. As a result, many contractors have open schedules and you can easily book a job as long as you plan it quickly. If you’re still concerned about pricing, then you could always check out personal loans for homeowners to fund your projects.

  1. Prepare for the summer

When the hot season arrives you’re going to need the right equipment and amenities to set up a party for your friends and family. Buff up the back yard and clear out all the frozen and dead plants before they cause more trouble and give your barbeque grill an upgrade before it starts to build up rust and make your food taste nasty.

  1. Get it done before the rain arrives

Spring is known for wet weather across the world. Humidity can be a major issue in certain parts of the world, so it’s best that you get these works done before the rain settles in and it becomes difficult to work on the outsides of your home. Most contractors will refuse jobs if it’s pouring down with rain or the forecast predicts issues in the coming weeks. If you want work done on the outside of your home, you better do it now!

  1. Finish works while the kids are at school

With the school season in full swing again, it’s a good time to get works done during the day when your kids are at school or visiting their friends. With a clear house, there’s less risk that your kids will injure themselves on tools or loose materials from the construction area, and they won’t complain about the noise or lack of things to do when their bedroom is being remodeled.

  1. Live up to the resolutions that you promised yourself

If one of your resolutions for the new year was to become more active, get involved with the home or set up an improvement, then now’s a good time to act. Most people don’t manage to meet their resolutions in the span of a year, but if you want to feel great about accomplishing a goal so early in the year, then start planning those renovations!

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WWT: Three Household Quirks That Will Make You Ask “What Was That”?

WWT: Three Household Quirks That Will Make You Ask “What Was That”?

We all get used to our homes relatively quickly. We may notice some little faults that we then put right. Then there are the other little quirks that aren’t faults. For example, maybe you get very poor cell service in the kitchen and need to take calls in the living room. Or before coming on, your washing machine makes a noise that sounds like the opening beats to “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.

We get used to those. They become part of the personality of the home, and we refer to them in conversation. All good. There are a lot of things your house may do from time to time, and sometimes you only notice them after a while living there. So you have to judge whether they’re harmless quirks you can live with, or they need more investigation. Let’s call them WWTs – for “What Was That?”.

WWT #1: Your Lights Dim And Flicker For No Apparent Reason

We all know that when an appliance is used suddenly, it can have an effect on other things around it. In TV dramas when a prisoner is being executed by electric chair, it is even used as a shorthand. That way they don’t need to show the gruesome stuff. Just show some lights flickering, and viewers know exactly what has happened.

It doesn’t need to be an electric chair; any appliance can make this happen. The appliance doesn’t even need to be in your house, so if the lights flicker, it’s not a big deal. That said, if it’s happening more and more often, there may be a deeper issue. It is at this point that it’s worth checking with electricians to trace the problem and remedy it.

WWT #2: You Hear Clicks And Bumps In The Night

You’ll remember from the days of your childhood how your house used to make noises. If you got out of bed in the middle of the night for a glass of water, you probably heard them all the louder. Then you broke the world record for running from the kitchen to your bedroom, and hid under the covers.

The good news is, it doesn’t mean you’re haunted*. Homes make noises due to floorboards and pipes relaxing and contracting naturally. You don’t hear them so much during the day because there is more noise generally. However, a wiring fault can cause cooker rings to switch on unannounced. If you hear that telltale noise, it is worth checking, and asking an expert to check it out.

WWT #3: Your Smoke Alarm Triggers When Nothing’s On Fire

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Sometimes, while cooking, your smoke alarm can go off. There is no way of stopping yourself feeling slightly judged at this point, but a sensitive smoke alarm can trigger even if no smoke is visible. Indeed, it doesn’t need to be smoke at all. If you shower with the door open, then even steam can trigger a smoke alarm. Which is inconvenient if you’re the only one in the house.

If these are the only times the smoke alarm goes off, then it’s fine. It’s better to have one that is too sensitive than one that does nothing. However, if it goes off when there is nothing that could be triggering it, you may need to replace the alarm. A smoke alarm with a fault could be a liability for the whole family. And not just from a “Boy Who Cried Wolf” point of view.

*Of course, it doesn’t mean you’re NOT haunted, either.

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The Only Tips You Need To Quit Smoking For Good

The Only Tips You Need To Quit Smoking For Good

Smoking is one of those habits that a lot of people start and continue with throughout their lives. It’s a sad fact that for some people, it is purely the peer pressure to start something because everyone else is doing it from an early age, only for the addiction to take a hold moving forward. There is no hiding from the information available to us these days, smoking can be one of the most common causes of fatal illness, which result in deaths daily throughout our nation. So what do we do about it? Some people are happy to carry on with the habit, but others are wanting to make that positive change and give up for good. As it is the time of year for changes, I thought it would be an ideal time to share with you some of the options you could consider to quit smoking for good.

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Maybe you should just decide to stop and abide by your decision

For some people, just making that decision is enough to kick the habit. Having the willpower and strength within to avoid any temptation. The first days and weeks tend to be the hardest, as the addiction takes a hold. But most people find that once they have gotten over this initial hurdle that they can continue on the path of remaining to quit. It would help if you had a good support network of friends and family around to help you through.

Try applying a nicotine patch

The addiction comes from the amount of nicotine in the cigarette. While stopping completely could be a difficult hurdle to overcome, using patches could slowly reduce the amount of nicotine in your system. Offering you a gradual way of quitting. What this ultimately does it take away some of the harmful substances within a cigarette like tar, as you won’t be inhaling anything.

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Consider e-cigarettes as an alternative choice

Some people still like to have something in their hand, and often find that this can be the most difficult thing to combat when it comes to quitting smoking. So an e-cigarette could be a perfect choice. There are plenty of vaping options and e-liquids in a variety of flavors to help you enjoy the experience a little more. There are even herbal options that can aid in other areas of your life.

Try a healthier lifestyle approach

You may want to try one of the old fashioned ways of quitting, and that is to change your lifestyle completely. This means looking at the food you eat and the amount of exercise you take each day. It could be as simple as shifting your focus on to something new, like learning a new sport or training for an event like a 10k run. Food can be away people find solace when it comes to quitting, so it’s always a good idea to have a healthier approach to your food to ensure that you don’t put any weight on, or affect your health in other ways.

I hope these tips help you quit smoking.

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Do It Yourself: Basic Carpentry Skills All Homeowners Need

Do It Yourself: Basic Carpentry Skills All Homeowners Need

There is one skillset that lots of homeowners wish they had. And that is basic carpentry skills! No matter what type of home project or DIY task you decide to have a go at, you will no doubt be faced with working with wood at some point sooner or later. Rather than hiring a professional carpenter to sort all this out for you, why don’t you learn the tricks of the trade yourself? This will work out a lot cheaper than paying someone else to do the job for you! So which carpentry skills are the most important when it comes to doing small jobs around the house? Here are some of the basics that you need to know.

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Plan Ahead

Before you get going with your next DIY job, it is very important that you take some time before you get started to plan everything you need to do. You should write down the tools you will need, and the materials that you will have to buy. It is also worth trying to sketch your ideas down as well. This can help you to see whether your ideas will work and are practical. If your sketch doesn’t look too promising, now is the time to rethink all your ideas and plans. It’s much better to rethink your plans now rather than to get started and waste a lot of materials by going ahead with poorly thought out plans.

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Measuring

You may think that all the skill of carpentry is in putting together pieces of wood, and giving them a nice finish so that the whole project looks professional. However, full-time carpenters know that that isn’t the case. They know that the key to doing a fantastic job is getting the measuring just right. After all, if you miscalculate your measurements by a few centimeters, you will end up not being able to put all the pieces together correctly. And your project will be very likely to fail! Before you start work, make sure you have a lockable and retractable tape measure. This is a carpenter’s most important tool! It will help you measure accurately and efficiently. One good tip is to use the same measurer for the whole job. This way, there is no chance you will be foiled by tape measurers that show slightly different readings.

Marking

OK, so you have measured all your wood at least twice. Now you need to mark it so that you cut it correctly. When you are measuring, make sure you mark where you need to cut with a pencil. Rather than just dotting a little spot on the wood, use a ruler to turn the small dot into a straight line that crosses the whole of the wood. You can then follow this whole line with your saw rather than simply cutting straight from the dot and hoping you are going straight!

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Get The Right Tools

I’ve already touched upon the fact that it is very important to get the right tape measure for your projects. And that goes for all the tools you use for your home maintenance and DIY jobs. No matter whether you need a new saw, some hot melt glue sticks, or some paint, you should try and invest as much money into them as you can. That way, you know you will be happy in the knowledge that you have some really top-quality tools. The tools you use are extremely important, and using the best you can buy will make a big difference compared to cheap tools. They will be able to go a fantastic job, one that looks like a professional did it for you!

Practice Certain Skills Beforehand

It’s a good idea to practice some skills before you launch straight into your project. Otherwise, if your skills aren’t too up to scratch, this could be very noticeable, and your project might look quite amateurish. So, as you can see, it is well worth spending some time to practice as many skills as you can. One key skill that many people aren’t too hot with is hammering and nailing. Take an old piece of wood, your hammer, and some nails. Make sure you keep on practicing until you are able to hammer nails in that are straight and look very neat.

You will certainly find that doing all your own home improvements and DIY jobs are very rewarding and things that will make you feel incredibly proud. So what are you waiting for? Time to get to work!

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Brushing Dos And Don’ts: Are You Getting It Right?

Brushing Dos And Don’ts: Are You Getting It Right?

We all know it’s important to look after our teeth so that we can enjoy healthy, attractive smiles for years to come. But have you thought about your dental health impacts the rest of your body? Studies show that caring for your teeth and gums has incredible benefits for general health. Research suggests that poor oral health increases your risk of a host of health problems, from heart disease and dementia to strokes and diabetes. It’s never been more important to pay attention to your pearly whites, so are you getting it right? Here are some simple tips to ensure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your dental health on track.

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Have you got your brushing technique down?

Brushing your teeth is essential because it eliminates harmful bacteria and food debris from the mouth. If you don’t brush, there’s a good chance that plaque will form. Plaque is a sticky, colorless substance, which you may be able to feel on your teeth when you first wake up. It clings to the surfaces of the teeth and the gums, and it’s made from bacteria, food particles, and saliva. Plaque is the main cause of dental decay and gum disease.

Brushing dos

Do brush for 2 minutes

It’s not enough to whizz a brush around your mouth and hope for the best. You need to pay due care and attention when you brush. Set a timer to make sure that you brush for at least two minutes. It may not sound like a long time, but you may be shocked if you timed how long you brush for at the moment. Take care to clean every tooth, and angle the head of the brush so that you can clean along the gum line.

Do swap your toothbrush every 3-4 months

Be honest. When was the last time you swapped your toothbrush head or bought a new toothbrush? It’s essential to replace brushes every 3-4 months, as work bristles don’t work properly. Some brushes are fitted with colored bristles, which show you when you need to buy a new brush. If you’re not sure which brush to buy, your family dentist will be able to give you tips and recommendations.

Brushing don’ts

Brush too hard

You may think that the harder you brush, the better the results, but sadly, you’d be wrong. Brushing vigorously can actually do more harm than good, as it can wear away the enamel. When you’re brushing, use small, circular motions, and be gentle. Once your enamel is worn, it’s not possible to repair it.

Rinse after brushing

Many people assume that they need to rinse their mouth out after brushing. However, it’s actually better to avoid doing this. If you use fluoride toothpaste, rinsing the mouth removes the fluoride, and prevents it from benefiting your teeth. Fluoride is a mineral, which helps to strengthen the enamel and reduce the risk of decay.

Most of us have been brushing our teeth twice a day for as long as we can remember, but have you been getting it right? Hopefully, these simple dos and don’ts will enable you to hone your brushing skills and reduce your risk of developing troublesome dental diseases.

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To Make Your Hair Go “Pouf”

To Make Your Hair Go “Pouf”

If you thought that it was the end of big hair, you were wrong. Big hair is back with a vengeance, and now lots of women are trying it out for themselves. Here’s what to do to make your hair go “pouf.”

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Blow Dry It Upside Down

Some women advise not to wash your hair if you want it to go “pouf.” But if you can’t stand going without washing, or if you have naturally oily hair, shampooing might be your only option. If so, then there are still ways to make your hair go big. First off, make sure that when you dry your hair, you blow dry it upside down. This will help give volume to the hair by separating out all the individual strands and helping the hair near the hair follicles stand upright, directly out of the scalp. Find the best hair dryer for thick hair and make sure you flip your hair over so that you can get at the under side too. This will give your hair volume right from the start.

Grab Your Flat Iron

It might sound counterintuitive, but if you’re going for that “pouf” look, all the hair on your head needs to be as straight as possible. For those with naturally frizzy hair, this stage is obvious. But even if your hair is usually straight, flat irons are still a must. If you’ve got curly hair, this stage could be a little difficult, but you’ve probably straightened it before, so do your best. Make sure to check out products that can help make the straightening process easier so that you don’t end up tangled in your own irons.

Use Products That Volumize

If you’ve ever watched Dusty Springfield or Barbara Windsor and wondered how they get their hair so big, the answer is volumizing products, usually lots of them. In the past, many stars and celebs used mousses and gels. But these are uncomfortable, and today, they aren’t nearly as popular. An alternative is to use volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Often these contain powerful volumizing compounds, helping you avoid going through an extra stage after you’ve blow-dried your hair. You can also use volumizing sprays or spritz if you feel that your hair is falling a little flat. When it comes to volume, every little bit helps.

Tease Your Hair

No, we’re not suggesting you make fun of your hair, even though by the time you get to this stage it might be worthy of it. Instead, tease your hair, by gently backcombing a section of it, spraying it, and then repeating the process. If done right, your hair shouldn’t end up looking like a bird’s nest. According to some, not washing, your hair makes it easier to tease. It gives hair the kind of texture it needs for teasing to work really well. Teasing, however, can still be effective with straightened hair.

Work With The Right Tools

Finally, to make big hair, you need the right tools. It’s a good idea to have a blow dryer with a diffuser, as well as hair products that will protect your hair as it is straightened.

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