Simple Ways to Get Rid of Product Build-up and Give your Hair a Healthy Shine at Home

home remedy for product buildup on hair terri oThe environment can be brutal on your hair. So I have 3 super simple recipes you can make yourself. Chances are you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Here is how to get rid of product build up-

Mix ½ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup lemon juice. Put in a spray bottle and spritz on your hair. Rinse immediately. IF YOU HAVE COLOR TREATED HAIR BE SURE TO CONSULT WITH YOUR COLORIST FIRST.

super simple Terri O home hair treatments

Now that you have removed the gunk let’s add some shine! After shampooing your hair, rinse with cooled tea.

Hair is made of protein and giving it a healthy dose of nutrients every couple of weeks is a good idea. It helps strengthen your hair and add tons of moisture. Here are two recipes to choose from:

  1. Smash a ripe avocado and add a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Work into wet hair and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes. Be sure to mash it up really well otherwise the chunks will just fall on the ground and cause a mess.
  2. Or you can whip up an egg and apply it to your hair leaving on for 10 to 20 minutes. This one is a little messy but effective.

Simply Royals Ring

I was at the mall the other day and heard a group of tween girls singing along to “Royals” by New Zealand singer/songwriter and , might I add, teenager, Lorde.

All five of them chorused these lines:

“Ooh ooh oh
We’re bigger than we ever dreamed,
And I’m in love with being queen.
Ooh ooh oh”

If they are all in love with being queen, I wonder how that will work out at the next slumber party….

You’ll need just 5 items for this ring: circular mirror tiles, a ring bezel, crown charm, Aileen’s Jewelry Glue, toothpick

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Instructions:

  1. Add a dab of glue to the bezel ans swirl around with a toothpick.
  2. Place mirror tile. Dries almost instantly.
  3. Use toothpick to add glue to base of crown.
  4. Stick crown to mirror.  Tip: Don’t move it. Just place it.

….. thinking about slumber parties, here are a few more ideas to keep the ‘girlz’ busy:

Slumber Party Pillow Bag

Fashionable Flowerettes

Paper Belt Buckle

Wedding Sneakers with Bows and Blooms

180-wedding-shoesCompletion Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Materials Needed:

Pair of inexpensive, white canvas shoes
Remnants of lace, beads, buttons, bows
1-1/2 to 2 yards of wired ribbon (for shoe laces)
Aleene’s Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue
Scissors

Instructions:

Step 1:
Trim larger pieces of remnants and snip loose threads.
Step 2:
Lay decorative items onto the shoe into the pattern you desire, using bigger pieces first then filling in with smaller pieces.
Step 3:
After you have the desired look, carefully glue each piece to the shoe.
Step 4:
Let dry for 24 hours or more.

Helpful Hints:
If you live in Arizona, decorative materials available at S.A.S. Fabrics. Ribbon shoelaces can be purchased at your local big box craft store.

Mixed Metal Jewels

Layered jewelry, 2-tones, natural elements mixed with sparkles, and mixed metals are the latest trends in jewelry.

elements for simple choker

Supplies on hand mean when you get in the creative mood, you don’t need to go shopping. The only tools you need are your jewelry pliers!

industrial chic is super simple

The awesome thing about this choker is that the end beads screw on and off, making it super simple to change out the focal pendant or in this case, pendants! Love those little wire scroll spacers! The tassle bezels are part of Industrial Chic.

mixed metal bling necklace

This is a much simpler necklace than is featured by Shonia on Sonoran Living. Shonia was such a delightful guest, and inspired me to go looking for elements to make my own mixed metal necklace!

Can you adapt these jewelry ideas to the new trends? Share with me on Facebook and you could win a prize!

Wire Ring

Repurpose Jewelry

even more ideas

DIY glam for spring training games

terri o spring training fan apparel

I looked up logos under images for my favorite teams. There are tons to choose from. I used them as templates, patterns or even inspiration. One important tip, before you decorate any new t-shirt is sure to pre-wash it. Do not add fabric softener!!

Supplies to make your shirt & hat dazzle:

T-shirt

Foam hat

Permanent markers

Iron on letters, numbers & paper

Iron

I show you how Super Simple it is to create right HERE on Sonoran Living!

 

Bling Your Jeans with a Little Crafty Investment

pre-bling jeansWho doesn’t love a little bling to your jeans? But sometimes the added jewels can cost a pretty penny.

Here’s a way to add your own to your favorite pair.

Supplies:
Hot Fix heating tool
Hot Fix studs or stones
OR
Iron-On bling that comes in pre-designed in packages
Iron
OR
Lace with bling
Coffee if you want to dye it
Fabric glue

There are several ways to bling your jeans. One way that requires little investment is to glue lace to your jeans. You can buy it in many colors.

I actually used the embellishments that they use for wedding dresses. They already have bling. What I personally did not like was how white they are. So I coffee stained mine to give them more of a vintage look.

Just soak them in dark coffee for a couple of hours. Let them dry and iron them flat. Then just glue them to your favorite jeans with fabric glue.

Iron-on bling is also very easy. All you need is an iron and follow manufactures instructions. One tip, prewash your garment without using fabric softener. Once you add your bling if possible iron the back side where the bling is to make sure they are secure.

Terri O bling jeansHot fix is the most expensive way to bling. You have to have the tool along with the rhinestones and studs. The better bling can be pricey but they are very pretty.

Also the tool itself takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it you will love the results.

Wash your garment inside out and do not put in the dryer. The heat from the dryer may dislodge the bling.

You can do it! See How!

Jewelry cleaning and repair tips!

If you have ever experienced your jewelry leaving dark marks on your skin, try painting the back or the parts that touch your skin with clear nail polish.

To fix a missing stone, find a nail polish the color of the stone and fill in the spot where the stone is missing. You can also use glitter glue — it comes in a large variety of colors.

jewelry box To create a new look, you can paint your jewelry with nail polish. There are so many colors you can match almost any outfit!

To clean costume jewelry, use a soft cloth or soft bristle brush and some dishwashing liquid. For tougher jobs, you can use a plain, basic toothpaste with a soft brush. Just be careful to not scrub too hard and be careful not to scratch any of the stones.

If you lose a jewel and you have it, be sure to use a jewelry glue to repair it. It will ensure your jewels stay put with the right adhesive. You can find it in the glue section at any craft store.

Festive T for 4th of July Celebrations

This super cute tee is festive and cool for your Independence Day celebrations.

DIY t-shirt Terri OSupplies:
water based glue
T-shirt
acrylic paint
spray bottles
cardboard T-shirt form or piece of cardboard covered in wax paper

Instructions: (Watch how simple it is to make on Sonoran Living.)
1. Pre wash T-shirt if necessary to remove the sizing. Do not use fabric softener.
2. Place cardboard form inside the shirt. “Paint” your shirt with the glue and let dry. Try not to let the glue be too thick.
3. Add paint to a spray bottle in a 3 to 1 ratio. 3 parts water 1 part paint.
4. Spray paint over the shirt and let dry.
5. Once dry set paint with heat. I put mine in the dryer for about 10 minutes.
6. Soak your shirt in a bucket of water until the glue breaks down. About and hour should be fine.
7. Wash your shirt in the washing machine to remove the rest of the glue.
8. Wear you shirt because you are “free” to do so!
9. You might like this project too, using bleach and water.

Boutique-style Jeans in mere minutes!

You are going to use lace a  Color Artz Air Compressor and Paint Pouches to create boutique-style jean shorts.

For tone on tone jeans use two shades of the same color!

Wearable right away because you don’t have to heat set the fabric.

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Color Scrunched T-shirt

This shirt might look like tie-dye, but it’s not! It is so fun, true to color and super simple (of course) to make!

Here is another technique to use with the ColorArtz Air Brush. (One can of propellant will do about 5 Ts.)

Scrunch up a simple white t-shirt and craft your work of art!

The first color I use in the video is Mango Tango.

Which beach will you lounge around on in your cool painted t-shirt?

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