Hair Tips from Pinterest

I’m test-driving some pinterest hair tips for the benefit of you, my reader.

And also to try to make my hair look better.

Easy loop of hair

(original pin from easy loop of hair)

This actually was really easy to do. Here’s how it looked in my hair:

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Not bad, right?

Okay, the next one was a little more trouble.

Half-crown braid

(original pin from crown-braid)

I followed the directions, but my hair did not come out as nicely as Blondie’s there.

For one thing, I had my daughter talking photos of the back of my head. “You can’t see the braid!” I complained when I looked at the photos.

She said, “Mom, your hair is black! It’s hard to see. I can’t help that!”

Which explains why models usually have nice blonde hair, or pretty highlighted hair.

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Anyways, it didn’t look right, and it felt weird. I took the braid out after about an hour because it was annoying.

I think maybe this one was beyond my skill level.

But anyways, one out of two isn’t bad!

Test-Driving Pinterest

I’ve been looking at a lot of “beauty” ideas on pinterest. I thought I’d try a few out and post my results.

So first we have …

Sublime Foot Soak:

Original pin said: “This is crazy. Mix 1/4 c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4 c vinegar and 1/2 c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off. Sublime.”

(pin source sublimedecor.com)

First of all, those measurements only yield a scant cup of foot soak. I don’t know about you, but my feet are a little bigger than that.

Even quadrupling the ingredients listed, I had this much solution:

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The sickly green color did not look a BIT like the lovely pic from the pin. And the smell?!

You can probably guess that the combination of vinegar and Listerine did not exactly equal a pleasant aroma.

And it stung my feet a little.

But the question is…. Did it make all the dead skin fall effortlessly off my feet?

Not exactly.

The dead skin on my heels was a little easier to scrape off with a metal file. (I know… ew, right?) 

But there was not much difference between the results from this vile brew and a comfortable foot soak of warm water and nicely-scented soap.

So, the verdict is: It’s not really worth the stench and the sting. 

Just skip this pin.