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26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks

These time-saving tips are basically your hairway to heaven.

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3. Apply dry shampoo the night before.

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If you know you're not going to have time to shower, much less wash your hair in the morning, apply your dry shampoo the night before. It will work itself in to your strands overnight, resulting in increased volume in the morning.

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8. If you frequent the sauna, use that time to deep-condition your hair.

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Just massage in your regular conditioner and put on a shower cap. The heat will help the conditioner really penetrate into your hair.

9. Create a bun without hairties, bobby pins, clips, or pencils.

It entails twisting your hair into a bun, lifting up a bit of hair from the side, and tucking the bun under. Get the step-by-step tutorial and video here.

10. If you have especially thick hair that takes forever to dry, try "half-washing it" in the sink.

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Most of the oil begins with the scalp, so you're washing away the grease that's causing the flatness in half the time! This trick is also great if you get greasy bangs.

17. This half-done braid will stay even better in unwashed hair.

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It also just looks beautifully undone if you're lucky enough to have mermaid-like hair. Just be sure to finish off with a douse of hairspray.

18. Stretch natural hair without heat in just 10 minutes.

View this video on YouTube

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20. Use spin pins instead of bobby pins to hold buns in place.

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They are so much faster and easier to use, and a total game changer if you have thick hair. BONUS: Buns usually don't give you headaches the way ponytails do. Get the tutorial here.

24. Instead of applying anti-frizz or shine treatment, use a boar bristle brush as you're styling and/or blow drying.

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And if you're still having trouble getting your hair to do what you want it to, check out our selection of 27 Underrated Hair Products That Actually Work.