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Great hair at home: 7 DIY hair tricks

Staci Starks is a contributor on Jada Beauty.

Luscious locks

You've got three problems: 1. You're having a bad hair day. 2. You're fresh out of a repairing product.  3. You're in a hurry. Rest assured your hair does not have to suffer as long as you've got a few key items around the house!
DIY hair treatments
1

Disguise gray hairs
with eyeshadow

brown eyeshadow

Tweezing stray gray hairs can be a pain — literally and metaphorically — and you don't always have time to color your hair when you spot a gray. In need of a quick, easy and painless option? Find an eyeshadow color that matches your hair color and rub over the problem strands for temporary coverage.

2

Highlight
with citrus

orange

Blonde locks need a boost? We've all heard that squeezing the juice of a lemon in your strands pre-sun is a great DIY highlighter, but adding the juice of an orange makes the color a little more believable. Turns out the mixture of the two juices creates a warmer and more natural blonde — while still adding that boost!

3

Conceal green tints
with tomato juice

tomato juice

Did you know that the molecules in chlorine and hard water can turn your strands green? That's right — GREEN! The DIY cure? Massaging tomato juice in your hair conceals the unwanted color, as the red pigments in the juice warm up and cancel out any trace of green.

4

Tease roots with
a toothbrush

Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are constructed for polishing those pearly whites, and maybe scrubbing dirt from hard to reach places. But they also serve a major purpose for your hair! They help tease roots in small, hard to reach places, smooth flyaways and are great hair dye dispensers.

5

DIY dry
shampoo: Flour

Flour

This quick trick will allow you to tame second-day hair and go! Sprinkling flour in your hair acts as a dry shampoo by absorbing the oil. In a rush? Don't fret! Wait about 10 seconds after sprinkling onto roots, and then dust off with a makeup brush and make your break for the door.

6

Add drama to red hair
with cranberry juice

cranberry juice

Do your crimson locks need some sprucing up? Cranberry juice can temporarily transform your locks for a quick and vibrant boost. Simply pour the juice onto your hair and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing. If you're feeling a deeper red, let the juice sit a little longer for a more dramatic effect.

7

Wine corks
for hair curlers

wine cork

Ladies, if you've been on Pinterest at all, I'm sure the number one pointer you've taken away from it is to hold on to your wine corks! Case in point: Wine corks can act as makeshift hair curlers. Simply wrap small sections of damp hair around the corks, secure with bobby pins and blow dry before unraveling to wavy tendrils!

Who knew that the items we tend to take for granted can save us in the stickiest of hair situations?! Adding these life-saving DIY tricks to your beauty arsenal to get you out of a bind will save major time and money, and most of all, your hair.

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