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I’ve been on this quest to make my house more organized for the past 9 months, and I’m telling you – it doesn’t seem to matter what I do, nothing is working. I kind of feel like I’m living in a madhouse where every time you throw something away, ten more of the same thing fall out of a closet somewhere and chase you into the laundry room. The laundry room – the chore that never ends. I don’t know what I could possibly do besides throw literally everything away and start from the floor up again, but something tells me that would go over like unsweet tea in the south.
I’ve decided to start small, and literally go room by room organizing things. I was almost done with the kids’ bathroom, but we have this problem of hair paraphernalia EVERYWHERE. Grady has curly hair so he has product, Styles spikes his hair, so he has product, and Madilyn has headbands, hair elastics, barrettes, and brushes all over the darned bathroom. The boys have their stuff corralled, it was mostly Madilyn’s stuff that was causing me fits, so I decided to do something about it.
I love doing Madilyn’s hair but we always have a doozy of a time finding a brush, elastics, and bobby pins for her. If only we had somewhere to put them ALL, right?
I didn’t want that something to be just another boring container because that just won’t do for my little heiress. For the record, the only thing she’s the heir to is my expensive skin care line and some costume jewelry. I don’t even have a diamond anymore, but that’s a story for another time. She acts like an heiress and that’s my point.
I ran by Walmart and got a shipping cylinder, some fabric, craft glue, some new headbands, and a few brushes by my most trusted brush company, Goody. I couldn’t resist when I saw they had a brush just for little girls that does some serious detangling without messy, overpowering sprays. The Goody Ouchless Girl’s Oval Brush fits perfectly inside the cylinder we picked up, and, thanks to Goody’s exclusive FlexGlide™ bristles, it glides right through Madilyn’s stringy, ever-tangled hair without snagging or pulling. She loves having her hair done as much as I love doing it, but the path to get there generally involves crying and her hands in her hair which just makes me cry which just makes her cry which just leaves me satisfied with letting her walk out of the house looking like she has a school of sharks swimming on her scalp. Not good. This brush is a life saver, folks. This brush cuts the tears completely out and is insanely effective at detangling without the drama.
When we got home, we got straight to work with some glue, the shipping cylinder, and our pretty fabric.
The first step, and perhaps one of the most important, is to make sure you iron your fabric. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want to get the deep creases out the best you can. On one end, iron in a hem so that when you glue the fabric to the cylinder, you start with the raw edge and end with a nice hem showing.
Next, remove both ends from the cylinder, then paint some glue on a 2-3″ portion of the outside of the cylinder, and place it onto your ironed fabric at the raw end, not the end you made the hem on. Make sure you have fabric sticking out from the top and bottom of the cylinder, you’ll need this fabric in the next step. Press and stretch the fabric so that there are no wrinkles or creases, then continue this process all the way around the cylinder until you run out of fabric and end at the hem end. Lots of ends here. Glue the hem down.
Now you’ll just get to go ape with some glue on the inside of your cylinder. Just squirt it all over the inside and take a spouncer or paint brush and spread evenly, all over the inside of the cylinder. Press the fabric down into the cylinder so that the inside is also lined. Removing the wrinkles should be fairly easy, simply smooth down with your hands.
Pull your favorite protective glue out of your craft closet and paint a protective coating on the outside of the fabric. This will just keep the fabric cleaner for longer and safe from sticky little gel-coated hands. Set aside to dry.
Now pull those lids back out and lay one on the back side of a piece of fabric. Use a pencil to draw around the part of the lid that goes inside the cylinder. Fold the fabric so that when you cut the circle out you have two fabric circles. Now cut slowly around the traced circle. Place these fabric circles to the side.
Grab a paint color that coordinates with your fabric and paint both lids of the cylinder. I highly recommend blowing these dry with a hair dryer lest you waste away to a skeleton waiting for it to dry.
Once the paint is dry, gently swipe some glue on the lid and lay your fabric down inside the part of the lid that will be facing outward.
Once your headband holder is all protected and dry, add headbands to the outside, and all the other little hair accoutrement your little gal has amassed, to the inside of the container.
and VOILA! You’ve got a beautiful little DIY Headband Holder…
…that you put together yourself in practically no time. Seriously, you could do this while watching your favorite reality show and not even realize that any time has passed.
Now doing your daughter’s hair should be a breeze, free of tears, and should leave you plenty of time to do fun hair styles before school starts.
Click on the images below to check out these fun, super quick hair tutorials for little girls, using all Goody products, of course!
I also have my own hair to worry about, especially since I’ll be attending a really special red carpet movie premiere next week! I’m not a famous starlet, so I’ll have to do my own hair and I needed something that would straighten and smooth my mane. While I was at Walmart, I picked up two brushes for myself – the Goody Straight Talk Boar Styler Brush and the Goody Gelous Grip Paddle Brush, which has been my favorite brush since it came out. It is perfect for daily styling, but the handle is the most comfortable brush handle on the market, and I kinda love just squishing it while I’m getting ready in the morning. It’s like stress relief and a brush all in one! The Goody Straight Talk Boar Styler Brush is great for finishing your look and for smoothing things down. I haven’t owned a boar hair brush since high school, so this is particularly exciting for me.
Here are some fun hair styling and brushing tips for you:
Hair is easier to detangle in sections working from the center of the tangle out. To best tackle really tough tangles, choose a brush with short, stiff bristles.
- Firm bristles are great for adding volume at the roots. Stylers with vents allow for maximum air flow while blow drying/styling.
- Short, firm bristles allow for more tension when wanting to create lift at the roots. Boar bristles help to straighten and smooth. Use a larger barrel for best results on long/thick hair and a smaller barrel for short/fine hair.
For perfectly smooth hair, select brushes with boar bristles to reduce flyaways and frizz. Select a vented brush or one with microfiber to improve drying time.