Recently, I came across this article about bargain beauty secrets for looking younger. As someone who does care about how I look, and always interested in finding new beauty tricks and tips, I clicked. I have actual opinions about some of the tips, but about others, I plead ignorance. Like those about make up; I plead ignorance about make up.
Add volume to hair by using mousse. Generally, this necessitates washing (or at least wetting) your hair in the morning, and using a blow dryer (which I don't have, and haven't had since December 2004). The idea and technique discussed is sound, though, should you want to use mousse. And a blow dryer. If not, and you are a bit of a planner, washing/wetting your hair the night before, and sleeping in curlers, pin-curls or even a bun placed on the top of your head (a very lovely sight, I assure you ;) ) can temporarily 'train' your hair to stand up a bit. Another quick volumizing trick - part your hair differently. If your hair is used to laying a certain way, changing that up will give you a bit of volume.
Hot oil for luster. Admittedly, when I first saw the line "Give yourself a hot oil treatment," I cringed, thinking about how if you don't do it right, or use the wrong oil, it can do more harm than good. But... they highlighted jojoba oil, something I haven't gotten around to talking much about, but want to. So... their method is actually pretty good. Plus, the whole cool-water-trick is good hair care in general. Kudos. I'll add that you can also try an apple cider vinegar rinse. This is one of those things that I haven't gotten around to trying myself, but have heard good things from long-hair communities (yes, on LiveJournal).
Most of the other tips, honestly, I have no experience with. And, the article is geared towards helping you look younger. I am still regularly asked if I am a student at the university where I work. (granted, there are some older grad students, but still...) A lot of the tips are also on how to use make up, something I don't really use. Aside from my admitted lack of experience with applying make up, I have yet to find one that doesn't feel heavy after an hour or a few, or that doesn't make me break out after using it.
What are your thoughts on these tips? Helpful? Do you have anything to add?