Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite hair hacks! I love finding little hair care secrets or tips that make doing my hair easier! So I am going to do a series of these posts and share 5 each time. Here are today’s five…

Barefoot Blonde

1. Hide your rubber band without a bobby pin! Use a bobby pin and attach it to the end of the strand you are wrapping around your hair band. Then thread the bobby pin underneath the hair you just wrapped pulling the end of the strand with it. Once the end of the stand is through, you can pull the bobby pin out the other side and the hair will stay in place!

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2. Put a hydrating serum on your hair before bed instead during the day. I like to use my Pantene Expert Dry Defy Velvet Crème Infusion and I lay it on my hair! By the time you wake up it has all soaked in your hair and it is super soft!

Barefoot Blonde

3. Make your braids thick in front by hiding it with hair on top! Very hard to explain BUT I show you exactly how in this tutorial HERE!

Barefoot Blonde

4. Hairspray bobby pins before pinning them in your hair, it will help them stay put!

5. Apply your conditioner on before going in the sauna at the gym and then rinse it out with cold water! I like to use my Pantene Expert Dry Defy Intense Hydration Conditioner and every time I do this, it makes my hair extra soft and shiny!

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6. Split your pony tail in half then use the lid to a make up product and squeeze it in the middle of the rubber band. It will instantly volumize your pony without adding any product or teasing.


*Thanks to Pantene Expert for partnering with me to make this post possible!


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  1. Amber, I love your blog. You are so very talented. What a special girl you are! You’ve got some awesome tricks that I really love, I know you’ve previously said that you have naturally straight hair so frizz isn’t a problem for you. Im worried if I do the hair styles (because I have beach curly hair, but with tons of frizz) involving the mini elastic bands that my hair will get in huge knots. Whats your recommendation for that?

    1. Thanks so much Taylor!! I appreciate that so much!! You are so sweet 🙂 For the mini elastics, you can always cut them out so you don’t have to worry about it getting tangled. xo

  2. I am in love with your hair. You have really inspired me to want to go blonde. I am naturally dark-headed. My main question to you is, what is your natural hair color? In a few pictures I can see your roots look quite a bit darker. I’m just scared to take the plunge and go totally blonde like you, I have never done it before

    1. Thank you so much Kinley!! And my natural is more of a mousy brown 🙂 Did you end up going blonde?!

  3. Hi Amber! Loved all your hair hacks and literally tried them all! I was wondering if you could do a post on how you hide your bobby pins so well. I’ve been YouTubing how to make them look invisible and I need some serious help. Also, I know I wrote to you earlier this summer about growing my hair out, but I was hoping maybe you could do another post with some of your own before and afters? Pretty please! I’m dying to see you as a brunette or even just high school shoulder length hair. 🙂 Who doesn’t love a good couple throw back photo! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Emilia!! I am so happy you liked the tips 🙂 And those are some great ideas for a post, I will keep them in mind for sure! xo

  4. How do you like boys and men with short and fade haircut?

  5. Def going to try some of these hacks! <3
    Also you should totally do a post with tips on how to have a successful blog, like how to find sponsors and grow your following and stuff 🙂 I've been following your blog for awhile and seen how awesome it's become. So u obviously know what you're doing 😀

    1. Let me know what you think once you try them!! That is a great idea for a post 🙂 You can also email me for some tips!! Thanks for reading!! xo

  6. Ahh I am so excited to try the first trick – how clever! I wish I had thought about that ages ago instead of walking around with a bobby pin at the bottom of my braid, haha. I will definitely be coming back to see the next tricks! 🙂

    XO, Jacqueline

    1. Yay!! I am so happy to hear that!! Thanks for reading Jacqueline!! xo

  7. Not that it is any secret that you ALWAYS have some of the best hair tips, but thanks for writing these out in a post because I will be using them. I also do the hairspray on bobby pins it such a win! Hope you are feeling great throughout the pregnancy! I’m sure it’s flying by…


    Sarah | QueSarahSera

    1. Awesome!! That makes me so happy to hear that!! Thanks so much!! And I have been feeling really good luckily 🙂 It really has been going by fast!! I am sure towards the end I won’t be saying that though haha 😉 xo

  8. Thank you so much, especially for that first tip with the bobby pin! I know I’ll be using it all the time.

  9. I love the first hair hack, I feel like my bobby pin always slips out and my hair wrap just falls out before I leave out the door LOL cant wait to try this!

    1. Thanks so much for the great feedback!! I am so glad you liked it 🙂 xo

  10. Thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to try these tricks 🙂

    1. Thank you love!! I am so glad you liked them 🙂 Let me know if you try them out!! xo

  11. Love that tutorial video! I do similar styles and people always ask how I do it, I just referred someone to your blog last week!


  12. Gosh I loved this post, such great tips! I loved the no show bobby pin tip and spraying your bobby pins. My bobby pins always fall out during the day so I cannot wait to try

    Have a wonderful day!!

    1. Thank you!! I appreciate the awesome feedback!! Have a great 4th!! xo

  13. I LOVE. and will be using, all of these tips! Thanks so much for sharing!! Your hair is beautiful!!


    1. Great!! I am so glad to hear that!! Thank you for reading!! xo

  14. Great tips! I will sure be using them, thank you for sharing them with us!!

  15. I love these! I can’t wait to try a couple of these! I tried out your side braid hack the other day and LOVED it! It really made such a difference in making the braids looks thicker!

    1. Thank you Jen!! And yay!! I am glad you tried it out 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Candace!! And any lid will work!! But I would say try a twist off foundation lid, lotion lid, etc. Mine was a lid to a powder sunblock, I want to say it was like 3 inches long and maybe an 1 inch wide! I hope that helps!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Cassie!! I am so happy to hear you like them 🙂 xo