We’re all about the happy happy on this blog, so I rarely feel the need to point out things you “shouldn’t” do. But there is really just some incredibly terrible advice floating around on the internet that is not going to get you your intended outcome. Observe.
The Pin: “To get straight hair with no heat, mix two tablespoons of BROWN SUGAR into a cup of water, spray on hair and let dry.”
Verdict: Who could possibly be so evil? It takes a true sadist to come up with something so absolutely cruel. At first I thought no one would fall for this, but it seems like I see it on everyone’s hair-related Pinterest board. There is no way this will make your hair straight, especially not like in this picture. Most likely, you end up with a sticky, tangled mess.
The Pin: “Make your own self-tanner. Mix lotion and pure cocoa together for a natural looking tan than is not orange at all. No harsh chemicals and smells yummy!!!”
The Verdict: No way that this is anything less than streaky going on. Also, most self-tanners temporarily stain your skin a darker color. Will this one do that or just wash right off in the shower? I’m betting wash off. Besides that, I just don’t get it. There’s precisely 1000000000000000 brands that sell cheap self-tanner. How much of a money saver could this be, especially if like me you don’t regularly keep pure cocoa in the house?
The Pin: “DIY bronzer: mix cornstarch, cinnamon, cocoa, and nutmeg until desired shade. Natural and great for your skin.”
The Verdict: This one isn’t so bad, so much as this is another one I just don’t get. Maybe I’m just not culinarily inclined, but I really don’t have enough of this stuff laying around to spare. I also have a slight inclination to believe that cinnamon would be irritating.
So what do you think? Have you tried any of these pins? Would you try any of these pins? Are you going to pin this?
Disclaimer: All pictures courtesy of Pinterest.