If we told you the cure for frizzy, unruly hair is an old T-shirt, we would expect one of the following reactions: an incredulous laugh, a dismissive scoff or a disturbing stare — or all three, in quick succession. We don’t blame you. It’s hard to look at that ratty high school gym class tee and picture it being the hair-taming miracle you’ve been praying for, but today we’re sharing a trick that may just change the hair game forever. All you’ll need is a plain cotton tee.


Instead of drying your hair with a towel post-shower, swap it for a T-shirt. Here’s why:

“When hair is wet, it becomes weaker and softer,” explains hairstylist Isabella Vázquez. “If we use a regular towel to dry it, the grooves of the towel become aggressors to the cuticle of the hair. Towels absorb all the moisture from our hair when what we want to do is absorb the excess water without stripping it of the moisture that helps the hair from becoming frizzy.”

So why a cotton shirt, you ask? Vázquez says the T-shirt will absorb excess water while preventing frizz. “Because T-shirts do not have the rough grooves of a towel, the flat surface allows water to sink in and slides over the hair instead of roughing it up.”

Another great alternative to using a T-shirt is trying a microfiber towel. We like the NuMe Microfiber Hair Wrap because it’s lightweight and will give you the same smoothing benefits. This drying method works especially well for curly-haired people who are all too familiar with frizzy-hair fiascos. Unlike thick, fluffy towels, a T-shirt or microfiber towel will dry your strands without disrupting your natural curl pattern.


STEP 1: After washing your hair, take a cotton tee and use it to gently wring out any excess water. Then, gather your hair and wrap the T-shirt around it and gently squeeze to sop up the water.

STEP 2: Flip your hair over upside down and pull your hair through the opening of your T-shirt so that the opening stretches around your hairline.

STEP 3: Twist the T-shirt until you reach the end and tuck it underneath the opening at the nape of your neck.

STEP 4: Leave the T-shirt on for 10-15 minutes, undo and style as usual.

Some women prefer to put product into their hair before wrapping it up in a tee. Experiment with it to find the combination that works best for your unique hair type. If you like to style your hair after you shower, run some mousse or styling cream through your strands before twisting it up in the shirt. For nourishing oils or smoothing serums, apply to strands once you’ve let it down from the tee. When your hair has dried, either naturally or by a blow dryer, you should notice how smooth it feels!


Nap Your Way to Better Skin and Hair with These 5 Beauty Treatments

We’ve all heard the saying, “sleep is a beautiful thing,” (most likely from a ZzzQuil ad). Today, you’re about to find out that there’s actual truth to this commercialized statement. Some research has shown that naps improve alertness, reduce stress and lower blood pressure. But another thing that napping can do: beautify

In honor of National Napping Day, I’ve rounded up 5 game-changing treatments that deliver results in the same time it takes to squeeze in a quick midday snooze. Incorporate these products into your naptime for a hair and skin-saving siesta that rejuvenates your mind and beautifies your body.

Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment, $68

Make sure your hair gets some rejuvenating rest while you catch some z’s! Oribe’s revitalizing pre-shampoo treatment absorbs into hair to moisturize parched strands, repair existing damage and strengthen locks against breakage and split ends—in just 10-20 minutes. Add a quarter-sized amount to dry hair, gently blow-dry to enhance absorption, and seal with a terry cloth hair wrap. Set a timer and nap comfortably knowing you’ll be waking up to healthier hair.

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Masks, $6

Add a coconut water-infused sheet mask to your catnaps for a seriously moisturizing mental break. Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and skin-calming cucumber extract, Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Masks comfortably hug the contours of your face to deliver a wave of nourishment that boosts collagen and fights free radical damage. Sit back and relax as this mask delivers quenched skin in fifteen minutes.

Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Stimulating Plant Extract, $49

Stimulate your scalp while you rest your mind with a purifying combination of aromatic orange and lavender essential oils. Rene Furterer’s Complexe 5 offers a calm, warming sensation which increases microcirculation to boost hair growth and cleanse impurities. Section unwashed hair, apply the golden treatment directly to your scalp and gently massage. Close your eyes for 5-10 minutes of mind-clearing meditation while this powerful treatment clarifies your scalp.

Bioderma Atoderm Hand & Nail Cream, $9.90

Give hardworking hands a little TLC with a nap that rejuvenates one of the most arid areas of our body. Bioderma’s ultra-nourishing and water-resistant Hand & Nail Cream heals chapped, dry, and cracked hands without a greasy residue. For a DIY treatment, slather cream all over your hands, put on plastic gloves, lightly blow-dry the outsides to increase product absorption and then settle down for a 20-30 minute nap. After waking, remove the gloves, lightly dab your hands and massage in the excess product for soft, repaired skin.

Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Lip Butter, $16

This is one of my favorite overnight lip masks, but I also like to apply it throughout the day to lock in lip moisture for long-lasting softness. Formulated with a cocktail of soothing and hydrating ingredients, Cold Cream Lip Butter works instantly to revive chapped skin with a flattering, glass-like finish. Apply a pea-sized amount to lips before napping. The thick formula will absorb to reveal transformed lips as soon as your timer goes off. Blot and add your favorite lip color or leave on excess product for a naturally-plumped kisser with a glossy sheen.