Works-For-Me Wednesday: Greatest Hits Edition

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and that means we’re going with a theme for today’s WFMW.  I thought a “greatest hits edition” would be a good idea, so that we could all share our very best with the blogosphere.

Who am I kidding?

I’m totally swamped this week, so re-running an old WFMW is nothing more than a very lovely and helpful cop-out.  But let’s go with it.

One of my favorite of my own WFMW tips has been life-changing.  Or at least hair-changing (and when you’re a Southern woman, that’s the same thing).  This was originally published in July of ’07:

I have a head of very fine, straight, thick hair–the perfect recipe for some nasty static.  As a result, when I blow-dry my hair (as I do most days, or at least the ones where personal hygiene manages an appearance toward the top of my to-do list), I end up looking much like a troll doll.

Now, I am a Southern woman who is also a child of the ’80’s, and as such, I have a very special place in my heart for big hair.  But not troll big.

And so my life was forever changed a few years ago when I learned that spraying a spritz of Static Guard on your hairbrush gets rid of that nasty fly-away hair.  And it even smells really good.

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31. Lisa @ The Preacher\’s Wife (How to Clean Your Shower)
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36. Rachael @ Beans & Rice (Perfect Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot)
37. Scott (Car Charger)
38. Meredith (One Fork Entertaining)
39. Saph (plastic bag keeper)
40. Smockity Frocks (Best Can Opener)
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42. Mrs. Fussypants ( A Way To Stay Wrinkle Free & Stylish At The Same Time!)
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44. Marriage Hacks (How to Cope When Your Husband Clams Up!)
45. Nicole @ The Simple Cajun Life (Honey as a Cough Suppressant)
46. Courtney (Toddler Night Fears)
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49. Christine (Treating Allergies with Honey)
50. Kristin (Best Shower Cleaner)
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67. Julie (Buttermilk Substitute)
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92. Becca (Magazine Storage/Decluttering)
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102. Andrea (bananas)
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104. Duckabush Blog (Affordable Haircut)
105. Mamacita (dessert w/just a few calories!)
106. Tina in Thailand
107. Cindee (measuring honey)
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114. Lucky (nix candle soot)
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116. Jinxy (Healthy Cookies!)
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118. LeeAnn (AKA FrazzMom) keep herbs and spices fresh!
119. Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home (fudge it or budget)
120. Amy loves Bud (flushable diapers)
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215. elaine@bloginmyeye (scripture memory)
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219. Mama Duck (finance)
220. Sarah (Frugal gift for expecting Moms)
221. The Westie Crew (Washing a Down Comforter)
222. Sarah (trading gold for $)
223. Teresa @ A Life at Home (Ideas for making it work on just one income?)
224. Sashwhy @ Hanprints (FREE (sort of) Plastic Containers)
225. Get Boogers out of Baby\’s Nose
226. Organising Queen (organising my handbag)
227. Aimee (Kids and Grocery Shopping)
228. Alison (label maker)
229. Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers(Fruits and Veggies Challenge!)
230. Heather (adorable homemade earring organizer!)
231. Molly (Silicone Bakeware)
232. Jen (removing gum and Silly Putty from hair)
233. Mindy Said – Spending a little $, Getting a lot of stuff
234. Shannon @ A Reforming Mom (a really neat Art Caddy for your kids!)
235. No Watch Me Christine (take great pics of your kids!)
236. Christine @ Serenity How? (The Nuclear Option!)
237. Karen (thrift store tip)
238. Nichole @ A Call to Higher Places
239. At A Hen\’s Pace (deduct more 4 goods donated to charity)
240. Frugal Homemaker Plus (getting it done the night before)
241. Ann Kroeker (containerize kids laundry)
242. Nichole (sock organization)
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244. Katrine – Boys Sunday clothes
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249. Kari\’s Blog (storing outdoor toys)
250. Char (digi-scrapbook)
251. OrganicMania (School Lunch Savings)
252. Handmade Daily (spring cleaning)
253. Adena @ Friendship Alley (organizing/cleaning)
254. Jennwa ( Rainy Day Kid Craft)
255. Dolphin Lady (homemade flavored creamer)
256. Hollie @ CheaperthenCheap (destressing and a contest)
257. AmyG (simplified package delivery)
258. tracey
259. Melissa @ Organized Chaos (My Top 5 Tips)
260. Frances@Loving and Serving (restaurant leftovers)
261. Kitchen Help
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263. The “Cent”sible Sawyer (NEWBIE) RED BOX
264. Charity (kitchen shears)
265. Our Love Story (FREE movie rentals)
266. jen – cut the feet off your socks!
267. Mikki – An AWESOME ALL Purpose Cleaner
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269. Amy Halleran (Please Pass the Grey Poupon)
270. Sarah K (shopping/coupon notebook)
271. Elizabeth (chore charts)
272. Michele (paper clutter)
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297. Meredith (Removing Deodorant Marks)
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302. Amy (small game piece storage)
303. Kim – Getting Rid of Toddler Cradle Cap – Link is now fixed in my post.
304. Nichole (Free Ebook Giveaway for Saving Money!!!)
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37 thoughts on “Works-For-Me Wednesday: Greatest Hits Edition

  1. aunt mommy says:

    I’ve always wondered what kind of special magic fairy spray is in Static Guard. I’ve never been able to replicate it at home. Vinegar helps a bit for static on the clothes, but I’d never thought of Static Guard for bad hair days. 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    This is a fabulous tip I have never heard before. I am excited to try it! Which could mean I need a little more excitement in my life.

  3. Kristin says:

    I posted about my favorite shower cleaner…I’ve only done 8 WFMW posts and that was my first, so I hoped to show it off again.
    I like the static electricity look — is it not in style??? LOL
    Kristin

  4. Joy says:

    Reposted my very first WFMW…and considering I’ve only written two so far, it was kinda a no-brainer deciding which to choose!

  5. Nikki says:

    Thanks for the tip Shannon!
    I’m new to this so forgive my ignorance…It’s 7:20 am EST and I’m the 146th on the list. Do you post this on Wednesday or is it Works for me Tuesday??? I checked for myself last night at 945pm but a thunderstorm rolled in and so the computer was turned off.
    THanks again – you are a great writer and I love checking out your blog. I’m going to be making those burp cloths soon.
    Nikki, The Techie Tutor (http://techietutor.wordpress.com)

  6. JennyV says:

    I’m too new at this to have a Greatest entry. Sorry. This is fun though and I’m enjoying reading many other’s handi-tips! THANKS!

  7. Sister Sassy says:

    Interesting, static gaurd. Doesn’t it smell funny though?
    I need a WFMW about thinning hair, do I shave my head and get a nice tattoo on my scalp, don a hat or wear a wig? Help!

  8. Elisa says:

    oops, can you delete #178…this was my first time doing this and I forgot to change my url to the correct post. I fixed it on the next one. Sorry about that!

  9. kristin says:

    I enjoyed reading Shawn’s contribution this week. I think a great theme for WFMW would be “Men’s Tips.” We could solicit tips from DHs/SOs, dads, brothers, male coworkers, etc.!

  10. Christy Cook says:

    I had no idea that anyone else did that to their hair! My daughter says it stinks, but at least I don’t look like I have my finger in an electrical outlet. (:

  11. Green Baby says:

    Thanks for the tip! These days I have to do my hair in half the time so I just might try this tip! By the way, commenting over at http://greenbabyguide.com/ has just gotten vastly easier. It used to be nearly impossible but we’ve finally simplified the process. We’d love to hear your comments so come on by!

  12. Jen says:

    I agree, Static Guard is the best stuff ever invented.
    I’ve also resorted to putting lotion on my hands and then running them (lightly) through my hair to cut the static. This works but not as well.

  13. Heather Young says:

    Can’t use static guard in our house due to allergies but I find that an ionic hairbrush makes a HUGE difference.
    Thank you for continuing to host this Shannon. IT is such a huge blessing.

  14. Lynn from Organicmania.com says:

    Oh, Shannon, Shannon, Shannon, should I just say nothing about the Static Guard chemicals in your hair? Yikes.
    I know what it’s like to have problem hair…and I haven’t yet found a good, organic, reasonably priced alternative to the product I used to use…but when I do, you can bet it will be one of my WFMW tips and I will urge you to use it instead of Static Guard! Stay tuned! 🙂 — Lynn

  15. We are THAT family says:

    I think this is a great idea and I never would have thought of it. My oldest daughter has static issues. This is why I don’t invent things. I would be standing there with the brush and the can, thinking, ‘should I?’ I’m just not a risk-taker. So, thanks 😀

  16. Alyssa says:

    What a funny tip! I am sure Static Guard appreciates this free advertising.
    Does this only work on dry hair? My daughter’s curls only get even more frizzy if I blow dry it.

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