Budget hair hack blows away the need for expensive styling tools

Photo: Olivia Smalley/Instagram
Photo: Olivia Smalley/Instagram 

There are the big-time geniuses like Ada Lovelace and Albert Einstein who contributed to some of humanity's biggest advances.

Then folks, there are the small-time geniuses who take the time to think a little bit outside the box, radically changing things for the average human in their everyday struggles.

Enter Olivia Smalley, a hair and make up artist from Florida, who shared a little piece of hair-styling genius to the world, and our lives are just a little bit better for it.

Photo: Peter Nicholls/PA Wire Kate Middleton
Photo: Peter Nicholls/PA Wire Kate Middleton 

It's a hair hack that will get you those amazing waves using only a hairdryer and an empty plastic bottle.

The bottle has been modified by cutting the top off and making a hairdryer nozzle-sized hole in the side.

Simply pop a handful of hair into the bottle, put the hairdryer nozzle into the hole, and blast it for a short while.

The hair emerges perfectly tousled; a gorgeously natural result that's cheaper than chips to create.

Though Olivia was sceptical it would work, see how surprised she is when those waves tumble right on out of the bottle.


⁉️Did this hack just BREAK THE INTERNET?! Died. Dead. A water bottle? Is this real life? ⠀ ⠀ I saw this on @asil page and I had to do a tutorial immediately!! I said to myself, there is NO WAY this will actually work. ⠀ ⠀ WELP! Here’s another #omghack for you. TAG your friends below 👇🏻👇🏻and if you try it I’d love to see it!! ⠀ ⠀ #blowthebottlechallenge #omgartistry #oliviasmalley #socialsavvystylist #blondespecialist #licensedtocreate #cosmoprofbeauty #daviehairstylist #FortLauderdalehairstylist #miamihairstylist #socialqueen #Cosmoprofartisticteam #trendinghair #viralhair #modernsalon #hudabeauty @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty @hairvideodiary

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While Olivia credits the idea to a video she saw on Turkish hairdresser Asil's Instagram, whether he is the original source for the idea is unknown.

Her video currently has more than 857,000 views and Olivia reckons the hack might just break the internet.

So, hair-lovers; who wouldn't want to have hair like the Duchess of Cambridge at least once in their lives? Her waves are feted all the world over, however not everyone can afford a personal hairdresser. 

In fact, not everyone can afford the asking price of some of the latest hair tools these days, which can run into hundreds of dollars.

Now you have the water bottle hair hack. 

You're welcome.