It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes. Between work, the gym, family obligations, and social life, you may often find yourself running behind and pressed for time.
Every girl has likely experienced the struggle of waking up to the alarm clock with bed-head and having to rush through the daily beauty routine in record time or trying to primp, polish, and perfect our makeup in the car’s rearview mirror on the way to work.
In a perfect world, we would always have ample time to get our appearance in order. However, the reality is far from ideal. But there are some tricks that can help you cut time off of the morning routine, and in this article, we have assembled a list of our favorite hair hacks to help alleviate the anxiety of a frantic morning race out the door.
1. Use Dry Shampoo Between Washes
We all know that you shouldn’t wash your hair too often. But what do you do when you wake up with flat, greasy, day 2 hair? The answer is dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo is a type of product that works by absorbing excess grease and buildup. It’s is great for maintaining the look of the hair between shampoos. It’s also a great time saver when a shampoo simply isn’t practical. If you go to the gym in the morning, a bit of dry shampoo does wonders to refresh hair post-workout, saving you tons of time in the locker room.
Dry shampoo also acts as a hair deodorizer, and most products contain aromatics to leave your hair smelling fresh. Dry shampoo can also replace washing in between blowouts to maintain the “just-styled” look for a little longer.
2. Twist it Into a Bun
If you’re not a fan of the texture of dry shampoo, twisting your hair into a bun with a bit of gel may be a good alternative. If you’re dashing out the door late for work with no time to tend to greasy strands, this simple hack takes less than 5 minutes to pull off.
Smooth a pea-sized amount of gel into your hair, twirl into a topknot, and pin at the crown of your head for a killer wet-look ‘do.
3. Braid Your Hair Before Bed
One benefit to braiding your hair before bed is that it can keep your strands tamed while you sleep. Keeping your hair tamed at night helps to avoid snarls and unbearable tangles in the morning – tangles that could create breakage when you brush through your hair.
As a bonus, braiding your hair before bed can help you avoid heat styling. Braids are a great protective style that can add texture and waves to medium-long hairstyles and undoing them in the morning can result in perfect beachy waves.
Braiding your hair before bed can mean the difference between frizzy, untameable hair or smooth, wavy strands come morning. If you want to avoid heat styling but are prone to frizziness, running an anti-frizz serum through your strands and braiding your hair can save you a good deal of time in your morning routine.
4. Invest in a Quality Hair Dryer
The handheld dryers of today are a far cry from your mother’s hair dryer.the ion technology and powerful compact motors make drying your hair a breeze.
While it’s not an understatement to say that good hair dryers can get pricey, it’s well worth the expense for quality. A good hair dryer can save a huge amount of time in your daily regimen.
5. Keep your Hair Healthy
Healthy Hair is always easier to style. Adding a fast working treatment into your weekly regimen can dramatically improve hair health, leaving it more manageable. You should also avoid overwashing and over-conditioning your hair, as both of these can lead to breakage.
By incorporating the above tips into your hair care routine, you can not only save time in the morning, but your hair will also look and feel better.