Simple Hair Solutions
Just because you're a busy mom doesn't mean you want your appearance to take the hit. Looking glamorous may not be priority number one anymore but you don't have to sacrifice much time for a sweet style. Here's 12 hair tips and tricks that will have you looking super stylish in a jiffy.
1. Make waves overnight
For gorgeous, loose waves the good news is you don't have to invest much time. Braid damp hair before bed and you'll wake up with beach-worthy waves. Make sure your hair is braided tightly so your hair doesn't frizz.
Extra hair tip: For even larger curly waves, pin multiple small buns with bobby pins instead of braiding damp hair. The buns will create a sexy loose wave look with even more oomph!
2. Try curlers
Before doing your makeup in the morning, take a few minutes to put some rollers in. By the time you're done getting ready your hair will be set too. Unroll from the curlers, loosen the curls with your fingers and finish the look with some hair spray.
3. Rock a ponytail
Ponytails are simple, effortlessly chic and stylish again. It's a great way to keep hair from getting in the way when you're juggling a million things too. Try a low pony, sleek style or a high pulled-back ponytail look.
Extra hair tip: Even if your ponytail is tight and secure, finish off with a quick spritz of hairspray to prevent loose hairs or fly-aways.
Accessories are a fun way to play with your hairstyle and the good news is this season the headband is hotter than ever. Push hair back with a headband in the morning for an instant 2-minute style. Play with different parts too until you find the look you like best.
5. Dry shampoo
Pressed for time to do a wash? Try some dry shampoo or baby powder to soak up the oil in your roots. You'll save yourself an entire shampoo and blow dry event.
Extra hair tip: An additional benefit of the dry shampoo or powder is the added texture that it brings to your hair. If your hair is newly washed and too slick for an updo or creative styling, add some dry shampoo to help your new 'do stay and last.
6. Do a half-wash
If you don't have dry shampoo or baby powder on hand, you can wash just the top portion of your hair that's oily. Part your hair where it's oiliest and secure the rest with a ponytail. Wash and dry just the top half and your hair will look fresh again.
7. Try a short style
If you feel like long hair is just getting in the way, try a short hairstyle. A sleek bob is easy to maintain and fashion-forward too. Look to celebrities like Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham for bob-inspiration.
8. Get frequent trims
If you have shorter hair or bangs, go in for frequent trims to keep hair looking fresh.
9. Air dry
Nothing beats the feeling of freshly-washed hair, but many times the thought of a time-sucking blow-dry can be a deterrence. Don't have time to blow dry? Let your hair air dry instead. The good news is that when your hair dries naturally it's much stronger than when a blow dryer is used. The oil from your scalp helps hair look shinier too.
10. Overnight deep treatments
Strapped for time to make it to the salon? You can do plenty of great deep conditioning treatments at home. Opt for a leave-in deep conditioning treatment and let the product do the work for you while you sleep!
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