Before having kids, I never left the house without my hair being done and my makeup being perfect. Spending an hour in the morning getting ready was not a problem…until I had kids. Like many moms, I pushed my needs aside. I didn’t take care of myself. I got into a rut of ponytails and yoga pants. It was easy and getting ready in the morning took no time at all. However, it also left me feeling sloppy. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy ponytails and yoga pants, but in moderation now. I’m always looking for ways to make getting ready less stressful. I want to share with you a tip that has saved my mornings! I now leave the house feeling confident and know that I didn’t have to spend a ton of time getting ready.
Tip: Stop Washing Your Hair!
Shower the night before. Most mornings, my husband has already left for work by the time everyone else gets up, so I often shower and blow-dry my hair the night before, leaving me to only touch up my bangs with the blow-dryer and then curl everything in the morning.
Use product. Using product before blow-drying will help hold the style.
Still shower. Just because I’m not washing my hair, doesn’t mean I’m not showering. I just wear a shower cap to help prevent my hair from getting wet.
Routine. After my shower, I brush through my hair and spray my roots with dry shampoo. Starting with the dry shampoo on day two will help control the oil the rest of the time. With a round brush, I blow-dry my bangs and down my part to get some volume and touch up any curls that might have gotten a little wild from sleeping. Add a little hairspray, and I’m set!
At night before bed, brush your hair. Twist it into a bun on the top of your head and wrap it with the cloth headband. While I don’t necessarily do this every night, it does help the maintain the curls and helps minimize the craziness from sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, your hair will likely be a bit full and possibly wild. Give it a chance. Brush through it and let it rest for a few minutes before styling.
Work out? That makes this a little trickier. Try wearing a sweatband and twisting your hair into a bun on the top of your head. When I do workout, my routine consists of walking on a treadmill while a fan is cooling me down, so I’m able to keep my sweating to a minimum.