1. Deep condition your hair over night
This one is huge for me because why not make the best of your sleeping hours rather than spending 4 hours of waking hours deep conditioning* when you could just wake up and head straight into styling.
Use your night to do oil treatments, protein treatments, moisture treatments, all you need is a plastic bag to cover your hair, a hair tie to cover the bag and a bonnet for good measure.
2. Wash your hair less often
Unless you are a swimmer or partaking in some sort of activity that requires that you have to wash your hair more than once a week, you can save yourself the extra session by making sure that one session is good enough to take your through the week.
With your overnight deep condition you will have enough moisture to keep your hair moisturized for days without having to do that extra co-wash we are used to.
To do this the right way, styling plays an important part as well. For example if you just had wash day and deep conditioned well, you can style your hair in a protective style for the first half of the week, and finish up the week with a fun style until your next wash day.
Save water, save time, retain length…win, win, win!
3. Trim and seal your ends
Remember that one time when you spent an hour detangling your hair and you found yourself dumb founded by the fact that one person could spend so much time unraveling pieces of fiber as life passed you by.
Que the end of the dramatics, but really, one of the reasons natural hair gets so tangled is because of thin split, brittle, ‘please trim me now’ ends.
If you just make a habit out of keeping your ends in tip top shape, you will save time with detangling, lose less hair during detangling and everything in your regimen becomes easier.
4. Get your product junkie situation under control
Product junkie, minimalist, saving money, and saving time are never in a cohesive sentence together unless the person is saying the following: “If you want to be more of a minimalist, save some money and save some time you have to stop being a product junkie”.
Some of us like trying new products and that is great, but if you are reading this post for some help with efficiency then you have to stop buying a ton of stuff to do simple things. They say that your hair has memory and sometimes your hair will get tired of certain things. News flash, your hair never gets tired of protein, water or oil and thats all you need to survive.
Use a mixture of things from your kitchen and from the store that way you cut down on deep conditioners and moisture sprays and even leave in conditioners.
Where you can, use regular conditioner as a leave in and DIY your deep conditioners and moisture sprays from your fridge. DIY is the ultimate money saver and your hair never gets tired of things that are all natural.
What time and money savers have you incorporated in your regimen?