Kids are starting school soon. Between work, cooking, housework, working out, the baby running out of formula, teenage son breaking the washing machine with his Jordans, laundry piling up and your boss wanting that report done ASAP everything is happening all at once.
Even those without children often find themselves with crippling social schedules and obligations that need your attention and money right now.
We are all busy people, there is no doubt about that; so it’s only natural that sometimes we need to scale back on some things to create time and money for others.
Natural hair practices can get overwhelming, especially in the beginning when you don’t really have staple products and everything feels like guesswork.
So if you are looking for natural hair tips to save you time and money, you have come to the right place.
1. Product Pimpin’ – I know that sounds a little racy but really, to save time and money buy products that can do double duty.
For example, we tend to have products for every single aspect of our regimens. Something for cleansing, something for conditioning, something for conditioning after you condition, something for styling, the list goes on and on.
An easy way to save is to leave a little bit of your rinse out conditioner in your hair as a leave in conditioner*. One great example is Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa conditioner, some women who use this product as a conditioner have found that it works just as well as a leave in adding moisture and giving their curls life.
Only do this with mostly natural and light conditioners because some conditioners should definitely be rinsed out!
2. Wash Less Often – By no means take this as an invitation to rock dirty hair, but if you can stretch the time between your wash days to be at least six days instead of re-washing every 2 days you will save a lot of time and your conditioner won’t keep on running out.
Let’s face it, we are all busy and with everything we have going on in our lives the thought of washing your hair every couple of days is more of an inconvenience than therapy.
The key to washing less often is to ensure that you moisturize and seal your hair very well the first time. In addition to this, try protective or low manipulation styling for half of the week and then let it all hang out for the last couple of days.
For washing schedules over two weeks we have specific tips for doing so while still retaining length.