Protective styling is a godsend for women with kids, because Lord knows with school starting we barely have enough time to at least look presentable while dropping them off.
If you are in a protective style then you can just pull off your satin bonnet(affiliate link) in the morning, add some lip balm and go!
Obviously there are more benefits to protective styling but hair on the go for the first day of school seems like the most relevant one at the moment.
4. The Signature Style – We mentioned protective styling above, but in addition to this, just like your signature lippie you should always have a signature hairstyle that is quick and looks great on you no matter what.
Get in front of the mirror and figure out what style that is, whether it is a bun, a roll and tuck or just your favorite scarf. Whatever it is practice until you have it down to an art form. When your haven’t got time to fuss with your hair, just unleash your go-to style and don’t even worry about it.
5. Deep Condition Short Or Deep Condition Long – Confused? Don’t worry I’ll bring it back. Let me explain, if you are doing a regular deep condition, then cut the time down to thirty minutes maximum.You may already know that heat boosts absorption of conditioners so use some and get that thing done quickly.
On the other side of the coin, if you prefer conditioning for longer periods of time, try an overnight deep condition instead of a daytime one. That way you can take advantage of the time while you are asleep and doing nothing else anyway.
If you use products like henna(affiliate link) that can get pretty messy while you sleep, then start in the morning and call that a hat day. Dig out your beanie hat and go about your business while you let the product sit.
6. Find Your Styling Product And Stick With It – Some of us are borderline disrespectful to our finances when it comes to styling cremes, gels, pomades and edge control potions.
Part of the issue is too many of us want our hair to do something it was not meant to do. If we haven’t said it before, listen up, your hair will only curl if you have a curl pattern. No product will give you curls if you haven’t got them naturally.
If you are looking for a product that will give you S curls when you are typically a Z you will not find it, your hair is built like a Z and therefore unless you chemically change it, it will remain a Z. That said curls are pretty easy to achieve using minimal styling product and plenty of skill.
A great way to save some money is to buy bulk. Pick up a styling product that works for you packed with ingredients that your hair loves. That way you aren’t purchasing and re purchasing small jars of styling miracles that do exactly the same thing as the last 8 you bought.
Originally posted 2013-09-01 15:00:41.