Taking care of natural hair can sometimes be time consuming. It can even take more time in the initial stages when you’re trying to figure out the best way to care for your hair. Just like a baby, natural hair care can be demanding and unpredictable.
Like any mother, you probably have every minute of your day filled with a lot of tasks that you need to get done on a daily basis.
From getting the kids ready for school in the morning, to preparing breakfast, packing everyone’s lunch, drop-offs, going to your day time job, picking up the kids from school, coming back home to make dinner, checking the kids’ home-work, catching up on your favourite TV program or doing some evening reading before heading to bed.
You can see how a whole day can pass by without you even thinking about your hair throughout the entire day! See, when it comes to natural hair care, it’s crucial that you incorporate your hair care routine into your weekly plans, so that your hair isn’t neglected.
Since natural hair can be unpredictable, it’s best to wear a predictable and time saving hairstyle which will help to cut down on the time you would spend styling your hair every day.
If you’re a busy mom on the go who is looking for time saving natural hairstyles that you can wear during the week, here are 5 simple hairstyles for you.
1. Doughnut Bun: This is probably the easiest and quickest hairstyle that you could wear to protect your hair from the elements, and retain length and moisture. It’s also a neat and cute hairstyle that can be worn to the workplace in the day time and you can switch things up by adding an accessory to it for an evening cocktail.
How to maintain your hairstyle during the week
Morning Routine: Lightly spritz your hair with your favourite leave-in conditioner* spritz such as the Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries Nourishing Herbal Leave-in Hair Tonic, then brush up your edges with a boar bristle brush and if needed, apply a gel such as the ORS edge control to help keep your edges in place.
For a smooth finish, wear a silk scarf* for a few minutes and unravel afterwards. If your bun starts to feel loose mid-week, simply re-bun your hair.
Evening Routine: Wrap your hair at night to help keep your hair in place while you sleep
2. Tuck and Pin: This is a great style for moms who wants to add a “wow” factor to their hairstyle. A tuck and pin hairstyle can be worn in any shape and variation and it can last for a few days, depending on the chosen hairstyle.
Morning Routine: Brush up your edges, then, roll and tuck your hair using bobby pins* to pin down your curls.
Evening Routine: You can either wrap your hairstyle for the night or you could do chunky twists overnight to create a more defined pin up look.