Taking Care of Your Hair as a MotherMarch 11, 2015
High-end beauty companies would have you believe that it takes time and hard-earned money to properly care for your hair. Unfortunately, that isn’t the most practical philosophy when it comes to raising a family. Conversely, that doesn’t mean you do not deserve to look and feel your best. Here are some hair tips to live by as a busy mom:
Overnight styling is game changing. You can achieve an incredible look with only a few minutes of work, while having heat-damage free locks.
According to Amy (www.amyshouston.com), wash your hair at night and apply a leave-in conditioner to the portion of hair under your chin and brush your hair to work the product in and detangle your hair. Use a cotton towel to squeeze out excess moisture and let your hair dry about ninety percent of the way.
If you want curly-wavy hair in the morning, part your hair and make two braids. If you are going for full-body and volume at the roots, twist your hair into a loose bun at the top of your head. In the morning, take your bun or braid out and gently comb through with your fingers. What you’ll have is a soft, textured, and beautiful look.
Master Second-Day Hair
Even though skipping your hair washing routine for a day feels like a guilty pleasure and a bad hair day in the making, it’s actually best to wash your hair every other day. To get a beautiful look with second-day hair, wet your palms, rub a dollop of your favorite hair product through your hands, and distribute it through you hair. If you are worried about dirty-looking hair, use dry shampoo at your roots before going to bed—your nightly tossing and turning will work it in beautifully.
DIY Hair Mask
Traditional deep conditioners can be expensive. If this is something you want to treat yourself to, then go for it! If it’s not your thing, make your own by mixing equal parts honey and coconut oil. You can achieve shiny, refreshed, soft hair for a fraction of the price.
Hair Mask While on the Move
According to Amy’s Skin Care, a leading provider of Green Peel treatments, although hair masks are amazing for your hair, they can be so annoying, especially when you are trying to enjoy a rightful lounge on the couch. And then, you have to strategically find a time to rinse it out.
On the other hand, deep conditioners can make such a huge difference in your hair, allowing you to hack the system. Get your hair damp, spread the mask throughout, and twist your hair into a bun. Keep this in while you exercise or do chores. You will probably want to take a shower afterwards anyways.
Rock the Five-Minute Do’s
Having a few styling tricks up your sleeve is going to make you look and feel gorgeous while leaving you time to spend with your family. It may take some practice, but it’s worthwhile.
The fishtail braid is deceptively easy; it won’t come undone, and it looks fantastic. You can pull it to the side or twist it up in a loose bun. Pair it with your favorite earrings for a polished and youthful look.
You can also try putting an elastic headband over your hair, so that the top part is over your crown and the bottom is over your nape. Twist and tuck your long hair into the part at your nape. There are plenty beautiful headbands in this style that will look incredible.