These 5 Busy Mom Hair Styling Tips are basic steps anyone can make time for. Looking great is easy when you follow these easy hairstyling hacks.
As moms we're almost always taking care of our families. They're our number one priority and our own needs and wants oftentimes come in second, or third, or fourth place.
But we can't very well give our best to others when our own cup isn't all the way full. And for me that means feeling great about myself and taking care of things like personal care.
When you have your first child, just taking a shower is a feat. Then you add in the light application of makeup and maybe hair on those special occasions. So when a second (or third, or fourth…) enters the mix you can't quite change up your schedule the way you did the first time around and have to learn some busy mom hair styling tips to get you through and keep you looking good!
5 Busy Mom Hair Styling Tips
1. Embrace your natural texture. Go with a wash and go style that can easily go from the shower to wherever you need to go without any extra product or styling. On your off day of washing your hair, try spritzing your hair with a little sea salt/texturizing spray to see if you can create a style and texture where otherwise it would have looked messy.
2. Get a quality cut. Having a quality cut ensures your hair will generally look great without as much effort. Word of warning: don't just assume that a short cut will mean less time styling. In my experience, because there's less room for just throwing it up you'll need to tap into your creativity to style short locks without it looking sloppy.
3. Opt for highlights instead of all over color. All over color is usually more abrasive and oftentimes you're covering over your natural color with another. Instead, highlights or lowlights integrate your natural color and weave the tones to create a more natural tone that requires less frequent visits to the salon. Moms can't be expected to find a sitter and make it to the salon every 4 weeks. Highlights and lowlights make it easier to spread out the visits while still maintaining a color that doesn't have an obvious line of demarcation (professional speak for color line around the head).
4. Teach yourself a new style. Most styles fall into a few major categories – ponytail, braid, bun, twist, half up, or some variation or hybrid of these. If you can figure out the basics, you should easily be able to venture into more intricate and elaborate hairstyles. There's a reason why “mom buns” are a thing.
5. Don't wash your hair every day. Showering at night simplifies your morning routine by giving you one less thing to do in the morning and less for your kids to have to do before getting ready for school as well. Plus in winter months, there's no risk of sending your little ones to school with wet hair.
When you do wash your hair, ensure you're treating your hair to products meant to restore and moisturize like Aussie. I've read some people recommend deep conditioning once a week but with my color-treated, already dry hair, I like to deep condition every time I wash.
My favorite deep conditioner that also ends up being super affordable for what it does is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Strong Conditioning Treatment. It's amazingly moisturizing, smells great, and does wonders for smoothing my hair.