Want a great hairdo, but don’t have hours to spend in the bathroom? Here are some fantastic quick fixes that can transform your hair into boring and blah into fantastic and exciting in just a few minutes. This means your mom won’t yell at you for being in the bathroom too long!
Start in the shower
You can start saving time in the shower. Instead of spending a long time trying to work up as many suds as possible, just make sure that you wash your scalp. Take a small amount of shampoo, massage your scalp, and then rinse. Louise O’Connor, owner of OC61 Salon, says that the water will be enough to get the shampoo through your hair. Clean hair, and you’re already saving time!
Next, it’s time to move to your conditioner. Instead of rinsing out all of your conditioner, leave in a little bit. Keeping in a small amount of conditioner can actually help you repair your dry and frizzy hair. How? The conditioner will coat your hair cuticles, and will help weigh your hair down.
How to dry your hair
Chances are that you usually towel dry your hair pretty vigorously. Then you get out the blow dryer and go at it until your hair is perfectly done, and pretty fried. And you’re almost late for school.
Instead, just dry a few spots of your hair—the parts that absolutely have to be styled. If you have bangs that have to be done, or cowlicks that must be tamed, then salon owners say that you should take care of those. But don’t worry about the rest of your hair—it’s going to air dry just fine.
Are you worried that if you don’t use your blow dryer, you won’t have any volume? Never fear! There are lots of different products out there that can create volume in seconds without the work of the blow dryer. Use a simple spritz, like Graham Webb Thick Infusion Spray, and spray it all over your damp hair. Put in a headband or your sunglasses. By the time you get to school, you’ll have great volume, with no work!
Sleek and smooth—in seconds.
If you’re going for that hot sleek and shiny look, then you probably spend a lot of quality time with your straightening iron every morning. Well, it’s time to move on to another relationship: your conditioning spray. After you get out of the shower, and your hair is still damp, then spray conditioning spray all over. Then pull out a beanie or a tight knit hat and pull it over your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes—go eat breakfast, finish your homework, put on your makeup. You can even go back to sleep! Then pull off your hat, and you have sleek and smooth frizz-free hair with no work at all!
Start with your haircut
Lots and lots of layers are in right now. But lots and lots of layers, while they make for hot hair, make for lots of time in the bathroom every morning. You can get the look you love without all of the hassle of the layers! You can get a haircut that is mostly the same length, but with a few well placed layers you can highlight certain areas of your face and create a cute, up-to-date look. Fewer layers mean less time in the bathroom, say salon owners.
Bring out the accessories
Cute accessories not only make you look great, but they can save a lot of time too! Headbands and clips are really in right now. You can find really cute headbands and clips for not very much money. And they only take a few minutes in the morning! Tease your hair a little bit, and then slide in either a clip or a headband for a finished look that still lets you eat breakfast and catch your bus!