Quick fix for a great hair do

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!

Getting hair that is easy to do

girl with short hairIf you want hair that is easy to do, having an experienced hair stylist is your best bet. Without a good cut, it is not going to be easy to do your hair, like your hair, or have good hair days.

When choosing a hair stylist, be sure to choose someone who is going to understand your needs. You have to be able to be honest with your hairstylist. You have to be able to tell them who you are, the look you want, the time, money, and energy you will be willing to spend. While you are sitting in a salon it can be difficult to not pretend that you have the means and time to wear the most stylish and up to date style.

Your hair stylist is not going to talk you into a cut that requires a lot of maintenance, product, or time, if you tell them that you want something easy and cheap. So, make sure you have a stylist you can trust. Make sure they have the experience and know your hair well enough to cut it where it is going to lay right, and look good, no matter what. If not it will take a lot of product and hair tools to have good hair. That is not something you want.

Your best bet for a hairstyle that is easy to do is to explain to your stylist what you need, the kind of time you have to do your hair each day, and what kind of care you can dedicate to it. For example, if you have short hair, you can do it faster, but if you do not need to wash your hair everyday, a longer cut is not going to be hard for you time wise. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to getting hair that is easy to do, so make sure you discuss it with your stylist. They are the professional, it is not your job to know the easiest cut; but you do know your lifestyle issues and personal preferences. So, explain those to your stylist and work with them to come up with the best style for your needs!

Besides getting the right stylist and the right cut, if you want to have hair that is easy to do, you have to learn your hair, and how to do it. Your hair will be really easy if you learn how it works best. For example, some people’s hair is best if they wash it everyday, other people’s hair is better off if you do not wash it often. Sometimes your hair works best if you wear it up, sometimes your hair is best if you wear it down.

Learn you hair, and find a style that works for you. Find a style that you like on you, and that does not take a lot of time. Find a style that you can dress up when you need to go out, or dress down when you are just lounging around.