If you’re busy, whether it’s running after your kids, working from home or both, often you don’t have time to do some of the things that are deemed necessary in life, one of those being, washing your hair. On those days, when you don’t have time to wash your hair, here are a few solutions that can help you get through those couple of days before you have time to wash, dry and style your hair. They are quick, simple and you’ll still look fabulous 🙂
When You Don’t Have Time to Wash Your Hair
If your hair is long enough, putting it in one or even two braids is a great solution! I’ve been putting in a braid while going to the gym, the beach, swimming and even for a night out, it actually looks really soft and pretty. Just pull your hair to the back or the side, braid it, tie it, maybe use a couple bobby pins if you have layered hair and you’re done. A side benefit is that when you take it out, you’ll have beautiful waves in your hair.
(If you have bangs, pair this with #4)
2. Dry Shampoo
When you don’t have time to wash your hair, try dry shampoo. You can get it at any grocery or drugstore and it’s quite inexpensive. You just follow the instructions and spray it near your roots, rub it in and you’re ready to go. If you want a more natural solution, here’s a great recipe from Wellness Mama for homemade dry shampoo.
3. Sock Bun
Another solution for when you don’t have time to wash your hair is one that I’ve used many times. It looks great and is really simple to do. You can buy a sock bun donut or you can use an old (clean) sock, scissors, a hair tie and a bobby pin. Here’s a link to some sock bun tutorials and once you get the hang of it, you’ll love how it looks. And no-one will every know you need to wash your hair!
4. Washing Your Bangs
I was a little embarrassed about sharing this at first but it has been so helpful when I’m short on time, that I decided to share. Sometimes when I don’t have time to wash ALL my hair, I pull it back and just leave out the bangs or the front portion. Then I wash and dry that part only. I will pull the rest of my hair back into a pony or braid and the front looks clean and fresh. Kind of gross but also kind of ingenious if you ask me.
5. Wear hat
And lastly, when you don’t have time to wash your hair, it is great excuse to wear all those hats and toques you buy but never end up wearing. And if you don’t own any hats, it’s the perfect time to go buy a couple to tide you over to the next time you actually have time to wash and dry your hair.
You can even use a few of these tips together, like dry shampoo and a sock bun or braid. Or a braid and a hat. Or washing your bangs and then a braid. There are really so many ways to get away with not washing your hair when you don’t have time and that’s often a reality for busy moms!
What’s your tip when you don’t have time to wash and style your hair? Would you use any of the tips above?
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How to help damaged hair
Quick at-home workouts when you don’t have time for the gym