Alright so we tackled time saving makeup tips to help speed up our daily beauty routines, now we’re continuing onto the hair portion of our Deep Beauty series. This time we’re talking tips on how to cut the time it takes to style your hair, plus extending the life of your hairstyle and finally quick and easy hair styling ideas.
The main thing you want to remember is to think of your hair as a work in progress throughout a week. Yes I said it, one entire week. As in you’re only washing your hair once. In the entire week. No I’m not insane. Yes most weeks I only wash my hair once. And no I don’t walk around with a greasy mop on top of my head. Ok, now that we’ve got that aside, let’s move onto the tips!
Plan your hair washing day.
Ok so I will usually wash my hair on say a Thursday, sometimes Wednesday, depending on what I’m filming/shooting etc that week. I like to wash my hair during the second half of the week cause it’s nice and fresh looking for the weekend.
Start with a good blow dry.
So with the fact that we’re only washing our hair 1/week, we can afford to spend a few extra minutes to make sure our blowout is on point. I like to flip my head over and get into the roots to give it volume from the get go. Get yourself a good quality boar bristle round brush and sandwich your hair inbetween the brush and the blowdryer to get the smoothest finish. Finish your blowdry with a quick cold blast from the hair dryer to seal in shine.
Meet your new best friend, Dry Shampoo.
Dry Shampoo is a product that you use to soak up excess oil from your scalp between blow drys. Most people will wait until their hair is all greasy before they use it. I’m gonna fill you in on a major tip. Start using it from Day 1. I know some of you might think it’s a waste of product, but honestly it’s not. If you use it from the first day you are delaying the rate at which your hair gets greasy. Who doesn’t like that? I mean. Want the best results? Use the Batiste Dry shampoo. Hands down the BEST one out there.
Curl your hair on Day 3/4.
Ok so now this is how you get your hair to stay looking fresh over the week. You’ve had straight hair for the first couple of days, now it’s time to change up your style by adding in some waves. I like to use a 1″ waving wand. Start the curl below your ear length and leave an inch of hair out at the ends to get a sexy, effortless chic look.
Use a hair primer.
I know you guys know all about face primers, you’ve heard me mention them enough, but alot of you probably don’t know about hair primers. Hair primers is applied after washing and while the hair is still damp and guess what it does? Extends the life of your hairstyle. Bonus points to whoever got that one right! There are some really great ones out right now like the Living proof Prime Style extender. Now for the last tip..
Play with your hair!
Don’t be afraid to switch it up and try out new styles. Braids have never been bigger than they are right now, you can try the classic Lauren Conrad bangs braid, a half up french braid or even full on dutch braids. Just get in there and start playing. The more comfortable you get with it, the quicker you’ll be able to do your hair because you’ll have this arsenal of go to styles that you won’t have to think about at 7 in the morning and because you practiced, it’ll take you no time at all.
Do you have any tips you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments 🙂
Indian Makeup Artist says
okay so you are telling us to wash our hair only once in a week but it will look dirty and it will leak smell from the hair , how to get rid of this problem ??
Deepa Berar says
Lol I hear ya, it could seem like it would be dirty & smelly, but that’s where dry shampoo comes in! Trust me, it’ll be your best friend. Obviously if your hair gets super greasy you might want to wash it 2x a week, this is just a general guideline, but I haven’t had a problem just washing it once a week 🙂