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Monday, 14 April 2014

morning hair hacks




I am not a morning person. Getting up out of my cocoon and getting ready is among my least favourite things to do in life. I often find it difficult to get everything I need to get done before I leave the house. Hair is the one think I tend to cut down on in the morning. Makeup is something I can’t skimp on, but washing my hair in a morning rush - NO THANKS. Here are a few of my morning hair cheats.

Dry Spell

If you haven’t used a dry shampoo then you haven’t lived. It’s a must have for any beauty junkies hair routine and I can’t sing it’s praises enough. If you wake up without time to wash your hair then spray this into the roots and shake out. Batiste is my go-to dry shampoo. Cheap and cheerful and is just as good as it’s more expensive alternatives. I like to cheat in this step too and use a dry shampoo hairspray hybrid to give volume and texture. My pick would be the Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Casual Rough Texturiser, it gives a effortless dishevelled matte finish with a bit of a volume boost. It’s also cheaper than my HG hair product Oribe Dry Texturising Spray.

Sleep On it

Occasionally I like to over curl my hair before I go to bed and leave it to drop overnight for a looser undone feel. Ideal as I tend prefer second day curls as they always have that no fuss - effortless look about them. Try taking smaller sections than you would normally, keeping in mind that over night they are going to drop significantly while you’re sleeping on them. My favourite curling tong at the moment is the Babyliss Pro Curling Wand. It’s a conical barrel which works wonders to give a dreamy undone tousled look.

Fail Safe Styles

I think we all have our signature hairstyles, Mine is just the messy bob. Nut sometimes these signature looks take a little longer creating than we’d like. But keeping a few extra preplanned hairstyles in your styling arsenal will cut down morning hair routine time significantly! A bun is my go-to morning hair option when Im out of time and my hair needs to look like I’ve done something to it. Other quick morning hairstyles could be Milkmaid braids, a fishtail plaid or even a slick ponytail. Practice a few times and get it down to a quick two minute routine.

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35 comments

  1. I am always having a mare with my hair in the morning because I spend too much time on make up ahha, I rely on second day curls a lot!

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  2. I wish I could curl my hair the night before and it would stay curly my hair just won't have it

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  3. Some great tips!! But If I don't have time to do my hair in the morning I always just put it up in a bun because else wise it looks like something died on my head. Sometimes its faster for me to just wash my hair than to brush it out dry, and try to smooth out its frizziness which sucks.

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  4. I have to wash my hair everyday - really bad I know, but I just can't stand dry shampoo. I hate it when my hair feels even a little greasy so I have to set my alarm for a stupid time in the morning and wash, dry and style it. It's the one thing I wish I could just let go!

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  5. Thank you for the tips! I usually sleep with braids. It kills the volume but keep the hair smooth and shiny. I will definitely try your tips out!

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  6. Lol I haven't used a dry shampoo yet! I have to try this :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  7. You're so right, dry shampoo is a girl's best friend!! I also like curling my hair the night before, with braids or twisted buns, looks so nice the next day :) Thanks for the post! xx

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  8. Totally love this, my hair is forever up but I do like to have it curled or waved but first thing of a morning if you're in a rush-never going to happen! I like to do it the night before as you mentioned and then it looks a little more natural. Plus dry shampoo is a winner.

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  9. I've just done a post on the babyliss wand - it's my go to guy!! Saves so much time compared with other tongs - take a look here x

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  10. I have very curly hair and I have to wash it every morning in order for it to look kind of ok. Such a pain..

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  11. Great ideas, I have the same issue with getting ready in the morning.

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  13. Useful Post! In the morning I have the same Problem and the one thing I neglect is my hair. Maybe I should use your idea and do some curls before going to bed! Xx

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  14. I have the same curling wand but havenever thought of doing slept-on curls! I might have to try and see how it turns out. I've really got into milkmaid braids too now :)

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  15. I am not a morning person either so great tips!
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  16. i don't even know what i used to do with my life before i had dry shampoo! and i definitely have a handful of hair styles/routines that i stick to when i'm low on time. my favourite when my hair is greasy is to throw it up in a bun and then wrap a headscarf all around my head and tie it in a bow at the front. i actually get a lot of compliments on and it and i end up telling people it's just because i haven't had time to wash my hair!

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  17. I'm exactly the same in the mornings, hair is always the thing I skimp out on, definitely need my makeup on. I always like to add a big of volume using Batistes dry shampoo, but specifically the one that adds volume. Can't think of the name off hand, but I'm sure you know the one I mean. It's amazing.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love the tip about curling the night before, I'll have to try it. Would you put hairspray in them to stop them dropping completely?
    Megan x MeganRoisinn

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  19. I don't know why, but I might be the only that doesn't really like dry shampoo. I like to wash my hair at night and that way I notice that it stays clean for a good three days although I like to wash my hair every other day, just because I hate when the scent from the shampoo disappears and your hair just smells like hair lool

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  20. I would just throw my hair up in a bun and straighten my fringe.

    RIKKI POYNTER
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  21. Great tips

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  22. Great tips! I like the look of second day curls as well. :)

    -Darcy

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  23. I tend to do the night before trick, for both straight and curled hair.. cause I'm not a huge fan of polka straight hair. These are all great tips though! I don't know where I'd be without dry shampoo!
    x

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  24. i do like to sleep with twisted buns to get curls, sometimes they look so much better than ones I do with my wand ! and i hate hair washing in the morning too, takes too long to dry and doesn't look how i want
    Lauren x
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  25. I'm awful at doing my hair in the mornings, I usually just chuck it up in a bun! But I'm gonna try the over curling thing!

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  26. love!!!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  28. Dry shampoo has saved my life S O O O many times!

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    Alyssa

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  29. I also love the messy look of next day, slept in curls. with a bit of dry shampoo. If I NEED to wash my hair and just want a quick product to give me that slept in look with no fuss Bumble and Bumblr Brilliantine is my go-to!

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  30. Great tips, I'm so not a morning person at all I'd prefer extra time in bed I sometimes envy guys they can just wake up and it's sorted lol. Maybe I should go bald, I am going to try the curling the night before though :) x

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