Hair

5 great ideas for doing your hair in a hurry.

Here are some quick and practical ways to banish bad hair days for good. It doesn’t matter if your hair is long and curly, short and straight or falls somewhere in between. It is important to have some simple and easy strategies for doing your hair in a hurry.

Fine hair

Top tips for caring for it

  • Make sure to use shampoo that is specifically designed for fine hair
  • Only use the conditioner sparingly on it and don’t apply it to the roots. This will help prevent excess oil build up.
  • Be generous with using root lift products during styling time

Styling guide

  • For fab fine hair when you’re in a hurry, wash as per usual.
  • Apply root lift to the scalp and then tie it up in a bun.
  • Get yourself ready and do other tasks that need doing.
  • Just before leaving the house spend a few minutes blow-drying the bun itself with a hair dryer.
  • Release the bun and bend your head forward and blow-dry your roots for a couple more minutes.
  • Gently finger comb through your hair for a soft tousled look.

Curly hair

Top tips for caring for it

  • Use a styling cream on wet hair at the roots and comb through. This will add some much needed weight to the roots and give your curls a stronger base.
  • Pop on a leave in conditioner as it will help your curls retain their wave and the moisture will stop them from getting too frizzy.
  • A thermal protectant spray will help with curl control as well. You can use it even if you aren’t using thermal tongs or a hairdryer.

Styling guide

  • To retain your curls in the morning pop on some misting product first thing. The curls will absorb the moisture and retain their shape.
  • If you have a bad case of bed head in the mornings then try braiding it the night before. You can then simply undo the braid in the morning and embrace your natural curl again.

Styling your fringe

Top tips for caring for it

  • Depending on your hair type you may need product to help maintain your fringe properly such as a frizz tamer.
  • If you have a fringe its vital that you style it properly. Even if you simply don’t have time to do the rest of your hair and you slick that back in a sleek ponytail you will need to spend a couple of minutes styling your fringe properly.

Styling guide

  • Wash hair as usual.
  • Blow-dry your fringe with the nozzle facing downward.
  • Style using flat irons to get rid of any kinks and to shape it properly.
  • Apply a gentle spritz of hairspray to help hold its shape.

Perfect ponytail

Top tips for caring for it

  • This is the fall-back style for many busy women but with a bit of extra attention it can be sleek and chic.

Styling guide

  • Using the end of a fine point comb create a sharp side parting on your head.
  • Apply some mousse to the outer part of your scalp and then comb through your hair until it is completely flat and sleek and the parting is straight and clear.
  • Tie back the hair into a ponytail.
  • Apply hairspray to the ponytail itself and comb through so it’s straight.

No time to wash and dry

Top tips for caring for it

  • Sometimes you simply won’t have had the time to wash and dry your hair properly for a few days. This is where dry shampoo can come to your style rescue.

Styling guide

  • Apply dry shampoo to your scalp, not only at the top, flip your head forward and make sure to use it at the base as well.
  • The dry shampoo will soak up grease or sweat and help clean up the roots so they look shiny again.
  • Dry shampoo is the perfect pick me up after a gym or training workout and is perfect for helping to style your hair in a hurry.