14 months into motherhood and I finally feel like I have mastered what makes the perfect hair for a day in the life of a mom. Getting ready with a toddler pulling at your leg hairs is no joke. Here are my 4 tips for cute, stylish, hassle free, and easy hair.
#1. Half Up/Half Down
If you want to keep your hair down, in cooler weather, it can work, but the last thing you want is hair falling all in your eyes every time you bend down to tie a shoe or pick up a dropped sippy cup. I suggest opting for a half up/half down look. My favorite at the moment when keeping my hair down is to pull the hair from around my eyes and the top of my head back into a small pony tail like you can see in the picture below. This give the allusion of having your hair down but the functionality to deal with your active days.
#2. Incorporate Braids
I use braids daily in my hairstyles. Whether that is a small braid into my pony tail, a french braid up into a bun, or a side fishtail. They are quick to do, keep your hair out of your face, and keep you looking like you have some idea of what put together still means! I suggest practicing with different types of braids and find 3 or 4 that you can implement quickly. I have also found that a well done braid holds up throughout the day making it easier to stay cute longer.
Tip: Try incorporating #1's half up/half down look with a small fishtail braid in the front of your hair to incorporate this first look below.
#3. Give Your Hair Some Movement
My hair is naturally very straight and limp. I was always so jealous of girls growing up that had any wave or curl to their natural hair. If I am wearing my hair down or half up I always try to give it some kind of life, however I don't have 20 minutes to spend curling it. I have a learned a few tips to make the process easier.
A. Wear your hair in a twisted bun or simple braid during the day. When you take it out of the bun in the evening (or the next day if you sleep in it), your hair will have some natural waves.
B. Use an over night curler. I have talked about my success with Savvy Curls before. I love sleeping in this curler and waking up to curls almost effortlessly. The picture below was taken after a night in a savvy curler and a full day out in the Alabama humidity, however, I love that my hair still has some texture and movement.
#4. Never Sleep in a Pony Tail
I use to do this overnight! And every morning it was like starting from scratch with my hair. I either have to wear a ponytail until my next shower (which who knew when that would be) or straighten the crease out. Plus, the tight elastic for long periods isn't good for your hair's health. Try sleeping in a twisted bun (just twist your hair up and secure loosely with an elastic or a sash), loose braid, or with your hair loose. It will make your morning hair routine much quicker and smoother.
Do you have a go-to hair style that I should try? Link it in the comments or tag me on Instagram!
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I am 25 years old with a 2 year old son and a wicked handsome husband living in Birmingham, Alabama.