For many women their hair is one of their most precious physical assets so keeping their tresses looking gorgeous is a top priority. However, sometimes this desire takes a toll on our time and prevents us from accomplishing all the things we want to accomplish in a certain time interval. While giving up on our hair styling routine is certainly not a good answer, learning to optimize our habits to be able to get the same results faster is a more desirable alternative. While every woman tends to have a custom ritual when it comes to hair styling there are always a set of tips that can apply to almost any routine. Check out the following tips for making your styling routine more efficient:
Condition your hair overnight. Overnight hair treatments can leave your tresses more prepared for the styling session and can also improve your results dramatically. Applying a deep conditioner evenly through the hair just before you go to bed and rinsing it off in the morning ensures that your tresses are ready to undergo the styling changes in a superior manner. When it comes to blow drying the are also a few things to speed up the process.
Focusing on the parts that are the most visible is one way of making sure that you speed up the process. Focus your efforts mostly on the front layers and the back of the hair without focusing so much on the underneath layers. If this idea doesn’t seem plausible to you you can still speed up the blow drying process by focusing on larger strands of hair at once.
Larger sections might be harder to dry than smaller ones but when you try to maximize your results this technique tends to work better. Using heat retaining brushes can speed up the process even more.
Think about the hair styling from a different perspective. At times, almost every woman is guilty of overindulging when it comes to hair products. However using too many hair products is not only making your beauty care routine more expensive but it can also weigh down the hair by the necessary buildup these products cause not to mention increasing the possibility of ruining you hairstyle.
Try choosing hair styling products that serve multiple purposes to get similar results with a single application. Alternatively you can also try to use the products you already have differently to get the same results. For example you can eliminate the need for anti frizz cream by mixing a little bit of mousse with conditioner and applying it to the hair to be able to control your natural curly tresses better.
Trying to add a little bit of shine to your tresses while in a hurry?Be smart about it. Again, one of the quickest ways to create shine is to focus only on the ares where the most attention is directed, the front layers. Opting for a messy bun is a good solution when you are on the run but you can also make it look more sophisticated if you focus on adding a little shine to the front layers. Before plugging in the flat iron take a few seconds to rub a little olive oil on the plates of the hot iron and then quickly run it on your strands. Because of the raised temperature the hair strands won’t look greasy but a subtle shine will be noticeable.
It goes without saying that choosing quick hairstyles is the ultimate time saving trick as it allows you to get out of the house faster. High ponytails, French twists, braids, loose bun hairstyles and messy updos as well as well as loose wavy hairstyles are extremely easy to create, being very feminine and modern at the same time. Even using different hair accessories can help when you are in a hurry but still want to have a different looking hairstyles without additional effort.
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