It can be kinda hard getting out the door in the morning as a woman, what with the skincare, the outfit selection, the makeup, the perfume.... And then there’s the hair. To help you get to work sometime before midday, here are 7 lazy girl hacks to help kick bad hair days to the curb. Or at least make them a little less obvious.
#1 – Go the high pony
Ponytails are THE hairstyle of 2016 and are pretty much impossible to mess up. Make like Kenny with a sassy, high version, and you’ll be good to go in under a minute.
#2 – Spritz with dry shampoo
Get an extra day out of less-than-clean locks with a trusty can of dry shampoo, like Batiste. It’s also a life saver post-workout, and great for adding volume and texture to fine, freshly washed hair.
A bandana headband is perfect for hiding greasy roots, and it’s also a super cute look to rock on the weekend. If you have a little more time up your sleeve, here’s a tutorial of some different ways to style your bandana.
Prep your hair for next-day success by sleeping in braids. Braid hair when slightly damp, making sure to use snag-free ties like Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics, then sleep with your braids in. When you undo in the morning, you’ll have gorgeous, beachy waves and volume. Play with different braid widths until you find your perfect wave.
The lazy girl’s go to of the messy top knot has been given a fresh twist, with everyone from Whitney to Sienna and Ariana stepping out with the new half-up top knot. The best part? It works on all hair lengths, and it’s the perfect solution for weirdly kinked, misbehaving strands. Here’s how to ace the style.
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Channel those foxy, undone French babes and let your hair air dry when you can. It’s also a good idea to give your frazzled strands a break from the heat styling now and then.
For the ultimate sexy, cool girl style, learn to master the super-easy side-flip. Not only will it last all day long, it works a treat on slightly dirty hair. It’ll also look good the next day. And the day after that.