How does one create more Zen Mornings when Time is of the essence on weekdays? Let’s start off by examining a typical morning: One wakes up, he/she has their mental to – do list front of mind, they may or may not have decided to press snooze a few times all to head to the bathroom mirror only to discover they are having a BAD hair, outfit, make – up … EVERYTHING day yet low and behold they have only been up for 30 glorious minutes. I get it, you have a million things on your mental checklist; the biggest of which is heading out the door so you can get to work on-time. We have all been there, and on more occasions then I want to admit (except oops I am admitting now) I press snooze and have to rush my morning.
One trick that has SAVED me, is only washing my hair twice per week in the evenings. On the other days, I shower cap it in the mornings, (TMI, but sharing anyways, I shower most mornings as it wakes me up … I also don’t drink caffeine so ya!) My schedule is as follows:
Of course I have a few additional tips to get you through your hair week with tons of Zen (wink face).
Some of you might be curious as to why I wear my hair in a bun at night. I have realized that after a good blow dry or flat iron sesh, placing my hair in a bun overnight adds some wave and body to my hair without the extra heat. One of the biggest components of hair damage is the extra heat we add to our hair, so decreasing this dry end splitting factor is key for healthy and vibrant hair.
Additionally, if you are any type of a beauty phyine similar to me, you know the products add up. I have recently, as within the last year, become a fan of Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo ‘Original’ which is only $5.99 at Target or Ulta. A BIG thanks to my friend and prevo roommate Claire, who introduced me to this game changer. Not only does this stuff get rid of the grease but it is uber affordable. Now you can say Bye – Bye to those $26 plus bottles of dry shampoo. PS This is the BEST scent in my book!
Now that you have the schedule down, I wanted to share some of the cute shower caps I love.
Hope you enjoy my hair routine, I have to forewarn you that my hair is naturally curly and not very oily ie this might now work well for you oily haired girls out there. Feel free to try my routine, and make it your own. In the comments below, let me know what some of your favorite hair hacks are to keep things quick and simple in the morning!
See you at Sunrise,