Want to know my secret to getting out the door fast with hair so good people will ask: “where did you have it done?”
As a hair blogger, you’d think I spend a lot of time on my hair.
Here’s what my normal morning looks like:
Hit snooze on my alarm…
Hit snooze on my alarm…
Hit snooze on my alarm for a third time.
Husband elbows me in the back and tells me to turn my alarm off completely.
I totally oversleep and still find it hard to get out of bed. Plus I’d rather spend 5 more minutes there than on my hair.
With only a few minutes to get ready, there’s no time to wash my hair or even attempt any complicated heat styling.
After many mornings like this of practice, I’ve got fast hairstyles down to a fine art.
I’m going to let you in on my best hair hacks and tips. There’s a new hairstyle video tutorial for you below too.
When I need to get out the door fast, here’s exactly what I do:
I reach for some of my tried and tested favourite Schwarzkopf hair products and attempt a style I’ve done before.
So that’s tip number 1:
If you’re reading this and you have five minutes to get out the door, try a style you’re familiar with.
However, if you’ve only hit snooze twice, maybe you can give this one a try (my step-by-step tutorial is below).
You might want to practise this once or twice first, then it will easily join your everyday fast hair-drobe.
If you’ve ever tried a popular Pinterest hairstyle and failed, I might know why.
It’s probably because the stylists already have perfectly prepped hair to start with.
I’ve done it myself.
Often when I create my hairstyle tutorials for you, I blow dry my hair and curl it so that it looks good before I begin and the finished style looks perfect.
That braid only took 3 mins, but I may have spent about 137 minutes getting ready first.
I don’t mean to mislead you, it’s just…
…those hairstyles always get more likes on Instagram.
But let’s be real:
When I’m not in front of the camera, my hair is far from perfect.
So to show you exactly what it could look like in your hair, I’m starting with this hair:
This is my real hair.
It’s my three-day-old curly hair that’s been slept in and is an absolute mess.
It’s frizzy. It’s also a bit knotty.
I hope this gives you the courage to try my tutorial knowing that your hair can’t look much worse than this.
My first trick is to deal with the frizz, and product is key.
I reach for my favourite Schwarzkopf BB cream.
I love oils and serums to tame fuzzy flyaways, but the frizz that I’ve got in my hair at the moment is because my hair is dry.
This BB cream is water-based and it helps hydrate my hair and control the frizz.
If you’ve just got some light flyaways, an oil or serum will work really well. If you’re trying to tame some really tangled hair, the BB cream is perfect. The Extra Care Leave In Treatment is also excellent to treat and tame.
For good measure, I am also going to use my Schwarzkopf Extra Care Fibre Therapy leave-in treatment spray.
I am pretty much obsessed with this product, and use it on dry and wet hair all the time.
And don’t worry if you’ve got fine hair.
This doesn’t leave any build up or feel greasy on your hair.
On normal hair, it’s enough to treat your dry ends. But for me, I need the BB cream as well.
Once I’ve started to tame what’s there and have twisted a few curls into place at the front, it’s time to style.
If you’re better organised than me and are trying this style in clean hair, I have an alternative product tip.
Instead of taming your hair, you want to prep it to hold an updo. Clean hair has a reputation for making braids fall out quickly.
You can still use the Fibre Therapy spray (did I mention I’m obsessed with it?), but then use the Schwarzkopf Extra Care Body & Texture Styling Foundation.
If your hair always falls out of updos and refuses to stay in place, you need this product.
It adds grip and texture to your hair.
Best of all, it’s not stiff and can be brushed out and restyled again.
You can also reach for the Volume Powder that I use later on the braid. It will pep up any flat roots and give your hair incredible texture.
I could just go for a regular bun, but I’m going to add in a braid detail.
The beauty of this is that the detail of the braid will take the focus away from the rest of my frizz.
The extra detail also softens the bun style, which often can look a little harsh or plain on its own.
Once your hair is prepped and under control, you can start styling.
Now, depending on how long and thick your hair is, there are a few ways to do this bun:
If you have layers:
Now you’ve got Pinterest-worthy hair in under five minutes.
Add a bright lipstick and no one will know that you slept through your alarm!
I hope you like this quick hairstyle tutorial. I can’t believe I showed you my really really messy hair, but I wanted to show how it can be easily transformed with a couple of great products and a simple style.
You can shop my favourite Schwarzkopf products at Priceline and I’d love to see this hairstyle in your hair.