Thursday, July 26, 2012

Embarrassing Beauty Disasters Solved

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The other day I tweeted about how exhausting it was to get myself and a toddler ready in the mornings. I don’t know if it’s because I wait until last minute to wake up for work  (I love and NEED my sleep) but all I know is I am sweating as soon as I walk out the door. 

I honestly feel like a crazy woman running around the house in the mornings and it’s to the point where I have to sit Soph on the sink/counter while I do my hair and make up because it’s just the two of us in the mornings and I have no one else to watch her while I get ready.  I try to give her toys or something to occupy herself but she will only sit for so long so I have to do things very fast.

{The picture above is what every morning looks like. My hair up in a bun and Soph sitting on the countertop while I attempt to get ready.}

Well, my hair is very thick, wavy and frizzy (thanks to my Dominican genes) so styling my hair is what takes forever to do and I really don’t have the time to do it the morning.  I honestly don’t even have the time to even wash it every night.  Oh, the joys of motherhood. So easy hairstyles are a MUST for me when getting ready in the mornings.

I know a lot of my readers are mommy’s like myself so I wanted to share some quick hair tips that I use for rushed mornings. 

Get Rid of Grease – ok, so I may have to do this one a lot and it’s very easy and every mom should have the ingredient needed to do this so it works perfect. Just grab some baby powder and apply it to your roots with a fluffy make up brush if you have one. The baby powder absorbs the grease and freshens your hair up. Just style it up if you need and then you’re ready to go.

Do a Messy Bun – this is one of my favorite hairstyles to do when I’m in a hurry and I’m sure everyone knows how to do it. It’s very simple and only takes two seconds. My hair is very long and can get annoying when it’s down so it’s nice to throw it up sometimes. I can also do this style when my hair is both straight and wavy.  I just gather my hair on top of my head and wrap an elastic band around a couple of times. I then shape the bun the way I want it and use bobby pins if needed. I add some cute earrings and I’m ready to go.

Wearing it All Natural – I know this may be easier for people who have wavy/curly hair like myself but I have found that using Sea Salt Spray makes my waves look like I’ve actually spent time on them. I can sleep on my hair all night and wake up in the morning and spray Sea Salt in my hair, scrunch and be satisfied enough to walk out the door. I really recommend using Sea Salt and it may even help straight hair get waves.

So these are basically the three ways I do my hair each morning and I never spend more than 5 minutes doing them. I go into work and have had compliments on my hair. If they only knew what my mornings were REALLY like and how little time I actually spent on my unwashed hair. ha.

Hope this gives some of my busy momma’s some helpful tips. If you have quick hairstyles please let me know. I’d love to add it to my busy mornings!

I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. Oh wow I'm so glad you shared this my hair gets greasy in 3 days!!! Thanks love your blog :)

  2. I have used the baby powder trick for years haha even pre baby :x