By NAT HAWK
When it comes to priorities, sleep is my number one. Most mornings, I’ll happily hit the snooze button multiple times before dragging myself out of bed.
The problem with this, of course, is that I’m always running late. And when you’re running late, corners are cut. Breakfasts are skipped. Things are forgotten.
One thing I refuse to forget about? My hair. If my hair is awful, I feel awful all over. So I’ll always take a couple of minutes to make it look okay.
Here are my best tips for styling hair when you’re under pressure.
1. Embrace the wash and wear.
If your hair is relatively well behaved after a wash, do what I do and give it a quick wash while you have a shower. It’ll make you feel clean and refreshed – plus, your hair can air-dry while you’re on your way to work, so you don’t show up with dripping wet locks.
It really helps if you specifically ask your hairdresser for a wash and wear kind of style when you’re getting a cut. I have layers but not crazy ones, so they’re okay to air-dry when I’m power-walking to the bus stop.
I like using shampoo and conditioner that works to protect my hair against the damage I inevitably do to it, but I also like something that’s nice and lightweight – my hair feels disgusting when it’s heavy and weighed down by too much product and I’m sure yours does too.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Pantene Promise. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
Each morning I do a quick shampoo and condition, hop out of the shower and brush through with a Comb. After quickly blasting my roots with a hairdryer to get them started on the drying process, I’m off and ready for the rest of my day.
2. Go hard on the dry ‘poo.
You need it on those days when your hair is looking flat, lifeless and oily. Dry Shampoo, like Pantene’s Volume Booster helps your hair look cleaner and adds volume. Put in dry shampoo before you go to bed – it absorbs everything that comes from your scalp overnight, and you just have to brush it out in the morning.