5 Time-Saving Hair Hacks Ideal for Working Women

Make your hair glow, no matter how rushed or busy you are.
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It’s nice to think we have all the time in the world each and every morning to take it slow and pull our hair into any style we like with perfection. Yet, the reality is, it’s often a mad rush. Whether you’re getting the kids ready for school, running out the door for work, or sleeping through your alarm, mornings tend to be hectic, leaving our hair screaming for a bit of attention. Here’s a handy hint: when it comes to your hair on busy mornings, less is more. Check out these simple and easy hairstyles that you can squeeze in, no matter how rushed you are.

Overnight braid

Evenings are often very different from busy mornings. You can cuddle up on the couch, tea in hand, and watch your favorite show (and probably stay up later than you should). Make those evenings count and pop one big braid (or multiple smaller braids) into your hair for you to sleep on. Wake up in the morning, and voila! Simply unravel and go, enjoying your instantly created volume and waves ready to greet the world.

Top-down approach

When you’re short on time, you need to prioritize. Start at the top of your hair and get styling. Grab your hairdryer, smooth it out and let it fall over the rest of your hair. It will cover everything that’s going on underneath so you can rock your flawless look.

Embrace the top knot

There’s nothing better than pulling your hair into a messy knot on top and being ready for the day. If done right, the top knot is the perfect go-to hairstyle that will only take you seconds to achieve in the morning. Whether you go for the messy look or prefer something more polished for a day in the office with the sleek knot, it’s time to practice. Spend some time on your less busy mornings getting the hang of this style. Before long, it will be second nature for you.

Reach for your extensions

Hair extensions are your best friend. They instantly transform your hair, giving you the perfect length and volume to go about your day. Zala clip-in hair extensions are made from 100% Remy human hair, so all the hard work is done for you. Simply pop the clip hair extensions in, and they will seamlessly blend with your natural hair. From here, the possibilities are endless. Opt for a quick and easy low pony. Use your clip-in extensions to add volume to the loose waves from your overnight braid. There are so many simple hairstyles that are wow worthy with extensions – guaranteed to save you time in the morning and have you looking your best.

Make use of dry shampoo

Don’t have time to wash and blow-dry your hair? Dry shampoo is your answer. Spray it right on your roots and massage in to help absorb all that excess oil that’s been building up for some time. This will also add a bit of texture to your hair and leave it ready to face the day. If you want to save even more time, do this step the night before. Simply spray it in your hair before hitting the bed and brushing through for full absorption. Wake up, comb through, and you’re ready to go. So easy!

Focus on your fringe

If you’re rocking fringe, this should be the area you focus on when you’re in a rush. Your bangs need the most attention to have you looking glam. Even if you’re air-drying the rest of your hair, take the few minutes you have spare and blow-dry your fringe. As the focal point for your hair, if you get it looking sleek and smooth, it’ll get you on fire.

Keep bobby pins at the ready

Finally, as you head out the door with a cursory glance at your hair, have your bobby pins ready to go. By having them near the door, you can easily reach for them and sort out any stray hairs that have worked their way out in the hustle and bustle of getting yourself out the door in the morning. You can even keep a few bobby pins in your handbag if it’s easier to do this check-in the car on the go.

The takeaway

With these handy tips up your sleeve, you’ll be able to have your hair looking fab and fun in no time, so you can head out in the morning looking your best (even if you did sleep through your alarm).

Who wrote this?
Ana Vasilescu
Ana Vasilescu
Ana is a sociologist and feminist with a shared passion for literature, psychology, and skincare, the combo that made her determined to start Women's Concepts. With over five years of experience in dermatological research, she has now become a certified skincare consultant keen to convince others of the importance of a diligent routine. Her close relationships with dermatologists around the globe, along with years of researching, analyzing studies, and hand-testing products on a daily basis, made Ana one of the best persons you can get advice from.
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