Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. You’re usually the one that is handling all the work around the house, all of the emotional labor as well as taking care of your own life. This will rarely leave you any time for yourself and any kind of self-care. You’re probably picking up every time-saving hack and tip for makeup, cleaning, organization and, of course, hair. A bad hair day can make you feel like everything is a bit worse than it is, just like having your hair perfectly put together will make you feel like you can take over the world. So, here are some tips to help you out:
Keep your hair on your head
As you age, you might start to see that your hair is thinning and falling out a little bit. Some hair loss is normal, and hair can get thinner with age, but there are many more important factors that are probably at play. There isn’t much you can do about genetics, but you can do things to lower your stress levels, which are a big source of hair loss. In spite of popular opinion, your diet isn’t a major factor in hair loss, however, it can affect the quality of your hair. Illness, medication and malnourishment all have big impacts, but if you are experiencing any of these, your hair has a good chance of coming back once you take care of the issues causing it. Thinned out hair might leave you with no volume and you’ll be pressed to find good hairstyles, so making sure you minimize hair loss is your best bet for naturally beautiful hair.
Have go-to hairstyles
You don’t want to be a plain Jane who wears her hair in the same exact way every day of the year. But experimenting with something new and playing with your hair is something that takes time. The time that you most likely don’t have if you’re a busy mom. So, on a free weekend, grab an hour or so and practice some quick and easy hairstyles. Find the ones you like and master them until you’re happy with the way they look when done fast. Next, make sure you have all the tools you need to make them readily available in your bathroom and you are ready to look good and be out of the house any day with a completely different updo.
The easiest way to make sure your hair looks good is to add volume by adding extensions. There are several ways you can do this, and while clip-in extensions might sound most convenient, you’ll actually do better if you get some high quality Russian hair weaves that can be added to your hair by your hair stylist and you can forget you even have them in. Having good volume means not only that your hairstyles will look better, but that even when you wear your hair down, it will still look full and bouncy.
Invest in hair care
You know how it goes: you have to invest either time or money into care if you want your hair to be at its best. And if you’re a busy mom, this probably needs putting in some cash into good products. Think about it: you put this on your head several times per week – or maybe even every day – so you really want to make sure it’s not doing anything to damage your hair and that it’s actually helping it regenerate. Every head of hair is different, so you can ask your hairdresser to recommend products that will suit well your hair and make your life easier. To save time, it can be leave-in products. If you’re dying your hair, using color-preserving products will delay the time between two coloring appointments, helping you save some money.
Look out for changes
Changes in your hair can happen for numerous reasons. If you notice that your hair feels dry and dead, think about any recent changes in products, surroundings and even in your emotional health. Seasons definitely affect your hair, like the cold air of winter or the intense sun of summer. You might have to tweak and adapt your hair routine to keep up with the weather, and thinking ahead will save you valuable time. If you use protective products during summer, you won’t have to go to your hairdresser to take the yellow color out of your hair.
Make sure that everything you’re doing for your hair doesn’t feel like a chore, but rather a pampering session where you’re doing something for yourself that you truly enjoy. Life can get busy and hectic, but if you preserve these small moments for yourself, then you’ll feel like you are holding the reins and you can face the challenges of the day – without your hair getting in your face.