Hey New Mom! Get Out the Door in a Hot Second (or, OK, 5 Minutes or Less)
Between work, keeping the house in order, and the kids' crazy schedules, there's not a whole lot of time for primping. Which is why you need these tips on how to look gorgeous in 5 minutes flat
Step 3: HairSure, a ponytail is an obvious choice, but there are other styles that take the same amount of time but look far more polished.
For long hair...
Do a quick top knot or high bun. Brush your hair (either with an actual brush or your fingers) into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Then, wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail and bobby pin into place. If your hair is thin you can try teasing your ends with a comb a bit first. This is also great for hiding greasy roots, since they'll be under your bun.
For medium-length hair...
Go for intentional beachy/bedhead texture. Just get your hair slightly damp by running your hands under the faucet and then over your hair. Then apply a small amount of texturizing cream or mousse (like Redken Touch Control 05 Volumizing Texture Whip, $28) to your hair, combing it through with your fingers. Gently tousle your hair and take one-inch sections and twist them with your finger to create curls. Let your hair air-dry. And if your hair is on the greasy side, just blast your roots with a dry shampoo.
For short hair...
We don't really need to tell you what to do with this, right? You probably asked for a short hairstyle in the first place to cut down on styling time. Just run some pomade or gel through your hair and comb into place.
Total time: 2 minutes
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