Mom Hair

Sep 24, 2014

please excuse the lack of makeup and my split ends. all will be remedied in due time. 

This post could have also been titled "the evolution of dirty hair", but I didn't think that was very inviting. But I am a mom, and I do have hair so mom hair it is! Lately I have gotten a few questions as to "how I go so long without washing my hair", totally justified question. Chris actually asks me this all the time. He just for the life of him cannot understand why I don't wash my hair everyday. Simple answer is....I don't have that kind of time. I can maybe jump in the shower for six minutes before someone has attempted the amputation of limbs from another someone in the house. So I thought I would just lay it out for you. 

Day 1- I try to shower at night allowing my hair to air dry (no heat minimal breakage). I wake up before my children so I will just take some time to curl my hair. My favorite, and fast way of curling my hair is just some messy waves. I spray dry shampoo on my roots (I use this one) and brush throughout my hair. In my experience curls do not hold unless you dirty your hair up a bit, so spray dry shampoo or a texturizing spray in there to give it some grit. Then I use a 1" curling wand, my favorite one is this Hot Tools one. Then I take large sections and wrap them a couple times around the wand, leaving the ends out to give it that messy look. Then shake it all out, hit it with some hair spray and I'm good to go!

Day 2- Since my hair is still in relatively presentable shape I like to keep it down on day two of this hair saga. So I will either pin it to the side, or throw it in a half up half down messy bun. Throughout all of this volume is key! So pull out your teasing comb and give your hair some life. Sally's carries my favorite teaser for $2, highly recommend!

Day 3- At this point my curls have lost much of their bounce so it is time to move the hair up and out. A messy high pony is one of my go-to's. Use that teaser to pump up the hair around the crown of your head, then throw it up high and be on your way. I also spray a little more dry shampoo if I need it. 

Day 4- By day four my hair says, I can only give you so much. So top knot to the rescue!! I love a top knot on any given occasion, but especially when I am trying to make my hair last just one more day. I have no one way of doing a top knot, I just take a hair tie, gather my hair at the highest point on my head and start wrapping. Most days it takes me a couple times before it is in ballerina territory. At night I shower and usually start this song and dance all over again. 

Just to clarify, I shower everyday (well sometimes) just hair washing is not involved. There are many more hair styles that I like to sport, but these are the simple, no fuss ones that get me through a busy week with the kiddos. 

What about you? Should I be trying something else? Give me the goods ladies! or men we don't discriminate over here. 




13 comments:

  1. I've been top knotting lately. It's my go-to without feeling like a total bum.

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  2. I have only recently stopped washing the hair everyday. I find if I top knot it wet for a day by the following day I have the mermaid hair. So I wash every other. I need a padded cell or a cage for each kid for shower time. I mean really.

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  3. Oh my gosh LOL, seriously love you. This was the best hair tutorial-ish post I've read. "The evolution of dirty hair" hahahaha. I'm with you though, I go 2-3 days without washing my hair too. Dry shampoo is my best friend. Your hair looks super cute, you are rockin much cuter mom hair than me. Thanks for the ideas, I'm totally going to copy you!

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  4. Ha! I follow almost the same 4 day cycle, except I don't bother to curl my hair (or do anything to it at all) on day one, and sometimes I throw in a side braid or french braid with a headband for day 4 and stretch that topknot out to day 5. My husband can't comprehend it either...probably because I'm not a mom, I'm just lazy!

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  5. Can I just say that you have great hair?! Lately my hair has been in a ponytail, no time nor patience to do anything with it haha.

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  6. I hit publish too soon. AH! 3/5 of the week I top knot it, then the weekend it's usually down and curled. Your hair is amazing by the way.

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  7. Pushed up pony and top knot are my go to dos! Very pretty pictures Mrs. Kelsey!

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    1. I am with you, up and out of the way is best :) Thanks Erin

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  8. Buns are definitely my go-to when I'm trying to stretch the hair washing out! Your top knot is cute!

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  9. Just found your blog from the Social Media Mixer and I love it!!! Am pinning these hair styles now! I used to do my hair every single day, now it's a constant top knot and I barely have time for that as a mom, THANK YOU!!!

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    1. Yay! I am so happy you found my blog, and that you found this helpful as well :)

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  10. Rockin' that pretty hair like always girlfriend!!

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