We all have “mum hair” now and again. That clumsy up-twist that says, “you’re lucky I even showered today.” Let’s face it, it’s hard to pull off a good hair day when you have apple sauce down you
But just because you don’t have hours to spend grooming your locks doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few quick and simple ways to update your ‘do’. We’ve spoken to the hairdressers in the know and combined them with a few of our own top tips to put together your ultimate good hair day guide.
At a glance
- A good hair cut can instantly revitalise
- Invest in multitasking products - it'll save time
- A good brush will turn bedraggled hair into glossy hair, instantly
Cutting is key
Booking a sitter and going to the salon may sound like a major time (and money) suck. But consider it an investment. Bad hair days can be avoided altogether if you start with a first-rate cut, saving you precious minutes in the morning.
“If you don’t have much time, simply wash and blow dry the hair that frames the face and tie the rest at the nape of your neck,” says celebrity hairdresser, Richard Ward. “Any length hair will look revitalised with this quick trick, and best of all you will feel fresh, and more groomed too,” he says.
What mum doesn't love to get a task done in half the time? We suggest choosing fast working products that double up on results. We love Percy & Reed Lovingly Light Foaming Treatment Mask. The light foam consistency means you can use it daily like a regular conditioner, but it has the intensive conditioning abilities of a hair mask, without the 10-minute wait.
There’s not much that hair oils can’t do to make your hair look better. Leave on wet hair for 5 minutes to give it an intensive hydrating boost, apply to damp hair before blow-drying to create a sleeker effect or apply to completely dry hair to tame frizz and flyaways. Moroccanoil, is one of our favourites. You can even use it on your skin to moisturise. Told you it was clever!
Chop it all off!
“Who said a crop can’t be girlie?” says stylist Zoe Langton from Keith Hall. “The key is to keep the top a bit longer to give the hair some weight.” High maintenance it certainly is not.
A good brush will turn bedraggled hair into glossy hair, instantly. Look for a brush with a combination of plastic and bristle prongs like the Kent Natural Shine Large Bristle Brush. They will prevent static as well ridding any knots. An absolute family must-have is the Tangle Teezer. This hand-held brush makes smoothing out even the toughest knots an absolute breeze and it’s so soft on the hair, your kids won’t mind having their hair brushed, which makes a change.
It doesn’t matter how greasy, dry or ratty your hair looks a bit of volume hides a multitude of sins! Now you can get volume in an instant with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Refresher Spray. Simply spray into the hair and watch it soak up grease and boost the roots.