Being a mom of multiples is the best job in the world! But its a hard one! Keeping up with your little munchkins is first on the list on things to do, so usually taking care of yourself gets pushed to last. When you get ready to go out, your hair rarely gets done. Usually it goes up into a scrunchie and you don’t give it another thought until you pass a mirror and freeze, realizing that disheveled woman staring at you, is actually YOU. You wish you had more time to yourself, but let’s face it, until your kids go off to school, you’re stuck with having your “me” time when they’re in bed. So I’ve come up with five quick and easy fixes to keeping yourself looking great while chasing after your kids
1. Always Use A Good Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner can be pretty pricey and not everyone wants to shell out fifteen bucks a bottle. Especially a mommy on a budget! So here are my two favorite (and very affordable) brands: Treseme and Garnier Fructis. Most shampoos sold in drugstores are unhealthy for your hair because if you look under what’s in the shampoo formula they use alcohol which dries out your hair and causes more split ends. Treseme and Garnier Fructis both are alcohol free, are sold in pretty much every drugstore and both run about $3 a bottle, maybe a little less if you use coupons from your paper.
2. Take The Time To Blow Dry Your Hair
Blow drying your hair makes a huge difference and can help you get the look you’re going for. If you love volume then work some mousse through your hair (and roots!) and blow dry with your head flipped upside down until completely dry.
For straight hair use a straightening serum and blow dry with your head upright, brushing your hair down as you dry it, also until it’s completely dry.
3. Pamper Yourself With Some Products!
There are products for any and every look! Straightening serums give you shine and manageability. Mousse give you volume and helps hold curls in place by scrunching it in. Hairspray (my favorite) can freeze any look! And a wax or gel can give you an edgy feel and you can push your hair into any position for an all day hold.
Go to your local beauty store and ask for help. The employees are extremely helpful and can help you find what you need to achieve the look you want!
4. Take The Time To Get Your Hair Trimmed!
Going to the salon to get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks is a good thing, even if you’re growing out your hair. Your dead ends are truly dead, they aren’t coming back no matter what you do. Not trimming your hair when you have dead ends is bad because dead ends work their way up your hair shaft, slowly killing the healthy hair. So say you grow your hair out and don’t trim it, by not cutting off the dead ends for all those months, there’s not just one inch of dead ends, there’s 3! So make sure you take the time to get your fabulous self cleaned up.
5. Using A Deep Conditioner
Using a deep conditioner is GOOD for your hair. It helps prevent dead ends, and gives your hair a breath of fresh air. You may say, “I don’t use conditioner, I have greasy hair as it is.” If that’s the case, you may either not be using the right shampoo and conditioner, or you may not be shampooing your hair the right way. Most people don’t know there is a wrong way to shampoo your hair!
When you shampoo your hair, put the shampoo at the roots and scrub your scalp, don’t put actual shampoo onto the ends or your hair, just work the lather through it. Then when you put conditioner in, only put that on the ends of your hair. Conditioner on your scalp tends to make your hair look greasy faster, and shampoo on your ends tends to dry your hair out faster. Using a deep conditioner every couple of weeks is really good for your hair. Simply put it on the ends of your hair and relax for 5-10 minutes before washing it out. If you’re in the shower while you’re waiting to wash it out you can shave (yes shave!) Plus there are so many different deep conditioners out there, you can find one with a scent you like and within your price range.
So, don’t forget ladies, taking time for yourself is a GOOD thing. All the tips I’ve given you are very simple, very affordable and everyone can do them.
Thank you Katrina Ciesinski, Professional Stylist and Twin Mom for these great tips!!!!