Busy moms know how hard it can be to squeeze in a shower with all the many demands, activities and responsibilities we have. When it comes to hair hygiene, it’s not always top priority. Greasy hair can be a regular struggle.
Some women are blessed with hair texture that doesn’t show the greasiness as easily. They can get away with washing less often. However, most women need to wash every day or so, in order to keep their hair looking fresh and full of volume. In a perfect world, we’d have time to take care of ourselves and look our best, but we all know that’s sometimes not our reality.
So next time you find yourself stuck with greasy hair, unable to wash it right away and no time to curl or style, try one of these five handy tips. (I’ve personally tried them all, and they can be lifesavers on busy days!)
Tip #1 – Head Bands
Get your hands on some cute head bands. The kind you’d wear for a workout session, or something with sparkle and bing. Either one works, but a thicker band will hide more of your hair. You can use it alone, or if your hair is long enough, pair it with a ponytail. Find a cute idea here.
Tip #2 – Hat or Cap
Pull out your favorite hat or ball cap to hide that greasy hair. You can pull it into a ponytail first, if you’d prefer. The only caution: removing it will expose your hair, and defeat the purpose. So this option is good for shorter durations. Also, if you wear a ball cap or hat all day, your scalp may sweat and cause it to itch. And no one wants that on top of dirty hair.
Tip #3 – Bun
Twist your hair up into a bun, using a little water or hair gel to keep stray hairs from escaping. You can use elastic hair ties and clips to keep it up, or wrap it in a hair net. It’s easy to do once you get the hang of it. And most importantly, it hides that greasy hair in a stylish up-do. Find a fun option here.
Tip #4 – Braids
Have you tired braiding your hair? My mom used to do lovely French Braids in my hair, but I never quite got the hang of it. I can do a decent braid however, and with a little practice it’s easy to pull your hair into a braid (or multiple braids). For tips and instructions on DIY braids, check out this book.
Tip #5 – Dry Shampoo
When all else fails and you need a quick fix, try dry shampoo. There are some nice formulas out there that don’t leave a white residue and help your hair look full and fresh until your next wash. Some excellent choices with varying price ranges are:
Batiste Dry Shampoo (a favorite in the UK)
If you have other tips to handle greasy hair, I’d love to hear about them. You can submit your blog here.