5 Ways to Simplify Your Hair Routine!
You're busy. We know the feeling! School's back in session, work is amping up, summer relaxation vibes are slipping away. Our to-do lists just keep getting longer and longer. Most of the time how we are doing our hair is the LAST thing on our mind. But we've got a few quick ideas to keep your hair looking great even when there is just no time to fuss with it!
1. DRY SHAMPOO!!!!
This is a no-brainer. Everyone talks about it, everyone uses it. It's really just a perfect product. If these are two words you've never heard together and this is completely new concept to you---here's a quick rundown. Dry shampoo is a product (usually a spray, powder, or paste) that you apply to the scalp and roots of the hair. It absorbs oil and gives the roots of the hair texture and "oomph" to liven up flat or lifeless hair. It can also be sparsely applied to the rest of the body of the hair to provide texture and volume! Here at the Social Club, we live and die by the R + Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo Spray and the R + Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste (both of which we have here in the salon if you want to buy some!). Both of these products really help us create our signature laid-back, "woke up like this" hair vibe! It's just minimal effort with a great product for a huge hair payoff!
Here is a quick video on how to use the BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste !
And, also, another quick vid on the basics of the DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo Spray !
2. SWITCH UP THAT PART with a SIDE FLIP
It's so easy to move into auto-pilot---brushing that hair out and parting it in the same place every time or letting it fall in its natural part. BUT one of the easiest ways to switch up your look and look like you spent a little more time on your hair is just trying a new part! We're partial to a sexy, deep, side part, also known as the side flip! It just adds a little jazz to your normal every day down 'do.
Just saturate the roots of your hair with salt spray (we've got the amazing R + Co Rockaway Salt Spray on hand here in the salon) and blowdry the roots while pulling up, up, and away from your head. Back comb the front part of your hair in one inch sections and spray a little hairspray or dry shampoo on the base of each section. Flip your hair over to one side, smooth out the top a little, muss it up a bit, and finish with a light hairspray if you like! You'll have some seriously cool hair in 5 minutes. AND since we all like a little demonstration, here's a short little video showing you the way.
3. STYLE WHILE YOU SLEEP with twists and braids
You can actually say "woke up like this" and not be made a liar with this next tip. Many of us like to shower at night instead of the morning, but sleeping on wet hair can make for some crazy hair problem solving come waking time. The first key is doing a really good towel dry. Make sure you get as much moisture out of your hair as possible (without twisting and pulling though, please! This stresses and breaks your hair!) by patting, massaging, and squeezing hair in your towel. Run a wide tooth comb through to de-tangle and apply some lightweight styling cream to the towel dried hair (the R + Co High Dive Moisture Shine Cream is great for this, and we've got that here in the salon too).
Honestly, you can sleep with the hair down just after these few little steps and it'll probably look great in the morning after a little head flip and tussle at the roots BUT we'll take you one step further. You can either put the hair up into two twisted top knots or leave it down in 2-6 very loose braids while you sleep. Go for scrunchies to secure the hair so there won't be creases in the hair when it dries. In the morning, take the hair down, flip your head over and tussle it at the roots and you're good to go with some killer loose waves!
4. TOPSY TAILS!!!
Maybe this is a personal preference, but I LOVE TOPSY TAILS! I did when I was in 4th grade and I still do. And it's the perfect hairstyle to make you feel a little special without spending hardly any extra time. And don't worry, you don't need the weird plastic hoop stick tool from the 90's to do this either. Once you know the basic move of the topsy tail you can do so much with it--wear it in a low ponytail, 2 low pigtails, a higher ponytail, upside down....the sky's the limit. So here is a page showing you how to do the topsy tail move:
Once you've got that flip n' twist down, you can try out lots of different styles, or just go for that classic, low ponytail. We love it all! Make sure to mess it up and rough it up a bit though when you're done to keep it from looking too schoolgirl-ish.
5. PICK A SIGNATURE HAIR ACCESSORY
Break up your routine with a new routine! Sounds nuts-o right? Well, it has been said that people who wear the same thing everyday are more productive, SO let's think about that in terms of hair too! Our hair isn't the same every day-- some days it's dry, some days it's oily, some days it's frizzy, other days it's flat. We're going to want to style our hair differently depending on how it's behaving BUT, after you've put down the brush or the blow-dryer, pick up that signature hair accessory that makes you---YOU! It could be a clip, some colored bobby pins, a bandana, a scarf, a comb....but find something you really like that can go with many different things. Soon, it'll be a fashion statement that people recognize as being YOUR THING! Fun right?
We hope all this inspires you to live out your cool girl and cool woman hair dreams! You can always come into the salon at THE SOCIAL CLUB for product recommendations and any questions you have! And we can give you that cut and color that is going to work best for your lifestyle from day to day. We're located at 209 East Main Street in Downtown Norman, Oklahoma if you forgot or are new to us. Can't wait to see and hear from you!