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If you're anything like me, finding time to wash your hair can be a challenge. My hair is pretty long and thick, so the process of washing, drying and styling it takes WAY more time than I usually have. Combine that with work, school and other responsibilities, and sometimes washing my hair takes a back seat.
I was blessed with hair that doesn't get too greasy too fast, so I can go a few days between actual washes. But when I need to squeeze another day in or when I don't want to wake up an hour earlier than normal, I have some go-to options that I think you'll love.
No matter what type of hair you have, these tricks are sure to work wonders:
1. Dry shampoo
You've probably heard of dry shampoo, and you've probably even tried it before. But did you know that it's actually better to apply the dry shampoo right after you wash and dry your hair? This will help the dry shampoo absorb the oils as soon as they come, leaving your hair looking super fresh.
Another little tip: don't just spray the dry shampoo at your roots. Spray a little throughout your ends for extra volume! Also, this is my favorite dry shampoo of all time (super light and smells delightful) — and you can buy it here:
2. Half-up top knot
This hairstyle has been my best friend for a while now. It's super cute, it's easy and it covers your dirty hair super well. I tend to get horrible headaches when I wear my hair up because it's so heavy, but this option is awesome because it's only half my hair.
Braids are fabulous for dirty hair, because the grease actually helps you style and manipulate the braid to look exactly how you want it. There are so many options too! Milkmaid braids, French braids, side braids and Dutch braids are all wonderful options.
If you need a good reason to get bangs, this is it. Instead of washing your whole head of hair, just stick your bangs in the sink, then wash and dry them. It'll look like you washed all of your hair in a fraction of the time.
This may just be the greatest invention you've heard of today. This little contraption lets you secure your ends in a dry shower cap while you only wash your roots. You'll save your ends from damage, save on shampoo and save on time.
Lindsey loves traveling and shopping, and her favorite place in the whole world is Disneyland. She also loves spending time with her family and cute husband. She is studying Professional and Technical Writing and is part of the content team for FamilyShare.