Let’s dive into my best tips for a quick and easy morning hair routine. I know the mornings can be chaotic and rushed, and the last thing you want to worry about is your hair. However, having a daily hair routine can save you time and make you feel more confident and prepared for your day.
Watch my short video below or continue reading.
Why is it important to have a morning hair habit?
I want you to compare how you feel on the mornings that you take the time, and you style your hair, and you put on your makeup vs. the day that you just threw your hair up in the same messy bun like the one you slept in. Feel the difference?
When I style my hair, I feel more confident, beautiful, and like I can take on the world. Ok, well, at least kickass for my day. It’s the same feeling you get every time you walk out of the salon.
I hear from clients all of the time that they need plans when they leave the salon. Why is that? They feel amazing, gorgeous, and confident. Don’t save those feelings just for the salon day. You can feel like this every day.
I know that when I style my hair, I’m for sure going to get dressed and put on a little makeup. I am then ready for whatever my day throws at me. Also, it makes you feel more accomplished. Kinda like how making your bed does. You are already taking on the day.
I loved this example I read from the Huff Post, “Our looks matter and hair matter a lot in our general sense of attractiveness. With so many unknowns surrounding us in today’s complicated world, it is nice to know that a good hair day is a simple yet deeply “rooted’ solution to our desire to look and feel good at any age.”
Now your morning hair routine does not need to be time consuming or complicated. I will dive deeper into that below.
Tips for how to get into a daily hair routine
Creating a new hair routine is like any other routine; it takes time. Most new habits take 21 days to become part of the norm. Give yourself grace if you miss a day.
Make styling your hair a priority!
If you want to have all of the good feelings I described above, like feeling put together and beautiful and confident, you need to make this a priority in your morning. All new habits take making a conscious decision to add them to your day.
Set your alarm 10 mins earlier the night before.
DO NOT wake up earlier and then hop on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Those won’t give you the warm fuzzy feelings your hair will.
Make the decision every night to style your hair the next morning.
Compliment yourself each time after you style. (this may sound silly, but you will feel beautiful, and you need to tell yourself that.)
Plan your hairstyle ahead of time
We make over 35,000 conscious decisions a day. It’s no wonder we get so exhausted and don’t want to make anymore. Don’t let your hairstyle get you overwhelmed, either.
When you plan what you’re going to wear the next day, plan how you want to style your hair. Then you don’t feel indecisive at the moment. I like to suggest that my clients make a hair library. This can be a YouTube playlist, a Pinterest board, or even a Trello Board. Add your favorite hairstyles to it.
You can plan this couple of ways.
1. Plan your outfit and hairstyle the night before. Lay your outfit out and have your library ready to go on your phone or tablet.
2. Plan your week on Sunday. You can make your outfit and hairstyle planned on Sunday.
What I do is know that I wash my hair on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. So the first day, I will wear it down. On the second or third day, I will wear a braid or a cute upstyle.
Another great idea is washing your hair the night before, and then you only have to style it in the morning and save time. I also suggest laying out the tools you are going to use and any hair accessories on the bathroom countertop the night before as well.
Practice makes perfect!
When you are trying a new style, don’t expect it to be perfect the first time. The more you practice, the better you will get.
I like to practice on my daughter’s hair. Or if you don’t have time to try out a new style in the morning, try it at night or on the weekends.
I suggest having 1-3 styles that you feel really confident doing. Then start adding a new one here or there. Don’t forget you can change up some of your common styles by adding clips, scarves, scrunchies, barrettes, or headbands. My Favs Here
Also, to note, sometimes when you “mess” up the style you were trying, something better can turn out. Don’t be afraid to try something new and have fun with it.
God gave you hair to play with! Have fun!
For great morning hair, make your hair healthy!
Healthy hair is easier to style. If you aren’t using the right hair products, your hair can be dry, brittle, limp, or even fall out. These days, many of our products contain ingredients that aren’t healthy for us.
For instance, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are foaming agents; they can cause severe reactions and drying out your hair. Also, shampoos and conditioners with silicones can easily weigh down your hair.
I recommend avoiding products that contain, Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Silicones, DMDM Hydantoin, and Fragrance. All of which is very unhealthy for you. Make sure to grab my free list of ingredients to avoid.
If you have been using products that aren’t “clean,” I recommend doing a clarifying treatment or even an apple cider vinegar rinse. This will help remove the product build-up and clean the residue left behind.
Equipment for easy morning hair
Owning tools that you feel most comfortable with is necessary. I love having a light blowdryer, a diffuser, flat iron, curling, iron, round brushes, and velcro rollers.
I will link to my favorites here:
Blowdryer: FHI and it comes with a diffuser:
Flat iron: Bionic One Pass:
Curling Iron: Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium:
Round Brush: Olivia Garden:
I also like wrapping my hair in a towel turban to reduce the drying time and the regular towel’s friction.
Here is the link to the one I am currently using:
No-fuss morning hairstyle ideas
Need super easy morning hairstyle ideas? I love sharing hair tutorials on my YouTube channel. Here are a few simple tutorials to try.