Spin off from the makeover thread.
How long does it take you to do your hair in the morning? What do you do exactly? Do you have a favorite hair dryer? What kind of shampoo, conditioner, etc do you use?
5 minutes tops. I use some kind of lavender and tea tree oil shampoo that I get from a natural goods coop. I blow dry it, sometimes with a roller brush and I stick a bobby pin in the front to keep my growing-out bangs out of my face.
ETA: haha, I just realized it looks pretty much exactly like it does in my avatar pic except it's a couple inches longer. Maybe it's time for a makeover.
It takes me about ten to fifteen minutes. I blow dry it with a round brush and sometimes use a straightened for the unruly areas. That's only if I am wearing it down. Most weekdays it is in a ponytail and those days I let it air dry. If it's down then sometimes I will use some bobby pins to hold back the front section.
Im not sure what kind of hair dryer I have. I use Burt's Bees shampoo and Aussie conditioner.
I was my hair 2 or 3 times a week-depending on how sweaty my workouts are. I'm currently alternating between Aveda products and some other stuff that is sulfate-free/Paraben-free/vegan/Gluten-free So if you have diet restrictions and want to eat my shampoo- feel free.
Most days, it takes me a minute or two to do my hair. I generally don't blow dry it unless I'm going out or to work. So I thorw it back and up so it's out of the way for the gym. I try to change it up a little day to day with where I part it, and pin it. But honestly, it probably looks about the same to everyone but me.
My hair dryer is some cheapo thing that I got like 15 years ago. It's lasted forever! When it dies, I'll probably spend the money on something salon quality.
It takes me two minutes. I perm it every year in order to make sure that I don't have to spend a ton of time on it and can still wear it relatively long. So, I throw in some mousse and an anti-frizz product and go. Love it! Prior to the perm, it took me 20 minutes minimum to blow dry my hair because it is so thick. It also frizzes easily because there is a barely there curl that you cannot really notice. Drives me nuts!
I use Tresemme Curl shampoo and conditioner. I also try to only wash my hair every other day.
I decided a while ago to stop buying expensive hair products, at least with curly hair. They don't really make my hair feel or look any different. When my hair was straight, I needed salon products to achieve any semblance of smooth hair. I am not sure I can ever go back to straight hair.
I usually shower and wash my hair at night and sleep with it wet. Then when I wake up its super crimped and messy and holds a curl much easier. All I have to do is use my curling iron and spiral all my hair and I'm done. It has volume all day and has that "fixed-messy" look. If I dry it straight it takes about 15 min and then I have to use the Chi to make the ends go straight.
I use Tresemme because its cheap and smells good.
Recently because I do stroller strides in the morning, I've been taking a shower during Aiden's nap or at night after he's in bed. I only wash my hair every 2-3 days normally. I'm slowly spacing it out so that eventually I'm only washing my hair once a week. I'm not brave enough to go full shampoo less like many though. I throw my hair into a pony tail almost everyday. I need another haircut, but that might have to wait till after we move or right before we move. I'm currently using Pantene because I got 2 huge bottles for free in return for filling out a survey, but I usually use Herbal Essence none of your frizziness. It really helps lay down those baby hairs that are growing out from pp hair loss.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I use Rusk hair products. It takes me about 10 minutes to do my hair if I'm blow drying it. Lately a bit longer as DJ is insisting on using the dryer to "help" me. Its pretty funny (I have a video I'll try to remember to share). My hair is pretty curly, so I use a curl enhancing style product and just toss my head upside down to dry it. Now, ask me how long it takes to do Alicia's hair
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989
So, if you start washing less, does it stop producing as much oil? I really cannot go more than 24 hours without washing my hair or it will look dirty.
I can relate. Jordan likes me to dry her hair while I'm drying mine so sometimes we have to take turns. It doesn't exactly speed up the process.