My 5 Minute Hair Routine

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Even before I had Parker, I’ve never been someone who could spend an hour fixing my hair.  There’s always something else I would rather be doing or I’m just too impatient to walk out the door and get the day started!  Now that I have a toddler, that would be a total impossibility.  My mornings are spent feeding bananas and chasing little tiny feet around the house while drinking coffee and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  On the days when I don’t wash my hair (which is every other day and can only happen because of a good dry shampoo like this one from Moroccanoil), I have my morning hair routine down to about 5 minutes and since time is precious for all of us, I thought I would share it here today…

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

The 5 Minute Mom Hair Routine

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

1. For starters, I usually shower and wash my hair at night.  Sometimes it’s still wet when I go to bed.  Rarely do I use a blow dryer anymore.  It usually looks something like the above picture– flat and bodyless and a little on the oily side.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

2. Plug in your carling iron or straightening iron before you get started so that it’s hot.

3. Part your hair into different sections and spray with dry shampoo.  I usually do it along my hair line and around my part.  If I had to survive on just 5 beauty products the rest of my life, dry shampoo would be one of them!  It adds body and volume and cuts your shampoo days in half which means extra time on your hands!

5_Minute_Mom_Hair_Routine_4

4. Massage your scalp to ensure the dry shampoo is properly absorbed and to give your hair body at the root.

5. Next, separate your hair into a top knot or with hair clips. Using a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, begin curling random pieces of hair.  The goal isn’t a full head of ringlets, so they don’t all need to be uniform.  You’re just looking for that “my hair is intentionally messy/wavy/tousled look.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Photography by Aaron Pinkston

This post was sponsored by Moroccanoil, but all of the opinions expressed are completely my own!  Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

Explore more: , ,
  1. Pingback Short and Blonde | Little Red Book

  2. suzanne luna

    06/04/2015

    great tip Jen! I love anything from Moroccan oil- their products smell soon good! you look beautiful- great job @aaron as usual, with the photography- love the backdrop!

    • Jen Pinkston

      06/15/2015

      Thank you, Luna! Dry shampoos can be so hit or miss. This one definitely gets two thumbs up!

  3. love morocconoil products….hair looks healthy and beautiful Jen!!!

  4. now if only I knew how to use a curling iron!!

    • Jen Pinkston

      06/15/2015

      Ha! Come to LA and I will give you a private lesson 😉

  5. You hair always looks great. I love these shots. The blue background looks great!

  6. Pingback meanwhile, elsewhere | hello sunshine

  7. Shannon

    06/12/2015

    The “bananas” callout made me LOL!! Bananas and more bananas, everywhere, all the time. There should probably just be a banana hair mask in my routine at this point! 🙂

    • Jen Pinkston

      06/12/2015

      Oh my gosh, yes! I will work on the banana mask 🙂

  8. Pingback Baby Talk // Everyday Indulgences | The Effortless Chic

  9. I tried the Morracan Dry Shampoo. I am so n love! It’s even more than you said!