My 5 Minute Hair Routine

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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…

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The 5 Minute Mom Hair Routine

What You’ll Need:

  • Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo
  • Curling Iron or Straightening Iron
  • Finishing Spray


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.

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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!


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.

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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!

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

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  3. Shannon


    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


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

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

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

    • Jen Pinkston


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

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

  8. suzanne luna


    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


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

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