At Shaju, we always have the working professionals, life enthusiasts, and all around busy person in mind. Most of us live in a fast-paced world where time is extremely valuable. Many of you are constantly on the go. Well frankly, life is short and there is so much to discover and people to connect with in this world. No one wants to spend countless hours on end caring for their hair when there are other obligations to be met, right? Natural hair care doesn’t have to be time-consuming. There are methods and hacks you can use to cut down on your hair care and styling time tremendously.
Shorten Your Natural Hair Care Routine to Fit Your Lifestyle
Whether you’re in school, a new mom, love spending time at the gym or a busy entrepreneur here are a few methods you can follow to shorten your natural hair care routine to fit your lifestyle while still looking absolutely fabulous.
Shampoo, Condition, and Detangle in the Shower
You can tremendously reduce the time you spend on your natural hair care regimen if you cleanse, condition, and detangle your hair while in the shower. It’s better to wash your hair under your shower head rather than in your kitchen or bathroom sink. Well for starters, it can be difficult to maneuver and get your entire head under the flow of water when washing your hair in the sink. Your hair is more likely to become tangled when washing in the sink which could also add to your detangling time. Once you are done washing your hair, put on your favorite conditioned. You can deep condition your hair while washing the rest of your body.
Use a Cleansing Conditioner or Co-Washing Product
Even pressed for more time? Cleansing conditioners, or co-washes, do the work of a shampoo and conditioner in one. They act to remove oil, dirt, and residue from the hair while depositing conditioning agents to soften and strengthen your hair. Using cleansing conditioners save you time by eliminating the step of applying a rinse-out conditioner to your hair. Most co-washing products are formulated to cleanse the scalp but they also contain moisturizing oils and blends that help to deposit moisture into the hair.
Condition Your Hair While Working Out
Deep conditioning is a vital step to the health and appearance of your natural hair. Deep conditioning products help to deposit proteins, mineral, vitamins, and condition agents into the hair to repair damage and impart superior hydration into parched strands. Some naturals skip this step because it involves allowing time for the conditioner to penetrate and do its job.
You can easily deep condition while doing busy work around the house such as cleaning, cooking, or even catching up on your favorite television shows that are still on the DVR from 2 weeks ago. Even if you spend a lot of time in the gym, you can deep condition while working out allowing the conditioner to penetrate even better as your scalp heats up from your workout. Beats sitting under a hard hat or cap dryer. After all, 30 minutes is truly all you need to devote to deep conditioning your natural hair.
Organize Your Hair Care Products
They say that organization is the key to life and it’s true. Knowing exactly where things are when you need them reduces wasted time on looking for what you need. Not being able to locate what items that you need can be the difference between arriving to work on time or 5 minutes late. Organize your hair products so that they are easily accessible to you when needed. Organize your hair products by categories such as shampoos and conditioners on one shelf and styling products on another.
Hair accessories can be grouped by hair clips, rollers, and bobby pins. If space permits, group hair items by those that you use most frequently and leave them in your bathroom for easy reach. Products that you use weekly or even monthly can be kept in your closet or in another area where you can find them when needed. Whenever you use a product, remember to put it back in the right place so that you can easily locate them when needed.
Wear Quick and Easy Natural Hairstyles
The best way to style your hair on the go is to try quick, easy low-manipulation styles. Twist-out styles are easier to take down than braid-out styles and take little time and effort. All you do is take down your twists, fluff your hair and go.
Protective styling with braids and extensions is another way to drastically reduce your hair styling time. Most naturals love protective styling with braids because the scalp is exposed where they can still moisturize and care for their own hair. The upside is that you don’t have to spend any more than 5 minutes on your hair in the morning before walking out the door.
There are various methods you can adopt to cut down on your natural hair care routine. You don’t have to spend hours or dedicate an entire day to washing and caring for your hair. If you implement some of the tips you’re read here, you will be on your way to having a quick and effortless natural hair care routine that will have you out the door in no time.