Beat the Clock Hair Tips by Jet Rhys

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Still loving the hairstyling inspriation from yesterdays post, I decided to add some more expert tips to this weeks rouster.  Today’s tips come from contributor Jet Rhys, who gives us some fantastic ideas on how to get fabulous hair in a hurry! 

Beat the Clock!
Speed up your morning routine
with these easy tips from Jet Rhys 

Not only is detangling hair a nuisance when you’re in a rush, but you’re more apt to rip through the strands, causing damage and split ends.

“To save styling time, keep a detangling brush, (my favorite is the Tangle Teezer) in the shower to smooth out your hair  while running conditioner through it” says Jet Rhys, a celebrity stylist
who prefers to work this trick with Alberto VO5 Daily,Weightless Leave-in Conditioner

Once you step out of the shower you’re ready to style — or just go.

  • What’s a girl to do when there’s no time to blow-dry? Simply work an antifrizz serum or cream through strands, my favorite is L’Oreal Ever Sleek Frizz Taming Cream Serum and quickly weave hair into a loose three-strand braid. If there’s an extra minute to spare, you can wrap the braid into a bun and bobby-pin it in place. Once your hair dries, you can unbraid it, releasing beautiful waves that effortlessly take you from office to a dinner date.
  • Try wearing your hair between chin and shoulder length so it’s short enough to air-dry and style quickly blow dry, but long enough to pull back if you need to. 
  • When you don’t have time to style your bangs (or they’re just not cooperating), use a wide (two inch) headband to smooth them back.
    The band will look most stylish positioned close (about half an inch) to the hairline.
  • After you’ve applied body lotion, hand cream, or sunscreen, smooth whatever is left on your hands over your hair — this helps tame flyaways. 
  • No time to shampoo and your hair is flat. Spray the roots with dry shampoo, my favorite is Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk — the micronized oat milk powders absorb excess oil stat.
  • While you work out, twist your hair into a bun and secure it with bobby pins above the nape of your neck. As you heat up, so will your hair, which will set into big loose waves. Wear a cotton headband right at your hairline to absorb moisture.
  • Work a dollop (a quarter size) of mousse (my favorite is Tresemme Volumizing Mousse) through your just-washed hair, whether you blow it out or let it dry naturally. The alcohol content speeds up drying.
  • For a quicker, easier blow-out, wait until your hair is nearly 80% dry before using a round brush to smooth each section. A superabsorbent towel, like the Aquis Hair Turban, $12, will expedite the air-drying process.
  • If you have just a few minutes, blow out only the top and front sections of your hair. Then pull it back into a bun at the nape of your neck. No one will be able to tell that you ignored the bottom layers. 
  • Straighten and defrizz your hair as you blow-dry by holding the dryer vertically and keeping the nozzle pointed down. The direction of the air will flatten the cuticle so hair looks smoother and more shiny (with less effort on your part).
  • To boost volume or disguise your roots, zigzag your part or move it to the opposite side.
  • For quick volume. Flip your head upside down, spritz your roots with hairspray (my favorite is Elnett Satin Hairspray), lift your head up and massage your scalp for a few seconds.
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