It’s been a long day and you hit the gym to de-stress.
You get home wash your hair and blow dry it silky smooth.
You hop into bed to get your beauty sleep.
Only to wake up looking like you’ve been play fighting in a rose bush while pumped with static!
Welcome to my world!
This was my life until I discovered a simple and easy life hack which means you can wake up with loose rolling waves allowing you to get work ready in half the time.
This little hack is so simple yet so effective it will completely revolutionise your morning routine leaving you less stressed and giving you more time to spend on other things such as a morning meditation, cooking a nutritious breakfast or even taking an extra shut eye.
The bed-time top knot.
This cute hairstyle is most effective on freshly washed hair which is slightly damp.
You can still do it with dry hair but adding a spritz of hairspray will give extra hold.
Follow these simple steps to rolling curls
Start by washing your hair with a good quality Organic Shampoo and Conditioner such as Tabitha James Kraan Hair Cleanser and 4-in-1 Conditioner. Organic Haircare is important for your hair especially when working in polluted cities. Many high street brands strip your hair of its natural oils and then drown it in thick silicone which weighs it down leaving it lifeless. For rolling curls you need light and nourished hair.
Once washed comb through using a Tangle Teezer. Tangle teezers are gentle on your hair. When your hair is wet it is more flexible but vulnerable to breakage when using normal hairbrushes. Tangle teasers are gentle on your hair preventing breakages leaving your locks luscious and full. This gorgeous Gold one can be snuck into your gym bag so you can wash at home or away.
Next apply your pre-styling products. My current favs are: Bumble& Bumble Invisible Oil Primer and Kerastase Resistance Volumifique.
Protecting your hair against heat and other UV damage is key to keeping your hair in good condition. A good mousse gives your hair that extra lift but also a little bit of tackiness for styling the next day.
Blow dry your hair to 90% dry.
Finally grab your hair band. The bain of my life (if you follow me on snapchat you will see) is hair tyes snapping. The first world problems of big hair. For this reason my friend at Feelunique.com introduced to me Invisibobble and I am a convert. Stretchy, painless and kind to your hair these are the perfect alternative.
Grab your hair and twist into a top knot that sits on your head. You want it as high on your head as possible so it does not interfere with your sleep but you also get the all over curl.
Come the morning when the alarm goes off…
Your hair will have transformed into rolling waves. Before you let your hair down lightly spritz it with Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish or TRESemme Extra or Freeze Hold and leave it while you finish your make-up. Once completed let your hair down and let waves roll. You may want to tame around your face or back brush the back for more lift.
Bed ready to work ready in just 20mins!