There’s a reason why Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world with gifts like spa coupons and brunch dates with her besties… it’s because moms don’t usually get the time to do these things! Between managing the household and slaying on the work front, they still find the time to stitch their little ones that perfect fancy dress costume; how they do it beats us!
Well, speaking to a few mommy bloggers, we figured that almost every mom out there has a few time-saving tricks up her sleeve. Without the luxury of weekly salon appointments, here’s how these moms keep their hair looking fabulous - with just a few simple hacks!
- “Twisties and a good ol’ champi!”
- “Low-maintenance haircuts and homemade hair oil!”
- “Himalayan salt water curling concoction!”
- “No heat-styling and Biotin capsules!”
- “A messy mom bun!”
“Twisties and a good ol’ champi!”
Mansi’s go-to hack for showing her tresses some love comes from a personal space. She reveals, “My ultimate hair hack would be twisties which work on all hair types. I use it on me and my girls. Hair treatments would have to simply be a good hair oil massage using my mom's hair oil recipe, which has neem pattas, amla and methi boiled in organic coconut oil. Just before a wash, I add a little aloe vera gel from my homegrown plants to the edges as a natural moisturiser.”
- Mansi Zaveri (@kidsstoppress)
“Low-maintenance haircuts and homemade hair oil!”
For Shweta, convenience is key! She says, “I have two young children so I have low-fuss, low-maintenance hair at the moment. I don't use heat or a lot of products on my hair. What I do use to pamper my hair is a quick concoction of olive oil, argan oil and pure lavender oil. I mix four tablespoons of olive oil, two of argan and three drops of lavender, and heat it for 30 seconds in the microwave. I massage it into my hair and scalp, and leave it for around fifteen minutes or longer if I have the time before washing it off. After natural air drying, my hair comes out soft, moisturised and shiny and all that with zero harmful chemicals. I've also switched out the olive and argan oil with coconut oil on days that I needed more moisture.’
- Shweta Ganesh Kumar (@timesofamma)
“Himalayan salt water curling concoction!”
For Babita, hair hacks are also a way to add some fun into her beauty routine. She admits, “I don’t throw away the peels of most fruits and vegetables as they work as great hair masks and body scrubs”. Some of her homemade hair masks include mashed papaya peels or a lemon/orange and egg mask.
Babita also has a brilliant hack for quick curls and further care. She reveals, “My instant hair curler is salt water (water with some organic Himalayan rock salt) with a few drops of aromatic essential oil. I scrunch my hair with this and it gives me amazing curls. I also add a few drops of essential oil to my leave-in serum to avoid dry ends as most serums contain alcohol.”
- Babita Jaishankar (@bajathenewu)
“No heat-styling and Biotin capsules!”
For Priyanka, hair care can take the backseat sometimes, yet she has a way around it. “As a mother of a hyperactive toddler, honestly, I do not get as much time as I’d like to pamper my hair. But a few tricks have really worked for me and I can confidently say that I no more suffer from postpartum hair loss,” she confesses.
“I oil my hair overnight once a week with a mix of castor oil, coconut oil and almond oil. I also avoid heat-styling if I’m home. So for the last two months, my hair has been totally heat-free and I am loving the texture. I braid my hair before bed so I wake up to no-heat beach waves. And I also started Biotin capsules (after checking with my doctor).”
- Priyanka Mallick @(from_vodka_to_nappies)
“A messy mom bun!”
Vaishali likes to keep it simple but believes that accessorising goes a long way! She says, “I sport a messy mom bun in style. I just pile my hair on top of my head and tightly secure it with a band. I team this look with a pair of silver danglers and it really suits my oval-shaped face!:
- Vaishali Sudan Sharma (@thechampatree)
Written by Sumona Bose on May 09, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!