Let’s face the facts. It’s 2017, and as a college student, I have more important things to do than worry about my hair! But when it comes down to it, I still want to look somewhat cute while getting my degree. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to spend that extra time working on that final paper, not trying to make yourself look like a long-lost Kardashian. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of hair “hacks” that you and your professors will love (or boss, I don’t judge!)
1. Skip the shampoo, just condition!
I know, it sounds horrifying. But just hear me out! If you want to save time in the shower, opt for just using conditioner on your ends, NOT your roots. By conditioning only your ends, your hair will look shiny and polished without allowing oil to accumulate at your roots! Let your conditioner sit while you wash your face and your body, and let your hair soak in all the nutrients possible! By doing this your hair will look, feel and actually be so much healthier than if you were to shampoo it every day.
2. Make dry shampoo your new best friend.
Let me set the scene: you wake up, roll over and check your phone. The time reads: 8:05 AM, your class starts at 8:20 AM and you’re currently 15 minutes away. What do you do?
Don’t worry, it’s just a scenario. Thankfully, we have dry shampoo to save us when we’ve watched one too many episodes of that show we’re binge watching. Just a few spritz of this magic in a bottle to your roots, and you’re looking funky fresh! [edit: do people still say funky fresh? I didn’t think so.] And no worries, you don’t have to break the bank to get quality stuff, my favorite is a brand from the U.K called Batiste. A can of Batiste usually goes for about $6 USD. Score! To save even more $$$, baby powder can be used as a substitute!
3. Updos! Updos! Updos!
There are COUNTLESS videos on YouTube describing easy, heatless hairstyles that take five minutes or less! These can be a lifesaver if you’re in a hurry, or you just don’t feel like bringing out the curling iron. You can braid your hair, put it in a high or low pony, or even just rock the messy bun look! One place I get my inspiration is from YouTuber Milabu, who shows her viewers easy ways to make short hair interesting (and for those of us who have short hair, you know the struggle). Thank you Milabu!
4. If all else fails, wear a hat.
Own it, girl! Sometimes we reach a point of no return when it comes to hair, and that’s why hats were invented. Okay, maybe not. But still, we thank them for their existence anyway. And ladies, if someone comes at you for wearing a hat indoors, just show them this sassy Snow White gif and move on with your day.