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Quick Fix Hair Ideas for Busy Moms

For moms, especially moms with newborns, their needs always top the priority lists. Getting your hair done (or even styling it at home) definitely isn’t number one on the agenda when there are school drop-offs, soccer games, and bedtimes to contend with. We can’t help but wonder why the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books failed to mention that once your baby is born, you’ll never have time to do your hair again! To say nothing of postpartum hair loss. I’m also curious to see what Cameron Diaz’s hair is going to look like in her new upcoming movie, if they actually plan to show realistic new moms . . . But, just because you’re busy doesn’t mean your hair has to look frazzled too. Here are a few hair ideas for quick, on-the-go hair ideas.

An easy braid

Braids are THE biggest hair trend right now and this summer we will see more types of braids than you can imagine. With braid bars and salons that have stylists that specialize in braiding hair popping up everywhere, the creations will be endless.

But even the simplest of braids are pretty and will many times stay put much longer than ponytails. Go grocery shopping, make dinner, and get the kids clean and in bed without missing a beat to readjust your hair. We also love braids because they don’t need to be perfect – in fact, the side braid is easier for most to do than a perfectly centered braid, and is such a cute look for any occasion. Plus, when you take your braid out, you’ll get natural long flowing waves that you can style into a half up do or a cute ponytail tomorrow.

The quick ponytail fix

Bad hair day, or just not enough time to deal with wearing your hair down? Grab an elastic and put your hair up in an effortless ponytail. Whether to wear it high, low or to the side is the only decision you need to make. Make your hair look sleek by taking a small section of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. Finish by securing the ends with bobby pins directed into the base of the ponytail. You’ll look chic and polished, even if you have baby food stains on your shirt!

Amp Up the Volume and Wave with a Ballerina Bun

A ballerina bun is a two-for one way of getting quick and easy hairstyles, especially in summer when the weather is hot and your hair is fighting you! This chic style takes less than a minute to do and will give you a flirty updo and voluminous flowing, sexy waves when let down. Put it up in the morning slightly damp and by evening, drop it down and comb through with your fingers to get big hair with soft waves!

Before going to sleep, spritz your hair with water or a light finishing spray and brush your hair into a high ballerina bun on top of your head, (it helps if you lean over to get as much volume as possible). It may look a little silly, but in the morning, you will have avoided tangling your hair plus, your hair will be extra full and soft with sexy waves. A quick brush through will keep your now-voluminous hair looking sleek.

As a mom, you give your children so much care, time, and love. It’s important that you treat yourself too, even if it’s just a quick style that doesn’t incorporate the food your toddler tries to put in your hair. Taking just 10 minutes in the morning to do a quick little something with your hair, will give you the all-day confidence boost you need and deserve!

For more quick hair ideas check out my article dedicated solely to quick and easy hair styles.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing