It's been said that being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience. It's a job that requires time (or lack thereof) and sacrifice. Many of us are simply trying our best to balance our mommy-work-life duties with the little time we do have, yet still look and feel our best in the process. On the subject of hair, here are 5 quick, step-by-step hairstyles for moms that can be achieved in 10 minutes or less on any well detangled hair texture.
Hairstyle #1: High Bun
Step 1: Smooth edges and hair at the nape with the Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer. For thicker textured hair, use your favorite go-to holding gel.
Step 2: Brush hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic hair band.
Step 3: Wrap and tuck your hair loosely and counter-clockwise until your ends are no longer visible.
Step 4: Secure with bobby pins. Then, carefully shape the bun to your desired fullness.
Step 5: Lightly spray style with Formations Finishing Spritz for a soft hold and a pop of shine.
Style Option: What works for one bun also works with two! Double the buns for double the fun!
Hairstyle #2: Two French Braids
Step 1: Use a comb to part hair evenly down the middle of your head.
Step 2: Start with one section (clip the other side out of your way). Apply Sleek Max Edge Control to your edges and the hair near your part. Brush to smooth.
Step 3: Apply a few drops of Botanical Oils to your hands to moisturize each section and to help your fingers glide through the hair while braiding.
Step 4: Braid section (if needed, watch Supa Natural's YouTube tutorial on How To Cornrow Your Own Hair For Beginners.)
Step 5: Secure ends with an elastic band. Then, repeat all steps on the other section.
Style Option: Use a side part and Leave the back loose for a quicker yet polished look.
Hairstyle #3: Braid & Tuck
Step 1: Follow Steps 1-5 from the previous hairstyle: Two French Braids.
Step 2: Crisscross the braids, then tuck the ends of your hair toward the nape of your neck until the ends are no longer visible. Secure with bobby pins.
DE TIP: Add texture to this style by gently pulling sections of each braid apart, making it more loose and playful. Sculpt baby hair with an edge control hair brush comb and Coconut & Monoi Curl Defining Gelee.
Hair Style #4: Sleek Low Ponytail
Step 1: Smooth edges and hair at the nape with Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer. For thicker textured hair, use your favorite go-to holding gel.
Step 2: Brush hair into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic hair band.
Step 3: Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1" thick) and wrap the hair around the elastic band for a more polished look. Tuck ends into an elastic band.
Hairstyle #5: Sleek Low Bun
Step 1: Follow Steps 1 & 2 from the previous hairstyle: Sleek Low Ponytail.
Step 2: Form bun by tucking and rolling the ends of your hair toward the nape of your neck. Once bun is shaped to your desired fullness, secure with bobby pins.
Step 3: Lightly spray style with Formations Finishing Spritz for a soft hold and luminous shine.
DE TIP: Take your bun from basic to bomb by adding exposed bobby pins to your crown for the ultimate hair slay.
And there you have it...5 styles in under 10 minutes. Take your pick and mom with confidence!