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These days it can be hard to feel motivated about anything, let alone getting up to do your hair and makeup.
While it might be tempting to just throw your hair up into a bun every day, doing your hair can actually make you feel a lot better. The whole “look good, feel good” thing isn’t just a myth. Studies have shown that looking your best can give you confidence and a big boost to your mood.
But if you’re having trouble getting up the energy to put yourself together in the morning, we’re here to help. Below are just a few things that can make your life significantly easier when it comes to doing your hair.
1. Revolving Curling Iron
Curling your hair can be an art-form. But if you haven’t quite mastered the skill yet, you might want to try out a revolving curling iron. After all, you may as well let the tool do all the work for you, right?
2. Set of Versatile Barrettes and Headbands
If your hair is suffering and there’s just no way to revive it, you’d be surprised how much of a difference a couple of barrettes can make. A couple of pearl hair clips or a padded headband can take a low pony from boring to glam in seconds.
3. Shampoo Brush
If you’re looking to keep your hairstyles low-maintenance, it’s more important than ever that you keep your hair healthy.
One easy way to achieve this is to get yourself a shampoo brush. Shampoo brushes can help by increasing circulation, get up any loose dandruff, and increase the effectiveness of your shampoo. And considering you can snag one for less than $10, there’s really no excuse not to try one.
4. Blow Dry Hair Brush
If you don’t have much time in the morning, you’re going to want a multi-tasking tool that can do it all. Try a blow-dry brush, which can both dry your hair while styling it to perfection. Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is considered a cult-classic and is said to cut styling time down considerably.
5. Dry Shampoo
There’s no product that works harder than a good dry shampoo. If you’re looking to achieve healthier-looking locks but don’t have the time for a full wash, you might want to have a quality dry shampoo on hand.
Make sure you look out for one that’s best for your hair color and texture.
6. Leave-In Conditioner
For people with dry, curly, or textured hair, a leave-in conditioner is a must-have.
While you might be tempted to turn to reliable brands like Cantu or Carol’s Daughter, try to opt for a Black-owned brand instead. Taraji P. Henson recently launched her own affordable haircare line called TPH By Taraji and it’s received rave reviews so far.
7. Volumizing Spray
If your hair is looking limp and lifeless, a volumizing spray might just be the fix you need.
Depending on your desired look, you might opt for a texturizing spray instead like this one by Oribe, which celeb hairstyles swear by for achieving effortlessly tousled waves.
8. Root Concealer
Since COVID first began, most of us have been avoiding hair salons like the plague. But even as things start to open up a bit, we all have to continue to be careful about where we go.
If you’re used to dying your hair but can’t make it to your usual hairstylist, make sure you keep a root concealer on-hand. After all, there’s only so much a headband can cover up!
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This article was written by one of the members of the badass Femestella staff.