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Making Time for Your Hair with Jenell Stewart

2014-07-24 15:03:25

Making Time for Your Hair with Jenell Stewart

Who has the time to spend an hour styling their hair in the morning and then another hour or more at night?

As a mother of two, I totally get it — who has the time to spend an hour styling their hair in the morning and then another hour or more at night? With all the demands on our time from home, kids, hubby, and work, we are lucky to get any time to ourselves. I often have to schedule my “me” time because if I don’t it won't happen. Heck, I can’t even use the lady's room alone anymore, let alone primp for an hour in front of the mirror. When you have kids, time isn’t something you get much of and with my tips your hair won’t have to suffer. But hey, even if you don’t have kids, these tips are still relevant. 

 

Trade wash day for wash night

I know, I know, how can you even think about doing your hair when you’re exhausted? Believe me, I’m not a night person, so doing my hair at night isn’t my favorite thing to do at all, but 1-2 hours uninterrupted doesn’t happen often. Having to stop every 2-3 min. during the day will leave your hair half finished and often rushed because of the constant interruptions. By 9pm on Saturday, I race upstairs into the shower and spend the next 30 min. giving my hair the TLC that it really needs without worrying about who needs more juice or who has a smelly diaper. No rushing through my detangling, no rushing to moisturize, just pure zen. Yes I may finish at midnight, but the entire time was devoted to myself and not everyone else. Trust me, wash nights are the bomb.

 

Wear a style that lasts

Gone are the days of the daily twist out. As much as I love twist outs, braid outs, and other forms of stretched styles, they just aren’t mommy friendly anymore. Too much work goes into it over a 2-3 day span with very little return. Twist at night, releasing it in the morning, and repeat. All this work to wear a style for a few measly hours? How about I put this hair up into a Marley bun that will last me three days or more. Can anyone say roll, tuck, and pin? This is my signature style that is easy to put up and take down, and most nights I don’t even take it down. My goal is to exert as little energy on my hair everyday because time is a hot commodity in my home! Checkout out one of my roll, tuck, and pin tutorials below!

How do you squeeze washday and styling into your schedule?

Jenell Stewart

Jenell Stewart

Jenell Stewart, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.

YouTube Channel: JenellBStewart
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