Stop Washing Your Hair

Before having kids, I never left the house without my hair being done and my makeup being perfect. Spending an hour in the morning getting ready was not a problem…until I had kids. Like many moms, I pushed my needs aside. I didn’t take care of myself. I got into a rut of ponytails and yoga pants. It was easy and getting ready in the morning took no time at all. However, it also left me feeling sloppy. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy ponytails and yoga pants, but in moderation now. I’m always looking for ways to make getting ready less stressful. I want to share with you a tip that has saved my mornings! I now leave the house feeling confident and know that I didn’t have to spend a ton of time getting ready.

Tip: Stop Washing Your Hair!


You’ll need:
-Dry Shampoo
-Cloth Headband
-Shower Cap






Shower the night before. Most mornings, my husband has already left for work by the time everyone else gets up, so I often shower and blow-dry my hair the night before, leaving me to only touch up my bangs with the blow-dryer and then curl everything in the morning.

Use product. Using product before blow-drying will help hold the style.

Still shower. Just because I’m not washing my hair, doesn’t mean I’m not showering. I just wear a shower cap to help prevent my hair from getting wet.

Routine. After my shower, I brush through my hair and spray my roots with dry shampoo. Starting with the dry shampoo on day two will help control the oil the rest of the time. With a round brush, I blow-dry my bangs and down my part to get some volume and touch up any curls that might have gotten a little wild from sleeping. Add a little hairspray, and I’m set!

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At night before bed, brush your hair. Twist it into a bun on the top of your head and wrap it with the cloth headband. While I don’t necessarily do this every night, it does help the maintain the curls and helps minimize the craziness from sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, your hair will likely be a bit full and possibly wild. Give it a chance. Brush through it and let it rest for a few minutes before styling.

IMG_9920Work out? That makes this a little trickier. Try wearing a sweatband and twisting your hair into a bun on the top of your head. When I do workout, my routine consists of walking on a treadmill while a fan is cooling me down, so I’m able to keep my sweating to a minimum.

Jamie Lacey
Jamie married her high school sweetheart in June 2007. Originally from Iowa, they moved out east for a few years, but couldn’t wait to get back to the Midwest! She's a hairstylist turned stay-at-home-mom to their daughters, 5-year-old Charlotte, 2-year-old Emma and baby Hazel. If you run into Jamie around town, you're sure to find her girls in matching outfits from head to toe! During naptime, she enjoys searching for her next DIY project on Pinterest. She has an unhealthy obsession for ice cream, chocolate, and candy! Shopping, date nights, discovering new local restaurants, baking, party planning, road trips, and spending time with friends and family are just a few things that Jamie loves to do!


  1. This has been a an life- and time-saver for me too. I’m on day 3 right now. If I work out and and sweat, I’ve been known to blow dry the sweat and keep going.

  2. Love, love LOVE this advice! I’ve been trying to wash my hair every other day (mainly because I conceded and gave up on the dream to do it every day!), but my hair rarely looks right on day 2. Thanks for the super helpful tips and tutorial!


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