How Long Do You Spend On Your Hair for Work?

Here’s a question I don’t think we’ve talked about before: How long do you spend on your hair for work? Did you choose your cut in order to spend less time on your hair? Do you prefer to spend a lot of time in one chunk (such as going to get a blowout once a week (or give yourself one) and then just brush-and-go your hair the rest of the week? Do you do your hair the same way every day, or do you have a “third-day hair” look (or, hey, a fourth- or fifth-day hair look)? There’s no right answer here, obviously — I’m just curious!

For my $.02, when I was younger I probably spent about 30–40 minutes a day on my wavyish hair — washing it daily, blowdrying it as well as possible. There were years where I spent time with a roundbrush and the blowdryer on a daily basis trying to flatten the coarser waves on the back of my head! (I even had a weird headband technique that I thought saved me time — I would take a hard plastic headband with teeth and, after blowdrying, wear it on top of my hair, around my neck, for about 15 minutes while I finished getting ready.) I definitely tried and discarded some hairstyles because they just required too much upkeep on my hair — for example, I loved the look of an asymmetrical bob but it only looked good if my hair was stick straight and freshly cut.

As I’ve gotten older the waves have become curls (I’m probably around 2C/3A for most of my head, with some annoying underlayers that are still more like 2A wavy) and my hair has gotten drier, so I wash it much less frequently, let it air dry at night, and am more likely to throw it up in a bun or other updo (or half-updo) for daily wear, with a commitment to getting a proper blowout when I’ve got any major meetings to attend. (I’ve always just popped in my local salon for a blowout, but I was blown away with how quickly the woman at Drybar did my hair — I swear she had it done in 30 minutes when it can sometimes take as long as 60–70 minutes elsewhere.) This week I’m going for another keratin appointment, which will ultimately reduce styling/drying time — but spending three hours on my hair at once seems like a huge time suck!

How about you guys: How much time do you spend on your hair for work? How much time you spend on a daily, weekly, monthly basis? What tips and tricks have you found to help you spend less time on your hair for work?

Psst: we’ve talked about how to make a blowout last for days, your favorite dry shampoo, easy office updos, and lots more about office hairstyles in general.

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How long do you spend on your hair for work? Working women share how much time they spend blowdrying, styling, & doing maintenance like keratin treatments.

Comments

  1. Triangle Pose :

    YMMV, but Keratin for me was like finding a good cleaning service – awe inspiring and I’m never going back to living without it. I do it 3x or 4x a year and I think it’s a great investment. Sure, it’s 3 hours at once time but I get way more return on my time because it makes me a wash and go person the rest of the time! I have super thick hair and a lot of it so the keratin treatment smooths it out, cuts dry time by more than half and makes my hair super managable – easy to heat style and hold updos, while still managable enough to just let ai-dry and still look polished. I’ve never washed my hair every day though, and can’t imagine washing plus blow drying every day for work. I’m a post PM workout, night shower-er anyway, so this would never make sense.

    • Great analogy – getting keratin has been life-changing for my day to day. I probably wash a little more often (can’t fudge a third day) because it’s so much flatter, but I don’t mind since styling is so easy.

  2. Bostonian :

    Meh, life is too short to waste so much time doing my hair. Shampoo condition once a week, let it dry naturally and 5 mins tops for special occasions!

    On another note, any recommendations for best road trips from Boston in November?

    • Diana Barry :

      Once a week?!?!?!? I can barely go every other day (and the second day is always oily/ponytail only).

      • Me too. My hair is fine and shows the oil very easily.

      • Anonymous :

        It really depends on your hair type. I have curly, coarse and extremely thick hair that only needs washing 1-2x a week.

        Plus, overwashing hair leads to your hair producing more oil which means you need to wash it more often…vicious cycle.

    • Anonymous :

      Also on team once a week! I usually do it on Saturday for a night out, then dry shampoo and wear it down through Tuesday or Wednesday, then in a ponytail the rest of the week.

      FWIW, I have very fine but thick blonde hair. My schedule is totally doable with fine hair, but you have to train your hair. I don’t really even need the dry shampoo until day 3 now–I used to need it by PM if I’d showered in the AM.

      I think it also helps that I do a home blowout when I do wash and style it. If I just wash and let it airdry because I’m not going out, it tends to have a shorter lifespan.

      • What does this hair training look like?

        • To train your hair, just stop washing it every day — it will look greasy, but eventually it will adjust.

        • No-poo convert :

          I’ve gone to washing it every 2 weeks or so (and sometimes longer) but do water-only scrubbing in the shower every day. SO MUCH VOLUME. It took some getting used to how it feels to the fingers, but it looks absolutely amazing. Don’t need nearly as much product, either.

          Waves and cowlicks, fine but thick hair, pixie cut. Went from daily shampooing/conditionering and very lifeless, dry hair to cold turkey water-only washings this past spring and have had the best summer/fall hair of my life.

  3. I have a bob. I blow it out every other day (takes about 10 minutes). On “off” days — if it slept well, the blowout lasts for Day 2. If it didn’t, ponytail it is!

  4. 30 minutes in the morning not including shower and makeup. Most of the time is for blow drying and curl. When I go to the stylist she always wants me to get Henna treatment, but I only do it in the winter when my hair gets dry.

    I spend the time to look good because I am aiming to be a lawyer.

  5. Anonymous :

    I get Japanese straightening done every year. It’s a lifesaver and even when it’s growing out, I only have to worry about straightening the roots.

    I tend to wash and dry at night so I can just roll out of bed in the morning. As I’m getting older my hair is getting drier so I only wash 2-3 times a week.

    • Anonymous :

      +1 except I get the Japanese straightening done twice a year. I’ve been doing it for 12 years and honestly it changed my life. It used to take me an hour to blow dry my hair and all the coarse waves would spring right back the minute I stepped outside. Now I can let it air dry or blow dry it much more quickly and it stays straight. The only downside is that the ends are poker straight, which I don’t like, so I usually curl them under once my hair is dry.

      • In-House in Houston :

        Can you tell us more about Japanese straightening? What is it? How much does it cost? etc.? TIA

        • Anonymous :

          I pay about $600 in South Florida, but I have very long, very thick, very resistant hair. I’m usually there for 10 hours, but most of the other people my stylist does are there for less time because they have less hair and less curl. It is permanent and you only need to redo it when you have too many curly roots.

      • Anonymous :

        Yes! It’s fantastic and the stylist I use adjusts the solution so I don’t end up with super flat hair.

        I pay $400 in the D.C. area and it usually takes 5-6 hours on my average thick, below the shoulders length hair. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done in terms of convenience and time saving.

    • Philly Curlz :

      Anyone been getting Japanese hair straightening reliably in Philly for many years? I am looking to go closer than NYC but only with phenomenal recommendation.

      • Second the rec for Maura at 1201.

      • When i lived in Philly i took the cheap bus to NYC for Hayato. They are quicker than 6 hours because they have so much practice. The more practiced someone is with an iron the less damage you’ll have. Now I’m gray and color my hair i do keratin

  6. Anonymous :

    Has anyone tried the Amika straightening brush? The reviews are good and I’m thinking of getting it so that I can do a faux blow out (wash hair at night, let it air dry, and then brush it out in the am with the Amika. Link to follow!

    • Anonymous :

      https://www.sephora.com/product/polished-perfection-straightening-brush-P414654?skuId=1842491&icid2=products%20grid:p414654

    • TO Lawyer :

      I returned it – I didn’t like it. I find I get better results with a round brush and a dryer than I did with the straightening brush – which didn’t necessarily make it smoother – so I felt like I still needed to run a flat iron over it.

    • Squiggles :

      I have a straightening brush but have yet to use it (bought as an early bday present for myself). I plan on playing with it on a weekend to get the hang of it.

      From what I understand, this will only work well if you have a lot of coarse hair. If you are fine, it slips through the bristles too fast and the heat won’t work.

  7. BabyAssociate :

    My hair is about waist length. Shampoo/condition once or twice a week, depending on the time of year, and air dry. I shower at night. I wear some variety of braided updo everyday. I’d say the combing + updo takes 6-7 minutes.

  8. My hair is solidly 3B (and some 3A sections) so washing and styling my hair is a Process. I usually get up early on Monday mornings and spend about an hour on my hair between the washing, styling, and blow drying. I don’t have to wash it again for the rest of the week, and I will put more and more pieces of it up as the days go on. (Day 1-3 is down, Day 3-4 is half-up, Day 4-5 is completely up depending on how the curls look.) If I notice it’s going to be rainy, I do less styling and drying on it and opt for a week of half-up or full-up styles instead.

    Since I walk to work, sometimes in the summer I will skip the whole process and put my wet hair up on Monday morning into a nice updo and alternate with updos for the week.

    Days when I can leave my hair down without styling require 0 time, and the hairstyles I use take no more than 15 minutes to complete. I don’t attempt new hairstyles on the weekdays; I try them out on the weekend and incorporate them into my weekly rotation if they work well and don’t take too long.

  9. Usually just 10 minutes. Since having a baby, I wash and dry it at night. Most of the time I don’t do anything other than brush it on the morning, but occasionally I’ll throw hot rollers in it. I used to wash/dry/curl or straighten it every morning, but I’d rather sleep for a few extra minutes than do that.

  10. Diana Barry :

    I wash every other day and air dry – if I do product it takes about 2 minutes. Only blow dry on special occasions – that takes 15 minutes? My hair is between chin and shoulder right now.

  11. I have a long pixie, in part because I despise styling hair. Luckily, it works for my face and hair type — fine, but a lot of it, mostly straight. Once it’s shampooed, I spend maybe 10 minutes on it? The only downside is that I have to wash almost daily because of the combination of styling products/natural oils/my hatred of dry shampoo. I can sometimes get a second day out of it, but it’s rare. On the other hand, I really don’t mind getting haircuts every 5-6 weeks, if it means I spend only 10 minutes a day on styling.

    • I had a pixie for about a year, and despised having to get it cut every 5 weeks—but while it lasted, styling time was also about 10 minutes, which was amazing. Now I have long-ish hair (2-3 inches below my collar bone), and I wash in the morning, apply product and let it air dry into waves. If the waves don’t turn out (humidity, etc), then it goes up in a bun. I’m a lawyer but with almost zero face to face court time, and my office is on the casual size.

      • I tried growing out the pixie a few years ago. I’ve concluded that anything that’s longer than chin-length is too high-maintenance for me. My hair just does not look nice when I air dry it, at any length. If I have to commit to almost-daily washing and blow drying, something has to give! I just really don’t enjoy styling hair, nor do I have much of a knack for it, despite all the YouTube videos I’ve watched.

  12. My hair is long and curly. I wash and blow dry, then curl the ends every day. It takes me about 15 minutes (10 to blow dry and 5 to curl under.) I found a blow drier that works fast and when my hair is long the weight helps pull down and straighten the curls. I sometimes leave it curly by not drying it on the weekends or if I don’t wash it I will put it back in a ponytail, but I really prefer my hair when it is blow dried and smoothed out.

    • Please share the name of the fast blow dryer!

      I have fine but thick hair, a little wavy. I wash and dry every day, although I’m not elaborate about the drying. I just bend at the waist and wave the blow dryer around my hair. It probably takes about five or ten minutes.

      I cannot, psychologically, get on board with less frequent hair washing. I might try to skip a day on weekends in the winter, maybe. My hair is not hugely oily, but I could never go more than one day without washing. I do use some products and I feel like those build up, plus unwashed hair always smells to me. I’m sure most people would either not notice or not find it unpleasant, but I just don’t like it.

      Plus, I’ve hit the time of life where I get sweaty when I sleep, so it feels better to wash my hair in the morning.

      • I’ve used lots of blow dryers over the years, including some of the more expensive ones like Babyliss (I haven’t tried the dyson one yet though!) Right now I have a Conair 1875 watt ionic ceramic blow dryer that works great and was cheap!

    • PolyD, my hair is similar to yours: it is fine but thick with some wave, and hits a few inches below my collar bone. My husband surprised me with a Dyson hairdryer a few months ago. The difference between the Dyson and other hair dryers is similar to the difference between Dyson hand dryers and other old-style hand dryers that you would see in the ladies’ room — it is like night and day. The dryer was expensive, and took a little practice to get used to, but has definitely cut 5-10 minutes off my drying time.

  13. Anonymous :

    I spend about 1 min on my hair outside of shampooing and conditioning and put it up in a claw clip. Life’s too short for me to do otherwise.

  14. My hair is long, straight, and very flat. I’m trying to figure out how to get more volume in it at the top. I tried hot rollers but my hair is also very fine and the rollers left lines in my hair all over the place

    • Anonymous :

      It would probably help if you cut your hair to shoulder length as far as volume — the length may be weighing it down. also try blow drying your hair upside down and putting it up in clips while blow drying to give it volume.

    • Can you try a little dry shampoo applied to the roots, even on days you just washed? it works to give my fine, mid-back hair some vlume

    • Anonymous :

      Mousse. It feels very 80s but is the only thing that gives my fine, straight hair volume without too much weight.

      • Anonymous :

        +1. I love hair mousse, can’t live without it. My hair would be totally flat without mousse.

    • Instead of hot rollers, I’ve used a velco or satin rollers (the kind you sleep in) that don’t leave lines, or the old school hard plastic rollers from our mother’s salon days, and blast with hot air for 30 seconds and let if cool. Same effect of hot rollers but easier and doesn’t leave a dent.

    • I have NEVER had any volume–fine hair that’s straighter on the top, wavy on the bottom part of my head. Changed that over the summer with a combo of things: cut to shoulder length, L’Oreal Air Dry Ruffle mousse, got2b hair powder (a volumizing product that also works like dry shampoo,) and salt spray for days when I don’t feel like using the mousse. I seriously feel like I’m 34 and just figured out what to do with my hair.

  15. I spend a lot of time and effort on my hair, but I love it and I get compliments constantly. Mine is curly — 3A (large ringlets). It’s just past shoulder length, but I get a tiny trim and the layers refreshed every 6-8 weeks. At the same time, I get either highlights/lowlights or at least a touch up on my roots. Usually takes 2 or 2.5 hours. That’s the only time I get a blowout, which usually lasts 3-4 days. Otherwise, I wash it 2-3 time per week, usually only if I get sweaty. I dry it about 2/3 of the way with a diffuser when I do wash it, which takes 10-15 mins. The days I don’t wash it, I just put oil in to control frizz. Those are glorious days.

    • Please share the products you use to hold/maintain your curls

      • Gladly! I’ve spent years on this routine. I use the Bumble & bumble curly line (the one with muti-color packaging). I use just a little shampoo at once and about 3x that amount of conditioner in the shower to avoid drying my hair out. I also comb only in the shower with a wide tooth comb. I’ll scrunch my hair in the shower so the curl families kind of stick together. When I get out, I wrap in a microfiber turban thing while I put on my makeup, brush my teeth, etc. I use the Bumble & bumble curly primer (7-8 sprays) and then the curl cream from the same line. I just got my hair done last week by a new person, and he used just a little of the Bumble & Bumble Straight Blow Styling Balm to hold the curls together, and it worked beautifully. I added it to my routine after (I’ve only washed 1 time since), and it’s worked like a charm so far.

        I try not to touch my hair much throughout the day. For mornings I don’t wash it, I use Moroccan Oil and just smooth it through to get rid of the frizzy bits and will reform my curls around my fingers if necessary.

        I know I sound like a Bumble & Bumble commercial, but I promise I’m not. I’ve tried Deva Curl and Oidad also, and have just found that B&B works best with my hair.

  16. Anonymous :

    10 minutes, including shower. Wash. Brush. Air dry.

  17. Naturally curly here. I stopped fighting the curl a couple years ago and then started going to a Devacurl cutter, which has made a huge difference. I wash with an oil and then condition in the mornings during the work week and then part and scrunch product (lots of product!) in from ends to roots with my head down, which takes about a minute. I arrange with my fingers and then air dry; I “crack” the product mid-morning to soften the look a bit. It takes about two minutes total outside of the shower.

    I “pineapple” at night and as long as I have had a moderately recent cut and color (I try for 3x/year), a quick spray with a mix of leave-in condition and water leaves me presentable enough to wear my hair down for an out of office day or a weekend where I am just hanging with the family.

  18. I cut my hair into a short pixie to minimize daily styling time. It’s undercut right now, so it takes 3 minutes to blow dry and style (I wash every other day, but have to dampen and blow dry even on off days, or I look like Flock of Seagulls).

  19. Anonymous :

    I have straight hair and I spend almost no time on it. I work from home now, but when I go into an office I usually wash it every day to every other day and either do a 5 minute blow dry or I drive to work with the windows down while finger combing my hair (don’t laugh, the wind gives me volume). I used to care more, but what is the point when it looks pretty much the same no matter what I do? I have better things to spend time on.

  20. Anonymous :

    My hair does not, as someone above put it, “sleep well.” I have a lot of fine, pretty straight hair. If I do a very thorough job with a flattening iron on one day and I am extremely careful at night to not pull it back for too long or get it wet, I can occasionally wake up the next day and not rinse or wash. I won’t know until I get up. I get a few days after a good haircut when I can (sort of) get away with air drying, but that takes hours. If I let it grow long enough, I can do a tighly pulled back bun thing on the second, maybe even third day. But unless it’s really long, day one is either a lot of work or not a great look. Otherwise, I have to wash and blow dry every day. Maybe I’m missing some trick? I don’t think dry shampoo is the answer to creases in my hair.

  21. Auntiecam :

    I love this thread, because I always thought I would “one day” grow out of, or be so professional that it wouldn’t be ok to go into work with wet hair. But that day has never come (first “professional” job 15+ years ago.)

    Now that I only wash/shampoo 2-3 times a week, and mostly get ready at the gym, it is rare to go in with wet hair, but I have no qualms about it. Normally the hair goes in a bun for post-workout shower, and dressing. I let my hair down, pass a dryer over my bangs (30 sec) and head to work. I recognize this comes from never feeling the need to fight my thick (2B, 2A) wavy hair. :)

    • Hahahahaha. I feel this same way about pony tails! I just can’t stand to wear my hair down so 99.9% of the time it goes into a pony tail. Even if I spend the time styling it, it usually goes up halfway through the day.

  22. Once I get out of the shower, about 3 minutes. My hair is fine and curly. I turn my head upside down, put gel, blot with towel. I then clip the front part to create some volume and do my makeup and everything else. Before I leave, I take out the clips and shake out my hair.

  23. Since I had my kid, 1 minute. I wash at night, sleep on it wet, flat iron a cowlick in the morning, and put into a pony tail. On non-washing days, I use dry shampoo.

  24. I have posted about this before but I have to share again this tip I got from my hairdresser, which has been life-changing.

    I have almost straight hair but wavy enough that doesn’t look good air dried. It is cut into a bob just above shoulder length, with long layers.

    When my hair is wet, I twist sections into spirals in the direction away from my face and then let it dry. I don’t do anything else to it, and to be honest I usually do this while driving. It just takes one hand – grab a section and twirl.

    My hair looks wavy to curly when it dries.

    Day 2 I use large diameter hot rollers because my hair does not overnight well. I have also wet it again and re-twisted but I’m usually too lazy or rushed – my showers are very quick affairs.

    Day 3 I either wash again or wear up.

  25. I spend about 10 minutes on my hair total. I have to wash/condition it every day (chin length very fine, straight hair so it needs washed daily or else it looks greasy). I let it air dry for a while while I dress and get ready, then I finish it off using a blow dryer. Blow drying a that point takes around 3 min (yea, my hair is that fine). I then quickly run it over with a straightener just to smooth it out, which takes about another 3 min. I have never liked my hair, but it is very fast to style!

  26. Anonymous :

    I have a lot of fine, straight hair that is in a lob right now. It does not sleep well and turns into an oil slick on day 2. So I basically wash and blowdry every day. I use the extraordinary clay products, which are a holy grail product for my hair and are the only thing that help with the second day oil slick.

    I have a good hair dryer and find that there are a few things that make it go faster: Kenra Blow Dry spray, lots of rough drying with a towel and then the dryer before I pull out the round brush, and lots of sectioning. I also am a big believer in mousse for volume.

    All in, I probably spend 15-20 minutes on my hair each morning. I’ve tried – many times! – to cut back on shampooing and go to every other day, but have finally decided that it’s just not me. I’m apparently a once-a-day girl forever.

  27. Anonymous :

    I have the world’s worst hair. Air-dried or blow-dried without straightening, it assumes a horrible 1970s shape and makes me look like I never shower. There is so much of it that it takes 25 minutes to blow dry straight even in a chin-length bob, and unless I’m in the desert where there is zero humidity it gets wavy and bedraggled the second I step outside. I finally gave up and had it chopped into a super-short, heavily texturized pixie. The longest I can go between trims is 3 weeks; 2.5 weeks is ideal. It’s almost impossible to find a stylist who can cut it properly. It gets crazy overnight and has to be washed every morning, but I can blow-dry it into shape in 5 minutes flat.

  28. Maudie Atkinson :

    I get a blow out once a week and otherwise don’t wash my hair, and it works beautifully for me. I have long, coarse, 1C hair. Almost always, I can make the blowout last 5 days, adding dry shampoo on days 4 and 5, and then wear it up the last two days. I get so much time back in the mornings this way, because washing and styling my hair is, as someone said above, “a Process.” The 40 minutes the blow out takes on the weekend is, by contrast, a Treat, and the time I gain back in the mornings is a gift to myself.

  29. This whole post makes me feel so much better. My colleague made a snarky comment the other day about women who don’t “do” their hair – I was afraid I was the only one! My hair is thick and long – I shower every morning, let it air dry on the way to work because blow drying takes close to half an hour – and then I pull it into a bun or ponytail when I need to go to a meeting. I have never figured out how to hold a round brush while also holding a hair dryer – flat irons don’t seem to do anything – curling irons never hold – and hot rollers make me look like Shirley Temple – so I think I’m giving up on ever having hair that looks “done”.

  30. Stephanie :

    I’m super lucky in that I’m half white/ half Chinese and ended up with stick straight hair from the Chinese side and soft texture from the White side.

    So, I spend about 5 minutes every day on my hair, and that includes the time in the shower for shampooing and conditioning. I don’t even both brushing it since it doesn’t tangle and dries straight.

    Since I keep it quite long (about half way down my back), I will put it in a bun if I need to look extra professional.

    But, my hair unfortunately also gets quite oily and doesn’t hold styles well. So, I end up being forced to wash it every day and can’t curl my hair.

  31. I have lots of fine wavy hair. I wash at night and let it air dry (after drying with a microfiber towel using the flippy technique I learned from the New York Times and then twisting it). In the morning I usually pull it into a ponytail or bun. Daily (including time in shower) is about 10 minutes.

    I used to blow dry, straighten, curl, or otherwise fuss with my hair. Life’s too short and no one noticed. I’m a trial attorney and I look put together.

  32. I wash it twice a week, and on those days blow dry it for about 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, I get up and go. No one notices your own hair more than you do. As long as it’s clean and well cut, no one cares.

  33. I have a short pixie with long side-swept bangs, and my hair is very fine and very straight. I wash it every 3-4 days. On days I wash it, it takes me 5 minutes to blow-dry it. On days I don’t wash it, after I towel off, I run the towel over my hair to get it a little damp and tame any overnight craziness, and then I sort of piece it back into place with my hands. Dry shampoo on day 3 and/or 4.

  34. I spend about 30 min first day, 15 min second day on my hair. I have extremely thick, course, long, wavy/curly hair. I use a flatiron to create curls, wash every other night, my scalp tends to get too itchy if I go more than every other day. I’ve given up on air drying as my hair doesn’t dry over night because it’s so thick. While expensive, the Dyson blow dryer has saved me so much time, I’ve had Chi and Babyliss dryers before that took 40+ min to dry my hair, the Dyson does it in under 15 min.

  35. I go shower -> out the door in 45 minutes. Shampoo, condition, makeup, blow dry, get dressed, quick flat iron. My hair is pretty fine and shows grease after about 18 hours. I keep it in an asymmetrical chin-length bob, which I hope makes me look less like a 15-year-old.

  36. I have waist length wavy hair, and back when I went into the office, 5 minutes in the morning to brush it out, braid, and put the braid up in a twisted bun with hair sticks. Same style every day, with 10+ pairs of hair sticks to choose from. Every other day shampoo and conditioner in the evening, trim by taking a few inches off the braid when it gets too long.

  37. I wash my hair every other day, sometimes every day. The alternative is a greasy mess. I’ve been experimenting with my natural curls recently, which can cut down prep time from 30 mins (blow dry, round brush, flat iron) to around 10 mins (product, quick blow dry for volume and to reduce drying time). I’m also slowly going shorter.

    My problems:
    1. I feel very self-conscious wearing my hair up the to large ears.
    2. I play a sport or go to the gym 5 days or more a week, so I feel like I need to wash my hair more often.

    I’m open to tips on how to cut the time and still look professional. So far, the above comments have been great!

  38. I’m surprised by how many people on this thread don’t do their hair! In most offices I’ve worked in, the majority of women have “done” hair.

    I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and 2a curls. My hair doesn’t sleep well.

    I wash it every other day. On days I don’t wash,I still get it wet. I spend a couple minutes applying product: my normal daily ones are root boost, curl creme, texture spray, and heat protection.

    I spend about a minute blow-drying my bangs. Then I add a diffuser attachment, flip my head over until 80% dry. (Going to 100% makes my hair super frizzy.) While still bent over, I use hairspray all over. Flip back up, use a comb to polish my bangs and set with a spritz of hairspray.

    The whole process, not including washing, takes about 20 minutes.

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