I often think that the baseball hat was invented purely for the busy new motherâ€¦and her subsequently funky hair. If it werenâ€™t for my varied collection of adorable baseball hats (ok, I admit that I am partially fooling myself into the â€œadorableâ€ adjective choice), I would probably never leave the house. Letâ€™s face it: when youâ€™re a time-starved, exhausted mother your previous 3-hour shower record becomes a faint memory and the salon worthy blow-dry sessions a near laughable extravagance of the past.
Never the less, there are ways to feign that â€œjust washedâ€ lookâ€¦without resorting to your
- Go With The Powder: I used to think that baby powder was only meant for my babyâ€™s bottomâ€¦until I realized it was the best multi-tasking product that I could own. All it takes is a small sprinkle of baby powder into your palm, massaging it evenly throughout your roots in a â€œshampooâ€ motion, and letting it absorb the oils in your hair. For added volume, pull your mane up into a high cheerleader-style ponytail, and let the baby powder absorb for a few minutes before shaking down to find new-found volume. Kind of gives a new meaning to that phrase â€˜baby powder freshâ€™, doesnâ€™t it?
Â Â Â We Recommend: Shower to Shower Absorbent Body Powder: $4.69. Better yet, look for the â€œShower to Showerâ€ Shimmer powder, which has a soft shimmer that will add luster to your highlights (especially for blondes or those with light colored locks)
- Get Sprayed: Many new â€œsprayâ€ shampoos are out on the market, and they are especially good for dark-hair mothers who arenâ€™t keen on the powder. Any woman in a rush can simply aim the bottle at her scalp an armâ€™s length away, and lightly spritz her roots in a typical â€œhair sprayâ€ fashion. Although lots of high price brands such as Oscar Blandi or Bumble & Bumble offer this product, we at Make Over Mommaâ„¢ prefer products that any momma could afford, so many drugstore varieties can be found with a little bit of searching.
Â Â Â Â We Recommend: Psssst Instant Spray Shampoo, Unscented: $5.59 is affordable, clever, and gets the job done when youâ€™re in a rush. Then again, many classic â€œDesperate Housewifeâ€-esque bottles are popping up, that (although slightly reminiscent of the 50â€™s and lacking snazzy packaging) are surprisingly effective and cheap. Batiste Dry Shampoo= $5.99 is one of the many basic spray varieties, as well as Klorane Dry Oat Shampoo= $14.95 which brushes impurities out of the hair, leaving it soft and refreshed.
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