Always late? Here’s how to cut your styling time in half
The Smart Brush
There’s a reason stylists rave about Tangle Teezer brushes – the special configuration of the brushes makes brushing quicker and de-knots hair fast. ‘I’m a massive fan’, says stylist Ben Cooke. They detangle hair quickly and efficiently without causing breakage, plus the unique shape means they’re easy to use. ‘The new Tangle Teezer Salon Elite, £11.99, has a concave shape that’s contoured to your head to get right down to the roots.
The Spray-On Conditioner
When you’re running late and need to speed-shower, it’s tempting to skip the conditioner, especially if you have long hair, Leave-in conditioners cut your time but keep you protected; just spray on and comb through – it couldn’t be quicker. Dove Hair Therapy Intensive Repair Leave-In Conditioning & Care Sprays, £3.99. are so lightweight, they can he used on wet and dry hair. Just spritz on in between washes for a moisture boost.
The ‘Magic’ Towel
A super-absorbent towel is one of those things you don’t realise you need until you have one. The Celadon Aquis-Lisse Hair Tone, £14.95 is a lightweight, micro fibre towel that soaks up water from your hair, so it’s already half-way there when you start your blow-dry. I reckon mine has cut my drying time in half.
The DIY Straightener
If your straightening habit requires a daily calendar entry all of its own, it’s time to reclaim your duvet hours. Charles Worthington Salon at Home Straight & Smooth Kit, £l9.99, uses cysteamine, a mild chemical straightener that ‘re-programmes’ hair to resist humidity – staying frizz and curl-free for up to 40 (yes, 40!) days. It’s easy to use, too-simply wash with the shampoo, apply the straightener and comb through. Then leave for 20 minutes before rinsing and using the after-care conditioner.
The Supersonic Dryer
A fast-powered hairdryer is essential to speed up your blow-dry. Remington Slylist Turbo 2200 Dryer, £34.99, has two speed settings and two turbo fans, and promises to dry hair 30% faster than regular blowers.
The Dry Shampoo
Step backstage at any fashion show and you’ll be tripping over cans of Klorane Dry Shampoo, £7.50. Why? The hair stylist’s secret weapon adds volume to lifeless locks, refreshes hair when you haven’t got time to shampoo and can make even super-greasy hair look freshly washed. Spray it into the roots, massage in and brush through. And, as Klorane is made with softening oat milk extract, it’s ideal for frequent use.
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