We all have those days—you know, the ones when your hair sits on top of your head like a question waiting to be answered. Sometimes our curls fall flat, no amount of product seems to work, and you just want to call it quits. This is when it’s time to rely on an arsenal of lazy hair day techniques before we step out into the world. Having lazy hair day styles not only cuts down hair time prep, it also gives your hair the opportunity to breathe a bit without the wear and tear of over-styling. You don’t have to spend half your morning in the mirror, praying for a miracle or a wig. Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to styling.
Here are 4 easy techniques to use when you don’t have the energy or your hair just won’t behave.
Headbands are a simple accessory that can take your messy hair from 0 to 100 really quickly. You can leave your hair down or wear it in a bun or ponytail and use the headband to hide frizz, flyaways and keep your hair off of your face. Decorative and colorful headbands can also take the attention off of your hair.
2. Messy Bun
Forget that comb or brush; for a messy bun, your fingers are all you need. Added bonus: it works great on hair that has not been freshly washed. Messy buns say, “I tried, but not too hard, and it worked.” If your edges are frizzy, add a little gel or pomade to tame them. You can wear your bun as a top knot or low and be out the door in no time.
3. The Slick Back
Sometimes you’ve got to get real about your situation and just slick your hair back. If your curls are not where you want them to be, or you’re simply short on time, slicking your hair back with your favorite product and a little water can give you a sleek look that can easily be worn for a few days. Go for a bold lipstick to complement the look and emphasize your natural features.
4. Scarves or Turban
Tie it, twist it, knot it at the top. Turbans and scarves are perfect for days when you want to keep your hair partially or fully covered and still be stylish. Turbans and scarves are also a great way to keep a protective style or conditioned hair hidden until you’re ready to take it out.
What’s your tried and true hairstyle for those lazy hair days?