23rd May 2024

5 Low Maintenance Hair Hacks

5 Low Maintenance Hair Hacks

Life is busy and our free time is becoming increasingly limited. When you’re constantly being pulled in different directions, it can be hard to take some time out to yourself. This shouldn’t mean that your hair and beauty maintenance falls by the wayside!

A recent TikTok phenomenon is the ‘High Maintenance Habits to be Low Maintenance’ trend. It refers to completing large tasks, less often, so that you can save time in your everyday routine. Examples include getting lash extensions so that you can go without mascara, or builder gel manicures that are more long-lasting than standard gel polish. We all have our rituals that we swear by, but what if we’re able to streamline them and ease the pressure of our daily demands?

We understand that hair and beauty upkeep can be time consuming and expensive, and not everyone can dedicate an entire day to preening. Pampering yourself can be therapeutic, and a pleasant reminder that you’re invested in your self-care. Take what resonates, and don’t be hard on yourself if you must compromise certain elements.

1.Frequent Trims for Healthy, Full-Looking Ends

Maintaining healthy hair starts with regular trims. Preventing split ends and breakage from occurring ensures your hair looks fuller and thicker. Schedule in a trim every eight weeks or so, never going longer than a couple of months without seeing your hairdresser. By keeping your ends in top condition, you reduce the need for excessive styling, expensive recovery products, and damage control. Healthy ends make you look polished, requiring minimal daily effort.

2.Balayage or Babylights

If you want to add brightness and dimension to your locks, especially in the summer months, you may consider getting highlights or ombre. However, chunky sections may lead to more obvious regrowth and the need for frequent touchups. Introducing babylights and balayage as your new besties! The balayage technique involves hand-painting colour onto the hair to create a gradual, sun-kissed effect. The result being a seamless blend from darker roots to lighter ends, that provides more grace when growing out. Babylights take much smaller, thinner sections of hair than traditional highlights, which result in a natural looking scattering of lightness throughout the hair. You can also focus the babylights around the front of your scalp to flatter and frame your face.

3.Semi-Permanent Tape In Extensions

Hair extensions can be a game-changer for adding volume and length to your hair, but daily application can be a hassle. Especially if you’re in a rush before the work commute! Tape-in extensions offer a convenient solution. They blend seamlessly with your natural hair, giving you a fuller, more luxurious look without the daily effort. In one appointment with a professional stylist, you have up to eight weeks’ worth of extra length and thickness (or even longer with proper care and attention!). Plus, tape-in extensions can be reused, making them a cost-effective and time-saving option in the long run. With Remy hair extensions, they can be cut and styled the same as your natural locks, limiting the amount of faff needed to keep them in top condition.

4.Pre-Styling Your Extensions

If you’re a wearer of clip in hair extensions, you may understand the pain of having to wake up extra early to apply your wefts and style them before heading out. Why not pre-style your extensions the night before your big event, romantic date, or night out with friends? Use a hair extension Holder & Styler to easily hang your wefts whilst your curl, straighten, or braid to your heart’s content. Save precious time in the getting ready process and give yourself peace of mind without the rush. All you need to do on the day of is simply attach your pre-styled extensions and head out! Enjoy a polished look with minimal effort.

5.Hot Rollers

Achieving a salon-quality blowout at home can be time-consuming and physically demanding, especially with Velcro rollers. Save yourself the arm workout, and invest in a set of heated rollers. Offering an efficient alternative, they heat up quickly and provide long-lasting volume and curls, saving you time and effort. Simply set the rollers in your hair, continue with your makeup or other tasks, then remove them before you’re due to go out. Set the look with some hairspray and voila! You have yourself the perfect bouncy blowout, all from the comfort of your home.