My Christmas morning beauty routine goes something like…roll out of bed, quick shower, brush my teeth, and try to fight the urge to steal my niece and nephews’ gifts. But I realize other people have actual lives and looking good on Christmas might be important. If that’s you, here’s four quick hair ideas for just about every hair texture and length.
1. Side braid. This chic yet fuss-free style works on relaxed, curly and kinky hair, locs, and weaves. Simply smooth the hair to one side and begin plaiting then secure with a satin bow or ouchless hair band.
2. Halo of curls. Look ethereal with a head full of curls come Christmas morn. On relaxed hair you can either ask for a rod or straw set at the salon or DIY at home with setting lotion and patient hands.
For transitioning, natural hair, and locs, try curl formers or flexirods.
OK—roller sets aren’t exactly quick, but once you get the initial work done, you get about a week of quick and easy hair.
3. High bun. Show off the neck and add length to your frame with a sleek or messy (your choice) high bun.
Need to keep your edges and flyaways in check? Try Dr. Miracle’s Edge Holding Gel—it keeps hairs in check without the tough helmet-head feel and no flaking. Also try Organic Root Stimulator Edge Control or CHI straightener.
4. Short and spiky. Have a short do? Play up your texture and take hair to new heights by hand-combing the hair and smooth a little hair pomade for slight hold. If you have short natural hair, stretch it out by twisting or braiding it the night before, apply a little coconut oil on your fingers to avoid frizz when you take them out in the morning, and finger fluff.
What are your Christmas hair plans?