7 Fabulous and Fast Hairstyling Tips ...

I am always in need of fast hairstyling tips because it seems that, no matter how early I wake up to get ready for the day, I am always running behind. Styling my hair seems to be what constantly puts me behind schedule! However, using these few key fast hairstyling tips has really helped me pull it together and manage get out the door on time.

1. Volume

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I've found out that I can create a bit more volume by putting my damp hair up into a loose bun before going to bed. I start by spritzing my hair with a volumizing spray and then pull it all up into a loose ponytail on the top of my head. Finally I twist my hair into a loose bun and secure with a few bobby pins. By prepping my hairstyle like this, all that's left for me to do in the morning is take my hair down and comb through with my fingers.

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I like to wear my hair in waves when going on a date or a night out with my girls. And there's one awesome yet fast hairstyling tip for waves I've learned from a friend. She suggested I should apply a little mousse in my hair from roots to end, divide my hair into several sections, then braid each section and secure it with an elastic band. In the morning when I unbraid each section I have a head full of perfect waves. The more sections you create the more waves you will get. I don’t always sleep in the braids, though - If my date is on a weekend I'll wear my braids throughout the day around the house and take them down after my hair is dry.

3. Unwashed Straight Hair

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We’ve all had those moments when our hair isn't perfectly clean and we have a surprise visitor coming over, or have to be somewhere in 30 minutes and don’t have any time to get ready. This is horrible if your unwashed hair is starting to look oily on top. No worries. For a fast hairstyling fix grab a section of hair at the front of your crown. Tease it a little to get some lift and then pull the section to side, securing it with a bobby pin.

4. Unwashed Curly Hair

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Don’t worry curly headed girls; I got you covered with a fast hairstyling tip too! To give your curls a second day of life without a complete wash, start by spraying hair with a leave in conditioner. Apply gel to your damp hair and finally dry it with a diffuser or allow it to air dry.

5. Go Natural

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The best hair advice that will save anyone's time and effort is not to fight nature. Wavy and curly hair is beautiful. Instead of spending all that time damaging your hair with a flat iron you could be ready in less than five minutes. Towel dry hair until it is damp. Add a mixture of gel and leave-in conditioner through hair. Start at the ends and scrunch up towards the roots. Let your hair air dry. Yup, it's as simple as that!

6. Side Pony

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Here is a fast hairstyle that looks good on just any hair type. The thing I love about the side pony is that it is an updated stylish version of my good friend, Β«pony tail.Β» You see, there are days when I just want to give it all up and show up for work with a ragged ponytail although I know this "do" just isn't good enough for the occasion. That’s when I fall back on the side pony. I'll start by slightly teasing my hair up around the crown for more volume and I'll then sweep it all to the side and secure with an elastic band.

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Hats are stylish yet very **fast hairstyling trick **you simply have to remember to apply sometimes! Furthermore, if you can manage to wear a hat all day as part of your look you really only need to worry about one part of your hair. Simply add a little texture to your length by applying a mixture of gel and leave-in conditioner and scrunching it until you get the desired volume and texture. Top it off with your favorite baseball cap, cowboy hat, or winter beanie and you're all done!

I can honestly tell you that I have used just about all of these fast hairstyling tips when I’ve been seriously running late. In fact, some of these styles look so amazing that I have incorporated them into my regular routine thus allowing myself one more tap on the snooze button. Do you have any of your special, most favorite fast hairstyling tips to share? Do let me know!

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