5 Super Easy Hair Tricks for New Moms

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hairOnce you have a baby, there really is very little -- if any -- time to do things like ... your hair. If you're like most new moms -- a little bit frazzled; a lot bit sleep-deprived -- gettin' all gussied up just isn't in the cards every day. If you're lucky enough to grab a shower, chances are you're not spending 20 minutes afterward drying, straightening, and styling your hair. Chances are you're letting it air dry.

Thing is, though, not everybody has wash-n-go hair. Some ladies need a little somethin' to look semi-presentable (hi). So, for all you new mamas out there (and gals who just love a good short cut), here are 5 easy hair tricks for when you don't have any time.

Dry shampoo. You knew I was going to say this one, didn't you? But it works! Seriously, when you don't have time to, um, shower, spritz a little dry shampoo at your roots and finger-comb through. It might not make you look like you've got Kardashian hair, but at least you won't look greasy. (Tip: If you don't have dry shampoo, try baby powder.)

Braid it. Some women are blessed with hair that naturally dries either pin straight or in beautiful curls once they get out of the shower. Not me. I don't know what my hair does without a dryer, but the end result lies somewhere in between the two. And it's not cute. And it is frizzy. So, sometimes I'll braid my hair when it's still damp. I'll put a little Frizz-Ease or argan oil in it, braid it up, and boom, loose waves when I take it out.

Bun it. Yes, it's been bun-mania for the past few years, but it really is a cute hairstyle that's super easy to do. (Try a sock bun, if you're not confident in your skills!) If you don't like the way you look with your hair pulled tight, try a loose, messy bun.

Cut bangs. It's definitely a bit of a commitment, but when you have bangs, they're really the only part of your hair that you need to "do."

Keep taking your prenatal vitamins -- or try Viviscal. I'm currently experiencing the "hair falling out" portion of postnatal life -- and it isn't fun. I've heard that continuing to take your prenatal vitamins can stop this a bit, as can Viviscal (which is drug-free). I'm currently taking Viviscal, and I've definitely seen an improvement in my hair.

Any easy hair tricks you want to share with the class?


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nonmember avatar Gina

3000 mcg Biotin daily. It's the best. Really.

nonmember avatar Marissa

I find my hair falls out worse when I put it in a bun or a pony tail :( Braids are a good idea for medium length hair, my hairs really long and its a pain to braid it. I'm thinking of taking off a few inches so my arms dont tire while trying to braid :(

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