I love learning new methods that have to do with saving time. As a working mom, I have very limited time and always a crazy schedule. I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to balance everything as a lot of mom's out there are just the same. That's why I am so excited to share with all of you one particular time-saver that I've recently learned! This time-saver is none other than my
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Since I know that I have such limited time in the day, I'm well aware that I need to plan ahead when it comes to my hair care routine. The hair products I use must be easily accessible and quick to apply. Besides going to work and being a mom I teach two dance classes a week either before or straight after my shifts at Zennkai. And you guessed it - that leaves me little to no time to get myself ready.
I don't like to carry too much with me as I rush around from place to place. I mean, who wants a heavy gym bag? Definitely not me! Thankfully I've discovered a few wonderful products at Zennkai that make my life a lot easier.
So let's get to sharing shall we?
So here's a little background about my my hair - it gets oily quick and I tend to wash it every second day. I don't have the luxury of washing it as quickly as I would like due to my busy schedule so thank goodness for dry shampoo! My favourite dry shampoo to use is AG Simply Dry. I love it because it feels as if it was perfectly tailored for my oily hair type. It's airy, smells fresh and doesn't weigh down my fine hair. It also comes in a handy 1oz travel size.
When I do get the chance to wash my hair, my go-to shampoo and conditioner pair is AG's Natural Balance and Boost. What sets this apart from so many other shampoo and conditioners is how Balance and Boost both have apple cider vinegar in them (don't worry it doesn't smell like it!) which cancels oils and balances the scalp so I don't have to wash my hair as often. A great bonus is that Balance and Boost are part of AG's natural line. They also come in a travel size pack!
After I've washed my hair I like to spray it with a detangler before I brush it through. The detangler I like best is the Joico Daily Care Leave-In Detangler. It's for all hair types which is wonderful and has a bio-advanced peptide complex to aid with hair rejuvenation. It always leaves my hair feeling soft and effortless!
When it comes time to brush my hair I love to use my Wet Brush! I love how it doesn't snag or break my fine hair. My hair is quite sensitive from being over processed from past colour treatments. Thankfully the bristles on the Wet Brush are nice and flexible. The bristles move with the hair and the padded backing on the brush is soft on my scalp which feels amazing!
The last product I always have in my gym bag is my Goomee Hair Loop. I tend to get headaches when I use normal hair elastics because I have such fine hair. With the Goomee Hair Loops my scalp doesn't feel any pain or discomfort and I don't end up with any kinks in my hair.
There we have it! Those are all the items I keep in my personal gym bag. I don't like to carry much and I find that less is more as long as the products are of quality. It makes my day much easier to have a handful of good products with me because I don't have to head back home to touch up my hair. I have everything I need sitting pretty in my gym bag! I hope this time-saving hack helps you out as much as it's helped me!