Like so many others, sometimes I crave a little extra time under the covers. Sure it may eat up my time to get ready in the morning, but doing my hair is the last thing I want to think about when sleep is the only thing on my mind.
During these times, it's important to have a few different quick and easy hairstyles in our arsenal to ensure we look somewhat put together and not like we just rolled out of bed, even if we did. Shhhhh...no one ever needs to know.
Here's a hairstyle that takes literally 30 seconds to do. No heat. No funky styling products. Just a couple of bobby pins and some hairspray (optional). Heck, you don't even need to wash your hair. This look would be perfect for second or third day hair because the lovely oils - or grease - that develop will help hold the style all day long.
It's very similar to a french braid, but uses two strands instead of three. To be honest, it's a lot easier to do as well so if you have troubles with braids, try this!
To begin, gather an inch or two of hair at your part and separate it into two sections. Pull one section over the other so they criss-cross. The section that used to be near the back of your head should now be at the front.
Grab a third small section from your hairline and combine it into this front section. Repeat step number one and overlap the two pieces of hair. The two strands will now have switched places for a second time. Once again, gather some hair from the front of your head and add it to the front piece. Basically you're just twisting the two pieces of hair together and continually adding more from the front.
I stopped adding sections of hair just above my ear and did a few extra twists before securing it with a bobby pin. I did the same on the other side and finished with some hairspray to control fly-aways and lock in the style.
So next time you sleep through your alarm and find yourself rushing to get out the door, try this hair style. It really takes no time at all.