An awesome blow-dry or thorough session with a flat iron takes serious time, and most people don’t have a personal stylist on call. Early mornings and missed alarms happen, but it doesn’t mean an updo is your only option. If you need to eek another day out of your blowout, or you just noticed your roots could do with a touch up the morning of a big meeting, here are five hair fixes to buy time until you get back in the stylist’s chair.
1.) Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (various colors available): Total multi-tasker. Unlike most dry shampoos, Bumble’s Hair Powder comes in several shades (black, red, platinum, blonde and brunette.) Particularly handy for dark-haired girls or redheads, who may have issues with other oil absorbing hair products creating a powdery effect on their brightly-hued hair.
2.) Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It: If you’re hair is fine-bodied, making a style last can be a bit of a challenge. Unlike very thick hair, it will lose shape and become lackluster more quickly, which always feels so unfair. This Mattifying Powder not only removes traces of oil, but perks up roots, so fine hair isn’t weighed down and tired-looking.
3.) Your Face Powder: My best friend swears by his bronzing powder as a stand in root-hiding trick. A dedicated dry-clean product has a soapier scent and better overall application, but sometimes you notice your hair is flagging right before a night out or when you arrive at work. He taps excess off a big brush and delicately touches a bit of powder around the hairline, which should grab you a few hours until you can restyle.
4.) Jonathan Product Green Rootine Dry Shampoo Brush On Hair Powder: The face powder method is like an ad-hoc version of Jonathan Product’s Green Rootine Hair Powder. Very few people have matching hair and skin, and this product comes colors to better blend with your locks. But the brush-on style prevents sticky hands and allows for a lot of precision in applying to hair. And the packaging is incredibly purse or laptop-bag friendly, making it the best choice for on-the-go touchups.
5.) Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray: If you’re unsure about dry shampoos or need a spare to keep at your desk, the budget-friendly Suave option costs less than a latte and is available at 24-hour drugstores for real hair emergencies. It lacks the color enhancing perks of pricier options, but is a great option in a pinch.
Do you have any five-minute hair tricks? Are there any products that always manage to rescue your awesome blowout?