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3 Ways To Style Your Hair When You Don't Have Time To Blow-Dry

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Now that the the days are shorter and the nights longer, we can't seem to muster up enough energy each morning to blow dry our hair. Our quick fix for damp locks are sloppy top knots or messy buns, but these looks become boring fast. Plus, the products we do manage to slather on only seem to make matters worst.

Celebrity hairstylist and Rowenta Beauty ambassador Josue Perez says we can eliminate a lot of stress by simply thinking ahead. "Twisting wet hair and sleeping on it overnight will save you time and allow you to be proactive if you can’t blow dry your hair," he explains. "Also, satin and silk pillowcases are the best for hair as opposed to polyester and cotton pillowcases -- which can remove moisture and add frizz."

When you wake up the next day, Perez believes removing the right amount of moisture is also important. "Too dry hair would make products like leave-in conditioner weigh the hair down and take longer to air dry," he says. "Mousse and gels tend to crunch when dried. Try using a curling cream, but don't apply directly on the scalp. Those types of creams are oil-based so mixing that with your natural oils would make your hair greasy. Instead, apply mid-shaft to ends where it's needed."

Once you've got your locks all prepped, then you're ready to begin the styling process. Below are three wet hairstyle options from Perez that you can do in under 10 minutes.

Wet hairstyle option #1: A fishtail braid

fishtail braid

Creating a loose, fishtail will allow the braid to dry faster because of its looseness and still give it some nice waves once dried and shaken out.

Wet hairstyle option #2: The French twist

french twist

This updo hairstyle works especially well with naturally wavy and curly hair textures. All you need are a few hair pins to secure your twist. And it can be taken down at night for a tousled waves look.

Wet hairstyle option #3: Slicked-back strands

slicked back hair

This style is big on the runway and for the bold ones! Rough dry hair with a towel and apply gel on hair (not pass the ears). Using a boar bristle brush, slick strands back and smooth down the sides.

More hair inspiration when blow-drying is not an option:

Wet Hairstyle Ideas
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