effective hair hacks for working mums

As a working mum, you know how difficult it is to get ready for the day. From dressing and feeding your kids in the morning to getting ready for work, your life is fast-paced. But being a busy mom doesn’t mean you have to skip self-care.

For most working moms, quick and easy hair routines are important, as there simply isn’t enough time for extensive care regimens. We understand your hair concerns, so we’ve come up with some useful hair hacks for busy moms.

Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

From postpartum hair loss to damage that comes from heat styling, many mums experience hair woes that call for nourishment. This is where the right shampoo and conditioner will rescue your hair and prevent further damage. Yet, choosing a good shampoo and conditioner can become overwhelming, as there are so many options to consider.

For busy moms, we recommend hair care products that contain keratin. The hair becomes weak when it loses keratin, and using a shampoo and conditioner that contain hair-identical keratin can improve your hair’s strength, texture, and look. These products supplement your hair with keratin at the follicle level, healing the hair from deep inside, repairing split ends, and making your hair smooth and silky. Your hair will start to become longer and shiny within a few weeks of using the right shampoo and conditioner.

Change Your Hairstyle

effective hair hacks for working mums
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Most working mothers don’t have time to dedicate to intricate styles. Unfortunately, sticking to the same style for weeks and months can do more damage to your hair. Changing up your hairstyle is good for your hair’s health and look. For example, if you always create your bun or ponytail in the same area and tie it with an elastic, it is likely to result in breakage at that place.

It is a good idea to change the style of your ponytail or even try other looks. There are many easy hairstyles for busy mothers that you can pull off with little effort. These include an easy chignon, messy bun, fishtail, pipe braid, low bun, and sleek ponytail.

Buy Hair Extensions

For moms with short, less voluminous or thin hair, it makes sense to use hair extensions. The right extensions will add length, volume, and thickness to your hair. Real human hair extensions look natural and allow you to create your favourite hairstyles instantly. ZALA’s Clip-in extensions are especially popular with working mums because you can quickly put them on and take them off without going to a stylist. When buying hair extensions online, be sure to choose only those made from 100% Remy human hair.

Watch – How to Put in a Clip-In Ponytail Extension (Step by Step Tutorial)



Use Heat Tools with Caution

If your hair is already weak, it’s a good idea to keep heat styling to a minimum. Working mothers should use heat tools only when necessary and apply heat protection to their hair beforehand so that any possible heat damage to the hair can be prevented. Also, create hairstyles that require minimum or no use of heat. But if you’re wearing human hair extensions, you’re free to use heat tools to shape them into your favourite styles as long as you apply a protectant spray beforehand.

Wash Your Hair Less Frequently

Are you someone who has greasy hair and wash your hair more often to get rid of the greasiness? Believe it or not, washing your hair more often actually leads to greasier hair. Shampooing your hair strips it of the essential oils, triggering your scalp to produce more oil to make up for the lost oil. That means washing your hair more frequently triggers a cycle of oil production, making your hair even more greasy. As such, we suggest working moms wash their hair less frequently and use products like dry shampoo to extend the period between the washes.

Take Care of Your Hair When Sleeping

Sleeping on the wrong pillow can weaken and damage your hair. Be sure to use a silk pillow, as it is smooth and prevents hair breakage and frizziness. Also, never sleep with your hair tied into a ponytail or bun because that can cause hair breakage.


It’s a good idea to keep your hair loose when sleeping, but if your hair is long, leaving it loose can be irritating. In such a case, you can make a loose braid with a scrunchy at the end. Do not use elastic bands when sleeping, as they can damage your hair.