The Ultimate Hair Care Routine for Busy Mums

Neglecting your hair is easy when you are a mother. There barely seems to be enough hours in the day for your most basic tasks, let alone looking after your hair. That is why we have formulated this ultimate guide for hair care for mums. Take a look and see if any of these tips and tricks help you to take the best possible care of your hair.

We Know it isn’t Easy

We understand that being a mother is no easy task, and trying to take care of yourself while looking after your children can often feel like an impossible task. Much of the time, you hardly have the space in your schedule to eat, let alone visit the hairdresser. Having a few handy techniques up your sleeve for those rushed mornings will help you to look and feel better, giving you the added confidence you need and deserve.

YouTube is Your Friend 

Whether you are looking for new styles for your children or yourself, YouTube is hot to millions of videos – and a large number of them are hair styling guides. It’s not easy to take time out for your hair, but once you have had a quick surf on the web, you will see just how simple and quick a good hair style can be. Plus, it helps expand your knowledge base for when your little ones start to grow older and want to explore new hairstyles.

Our Ultimate Hair Care Routines

#1 Learn Simple Styles 

Simple styles can be some of the best looking, and when you are strapped for time, they can also be a lifesaver that leaves you looking presentable when you are out running errands. A simple ponytail is often the simplest and easiest style, but you can also opt for the classic mum-bun if you want something a little different. The fishtail braid is also one of the easiest hairstyles to master, and there are some very simple videos on YouTube that can teach you how to do it.

#2 Eat More Protein

Protein is good for your hair. Chicken, brown rice, nuts, and oats are all excellent sources of protein, and they contain biotin that will promote a healthy scalp. Your hair will feel wonderfully nourished and soft if you try to fit a little more protein in your diet – even if all you can manage is a snickers bar.

#3 Buy the Right Shampoo

The right shampoo can do wonders for your hair and scalp, and you may not even know which one is the perfect match for your hair. The best thing to do is to rotate your shampoo and conditioner every couple of weeks to see how it affects your hair. You may only get ten minutes to yourself in the shower, but it doesn’t mean you can’t find your perfect shampoo.

#4 Don’t Brush Your Hair Wet

Brushing your hair wet is a sure way to cause some serious damage to your hair. Instead, you should wrap it in a towel before you blow dry it, just to get some of the excess moisture out. Once it is dry, you can use your brush on it then. Of course, we know that you do not always have time for this in the mornings, and when this is the case, we recommend investing in a good dry shampoo to take the hassle out of the morning routine, while also leaving your hair looking fresh and clean. Alternatively, if you wash your hair after the little ones have gone to bed, you may find yourself with a little extra time to dry and brush your hair. Plaiting your hair or putting it in a bun can also help reduce the risk of heat damage when you are drying your hair.

#5 Coconut Oil is Amazing 

A weekly warm coconut mask on your hair can do absolute wonders, you will find yourself asking why you didn’t think to do it before. Apply the mask to your roots before gently spreading it through the rest of your hair. You should then leave it in for around 40 minutes before washing your hair. For the best results, your hair should be wrapped, but this is not an obligatory step. The finished result will leave your hair looking shinier, as well as giving it some much-needed elasticity. For even better results, and a boost in scalp circulation, add a few drops of rosemary oil to your mask.

#6 Vaseline is a Temporary Fix (but a Good One)

We know how hard it is to get to the hairdresser when you have kids, and the time you get to escape is often spent errands you didn’t know you needed to run. If you are suffering from split ends, rubbing a little Vaseline into them is just the quick fix you need on a temporary basis. So, you don’t need to panic too much between your hair appointments.

To Conclude 

Hopefully, this guide has helped you to plan your own routine. Hair care for mums is very important to us, as we understand and appreciate how hard you work to look after yourself and your children. It can be hard to slot your own care into your life, but it’s certainly not impossible. Each of the tips here is designed to be quick and easy, perfect for mums who are frantically running around and trying to get everything done.

What did you think of our guide to hair care for mums? Is there anything that you would have added to the list? We love hearing from you, so make sure you leave us a message in the comment section below.

Author Francesca Jaques – 

Francesca Jaques is the author and editor of, Beauty therapist by day and writer by night. She reviews every hair product available, finding the best of the best and giving you all the tips possible to make life easier for you. For hairstyle ideas, tips and reviews, you can find them on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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  1. Rox Snedeker
    August 22, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Ahh these are great tips, I will have to use the coconut mask you mentioned.

  2. August 22, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I did not know you shouldn’t brush wet hair!! I always do, especially as I don’t blowdry my hair ever!I do try to do a hair mask weekly though to give it a good condition.

  3. August 22, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    These are great tips. I would never have thought of putting Vaseline on!x

  4. August 23, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I am so guilty of neglecting my hair, it’s definitely the last thing I think of which is silly as when it’s done nicely I feel so much better! Great tips, especially the not brushing when wet (ops I do that) and the coconut mask, I must try that!

  5. August 23, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    This is a lovely guide to taking care of hair. On most days, I just run a comb through it and that’s it. I barely have enough time for a blow dry. I will try Vaseline next time for a quick fix of split ends.

  6. August 23, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Some great tips here, I didn’t realise protein was so good for your hair. I always let my hair dry naturally so I don’t damage it from blow drying as it is dry enough already, perhaps I should try some coconut oil.

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