The Trick for Getting Amazing Hair in Half the Time

Amanda Montell

I admire women who have the stamina to spend an hour every day on their hair. I really do. Hair patience is a virtue that I do not possess, so I am awestruck by those who not only tolerate but enjoy the process of meticulously blow-drying, heat-styling, braiding, and adorning their strands. Bravo.

I'm the type to prioritize sleeping an extra 30 minutes in the morning over perfecting my hair. (I physically cannot get out of bed before 8:30 a.m.—I think it's genetic.) So, I've had to nail down a morning hair routine that can adequately ready me for my job as a beauty editor and only takes a few minutes. 

Over several years of trying the best products and styling tips on the market, I've finally honed in on a five-minute hair routine that I absolutely swear by. If you can't stomach spending all morning on your hair, I've got you. These five tips for how to do your hair fast will work on every length and texture!

This story was originally published on October 3, 2016.

Next up, don't miss what happened when I got a hair color makeover from L.A.'s new balayage master!

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