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Want to know a little secret about me? In fact some of you might already. Back in the day I actually graduated from cosmetology school and worked in a salon for a few years doing something I really love. I LOVE hair. Hair everything, cutting it, styling it, braiding it, coloring it–you name it and it’s honestly a secret passion. I do hair tutorials from time to time on here because I get a lot of requests to, but today I’m excited to team up with Aussie and really dive into a few inexpensive products that I love and trust on my hair. THEN, I’m sharing a quick tutorial that y’all have been asking for, for months: “a five minute Mom top knot” and I think y’all are going to love it because let’s be real, what Mom has time to actually do their hair everyday? Not this one.I’m talkin’ top knots errday over here.
First, let’s talk products because as Moms we’re ALLOWED to take care of ourselves, too. Oh, you didn’t know that? 😉 Yep, it’s allowed and I actually encourage people to have a little “me time” so let’s do a few quick things to make our hair look great on little-to-no-time.
- Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner – This is great for an everyday shampoo/conditioner and keeps your hair strong and fresh looking. I mean, the fresh looking part alone was a win because, if I’m being totally honest, I only wash my hair like 1-2X a week. Who has time for more? 😉
- Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Strong Conditioning Treatment – This is something I do probably once every couple of weeks or, when I’m really busy, just once a month. You can do it more often though. It’s a really good deep conditioner to strengthen and lengthen the life of your hair. It helps with damage and leaves your hair feeling SUPER soft. Plus, it’s perfect for the current post-summer, weather situation happening right now.
- Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7N1 Shampoo and Conditioner – I love to have this on hand. I wash every other time between this set of shampoo/conditioner and the Moist shampoo/conditioner. The reason is because it breaks it up a little bit and leaves my hair looking and feeling healthy because I get a balance of damage and moisture control.
- Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Hair Gel – You might actually be surprised about this one, BUT I mean it. I use this in two circumstances. One, for braids: it’s a braid barrier to keep your braid in place, but also looking “loose” and “effortless” (because that’s what’s in style 😉 ). Two, another secret: I have REALLY (and I mean really) curly hair, I will use a small handful of this if I want to wear it curly. It holds my curls in place but doesn’t make them crunchy.
The best part: You can shop all of these products on Amazon, here. That’s the way I do it because then they just come straight to my door because remember, we’re all about saving time people!! Every minute we save is another minute we can snuggle our babies.
Who’s ready for the easiest top knot you ever did see? I’ve put together a quick collage on the how-to, then have comments underneath on tips and tricks I use to create this look. It’s really easy, but also stylish to wear and you look like you got ready for the day 😉 Little do people know it only took five minutes!
Start with the Aussie products listed above, specifically the Instant Freeze Sculpting Hair Gel. I use this at my roots for this particular style and I’m talking a pea size amount. It gives it lift and holds my bun in place! Also, make sure you’re starting using the moisturizing products above because I really mean this, they make a huge difference in how this style is going to look. The healthier your hair looks, the better and smoother this top knot will be! Plus, we don’t have time to worry about dry/damaged hair and Aussie makes it easy with a 3 minute regimen, so jump on that, mamas.
- Use a pea size amount of Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Hair Gel at your roots, let try and then begin.
- Start with a ponytail, as you’re bringing it through the rubber band stop a little more than half way (so don’t pull the pony all the way through).
- You’ll have a small bun in your hand with the rest of your hair underneath it, twist the rubber band and then bring in the rest of the hair in that same bun motion.
- Ball up the rest of your hair and wrap the rubber band around it one more time to secure it.
- Pull it out and loosen as needed and as you desire.
- Use bobbi pins as needed, then spray with hairspray and there you have it!
Have questions? Ask them in the comments and I’m happy to answer them!
Stay tuned for more fun hair tutorials.
A big thanks to Aussie for sponsoring this post!