6 Easy Hairstyles For Moms Who Are Always On-The-Go

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Let’s face it. Being a mom is tough. From being at your baby’s beck and call to having to work and take care of the house, it leaves very little room for ourselves. Gone are the days where you can pop by a massage parlour or get a mani-pedi when you’re stressed or feeling overwhelmed. Motherhood is a full-time job that requires every ounce of your energy and time. But don’t worry! We at Motherhood.com.my and Philips are here to help! With these easy hairstyles suitable for all hair lengths, you will be looking great in no time. These easy hairstyles are so simple that you will be able to do it in minutes, some even in less!

Short and Medium Length Hair

As a mom, it means less time to take care of our hair, especially the time it takes to wash and dry long hair. As such, many moms decide to chop off their locks after birth. But don’t fret! Just because your hair is short doesn’t mean you won’t be able to style it! All you need are bobby pins and you’re set!

1. The Top Knot


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One of the easiest hairstyles to create. Not only that, this hairstyle is all the rage right now!

Here’s how to create the top knot:

Step 1: Comb your hair back and tie it into a tight ponytail

Step 2: Separate your ponytail into two sections

Step 3: Wrap each section around the base of the ponytail with bobby pins and secure

And that’s it! You’re done!

2. Slicked Back Updo

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If you’re looking for a hairstyle that is both classy and elegant, this is it. The slicked back updo is the short-haired version of a French twist. As complicated as it looks, it’s actually very easy to do.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Brush hair back from the crown and secure with bobby pins

Step 2: Sweep hair to one side and pin

Step 3: Using sections of hair, twist and pin it up to create the French twist

And that’s it! You can keep the stray strands of hair in place with hairspray if needed. You can also use a volumizing product before creating this hairstyle to give it more body. Now, you can look fabulous on date nights!

3. The Side Braid

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Sometimes, all you need is a way to get the hair out of your face while you change diapers or run errands. Well, that doesn’t mean that you can’t look cute at the same time! This side braid is one of the easy hairstyles that will not only get the job done but also make you look great doing it.

Here’s how to style it:

Step 1: Create a side part

Step 2: Start a french braid down the side of your head and tie the end with a rubber band or hair tie

Step 3: Tie a low ponytail (Don’t forget to include your braid!)

Step 4: (Optional) You can also wrap the braid around the base of your ponytail and secure it with bobby pins

And you’re done!

Long Hair

If you’re one of the moms who decided to keep their long hair, that’s great! However, one of the biggest problems would be to keep all that hair under control and away from grabby fingers. Nothing hurts more than when your little one grabs hold of your hair! With these easy hairstyles, you’ll be well on your way to taming your locks and looking fabulous!

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1. The Gibson Tuck

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This elegant look is the epitome of class. Though it may look difficult, it’s actually surprisingly easy. All you need are some bobby pins and a hair tie!

Here’s how you get this look:

Step 1: Create a middle parting

Step 2: Twist your hair along the side of your head while adding hair from underneath along the way until you reach the back of your ear

Step 3: Repeat on the other side and gather both into a low ponytail

Step 4: Create a gap in the middle of your hair (not all the way through!) and tuck your ponytail into the ‘pouch’ made and secure it in place with bobby pins

You’re done! Perfect for any social functions that you might have to attend, or even for day outs with the little ones!

2. Topsy Tail

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If you’re sick of always wearing your head in a ponytail, but don’t have the energy to try any of the other fancier looks, I’ve got the perfect hairstyle for you. This topsy tail is so easy that even the most novice can master.

Here’s how to get this look:

Step 1: Tie your hair in a low ponytail

Step 2: Create a gap in the middle near your neck

Step 3: Flip your ponytail in the gap that you created twice

And that’s it! Not only will it keep your hair neat, but also gives a different twist to a normal ponytail.

3. Beach Waves

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When you’re just sick and tired of always having to put your hair up, but don’t want your hair to look limp and lifeless, this is your solution. Best part? This hairstyle can be done once you get out of the shower. No need to blow dry, just start with your wet locks.

Here’s how:

Step 1: While hair is damp, section into 5 parts

Step 2: Twist each section until its tight and come close to the head

Step 3: Just leave it to dry (If you’re in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer – we recommend the new Philips DryCare Prestige Hairdryer)

Step 4: When it’s dry, just loosen your hair and voilà!

You’ll have lovely effortless curls in no time! Perfect for when you and your little one decide to go out for the day, or even for work. No matter the event, with these easy hairstyles you’ll definitely be slaying.

However, as moms, it is important to take care of your hair too. Healthy and shiny hair not only makes us feel good but can also help brighten up the day. With juggling so many things at the same time, taking care of our hair is definitely the last thing we would ever think about. Imagine the hassle of having to put on hair serums, hair masks and all that you used to do before the baby. You would never have any time! Well, I offer you a quick and easy solution, especially for those of you experiencing dry hair.


The Philips DryCare Prestige Hairdryer is really all you need to maintain shiny and healthy hair if you don’t have the time for anything else. The moisture-protect sensors will help keep the moisture in your hair to prevent damage. It doesn’t hurt that the design is super chic too!



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