Being pregnant is hard work! And that’s why no expectant mother has the time, energy, or desire to spend a ton of time on their hair every morning. Though mom still wants to look cute, she's probably feeling too tired or overwhelmed to straighten or curl her hair as usual. So, she's probably throwing it up in a ponytail or bun more than often.
But, moms don’t have to sacrifice a cute hairstyle simply because she's running short on time! There are tons of adorable hairstyles she can achieve in under 10 minutes with just some patience and practice. We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the cutest and simplest hairstyles that can be done in seconds. Once she learns how to master these styles, she’ll never want to spend more than a few minutes on her hair again.
Remember- whether mom decides to spend a ton of time on her hair or go for the easiest hairstyle she can think of, all that matters is that she feels gorgeous! There’s no need for her to spend tons of time on her locks if she doesn’t want to, and nothing wrong with doing that if it’s what she wants!
20 The Messy Topknot
One of the best hairstyles to do when your hair is too messy to brush through is a messy but cute topknot! The messier your hair is the better when it comes to this fashion-forward style.
Add some texturizing spray to your hair beforehand in order to enhance your waves and give your hair grip. Add dry shampoo or a Volumizing spray to your roots to breathe life back into lifeless hair. Then wrap an elastic or two around your hair and secure loose pieces with bobby pins.
Spray the top of your hair with hairspray to prevent fly-aways and frizz, an then you’ve got a look that will last you all day and night!
19 Wear Curlers To Sleep
No expecting mama has time to curl her hair in the morning with a curler… so why not try getting the same look while you sleep!
Sleeping in curlers will ensure that you wake up with a gorgeous head of curls in the morning. It takes 5 minutes to throw your hair up in curlers the night before. Sleep with your hair in a shower cap or silk scarf to prevent frizz from building up at night.
In the morning, take the curlers out and spray your hair with a de-frizz serum to fight fly-aways. Add some hairspray to make the look last all day. And, the best part is you don’t have to worry about heat damage!
18 The Half-Up, Half Down
The half-up, half-down is the trendiest look this season!
This is the perfect style for when your hair is unruly, but you still want to keep it down. Simply tie half of your hair back, and either put it in a mini ponytail or a tiny topknot.
Add texturizing spray to the bottom half of your hair that’s still down in order to enhance your natural texture, or go over it with a straightener or curler if you have extra time. Don’t forget de-frizz spray or even hair spray in order to prevent fly-aways and keep your hairstyle in place.
17 Spray On Some Sea Salt
By far, the quickest hairstyle to master is learning to love your natural texture!
If you have naturally wavy to curly hair, then consider adding a sea salt spray to it in order to enhance your natural waves. After washing your hair, let it towel dry for 5-10 minutes or until it’s no longer sopping wet. Then, spray sea salt spray evenly through your locks while scrunching upwards with your first to create curls.
We suggest adding a de-frizz spray or an oil beforehand to ensure your hair dries smoothly. Or, if you’re prone to frizziness, consider drying hair with a diffuser attached to your blow dryer after adding the sea salt spray.
16 Space Buns
A 5-minute hairstyle doesn’t have to be boring!
Space buns are one of the newest hairstyles to blow up on social media. Tons of girls are rocking double topknots everywhere from music festivals to running errands. This hairstyle is as simple as throwing your hair into a messy topknot, except you’re doing it twice.
Look up a couple of tutorials on YouTube if you’re intimidated by this style, and don’t be discouraged if it takes you a while to perfect (it’s tough making both buns match!). It’s definitely a more fashion-forward look, but rock it with confidence and you’ll look killer- we promise!
15 Get A Pixie Cut
When you’re pregnant, you likely don’t want to spend a ton of time styling your hair on the daily. And- we hate to burst your bubble- but not much is going to change when the baby gets here!
If you’re looking to completely cut out the time it takes to style your hair, then maybe a pixie cut is the way to go. It’s one of the trendiest hairstyles of 2018, with many of celebrities taking the plunge… or should we say, making the cut.
A little bit of gel in the morning is all you need to style your hair, and away you go!
14 Rock A Headscarf
We all have those days where, no matter what we do, our hairs is just unsalvageable! But, if you don’t feel like hopping in the shower so you can style your hair over, then consider hiding it with a headscarf.
There are tons of creative ways to tie a headscarf around your head that both hides your hair and makes a fashion statement. Match your scarf to your outfit so it looks like another accessory, not just like you were having a bad hair day.
Google creative ways that bloggers recommend tying their scarves, and then try out this style for yourself.
13 Go For A Bob
When you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of time on your hair in the mornings. The longer the hair, the more time it typically takes to wash and style. So, if you’re looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle, then we suggest opting for a bob!
Getting your cut into a short, cute ‘do will drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to do your hair. It will take half the time to straighten or curl your hair, and the same goes for if you prefer to air dry it.
We bet you’ll love how carefree a bob can be so much that you’ll keep the style even after baby arrives!
12 Sleep In Braids
Who knew that the easiest way to get beachy waves was overnight!
This is a tried and tested hairstyle that people have been rocking for years in order to save time on styling in the morning. Simply put your hair into two braids before you hop into bed- french braids are the best types of braids for this, since it will create a wave in your hair from root to end.
Then, in the morning simply take the braids out and you’ll have perfect, mermaid-inspired waves that will last all day. Use a bit of hairspray to keep your locks in place, and then get going!
11 The Half-Up Bun
If you want to achieve the top knot look without throwing your whole hair into a bun, then this style is right for you.
It seems like everyone is rocking the half-up bun nowadays. All you need to do to achieve this look is take half of your hair, and style it on top of your head like you would a regular messy bun. Secure it with bobby pins until it’s staying put. Add texturizing spray to the bottom half of your hair to enhance your natural curls or waves.
The messier the better with this style, which means it’s perfect for second day hair and when you’re in a rush!
10 Milkmaid Braids
If you’re getting sick and tired of throwing your hair into a typical braid, then switch it up by learning how to style milkmaid braids.
This adorable style has been all over Tumblr and Pinterest, and tons of celebrities have even rocked it on the red carpet. It’s the perfect hairstyle for warm weather when you want your hair of your face, and don’t want to opt for another basic ponytail.
This style can be a bit difficult to master, so watch some YouTube tutorials beforehand to see how the pros do it. With a bit of practice and patience, we bet this will be your new go-to hairstyle.
9 Add Dry Shampoo
The worst feeling is when you wake up in the morning with your hair still looking perfect except for the fact that it’s greasy AF!
You might think you have no choice but to shower and style your hair all over again, but there is a way to make your style last for another day (or two!). And the answer is dry shampoo.
Simply shake the can and spray it directly into your roots. Let it sit for a few minutes and then work it into your scalp with your fingers. After, brush through your hair to get rid of any excess product. Then your hair will look as good as new!
8 The Braided Bun
Be prepared to get tons of compliments with this cute hairstyle!
As cute as a traditional topknot is, they’re not always the most chic or professional bun to rock. If you want a bun that’s a bit more polished but still just as effortless, then you need to learn to recreate the braided bun.
After watching a few tutorials on YouTube or looking up instructions on Pinterest, it’ll be easy to recreate this look in under 5 minutes. We suggest adding a de-frizz serum before beginning to style in order to prevent frizz, and finish off with a spritz of hairspray to help the look stay put.
7 A Low Ponytail
If you’re someone who often throws your hair up in a ponytail to get it out of your face, then it can get boring after a while to always revert to the same hairstyle. If that sounds like you, then consider this upgrade on a traditional ponytail!
Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic at the nape of your neck. This style works best with hair that’s been straightened, so consider doing it the day after you’ve straightened your hair.
Add some dry shampoo to fight grease, and a de-frizz serum to keep your locks looking sleek and shiny.
6 Throw On A Hat
Everyone always says to simply throw a hat on if you’re having a bad hair day- and it’s the truth!
Hiding your messy hair under a baseball cap or beanie is the perfect way to style your hair in under 5 minutes. You can put your hair in a ponytail and throw on the cap, or simply leave your hair down underneath.
Make your hat a part of your outfit by matching it to your look. That way, everyone will think it’s just a well-thought out accessory… not a way to hide a bad hair day!
5 Wrap-Around Ponytail
Basic ponytails get boring after you do them for the millionth times. So, give your basic ponytail a facelift by opting for a trendy wrap-around style.
There’s practically nothing different between this sort of ponytail and the basic kind, except that you expertly hide the elastic with your own hair. Simply begin by throwing your hair into a typical ponytail, but leave a small piece out. Secure the hair with an elastic, and then wrap the loose piece of hair around the elastic and secure it with a bobby pin.
This is a chic update to a traditional ponytail that will have you feeling like a new woman!
4 Hide With A Headband
It’s a tricky situation when you want to keep your hair down, but it’s a bit too unruly to just leave it as is. But that’s why headbands were created!
A headband is an awesome way to hide unruly hair and keep it out of your face. Brush and part your hair as usual, and then push the headband in so it pushes the front of your hair back. Add some de-frizz spray to fight fly-aways and keep your hair looking silky.
With headbands available in all sizes and colours, it’s easy to match it to your outfit so you look all the more fashion-forward!
3 Pin Back Your Bangs
If you’re an expectant mama who has bangs, then you know how frustrating it can be trying to get them out of your face in a way that’s still cute.
If you can’t be bothered to style your bangs in the morning (because, let’s face it- they’re annoying AF to get right), the consider pinning them back with bobby pins. Twist your bangs to the side or sweep them away from your face, and secure them with bobby pins.
Don’t forget a bit of hairspray to keep your look in place all day and get rid of fly-aways!
2 Fishtail Braid
Although traditional braids are always cut, it can get repetitive repeating the same look on every casual day. If you need to shake your braids up, then learn how to re-create a fishtail braid.
Watch some YouTube tutorials to learn how to style this braid yourself, and make sure you get some practice before attempting it when you need to leave the house in 10 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to secure loose pieces with bobby pins to keep the look in place, and finish with a good dose of hair spray to keep you style looking flawless throughout the day.
1 Twist It Up
If your hair won’t naturally become wavy or curly even with the help of sea salt spray, then this hairstyle might work better for you.
Tons of YouTubers have come out with tutorials that show you how to achieve beachy waves by simply twisting your hair while it’s still wet. After towel drying your hair, add a curling mousse or gel to your hair to give it hold. Then, twist one-inch sections around your fingers until your whole head is wavy. It’ll take 5 minutes top!
Add texturizing spray and hairspray in order to make the style last all day.