Princessing it up

Here on the two saving sisters we are about trying to save you time as well as money.  My top time-saving tip is one of these wonderful towel turbans.  My hair is thick and to blow dry it from soaking wet it would take about 30min, I don’t have the time nor the patience to do this.  I discovered it during my maternity leave with Bertie on a Mumsnet style and beauty thread, Princessing.  It’s about trying to make your body look the best it can, taking care of nails, hair, skin and exercising, I’ve only managed to continue one of the points.

  • Don’t leave the house with wet hair.

Now this isn’t always easy, my hair is huge and it’s getting longer again.  I hate washing it in the evening because it sticks out in all directions and I still need to fix it with some straightening irons, so I may as well wash and blow dry in the morning.  In order to save time I use a towel turban to help.  I brush my hair and then pop it on, dress myself, give Bertie his second breakfast, feed Evie, the typical morning with two children but I leave it on for at least 30 minutes. When I have 5 minutes to myself I quickly blow dry it and manage to style it.  My first one was from Amazon and was brilliant, the second was from Primark, after a while it hasn’t worked as well.  It’s one of my time-saving techniques and my advice is to buy a decent one otherwise it doesn’t do the job.

I haven’t bought a new one yet but having a quick look on Mumsnet the one recommended is this one from AmazonJohn Lewis have this one for £7.25, Boots for £7.50 and Superdrug for £3.99.

towel turbans

The trick with them is to put it on and twist, twist, twist and a bit more, then secure it. The more it’s twisted the quicker your hair will dry, thus saving you time.