Mum Hair, Do Care! How To Keep Your Hair Looking Great At The School Gate

Before kids, most of us would have said our hair was a pretty big priority. Unfortunately, post-kids, keeping your hair in tip-top shape comes pretty far down the list.

However, we’re constantly on the lookout for the perfect style that will look good whatever we (or the kids) throw at it… Here are some styles of mum hair that are bang on trend that require very little effort.

The Pixie Cut

If you’re after a cut that’s easy to maintain, look no further than the pixie cut. This look has been pulled off by celebrity mums such as Charlize Theron, Jada Pinkett Smith and Halle Berry. However, not everyone can pull this look off, especially if you have wavy hair. Short hair is the easiest and quickest to wash and dry as it takes less time. However, you will have to style it every day, so you have to take that into consideration. You’ll also have to go for more regular trims than you do with longer hair.

The Long, Choppy Bob

Long, choppy bobs aka "lobs" are a good bet if you want to wear your hair loose and look stylish on the school run. Famous mums Chrissy Teigen and Eva Mendes have both rocked this look, and Mendes even posted on Instagram that it made her "mom life a helluva lot easier". This style is extremely versatile; the secret is to let your stylist tailor it to suit your hair type.


One thing us mums have to be thankful for (aside for our kids obvs) is balayage. Traditional highlights are very unforgiving when it comes to exposing your roots, whereas balayage is much more subtle and natural. You get away with less trips to the salon, it grows out great and it leaves you looking like you just got back from the beach (presuming people ignore our under-eye bags and lack of a tan). Examples of a beautiful balayage include mamas Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel so screenshot their hair for your salon appointment.

Wash Those Locks

Washing your hair becomes a luxury when you’re a mum as it’s tricky to find time to fit it in. I have really thick hair so get away with only washing it once every four or five days; I was determined to keep this a secret until I found out I’m in great company. Apparently, a while ago Kim Kardashian admitted to doing the same. If you have long hair the secret is to adapt your style depending on how clean your hair is. Therefore, on day one you simply show off your blow-dry; on day two you make the look messier (no doubt the kids will help you with this one); on day three you get out the straighteners and use the natural oil in your hair to create a sleek look; day four you pull it back into a ponytail; on day five it’s time to wash it again.

Let’s just hope after all that effort your kids don’t have you pulling your hair out…

Jennie Dennehy

Jennie Dennehy is Mama to two gorgeous boys and is a Writer and Blogger. Her life is full of laughs and Lego and she’s always longing for a hot, frothy coffee.

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