If you’re anything like me, you probably hate doing your hair. Just simply having to wash my hair alone can be enough to ruin an entire day! So when I do take the time to actually bathe I am all about those zero effort hairstyles. While today’s hair isn’t quite zero effort, I do promise it will only take five seconds to achieve…and that, my friends, isn’t all that bad now is it?

Cinder & Sage - Life, Set Sail
Cinder & Sage - Life, Set Sail
Cinder & Sage - Life, Set Sail
Cinder & Sage - Life, Set Sail

We recently took these photos for our local gal, Lindsay, of Cinder & Sage who needed some visual aids for showing her customers how to use her hair combs…what an odd thing I thought. I never imagined that someone wouldn’t know how to use a hair comb, but unless you are a vintage lover or have ever fastened a bridal headpiece, sure, you probably don’t know.

So on the off chance that you fit into the latter group, let me rock your world!

Wearing a hair comb is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to make it look like you actually put some effort into your hairstyle. Tightly hold down the section of hair you want secured, then push the comb back in the opposite direction of your hair. That’s literally all. You can pull out a few pieces to soften the look, but chances are it already looks fantastic.

My one tip is that you should have some sort of hair product in your hair, like texturing spray, to give it more grip (though totally not necessary). If you have fine hair, like me, sometimes it’s a bit hard to keep things from sliding out of your hair unless there’s product in it already.

If you want to fashion your comb in the back of your head as I did in the first photo, just take two small sections from either side of your head and push the comb up into the hair.

And there you have it, a five second hairstyle that looks like it took way longer to achieve! You’re welcome.

xx -b.

-photos by milton photography