Happy Friday friends! Today I want to talk about those mornings where you need to get ready to leave in a hot minute. Maybe you slept through your alarm and woke up late, or maybe you’re just like me and you lay in bed on Instagram for 15 (or 20, or 35…) minutes. Whatever the scenario, we’ve all had those mornings where we need to be up and out the door in 15 minutes or less. That’s why I’ve partnered up with HerStyler to show you how I get myself together with this 15 minute summer morning routine 🙂
How to Get Out the Door in 15 Minutes or Less
There are 3 things I do at night that help me be successful with my 15 minute summer morning routine.
#1 – Set out your clothes
Setting out your clothes the night before saves so much time in the morning. I don’t know what it is about mornings, but they make it that much harder to pick out an outfit. Maybe I’m just not awake until I have my coffee, but it always takes me at least 5 minutes (and usually more like 10 or 15) to pick out my outfit. That’s why setting it out the night before is key for me.
#2 – Pack your lunch
Along with setting out my clothes, I also pack my lunch the night before. This is just a tedious task that I really don’t need to do in the morning. Plus, it saves me from deciding I don’t have enough time to actually do it in the morning and buying lunch that day! ***Extra tip: get your coffee ready to go as well! Whether it’s setting the timer for the coffee maker, or just loading up the French press, it will save you a few of those precious minutes in the morning.
#3 – Shower
I get it, some people are morning shower people (me included!). But showering at night saves more time than the previous two tips combined! You can easily spend 20 minutes in the morning washing and drying your hair, so doing it at night’s a real life saver.
Summer Morning Routine
Doing those three things at night really help me to be able to get ready and out the door in the morning in 15 minutes. Instead of worrying about showering, what I’m wearing, and what I’m eating, I can just focus on getting myself together. I like to set my alarm 15 minutes before I actually have to get up, that way I have time to lay in bed and check my e-mail and Instagram. Then, when it’s actually time to get up, all I have to do in the bathroom is wash my face and do my hair.
For my hair, I like to use my HerStyler Straight Brush Pro. This bad boy is a freaking lifesaver! It literally takes me 2 minutes in the morning to do my hair with the Straight Brush Pro #hallelujah. I just turn it on and it heats up to 160 degrees really quickly (it can actually go up to 220 for those of you with thicker/curlier hair). Then I section my hair in to two parts and just start brushing. It really is that simple!
What I really love about my HerStyler Straight Brush Pro is that I get straight hair without the damage. The silicon brush glides through my hair and makes it feel soft, silky, and hydrated. If you are someone who suffers from over-dry or damaged hair, I also recommend adding some of the HerStyler Heat Protective Straightening Cream. Just add a small amount to damp hair and either blow or air dry (I prefer to air dry overnight). This will help protect your hair against heat damage, which is great for me in the summertime!
I hope these tips give you some ideas on how you can cut down your time in the morning. For me, it also helps to cut down on the stress! Also, I love that I can use my HerStyler to do my hair in under 5 minutes, especially since I’ve been wearing it straight lately. There’s really nothing better than having shiny, healthy looking hair in the summer, you know? I love that I can achieve that super easily with the HerStyler Straight Brush Pro!
What’s your summer morning routine? Have you tried these products? Let me know in the comments!