8 College Hair Hacks For The Tired College Student

11. 15. 2022

When you are in college you can find yourself quite busy, which means you may not want to spend or have as much time to pay attention to your hair. But it is still essential to keep it healthy! When you take some time to care for your hair you save yourself money fixing it in the long run. So we have a few tips and tricks here for every college student to make that hair care a little easier. 

Stylish Winter Hats

Hats and hoods can be a really great and easy way to protect your hair from harsh weather this winter. It is an easy way to add in an extra accessory and finish off a look with a bang- while being a completely practical addition to your wardrobe. 

Wash Your Hair Every Other Day

Did you know it is actually a lot healthier for your hair to be washed less? We are taught that showering every day, hair washing included, is an essential part of hygiene- but unless you have been particularly active or gotten particularly dirty, you can actually go a day or two without washing your hair. Not to mention, it is healthier to avoid shampooing your hair every day. It allows your hair to have access to the natural oils your scalp produces and keeps itself moisturized. This can result in healthier, softer hair- so not only is it a great way to save time and money, but it will also help improve your hair health overall. 

Heatless Curling Methods

Speaking of heatless curls, those are the next thing on the list! Heatless curls are a simple and fun way to add a little something new to your look without having to spend much money or waste time on heated curls. You can use overnight hair curlers, or look up how to curl your hair with socks online.

Utilize Easy and Protective Styling 

If you are pressed for time but need to keep your hair protected from harsh elements, you can use some simple but effective styling methods. Primarily braiding is found to reduce exposure to harsh temperatures and scenarios. There are a variety of braided styles you can utilize. You can fishtail braid, french or dutch braid, do a normal everyday plait, and more. On top of this, you can add in some lovely clips or utilize beanies or hats to add an extra layer of style and protection- especially with winter around the corner. If you are sure to braid your hair before going to bed as well, not only can you have some stylish heatless waves the next morning, but it can reduce the amount of time needed to brush out nighttime tangles.

Trimming Your Hair

Even the most basic trim can help make sure your hair stays healthy no matter how busy you are. This helps to cut off and prevent more damage from happening when you’ve found an influx of dry or split ends. If you do this consistently it shouldn’t take much length off of your hair at all and will actually help it to grow much faster due to ridding it of breakage. 

Simple Quick Hairstyles

There are some easy and simple hairstyles you can do to help change up your look without spending a ton of money. As mentioned before, braids are a great, practical, beautiful, and versatile option. But you can also go for a sleek ponytail look if you need something more put together and professional. If you want to still keep your long hair but have less to deal with, you may even try going for an undercut. Half-up styles are also very easy and popular this year, so throwing your hair into a half bun or half pony could be a great way to style your hair easily and stylishly. 


Utilizing accessories is a good way to add style to your hair, without actually styling it. Using stylish clips, scarves, hats, beanies, ribbons, and more can add a little something extra to your hair without you really having to put forth the extra effort. Even a patterned scrunchy could get the job done. Scarves are particularly popular now however and have the added benefit of protection when you use them to cover your hair. 

Leave-In Hydration

When cold weather comes around you need to also consider how hydrated your hair will be. Cold air dehydrates hair and can make it feel dry and brittle. To combat this, use a good leave in treatment to add a little extra life and moisture to your locks. 

If you need any help with starting your hair care journey, you can come to Suede Salon & Spa for all your haircut and styling needs. . You can find us over at The Promenade, 500 NJ-73 South, Suite E12 in Marlton, NJ, and can be contacted at 856.985.0700. You can book an appointment using our free mobile app as well, which is available on iTunes and Google Play.

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