Your morning routine on a work day...

hipchickhipchick Registered Users Posts: 350
How long does it take you to get ready for work in the morning? What are the essential things you must do regarding hair and make-up to step out the door? I need to co-wash my hair, put gel in it and clip it and regarding make-up concealer is a big must for me. Also, some blush, eyeshadow and mascara and subtle eyeliner. Less is more for me in my mid-forties. It all takes about a couple hours including drying my hair. I wish I could get it together more quickly!


  • luckycurlsluckycurls Registered Users Posts: 83
    I usually shower in the evening so my hair can be mostly dry before bed (thick shoulder length). I gave up makeup in high school. Too much time and money, and I didn't like it. It made me feel like I was presenting a face that wasn't mine! If other folks don't like it, they have my permission not to look! :shock:

    So my morning routine is to brush my teeth, take my pills, feed the dogs, eat breakfast, wake up the husband, get dressed and head out the door. I get up about an hour before I leave for work.
    2 mix on top/3a underneath, fine, thick, normal porosity
    poo- T/Gel :-(
    Co- Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze
    LI- Suave (summer), LOOC (winter)
    Styling- Biotera Curl Creme and Styling Glaze (summer), HETT gel (winter)
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    I could easily do everything in an hour but I like to take my time and don't have to be to work til 10am so I get up 2 hours before I have to be there.
    8 - 8:30 Wake up. Get dressed. Feed furkids. Wash hair, plop. Put on face.
    8:30 - 9:50 Eat breakfast, read paper, do email, watch tv shows, dry hair
    9:50 Go to work.

    Occasionally I get up at 7 and walk or work out for an hour.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • 2poodles2poodles Registered Users Posts: 2,485 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm a morning person and I like to get up first - usually between 5:30 and 6. I love to enjoy a pot of tea when no one else is up and about. Once my peace and quiet is disturbed, lol, it takes me about an hour to eat, shower, do my hair and make-up.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • curlyinohiocurlyinohio Registered Users Posts: 362
    Wow, I'm envious. I take 2 hours if I rush, but I don't like to, so I prefer taking 3.
    Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
    Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night
  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    cup of tea
    jump in shower for a couple of minutes
    touch up hair
    out the door

    watch news while doing all of the above (except the shower) and only takes 90 minutes most of the time, though i can manage in 30 if i sleep in!

    My blog:

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    Takes me about 90 minutes if I edit out breakfast time, playing with the dogs, and my early morn' internet fix.
    • Either CO or WO wash.
    • Floof my hair with products. Air dry.
    • Breakfast, dogs, internet
    • Waste time figuring out what I want to wear. Can't seem to get this accomplished the night before to save time in the morning.
    • Makeup stuff.
    • Out the door, usually running late.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • fig jamfig jam Registered Users Posts: 2,555
    Let the dogs out
    Let the dogs in
    Feed the dogs
    Feed self and take pills (seem to be more every year)
    Brush teeth
    Wash face
    Into the shower, shampoo
    Put a little product in the old pixie cut
    Do the makeup (less is more, but I NEED lipstick)
    Get dressed
    Let dogs out again, back in again
    Give them a goodbye biscuit treat
    Run out door and do the 5-minute drive to work

    All done with Headline News in the background
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • VTmomVTmom Registered Users Posts: 2,487 Curl Connoisseur
    up at 5:30, wash face at sink, then shower where I wash hair and shave every day
    take mutt out for quick pee
    feed mutt
    coffee while watching news
    coffee again, still watching news
    dry hair
    walk mutt
    make bed
    brush teeth
    give mutt treat
    leave, usually @ 7:20
    I don't eat breakfast at home...I keep granola and milk at work and I pack my lunch every night so I don't have to do that in the a.m.
    The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • hookilauhookilau Registered Users Posts: 269
    hmmmm........let's see...

    6:30 or 7 am wake up
    press button to start coffee
    relax with coffee, morning news, txts to friends and DH
    get dressed
    wash face
    brush teeth
    refresh and fluff coiffe
    start dog walks (got 4 of 'em so this takes a while) I always start after the elementary school bus comes and goes at 8:40
    feed dogs
    start the day :toothy4:
    by this time it's about 9:30ish
    Following CG
    fine, medium-low density :confused5:
    protein loving, porous, elasticity ?

    Co-wash: Tresemme Perfectly Undone
    LI/RO: GVP Conditioning Balm, Jane Carter Solutions Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
    Stylers: KCCC, AG recoil, CurlKeeper, As I am curling pudding
    Protein treatments: Aphogee's Keratin 2 minute reconstructor, and Colorful neutral protein filler

    Loves: aloe, glycerin & polyquats even in neg dews
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    6-ish wake up
    pet the cats
    make the bed
    shower and/or wash hair
    Dress, pack workout clothes
    Make tea
    Pack breakfast and lunch

    I'm usually out the door by 8:30.
    My blog -
    My FOTKI -

    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Registered Users Posts: 4,049
    So glad I do my hair so infrequently or my routine would be so much longer.

    I'm pretty structured in the morning

    Brush teeth
    Make coffee
    Feed/water kitties
    Shower with hair in pineapple
    Drink a bunch of water
    Figure out what I'm going to wear
    Make lunch
    Make breakfast
    Eat breakfast and drink coffee while checking forums
    Put on makeup
    Get dressed

    If pressed can do that in 30 min usually it's about 45.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:

    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

    PW: wavycurly

    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Registered Users Posts: 659 Curl Neophyte
    It takes me 30 minutes if I pineapple, and 1 hour if I cowash.

    I'm a morning person though, so I usually wake up at about 5:30 or 6:00. Drink coffee, blog, watch the news and feed/play with furry friends. I leave for work at 7:00, usually without putting on my face. I have rosacea, so I have to wear foundation, often times that's all I wear except for some lip gloss.
  • veganyoginiveganyogini Registered Users Posts: 31
    Wake at 4:00 a.m.
    Let the dog out
    Get a cup of coffee
    Out the door at 5:00 to teach a 5:30 yoga class
    5:30-6:30 yoga class
    6:30-7:00 treadmill
    7:15 back at home to clean up again
    Let the dog out again
    Eat breakfast
    More coffee
    7:45 leave for my 9-5 job.
  • heart-of-dixieheart-of-dixie Registered Users Posts: 392
    Wake at 4:00 a.m.
    Let the dog out
    Get a cup of coffee
    Out the door at 5:00 to teach a 5:30 yoga class
    5:30-6:30 yoga class
    6:30-7:00 treadmill
    7:15 back at home to clean up again
    Let the dog out again
    Eat breakfast
    More coffee
    7:45 leave for my 9-5 job.

    I got tired reading this. I am envious of your energy level.

    Here is my routine:
    1. Get up at 6:15
    2. Let the dogs out
    3. Make coffee
    3. take a shower
    4. Dry my hair
    5. put make-up on
    6. get my son up
    7. put something in crockpot for dinner
    8. put clothes on
    9. 7:30 wake my husband up and fix his thermos
    10. get the dogs fresh water and give them
    a treat and pet them a little
    11. Throw a load of wash in the washer and
    set the timer.
    12. Leave for work around 7:45

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