Diana Crisan Mar 17, 2016

I think we can all agree that hair-washing days are scheduled ahead of time for a reason; it takes forever to scrub and condition your locks, then comes the one-to-two-hour drying and styling process. And, we are all familiar with the agony of waiting for your hair to dry! Because we’re not ones to waste time, we had to come up with some productive things to do during the hair-drying process. Here are some ideas on how to pass the time and cross a few things off your beauty checklist while you’re at it.  

Drying Hair

1. Slather Yourself in Self-Tanner

Have you been meaning to try a new self-tanner or looking to get that “just-returned-from-Hawaii” glow? If you’re already standing around in your birthday suit and waiting for those locks to dry, now is the time to give it a whirl! Just make sure your skin is completely dry and that your hair isn’t dripping down your back before you reach for your L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum. 

2. Get a Head Start on Your Makeup Application

Running behind this morning or prepping for a night out? As your strands air-dry, get started on your makeup look! Make sure you’ve applied your daily moisturizer — SPF included — and let it fully absorb into your skin. By the time your face (and clothes) are on, your hair will be ready for some products and styling, then out the door you go!

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3. Apply a Soothing Facial Mask

Get comfortable on the couch and watch a full episode of whatever show you’re currently obsessed with. Not only will a mask give your hair ample time to dry, but it’ll also whip your skin into shape!

4. Whip Your Brows Into Shape

If you haven’t given your eyebrows any love lately, grab your go-to pencil and spoolie, and pull up this shaping guide. Yes, bold is in, but if your brows can be described as “bushy” or “unruly,” now is as good a time as any to tame them and show 'em who’s boss.   

5. Give Yourself an At-Home Mani

If you’ve got plenty of time on your hands, a DIY mani is in order. Play your favorite tunes or catch up on some juicy gossip with your mother or besties while giving your digits some TLC.  

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About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.

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