Now that the holidays are here, I love to rock a fresh, flowy blowout to every festive event. I'm not one to leave the house without my hair done, but spending countless hours in the bathroom styling our manes could be a serious pain in the butt. And with all the parties most of us have to hit, who has the time to spend standing in front of a mirror for hours with a blow-dryer in hand? Seriously, I can spend that time gift wrapping!

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Luckily there are ways to streamline your blow-out routine and cut it in half, whether you're styling in the morning or at night. Here are some of my tips to help you take your hair from wet to fabulous in minutes!

Don't wash your hair everyday: First of all, unless you have really oily hair you shouldn't be washing your hair EVERY single day. It winds up drying your strands and removes those natural oils your hair actually needs. Try washing every other day, every two to three days, or once a week depending on your texture. And use a volume-boosting dry shampoo in between washes to keep hair fresh. I'm obsessed with Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo ($5).

Change your shampoo and conditioner: If you're looking to save yourself some styling time, try a shampoo and conditioner that's specifically designed to do just that. Try the IT Factor Quick Blow Dry Shampoo ($13) and the IT Factor Quick Blow Dry Conditioner ($12). They have one for fine hair and one for medium to coarse hair. Plus, they're safe to use on colored or chemically straightened strands.

Prime your hair: A styling cream, like Living Proof's Prime Style Extender ($20) doesn't just save time, but  will also extend the life of your blowout. Sounds awesome to me!

Get a good dryer: If you're taking too long blow-drying your hair every morning, it might be because of your blow dryer. Make sure to invest in a professional one that's going to save you time and give you sleek results. Try Moroccanoil Tourmalite Ceramic Hair Dryer ($220). It's pricey, but worth every penny!

Use the right brush: Styling with a paddle brush? No wonder it takes you so long! A round bristle brush, like the Spornette Reinforced Boar Rounder ($26) makes all the difference.

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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