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Yes, Even Jessica Alba Says She Struggles With Time Management

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If you’ve thought to yourself, ‘I don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done!!!’ then you have something in common with Jessica Alba.

As the actress and cofounder of The Honest Company, checking off everything on her Entrepreneur/Actress/Wife/Mother To Do list every day is truly a challenge. “Really, this company… is another child,” Alba, 35, tells PeopleStyle during an interview for our “5 Questions” series about her new Honest Beauty hair care line (also featured in this week’s issue). 

“[I’m] trying to figure out time management,” she says. “You know, you want to give every piece of your life — all of it. So, I want my kids to have all of me, I want my husband, I want my mom and dad, my brother, my friends and, of course, work. And so it’s just really hard for me to figure out time management.”

And all of her obligations take a toll: “I am so tired,” she laughs.

Though, she does take certain measures to de-stress, like reading stories and singing songs with her daughters, Haven and Honor, 8, and Haven, 5. “I have three songs I sing them every time [while] we cuddle,” she says. “No matter what my day was like, this washes it away.” 

Happy Birthday to my sweet angel Havie baby! Can believe she's already 5!

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Other than that, it’s “a bath with a glass of wine,” she says. “I probably take down more adult beverages in the week than I should,” she laughs. 

But, she’s quick to note that those challenges are nothing compared to her successes, like how The Honest Company is valued at more than $1 billion.

Her favorite part about running a major company, she says, is the people she gets to work with every day. “They’re so smart and so creative,” she says. “And we’re doing something that’s quite groundbreaking and so just, you know, achieving what we’ve achieved in such a short period of time is pretty cool.” 

The company’s latest launch is a hair care line that falls in line with her company’s clean ingredients initiative. The 11-piece collection includes a sea salt spray that she uses to style her hair every day on the go. “I twist my hair while it’s wet into five sections,” she says. “Then I add sea-salt spray. I let my hair dry in the car, then when I get to work, I pull it apart, and it’s a smooth wave with a little fuzzy volume.”

Plus, all of “the products actually work,” she notes, “and your hair is going to feel and smell like you’ve never smelled it before.” How’s that? “Like heaven.” 

Watch the video above to hear Alba’s chat about her biggest beauty risks and her daughters’ beauty habits. And for more of our exclusive interview with Jessica Alba, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.