It’s difficult to achieve great second day hair when your hair is fine textured. Fine textured hair gets oily and needs washed much quicker than thick hair. But there’re tricks that’ll enable you to pull off second day hair without looking like a grease monkey. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Start with the Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Your Hair Type
If you want to pull off second day hair then you need to stay away from moisturizing formulas unless your hair is truly dry. That includes shampoo and conditioner duos that have words like sleek, silky, or frizz control in them because all of those will add oil into your hair which is something you don’t want. Instead, choose a shampoo and conditioner that work well with fine hair. Volumizing formulas are usually a safe choice. There’re also new formulas of shampoo and conditioners that’re formulated with oxygen for fine hair.
2. Only Condition the Lower Portion of Your Hair
On the subject of conditioner, apply lightly. Fine hair can’t handle the weight of heavy conditioners and this’s a product where a little dab will do you. Also, be careful where you apply conditioner. You never want to apply it to your scalp or the few inches close to the scalp. Instead, start about your ears and work the conditioner down your hair.
3. Become Buddies with Dry Shampoo
If you haven’t discovered dry shampoo then you’re missing out. Dry shampoo is a miraculous hair product that enables you to stretch the time between shampoos and adds texture to your hair, making it easier to work with. Spray dry shampoo onto your hair, mainly concentrating on the roots. It soaks up oil and refreshes your hair. I like to hit mine with the blow dryer for a couple minutes after spraying dry shampoo in.
4. Change Your Expectations of Day 2 Hair
Part of your frustration with your day 2 hair may be your expectations. Day 2 hair isn’t going to be squeaky clean. It’s going to be a different head of hair to work with than freshly shampooed hair. But it has it’s advantages. It’s a little silkier thanks to natural oils and it’s usually got more grit which gives your hair better hold when you style it.
5. Use Second Day Texture to Your Advantage
Adjusting your expectations of second day hair bring us to this point. Use that texture to your advantage! There’s leftover product from the day before so it’s going to style easier. I have fine hair and I often wear it naturally straight on day one and then use a curling wand to throw in some curls on day 2. This also gives me 2 different looks to enjoy.
6. Updos Are for Day 2
If you’re really struggling with second day hair, remember this rule. Updos are perfect for day 2 hair. In fact, have you noticed that when you try an updo on freshly washed hair and it usually slides right out? It won’t do that on day 2. Go for your favorite updo, whether it’s a messy bun or a polished twist.
7. Don’t Play with Your Hair
You can keep the oily issue under control by not playing with your hair. This’s because you’ve got natural oils on your hands that transfer to your hair when you play with it. Style it and leave it alone. This can be hard to do if you’ve had a long time habit of playing with your hair. But it’s worth the effort to break the habit. Your hair will stay styled much longer and be less oily.
These 7 tips can give you the second day hair you’ve been hoping for. What’s your go-to style for second day hair? I can’t wait to hear your ideas!