Are you looking for tips on how to style your hair, even if you haven’t washed it today? Don’t think of second-day hair as a bad thing. Did you know that it is actually easier to style hair that isn’t freshly washed? Many hairstylists would agree on this. For example, if you want your curls to hold, you should start with second-day hair. They will stay for a longer time, which is perfect if you want that hairdo to last. Whether you want to train your hair to wash it less frequently or you are looking forward to curls that hold, don’t worry. We have some helpful tips for you!
Curl your hair
You already know the trick, it is time to try it. Take advantage of your second-day hair and curl it with a curling iron. Before you start, apply a heat protecting spray to prevent the hair from damaging. For long-lasting curls, use a thinner wand. Don’t forget to spritz hairspray for a finishing touch. Use light to medium hold for everyday use. If you want to go for sexy beach waves, brush the hair with a wide-toothed comb. This will split the dense curls and make them look more effortless.
Use dry shampoo
If you haven’t used dry shampoo, for now, you should try it. Or if you haven’t used it properly and it weighs your hair down, you should learn how to use it properly. Dry shampoo is a best friend for the ladies that have greasy hair. It contains powdery starch that will absorb the excess oils from the hair and make it appear fresh. But, you might be turned away by the fact that it will leave those ugly white traces. But, you can avoid this with a simple trick. You can apply it in the evening before you go to bed. This way, the dry shampoo will absorb the oils and there won’t be visible white traces.
Brush with a clean brush
You might have read tips about not touching your hair too much, in order not to make it greasy. But, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t brush your hair every day. This will distribute the hair oils all over the length of the hair. Also, make sure that you work with a clean brush. Oil can build up over time, and you will reapply it when you brush your clean hair. Make sure that you clean the brush at least once a week to prevent this. You can use your regular shampoo for this purpose. Dissolve it in warm water and wash the brush. For oil build-ups that are too stubborn, you can use an old toothbrush.
Put your hair up in a bun
Did you know that a bun will look better when your hair is on its second day? Tame the baby hairs and flyaways with a toothbrush sprayed with hairspray for a sleek look. If your hair is too flat, don’t worry. You can always use a helping tool such as a bun shaper. You can even use an old sock for this lovely look. For some extra style, you can check this sock bun tutorial to get your inspiration from.
Wear a stylish headband
Don’t forget to include some stylish accessories to elevate your look. Headbands are a huge trend when it comes to hair accessories. You can take advantage of this trend and get at least one stylish headband. It will take the attention away from your hair. Plus, you can play with different colors and patterns to enhance your look.