WhatIWore: Since starting my new hair regimen (I’m about 3 weeks in!), I’ve been playing around a lot with second day hair. In the past, I would have hid under a hat or pulled it into a pony tail but now I’m finding it actually almost looks better on the next day! Plus it’s a lot of time to wash, dry and style it and it’s damaging to strip away all of those good oils too often.
Today I had a little extra time to style my hair and this is how I think I’ll wear it for New Year’s Eve. A little bigger, a little more bouncy. Not sure what our plans are this year, but if the past is any indication, I’ll be snoozing by midnight. We’ll probably just have dinner at a friend’s house and go low key. That said, I’ll still take the opportunity to spend more time on myself before we head out the door.
Click through to see how I did it!
For soft curls…SEE THE VIDEO HERE!
- Full Shampoo and Full Condition hair as normal
- Towel dry and spritz on prime style extender spray
- Blow dry completely.
- Divide top layers from bottom.
- Use a 1″ barrel curling iron in smallish sections, curling hair away from the face
- Twist each section while it’s hot to give it a little more curl
- Give it a spritz of hairspray and let down the top section of hair.
- Curl in same method as bottom layers.
- Lastly I flat iron my bangs to give them the slightest round shape
- Lightly finger comb it out.
- Give it one final spray and off you go!
Now! How I’ve been playing around with second day hair…SEE THE VIDEO FOR MY SECOND DAY HAIR HERE
After a late(ish) night out, the next morning I often want to just get myself to the diner STAT and don’t spend more than 10 minutes to get dressed and do my hair and makeup (plus I have a toddler to chase!) Here’s how I revived my second day hair:
- Brush it well BEFORE you go to bed to help spread any natural oil down the hair shaft.
- In the morning, divide hair in sections and spray Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo at the roots. Let it sit for a bit and then brush your hair again. I like to flip upside down when I do this so I it looks a little poofy when I flip back up, but I love the volume!
- Next I brush it back into place and finger comb it so it’s not one perfect smooth section. A little messy is good!
- Now I take my bangs from the side (and grab a few strands of longer hair) and create a little braid. I give that a light spritz and pin it to the side.
- Ta da! A cute, easy way to style without plopping on a big ol’ hat.