You know that washing your hair daily isn’t good for it…but not washing it leaves you with limp, greasy hair. So what’s a woman to do? You can enjoy gorgeous, healthy hair every day of your wash cycle if you just treat it right.
These tips are here to help you embrace the (sometimes hidden) beauty of your second-day hair.
Believe it or not, some styles look better on second-day hair. Tousled texture or slick, flyaway-free hair can work in your favor if you know what to wear on each day of your wash cycle. For second-day hair, try a side part to lift limp locks and disguise your oily roots. A sleek high ponytail turns grease into a style choice. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a good top knot: all up, half up or filled out with our very own Top Knot Ponytail Holder.
The first rule of heat-styling second-day hair: less is more. If possible, limit the heat to the sections that desperately need it. We all know what happens when you heat oil…and trust us, you don’t want to fry your oilier-than-usual hair. Even a heat protectant can work against you if you use too much, so don’t add more now if you put some in after you washed your hair last (whenever that was).
First-day hair, second-day hair…what about the nights? Sleeping strategically can preserve your style after wash day and minimize mussing on second-day hair. Braid your hair before bed for a more textured look in the morning, or pile smooth, blown-out or curled locks into a loose bun on top of your head to protect them while you sleep. If you can, lay your head on a silk pillowcase to reduce friction and prevent frizz.
If you have bangs, you know they play a huge role in your look as a whole. Give them a quick rinse to freshen up your look and keep greasy, acne-inducing hair off your forehead. Just throw on a thick headband or a shower cap, pull your bangs free, wash them in the sink and blow-dry for the win.
Whatever your wash cycle looks like, your everyday hairstyles will feel so much more effortless once you’ve worked out a routine that works for you. Here’s hoping these tips help you love your locks every day, shower or no shower!