2nd Day Hair Problems Solved
Do you wish you could extend the time between your shampoos?
Everyone has their own second day hair hang-ups – so, don’t let oily, dry, dull, flat or stale hair get in your way! We have solutions for 5 of your biggest second day hair problems! Regardless of your hair type, or hair concern, there is, surprisingly, a number of options to choose from! Whether you prefer a product with a cult-following, or you prefer a more natural, DIY approach, there is way to get that perfect second-day hairstyle you’ve always wanted.
1. Problem: Oily Hair
Does your second day hair look greasy? If your hair tends to get oily, it can be hard to break away from your daily shampoo routine. But, don’t get discouraged, there is definitely a number of products designed to absorb excess oil, making second-day styles absolutely possible!
Product: Dry Shampoo
Dry Shampoos are great for absorbing any excess oil and making your hair look fresh between shampoos. Batiste is inexpensive and a favorite to many, including celebrity hair stylists.
If you prefer a more natural approach, or like to get your hands dirty, there are many great recipes for creating your own dry shampoo! This one from Coupon Closet offers easy ways to customize the recipe depending on your hair color.
If your hair tends to be oilier at the roots and drier toward the ends, comb your hair from top to bottom. This will distribute the oils evenly throughout your hair. Do this before you apply your product.
2. Problem: Dry/Frizzy Hair
Is your hair on the drier side? If you find that your hair is looking a little brittle and dry, then you need to add more oil back into your mane. Luckily, there are many great moisturizing lotions and oils available to nourish and restore dry locks!
Product: Leave-in Conditioner or Oil
Leave-in conditioner and oil are both very moisturizing and will help to add some life back into your hair. It’s a 10 has a great conditioning line, including a leave-in spray.
You can easily just apply argon oil (or an oil you prefer) to your dry hair. But, if you prefer conditioning sprays, here is a great DIY spray from Paul Parrish.
Depending on how dry your hair is – you may not need to add any product to your roots. Adding product to your roots might cause it to look greasy. So, if your hair is dry mostly towards the ends, focus on applying product to the first third of your hair length, beginning at the ends. To ensure even application, apply the product into your hands and rub them together so that your hands are evenly coated. Then, run your hands through the areas in need of moisture.
3. Problem: Flat Hair
Does your second day hair look limp and lifeless? Put more volume and texture back into your hair with a texturizing or sea salt spray!
Product: Texture Spray or Sea Salt Spray
Both options will lift your hair and give it more dimension. Additionally, you’ll easily be able to create cute up-dos or braids, without your hair slipping out of the style! Not Your Mother’s Dry Finish Texture Spray and Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray are great options.
Creating your own salt spray is pretty simple, here is a great 4-ingredient recipe from Give Me Some Oven! Try using Epsom Salt instead of Sea Salt, it will naturally give your hair more volume and prevent product build up!
Apply a texture or salt spray to freshly clean hair to create the perfect base for your curling iron! Your locks will stand a better chance of staying curled all day long.
4. Problem: Dull Hair
Does your second day hair look dull and lackluster? To restore and revitalize your locks, try a shine serum!
Product: Shine Serum
A shine serum is the quickest way to bring vibrant locks back! You will want to use a very small amount of product, as too much can make your hair look oily. Apply the product no higher than the crown of your head, but you can carry the product all the way down to your roots. Try this one from Kenra.
You can create your own shine serum or balm by using coconut oil (or an oil of your choosing). Here is a recipe for a Shine Stick Balm from Humble Bee and Me.
If you are worried about applying the product evenly, or about getting a greasy result, opt for a balm or stick. This will force you to apply the product in smaller amounts and enable you to build up to the right amount of shine.
5. Problem: Stale Hair
Do you shampoo daily because you like the smell of freshly cleaned hair? If stale hair is what you’re worried about, a refreshing hair spritzer will keep you feeling and smelling refreshed!
Product: Hair Perfume
You may not have known it, but hair perfumes are a real thing! Try this one from Angel Mist. If you can’t find hair perfume, many face and body spritzers can also be used to give your hair a refreshing, clean scent.
You can create your own hair perfume using very few ingredients. Here is one that uses essential oils and water by the Tasty Alternative. The great thing about these sprays is that you can use them as an all over body spray, too. If you are making your own, create a couple of different scents that you can rotate.
If you can’t find a hair perfume, you can use a light body spritzer instead. Just be sure to hold the bottle far from your head to ensure you get a light spritz rather than a condensed and overpowering spray.