Styling 2nd or 3rd Day Hair
You’ve probably heard the news by now that washing your hair every day isn’t actually the most ideal thing for your hair’s health. In case you haven’t, it’s not that great to wash your hair daily (regardless of what you were told growing up) because washing it actually strips your hair of its natural oils and can cause your hair to become more dry and brittle. Ok, now that we’ve established that we’ve realized that while we’ve told you not to be washing your hair daily we haven’t given you any styling tips! So we’re sharing styling 2nd and 3rd day hair like a pro – because there are some great hairstyles that you can trick everyone into thinking you’ve JUST washed your hair, even if you haven’t.
The Undone Updo
Another fun and easy hairstyle to try for 2nd and 3rd day hair is the undone up-do. Up-do’s, especially for your daytime looks, are much more chic and relaxed when they’re a bit undone. Which is also perfect to achieve when you’re working with hair that wasn’t just washed. Additionally, the undone up-do’s tend to work well with 2nd or 3rd day hair because your hair has more texture to really give you a unique look and an effortless style. Try a messy top knot or even a messy ponytail style – whatever suits your style and hair the best.
Go For A Side Braid
Typically, side braids don’t tend to hold quite as well with freshly washed hair because the hair tends to be more slippery. But if you’re on 2nd or 3rd day hair, it’s a great go-to hairstyle that actually looks and works out better when done on hair that hasn’t just been washed. Some experts suggest actually switching up your part for this hairstyle, from something different than you had the day before to give your roots a tad of volume and it also helps to give the oils in your hair a more even distribution. The great part about side braids is they don’t have to be perfect, and in fact they’re more fun when they’re not. Typically, a side braid is best if you wore your hair straight and down the day before but it works well if you had wavy hair as well.
Don’t Forget The Little Tricks
When it comes to styling 2nd and 3rd day hair you’re typically going to do things slightly different than you do after you’ve just washed your hair. Most prominently, experts suggest enlisting in a quality dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are great to absorb some of the oil that may be at the roots of your hair, and keep them from looking greasy. In addition, since your hair will have more oil it’s likely that your roots won’t have quite as much volume as normal. One way to fix that is to tease the roots of your hair when you’re styling your hair on the 2nd or 3rd day. It doesn’t need to be a lot, but a little teasing can really bring your hair back to life.