As the weather becomes increasingly “wintery,” it’s important to care for your hair properly. Between the frigid, dry air outside and the heated indoor air, your curls could be taking a real beating and rapidly drying out! One easy way to combat this problem? Second-day hair!
The natural oils from your scalp are great for your curls in the winter — don’t shampoo too often, or you’ll strip your hair of its natural moisture. Instead, rock your second-day hair with the following tips.
1. Break Out the Headbands!
Grab your favorite jeweled headband or headwrap. They are perfect for disguising oily hair, especially if you’re a blonde! Light hair tends to look darker (and therefore dirtier) at the part where natural oils build up, but headbands hide your part.
2. Try an Elaborate Updo
Second-day hair is usually more cooperative when it comes to styling. Take advantage of that and experiment with the latest hairstyle that you found on Pinterest!
3. Pineapple Your Hair
For second-day hair that is still full and lively, use this method developed by the wonderful NaturallyCurly.com community! Simply use a scrunchie to tie your hair into a high ponytail before you go to sleep.
4. Refresh Your Curls with Conditioner
Instead of completely redoing your hair, try a spray-on conditioner like Aubrey Organics Sea Buckthorn Leave-In Conditioner. You can also simply mix one tablespoon of your favorite conditioner and water in a spray bottle. Spray-on conditioner is great to use in between shampoos.
5. Use a Dry Shampoo
If your hair gets oily and limp quickly, dry shampoo could be a better option. It helps to absorb oil and add volume back to your curls. Dry shampoo will help to absorb oil and add volume back to your curls. Check out Hair Rules Volumizing Dry Shampoo or Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair.
Don’t be trapped in a ponytail rut! Try these tips and share your own by commenting below.