Product Recs for 2nd day wavy/curly hair, please.

This might be considered blasphemous on this site, but on the 2nd day, I brush out my hair. Sometimes I get nice waves and other times I get incredibly frizzy, broom-like-texture. Anyone know of a product I can use on dry hair to drastically improve the look & texture on the bad days? Only water-soluble cones, if possible. Here's my 2nd-day hair at its best & worst:
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2c/3a with medium-to-coarse (and dry) hair

Last edited by Knickerbocker; 05-22-2011 at 04:38 PM. Reason: I wanted to add another pic & change the text slightly.
Your hair is lovely! So shiny. Definitely a lot of room for awesomeness. Personally, I've finally achieved second and third day hair with a kind of weird routine, but hey, it works! The routine for applying is just as important as the products; you have to be gentle with your waves because waves get pulled out soooo easily (I have 2c hair as well, used to brush it all the time).

I use Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel and Living Proof No Frizz Creme (rather expensive -- you could probably substitute this with some other sort of curl creme. not gel, but a creme. You could maybe also just use only gel, I'm not sure, but I like the creme a lot). I combine the products in my hair, about a dime size amount of each, so that my hands are coated in them. Then I flip my head over. I don't scrunch, but I cup my hair in my hands and push it up towards the roots -- gently re-encouraging the waves to form. Then I flip my head back over and apply some of the remaining product to the top layers, which reduces any frizz. Seems to work very well for me

As for product recommendations... I love Herbal Essences Totally Twisted. It's awesome! I know anything by Curl Junkie also receives positive reviews on here as well, but I can't think of much other than that... I kind of found products I like and haven't messed with much else yet, haha.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!

Last edited by oh.hi.its.steph; 05-22-2011 at 05:44 PM. Reason: wording
Thank you for the product and technique recs, oh.hi.its.steph! Just want to double-check that you apply those products to dry hair, right? Do they make your hair look wet or sticky? And also, which Living Proof No Frizz creme are you using? Is it the Wave/Curl Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair?
2c/3a with medium-to-coarse (and dry) hair

Last edited by Knickerbocker; 05-22-2011 at 06:25 PM. Reason: adding one more question
i have to use products on damp 2nd day hair. I have tried applying dry, it just doesn't work for me! A little bit of water and some rescrunching with shea moisture curl and style milk, and my hair is good to go.
I know the key for my 2nd day hair is applying a good rich curl cream to damp hair, and scrunching it in really good (I use the scrunch and pump method for even distribution) and watered down gel. Straight gel on my 2nd day is too much! I think 2nd day hair takes a lot of experimenting
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I totally agree with swtndspcy -- I need damp hair in order to apply 2nd day products. I scrunch some water into my hair gently so it's pretty damp, and then I kind of cup my hair in my hands and push it up to my scalp (my substitute for scrunching, since it gives me frizz on the 2nd day ). I scrunch in some conditioner (because my hair can never get enough moisture), and then I like to use a mousse. I hate mousse on 1st day hair, but it works like a charm on 2nd day hair! It's great. You could use anything you have on hand, though -- it really doesn't matter too much. I then pixie diffuse right side up until my hair is 90% dry, and I'm good to go. It's a lot simpler to do than it sounds. I HTH!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
Hmm, for whatever reason my products don't weigh down my hair. They're light and not super-duper hard hold, plus my hair is impossible to weigh down in the first place, so that might just be me. :P Spritzing your hair might work better for you, give both methods a try

And yeah, that's what the Living Proof creme I use is! I got mine from Sephora. It's expensive, so I only get it whenever I get a gift card or something for a holiday. I wouldn't normally seek out super-pricey products, lol. But it seems to work very well!
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
To get second day hair, I use a wet washcloth to gently scrunch the waves back from my bed head. Then I spritz on Curl Junkie Curl Fuel, do some more scrunching, then add some product, and pixie diffuse (on the cold setting) for a few minutes.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

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