Why is my 2nd day hair better than my 1st day hair? (pics included)

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  • 1 Post By chupie

So the first photo is of my hair on Christmas day - 1st day hair. Then the second photo is of the next day - 2nd day hair. Christmas night I slept with it in a pony tail on top of my head and then scrunched some water into my hair when I woke up. I LOVE the 2nd photo of my hair. Oh how I wish my hair could look like that every day!

I just don't understand why it looks SO much more amazing on Day 2 than on Day 1. (And it doesn't always look this amazing on Day 2.)

Also, can anyone tell by these pictures what my hair type might be?

Christmas Day - 1st Day Hair: (sorry so big...not sure how to make it smaller...)


Day After Christmas - 2nd Day Hair:
~Laura~

2a/b hair....I think??

Doing my hair curly is all new to me after blow drying and straightening for years.

Currently Using:
- Wash: DevaCare Low-Poo
- Conditioner and Leave-In: Aquage Healing Conditioner
- Style: Got 2 Be Kinkier mousse


Last edited by intotheirhearts; 12-30-2014 at 09:56 PM.
Gorgeous hair! I think what you're liking on day 2 is the volume. Putting the hair up allows the hair to stand up at the roots.

You definitely look like much more than a 2a/b to me. You have complete spiraling going on, more like a 3a. On the very bottom of some curls I see a hint of 3b. 2c would be the loosest pattern, as you have some wave on top, but having the curl pattern start lower down is normal for a 3a.

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT
Thanks Naturecat!

My hair keeps changing and getting curlier. I was probably more of a 2a/2b when I first wrote that into my signature. Wasn't sure if I am still that or if it has changed. Not all of my hair is spiraly though so it is definitely a combination. Sometimes there are sections that are SUPER spiral though....people ask me if I used a curling iron because it looks just like when you pull a curling iron out and have a spiral coil before loosening it. LOL
~Laura~

2a/b hair....I think??

Doing my hair curly is all new to me after blow drying and straightening for years.

Currently Using:
- Wash: DevaCare Low-Poo
- Conditioner and Leave-In: Aquage Healing Conditioner
- Style: Got 2 Be Kinkier mousse

I need to figure out how to get that volume and look of my Day 2 hair all the time, even on Day 1! My hair has always frizzed and not looked good when blow drying it so I can't do that to add volume. However, I may try again with some new tips I learned.
~Laura~

2a/b hair....I think??

Doing my hair curly is all new to me after blow drying and straightening for years.

Currently Using:
- Wash: DevaCare Low-Poo
- Conditioner and Leave-In: Aquage Healing Conditioner
- Style: Got 2 Be Kinkier mousse

And the crazy thing is that I did not expect it to be a good hair day on day 2. But it ended up as my best hair day ever! I love that photo! So I really need that hair all the time.
~Laura~

2a/b hair....I think??

Doing my hair curly is all new to me after blow drying and straightening for years.

Currently Using:
- Wash: DevaCare Low-Poo
- Conditioner and Leave-In: Aquage Healing Conditioner
- Style: Got 2 Be Kinkier mousse

My hair is best at day 3, it's definitely the volume.

Low Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/ Perfectly Undone
Treatments: SM Black Castor Oil Masque/ Packet Gelatine
Leave in: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost


Between Waist and Hip Length (stretched), 2C with 2B roots
I get myself having the same reaction. When I don't struggle a lot to make my curls look good, they look their amazingly best. For myself I think it is that I expect less and get more as a return.
2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Growing out color/heat damage
M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

HG
Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
I'm also finding this to be true, 2nd day looks better to me, and the other day I even went out with 3rd day hair. I think it's the volume.
Modified CG since Dec 2011
I've never achieved second day hair, but I will say that my curls look their best when I don't do as much to make them look good. Weird!


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!



If it is more volume, try root clipping first day. Here is one method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzFt-hSCFIY

And here are my vids on it:

http://youtu.be/02Wn3yuPjwo?list=PLy...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ

http://youtu.be/hnu1tsxP850?list=PLy...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ
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2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I have went for 3rd day hair too but it became a bit dry after some hours. It was the coldest day ever so it was expected.
2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Growing out color/heat damage
M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

HG
Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
I have the same "problem"-2nd day hair is usually better than day 1. I think it's both an increase in volume and full decrunching. IMO, it's a good problem to have. I also put my hair on top of my head with a scrunchie and love that I've figured out how to get second day hair; third day hair is usually bun day!;p
you never know with curly hair
sometimes mine looks better first day, sometimes second
When you dampened your hair the second day, it may have caused a bit more curling
For myself I think it is that I expect less and get more as a return.
Originally Posted by KaZenner1990
Yes I think this is part of it.

To the OP, I think what you're reacting to is your hair has more volume on day 2, as others mentioned in the thread. I agree with Chupie to try root clipping. I have the Deva clips and clip at the roots and it gives me great volume.

If you're feeling adventurous try this diffusing method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5VOrNlX9SI It has given me some crazy good results with lots of volume and curl in the past but not every styler/gel I find is great for the flippy method. Volumax Mega and Ouidad Climate Control gels are two that have given me good results with this diffusing method. I also have a really nice diffuser and I think that helps a lot with minimizing frizz, however I initially tried this with a cheapy diffuser and it still worked. I would apply the gel to the hair soaking wet, then plop, then do the flippy method.
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal porosity shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Seaweed Bath Co. Unscented shampoo
Cowash: Cure Care
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
By the way I think your hair is gorgeous both days.
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal porosity shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Seaweed Bath Co. Unscented shampoo
Cowash: Cure Care
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
For me I get great second day hair too...funny thing is its less frizzy on day 2 than on day one...Im not exactly sure why? It seems like the curls pop and are more defined.
Low Porosity-Medium Density

Hair loves all sorts of proteins...my curls come to life in hot humid weather!

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