When I think about the fact that I used to wash my hair everyday, I seriously cringe. Not because washing your hair that much is supposedly bad (my hair is so healthy it can use a little damage), but because of how much time it takes! Finding an easy second-day hairstyle has been on my list for-ever!
Last month while I had a break from school, I took the time to “train” my hair a little and now I only wash it every other day. Sometimes every two days if I push the snooze button one too many times! But because I don’t have time in the morning to curl my second-day to make it look presentable, I typically just pull it up. But who said a second-day hairstyle has to consist of a think athletic headband? This lazy girl hairstyle is my best friend in the mornings when I’m rushing to pull myself together. Not to mention, it takes all of about 5 minutes to pull it together!! 🙂
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If you don’t have to use dry shampoo on your second day hair, then you are one luh-key girl! I have been a die-hard fan of Dove dry shampoo for years and years–it has yet to let me down! I’ve always used the regular dry shampoo, but I found this volume and fullness one that works wonders too.
I just spray my roots around the crown of my head to remove any oil and add some volume. Once I spray my hair with dry shampoo, I rub my scalp to move around the product and help it really soak up any excess grease.
Then I take my Wet Brush (while this is a God-send for wet hair, I also looove it for dry hair) and brush through my hair.
Section off the amount of hair you want to include in your twist. I go about 2 inches back from my hairline since my hair is so fine. This allows me to create a more visible twist.
To ensure that the rest of my hair doesn’t accidentally make it into the twist, I tie it back out of the way.
Now it’s time to twist!! Starting at my part, I gather 2 sections. The front section goes over the back section.
In order to the the “French braid” look, I add more hair every time a section of hair is at the front. I don’t add hair to both sides (like you would with a real French braid) just because I’ve found this method to be easier.
Once I reach the edge of my hairline, I stop adding more hair and simply twist my hair until there’s no more hair to twist.
Just keep twisting, just keep twisting 😉
Now for the highly sophisticated part of this tutorial (;)). I hold my twisted hair in my mouth while getting the rest of my hair in position. I’ve tried sticking a bobby pin at the end of the twist, but it always unravels! Plus, this method makes for a quicker second-day hairstyle.
Now, pull the twist back into your ponytail. To keep with the messy/undone look, I just make a quick messy bun.
Once I have my messy bun in place, I pull out a little hair, so it’s a little more loose-looking.
After I complete this second-day hairstyle, I spray it with whatever hairspray I have on hand at the time. Right now, I’m a huge fan of Bedhead’s Hard Head hairspray!
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