Let's face it: Nobody has the time-or really, the desire-to wash and style their hair every single day. This is why learning how to work with and style second-day hair (and even third-day) hair is key. If you're looking for tricks on how to rock second-day hair with the confidence you have after leaving the salon with a fresh blowout, keep reading! We're about to unveil the secret of next-day hair.
Step 1: Absorb Oil
Before you can start to style next-day hair you need to give your locks a once over. If your hair is on the dryer side, you likely can get away with skipping this next step. However, if you have the kind of hair that gets a little oily after one day, it's time to reach for the dry shampoo. Stylist and L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador Eric Gomez says to use dry shampoo the right way. You'll want to lift up your roots, spray the product, and then quickly blast the blow dryer on your hair on a cool setting. This helps to remove any lingering white residue from the dry shampoo.
Step 2: Add Texture
Now that any extra oil has been absorbed you can get into the next step. The best way to rock second- or third-day hair is by reaching for a texturizing spray. Hairdresser and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Drew Schaefering tells us that texturizing sprays help to give grip and roughness to hair. One we love is Tecni.Art Next Day Hair. "This is a very dry and highly mineralized texturizing product that gives a very starchy effect, so a little goes a long way," he says. "When sprayed through the mid lengths and ends of hair, it will help achieve a tousled finish and build more body and volume through the shape of the hair, giving it a beachier look."
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Once you've added in a little intentional texture to your locks you can opt to wear them all down or pull the top section up into a half-up bun-which is a great way to hide greasy roots on days you really need to wash but didn't have the time.