Second/Third day hair and BEYOND???

The last time I went to get my hair cut, my Deva Curl stylist made me feel that I should be getting a little more wear out of a "washing" (I don't wash - just use OneCondition conditioner/finger comb/then do anGEL/diffuse most of the way dry/air dry/scrunch.)

I can generally pull off two safe days, three with a little love and a loose headband of some sorts.

I have type 3c all over with 3a & 3b curls at my neck.

I do not wrap my hair at night. Should I?

How much wear can I get before I should repeat the care cycle?


  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    You can get just about as much "wear" out of your hair as you want! You can wash as often or as little as you want. Some people wash every day because they don't like their second day hair, and other people just like to start fresh again. Other people wait a few days to wash again because it's easier or they don't mind second/third day hair. If you can get or like your 2nd day and beyond hair, then go for it! It's easier not to wash every day, and I believe if you wet your hair really often, it could get hygral fatigue (so I think it's better to not wash your hair every day...but I could be wrong! :)). Then again, if you like wetting your hair every day, there's nothing wrong with that. HTH! :)
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    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! :happy7:
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    When I went CG, I was just happy to get great 1st day hair. With practice, wearing a silk bonnet/scarf, putting my hair in a couple of high pigtails once it was long enough, or sleeping on a silk pillowcase, and learning how to finger-dampen my hair effectively without overdoing it, I was able to get 2nd day hair. With practice, the right products, and longer hair, I now routinely get multi-day hair, and don't feel like I'm just settling for hair that isn't as nice.

    IMO, don't sweat it. It will come.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • letta510letta510 Posts: 60Registered Users
    If your curls start looking old just use a spritz of water to make them bounce back n activate the product that is already in it so you don't get build up

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  • MidisurfMidisurf Posts: 88Registered Users
    I thought the point of CG is to wash once a week? Well that's what I've been doing :tongue:
    - Nate

    Co-wash - Boots / Tresemme Naturals
    Condition - Bodyshop Rainforest / Tresemme Naturals
    Style - Holland and Barrett Aloe Vera gel / Garnier Fructis Camouflage gel
  • WaveyGirlWaveyGirl Posts: 36Registered Users
    I'm gonna try to get second day hair tomorrow. I have small children and it's really hard to start fresh every day. Here's my plan. I took an empty spray bottle, filled it with warm water, melted 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and added it to the spray bottle of water. I hope to use this as a refresher for my curls. Any thoughts on this??

    Also could anyone recommend a good silicone free hairspray?
    2c w/2a underneath, Norm/Coarse texture, norm/porosity, Thick density, Mildly protein sensitive
    Low Poo: L'Oreal ES, Baking Soda
    CO Wash: Sauve Naturals cond
    RO/LI: GFTN, GF Sleek and Shine (new formula w/o cones)
    Styling products: AVG, L.A. Looks NutraCurl, Cashmere Curls, LOOB, GF anti-humidity hairspray
    DT: EVOO+Coconut oil+CG friendly cond.
    LOVE sugar scrubs and ACV rinses
    Spritz&Condish, Ice Queen, Air dry 75-80% then defuse to SOTC
    Mod. CG since Aug, 19, 2011 & lovin it
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    I was watching a video a "naturally curly model" made about her haircare, and she said she shampoos (non-sulphate cleanser) once a week but rinses and conditions everyday. Her hair looked really good, so she obviously knew what was workin' for her.

    I love wash days because thus far into my efforts to go naturally curly, my second day hair looks "eh" at best (Not exactly terrible, but my curls are nowhere near as nice and springy as wash day hair). The routine I read other curlies doing of spritzing their hair on non-wash days to revive their curls doesn't seem to work for my hair -- The curls just look kind of stringy plus there's just more frizz.

    Oh well. My search for 'second/third day and beyond hair' that I like continues, and in time I guess I'll hit on something that works for my hair. That all is just fine, too, because I still like my natural curls *much* better than the blowdrying and flat ironing I was doing to my hair before.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • itsiliiiitsiliii Posts: 340Registered Users
    I find that grabbing a bit of KCCC and KCKT and mixing it with water in my palm and then applying to my hair does wonders for my second day hair! That and pineappling ^.^ a kitty cat...and i dance dance dance :blob7:
    2B/2C hair! :thumbup:

    Shampoo: GTTT, SheaMoisture
    Condish Tresemme naturals, GFTN
    DT: Lustrasilk + honey :)
    Styling products: Ouidad CC, TIGI Catwalk, KCCC, PaulMitchell Sculpting Foam
    Oils: Coconut
  • curlysue801curlysue801 Posts: 12Registered Users
    itsiliii wrote: »
    I find that grabbing a bit of KCCC and KCKT and mixing it with water in my palm and then applying to my hair does wonders for my second day hair! That and pineappling ^.^

    What is pineappling? And what is KCC and KCKT?

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  • itsiliiiitsiliii Posts: 340Registered Users
    Pineappling is when you pile you hair on top of your head in a ridiculous ponytail that goes straight up into the sky XD this way your hair gets minimally messed up when you sleep at night

    KCCC: kinky curly curling custard
    KCKT: kinky curly knot today

    ^.^ a kitty cat...and i dance dance dance :blob7:
    2B/2C hair! :thumbup:

    Shampoo: GTTT, SheaMoisture
    Condish Tresemme naturals, GFTN
    DT: Lustrasilk + honey :)
    Styling products: Ouidad CC, TIGI Catwalk, KCCC, PaulMitchell Sculpting Foam
    Oils: Coconut
  • jmwjmw Posts: 130Registered Users
    Second day hair doesn't work for me either. I am lucky to get enough clumping on first day hair. When I try to bring it back to life on the second day, I try to spray water on it and then scrunch, but all it does is make my dry hairs stick to my hands and then when I pull away all of those hairs are left limp and frizzying. To then combat this, I end up soaking my hair/adding more products, which, to me means it would have taken me less time to start completely over. Not only that, but also that takes away from the only reason I would want second day hair in the first place, which is to not have to walk around with wet hair for half the day, every day. I don't think second day is possible for everyone.
    Hair Type: 3a/3b
  • islandballerinaislandballerina Posts: 11Registered Users
    do you pineapple at night and sleep with a silk or satin pillowcase?
  • islandballerinaislandballerina Posts: 11Registered Users
  • islandballerinaislandballerina Posts: 11Registered Users
    but in order for your hair to not get messed up in a pineapple, you should sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase, which you can buy at sally's.
  • SweetSquatchiiSweetSquatchii Posts: 138Registered Users
    I think it depends on what kind of sleeper you are. I just pineapple and don't use a cap or a satin pillowcase and I never have a problem. But my best friend who is a tosser and turner HAS to use a satin pillowcase.
    2C, Medium/Fine, Low Porosity, High Density - CG since 5.19.12
    Cowash: Burt's Bee's More Moisture Boabab
    Conditioner/LI: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Conditioner - I don't RO
    Styling Products: KCCC, KY, Deva Arc AnGel, HESMU
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I have not mastered the art that is 2nd day hair. Luckily my hair loves Jane Carter's curl defining cream which makes my wash and go curls pop. Since I haven't mastered second day hair, I can use it everyday without build up. To keep down frizzies, I put SM curl milk on my ends.