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What to put on my second day waves?

RaekayRaekay Posts: 12Registered Users
My hair always looks nice the first day I do it, but on the second day my hair looks like a rats nest! My hair hates when I try to re wet it the second day! so I was wondering if I should just put in some type of sealer/curl cream on the second day on my dry hair? does anyone have any recommendations because I hate washing my hair everyday! thanks!


  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've never improved my hair by adding product to dry hair. I wish I had a good answer to this!
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    How long is your hair and do you put it up or anything when you sleep on it? How long have you been CG? These days, I typically put it up in a pineapple at night, then swipe some leave in conditioner over the canopy in the morning if it looks frizzy. The pineapple keeps it from turning into a rats nest too.
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • unepetitepruneunepetiteprune Posts: 46Registered Users
    I fill a spray bottle, 3 parts water, 1 part conditioner. Shake it up and spray it around my head. Shake my head a bit and lightly crunch (not too much or else frizz!) and it seems to do the trick by reactivating yesterday's gel.
  • unepetitepruneunepetiteprune Posts: 46Registered Users
    Nevermind..noticed you said you can't re-wet. Hm. In that case, I have no idea...
  • TartNTangyTartNTangy Posts: 53Registered Users
    I just put my hair up in a bun. Unfortunately it kills my waves, but its still presentable and tame (as tame as my hair can be, anyway).

    I'm considering a silk sleep cap for myself, maybe you should look into it?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using CurlTalk App
    -2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
    -Dense head of med-coarse strands
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I haven't tried a ton of gels or products but the only thing that has been giving me reliable 2nd day hair is the SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. The name is so annoyingly long.

    I do conditioner-only styling so I don't top it with gel. When I style, my waves last all day but not through the night. That means second day, they are huge, much more 2a than 2b. They get smooshed and become much looser. I don't pineapple because I haven't figured out how to do it without it falling off my head.

    With other products (gels, LI's w/ no protein) I've found that my waves have a tendency to be unevenly smooshed during the night, so second day = 2a+ 2b +2c mixture. I don't really love how this looks on me, kinda unkempt. I've had okay but not great luck rewetting second day.

    Anywhoo, the curl & style milk is making my waves looser but more evenly so through the night. So the next day I have loose waves but no frizz, and no touchups needed. I'll take this any day.

    I'm fine, normal, normal, medium density... I think this is important to consider.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For my very rare second day hair, I absolutely have to start with PERFECT first day hair. I divide my hair into two sections and sleep in pig-tail pineapples. Then in the morning, I smooth on one of several light hold gels; Spiral Solutions Curl jelly, CJ CIAB, or Uncle Funky's Curly Magic. These gels work fabulously for me on dry hair and don't dry crunchy.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • RaekayRaekay Posts: 12Registered Users
    My hair is about bsl and I've been CG for over a year. I do usually sleep in a pineapple, but every time when I wake up my waves are really loose, but frizzy/soft. What LI do you put on it in the morning? And when I try to re wet it my hair freaks out a frizzes...hmm maybe its the products im using?
  • CubanwavyCubanwavy Posts: 293Registered Users
    I have recently started using GVP sculpting liquid a knock off of the Paul Mitchell product and like the results. I often wear my hair in a pony tail, and it often gets very pouty. Today after putting the pony tail up, I dampened it just a little, pretty much just the surface hairs, then I scrunched in some of the sculpting liquid. It was instant wave and control. It doesn't get crunchy either.
  • gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
    I pineapple my hair and my hair the curls do flatten out a bit. I actually use as my leave in kinky curly knot today in a sprtiz bottle diluted a bit. I scrunch that in a bit and then I will sometimes get just a little bit of my ECO styler gel rub in palms and scrunch in. I use just a little bit the gel not much because I'm pretty much reactivating the gel from day before. That's what seems to work for me.
    CG April 16, 2013
    2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
    No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
    Low poo - Dr. Miracles
    Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
    LI - KCKT
    PT - IAGirl's recipe
    DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
    Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    I actually really like Bioterra Curling Creme for refreshing my waves. I pineapple, then smooth some on and very lightly scrunch it in. Water is a definite no go for me, too, but the creme adds shine and perks them up with just the tiniest bit of hold that lasts all day.
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)

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