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2nd Day hair...am I the only one that cannot get it?

Re-wetting does not work at all for me no matter how many times I've done it. That means I have to re-do it everytime I go out. What a pain. Does anyone else have this problem? It takes forever to dry and I do mean forever!!! Does anyone ever go out with almost dry hair and scrunch crunch later? How do you control frizz?
By golly I tell you that I am gonna get this if it kills me I just think I need greater learning curve!! Any suggestions?
2b/2c--moderate porosity--normal elasticity,very coarse though, prone to puffy hair and frizz if not careful, colored and highlights. HATES: Glycerin, Wheat proteins .
Wash: L'oreal Ever Pure , Herbal Essence (Mod.CGer), VO5 condish

Condish: Matrix Conditioning Balm, Elucence, Terax Crema, Clairol ColorSeal
Leave In: KCKT
Stylers: KCCC, Paul Mitchell Styling Foam, HESMU
HOLY GRAILS: Alterna Straightening Balm, PM Sculpting Foam, AC vinegar :toothy10:
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I don't get 2nd day hair. But I am a morning shower person...my hair does not take that long to do and I work from home so I just 'do' it everyday. But I have done that my whole life - I had never even heard the term 2nd day hair until joining this site. My hair is fine and my curls are wimpy/lazy so my best hair is 1st day hair. 2nd day is a baseball hat sneaking to get a coffee before I shower.

    I should add that I do not really try to get it either. I just know I won't be happy with how it looks so it's one thing about curly hair I don't stress. :)
    Central Massachusetts

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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    you're not alone, lots of gals have trouble getting 2nd day hair. Some spritz and plop, others just add some condish to dry hair after spritzing or on dry hair. It takes a lot of experimenting and reading the threads to figure out what works for you.
    Discovered CG 2007

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    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


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  • peacepleasepeaceplease Posts: 54Registered Users
    Thanks. I have always showered at night so trying to shower again in the am is maddening. However, I would have a frizzy mess if I did it at night. I guess the answer to all of this is chill and just do what I need to do to get the hair of my choice even if that means "re-washing" etc. because rewetting does not work.
    2b/2c--moderate porosity--normal elasticity,very coarse though, prone to puffy hair and frizz if not careful, colored and highlights. HATES: Glycerin, Wheat proteins .
    Wash: L'oreal Ever Pure , Herbal Essence (Mod.CGer), VO5 condish

    Condish: Matrix Conditioning Balm, Elucence, Terax Crema, Clairol ColorSeal
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, Paul Mitchell Styling Foam, HESMU
    HOLY GRAILS: Alterna Straightening Balm, PM Sculpting Foam, AC vinegar :toothy10:
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Thanks. I have always showered at night so trying to shower again in the am is maddening. However, I would have a frizzy mess if I did it at night. I guess the answer to all of this is chill and just do what I need to do to get the hair of my choice even if that means "re-washing" etc. because rewetting does not work.
    Rewetting DOES work for some gals. Some do a Water wash saves a little time there, others can literally spritz, Plop and Go maybe diffuse a little. You just need to experiment that's all :)
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • peacepleasepeaceplease Posts: 54Registered Users
    When you re-wet do you have to put in products< And if so what kind of products would I use? I have mousse and gels and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]. Would I put a leave in again?
    2b/2c--moderate porosity--normal elasticity,very coarse though, prone to puffy hair and frizz if not careful, colored and highlights. HATES: Glycerin, Wheat proteins .
    Wash: L'oreal Ever Pure , Herbal Essence (Mod.CGer), VO5 condish

    Condish: Matrix Conditioning Balm, Elucence, Terax Crema, Clairol ColorSeal
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, Paul Mitchell Styling Foam, HESMU
    HOLY GRAILS: Alterna Straightening Balm, PM Sculpting Foam, AC vinegar :toothy10:
  • curlynycurlyny Posts: 21Registered Users
    I never get second day hair, no matter what I try. I exercise alot so I feel I always have to do my hair everyday. I am really fascinated by the fact that so many here get 2nd day etc....
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    When you re-wet do you have to put in products< And if so what kind of products would I use? I have mousse and gels and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]. Would I put a leave in again?
    I've had the best luck when Re-Wet to use a drop of KCKT and some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], Plop Diffuse.

    On my little girl's 3A/2B all I have to do is Spritz and put some GLI comb out her tangles and she has beautiful curls. NOT ME
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    curlyny wrote: »
    I never get second day hair, no matter what I try. I exercise alot so I feel I always have to do my hair everyday. I am really fascinated by the fact that so many here get 2nd day etc....

    I'm equally fascinated that not everyone does. Guess it's just like product that works for some and doesn't for others. :dontknow:

    peaceplease: pineappling is the only way I get multiple day hair. When I used to sleep on my hair loose, I had to re-wet every day.
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  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    I pineapple, then in the morning I scrunch a ton of water into my hair until it is uniformly wet. Then I scrunch conditioner in it. It's all about the scrunching for me
  • babybelbabybel Posts: 56Registered Users
    I can't get 2nd day either. Wonder if it has to do with whether your hair is fine or coarse?

    My hair is very fine, and even though it is quite wavy/curly in the morning after I've just washed and styled it, I lose the curl very easily. When I wake up the next day, even if I have pineappled etc, my hair is all over the place - frizzy, straight in places, curly in others, flat bits... you name it.

    Those who get good 2nd day hair - like whatsercurl and del2c - seem to have thick and coarser hair, which holds the curl much better.
    2c babyfine high porosity UK curly, CG for two years 2008-2010, now back for a second round! Hair loves protein, hates any kind of oil! Conditioners: ASDA Apple or similar for co-wash. AOHR, Aubrey GBP, Giovanni Root 66, Giovanni DLI. Styling: a mix of equal parts Shockwaves Gel and a curl cream (LOOB, MopC, Naked or Boots Pink) Plop, products, 80% pixiecurl diffuse, air dry the rest, STC, a little gel spray for hold.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    babybel wrote: »
    I can't get 2nd day either. Wonder if it has to do with whether your hair is fine or coarse?

    My hair is very fine, and even though it is quite wavy/curly in the morning after I've just washed and styled it, I lose the curl very easily. When I wake up the next day, even if I have pineappled etc, my hair is all over the place - frizzy, straight in places, curly in others, flat bits... you name it.

    Those who get good 2nd day hair - like whatsercurl and del2c - seem to have thick and coarser hair, which holds the curl much better.

    del's hair is coarse. Mine is actually quite fine and only medium thick. However, my curls do not pull out easily in wind or rain. They can take quite a beating

    If there's a way to boost resiliency through diffusing, curl enhancers, or any other product that may help.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    babybel wrote: »
    I can't get 2nd day either. Wonder if it has to do with whether your hair is fine or coarse?

    My hair is very fine, and even though it is quite wavy/curly in the morning after I've just washed and styled it, I lose the curl very easily. When I wake up the next day, even if I have pineappled etc, my hair is all over the place - frizzy, straight in places, curly in others, flat bits... you name it.

    Those who get good 2nd day hair - like whatsercurl and del2c - seem to have thick and coarser hair, which holds the curl much better.

    That's an interesting observation. My hair is too short to pineapple. I wake up the same way. I've always felt that I'm too much of a perfectionist, too.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    IMO whether you "achieve" second day hair or not depends on two things, Your curl/hair type and your expectation.

    I have a tight, 3B corkscrew curl and medium textured hair. When I pineapple, it stays on top of my head when I take the scrunchy out. My curls get flattened when it is down and a spray bottle or products will even things out but the curl is never as uniform as when it gets completely wet down and restyled.

    I am too much of a perfectionist to go with my second day hair unless I have to.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Another perfectionist here. I don't even try to second day hair. I would probably spend more time trying to revive second-day hair than just starting over every morning. :)
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    Another perfectionist here. I don't even try to second day hair. I would probably spend more time trying to revive second-day hair than just starting over every morning. :)

    Exactly my thoughts and issues when I have tried. For some reason when I try to revive my hair - it just goes frizzy. Easier just to do it every day and not have the frustration level. And I do think there is something to the fine/coarse, thin/thick hair thought above. My hair can lose it's curl very easily - just pulling it back can straighten the section that is pulled back. And my length is such that I cannot pull it up but I know if I did the area that was pulled up would be straight and just the ends of the pineapple would be curly (most likely frizzy/curly after sleeping on it). I just think some hair cannot be revived by any type of method.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users
    I don't get 2nd day hair. But I am a morning shower person...my hair does not take that long to do and I work from home so I just 'do' it everyday.

    Exactly my thoughts. The few times I've attempted '2nd day hair' it took me almost as long as it would have to just rewet it int he shower and start over. Plus it never looked nearly as good!

    Now, the few times a year I straighten my hair.... I'll go a good 3 days without washing it! ( I still shower, I promise:wink: )
  • TillyMunchyWavesTillyMunchyWaves Posts: 671Registered Users
    2nd day hair? What the heck is 2nd day hair? Such a thing cannot be possible.

    Being sarcastically bitter of course.

    My hair never looks as good the 2nd day as the first, and it's just a matter of degree.

    The solution to this is a braid or ponytail, of course.
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  • CaliforniaWavyCaliforniaWavy Posts: 158Registered Users
    I agree with LoloDSM, I know I would spend more time trying to get my 2nd day hair to look good that I figure I might as well just start over each day.
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  • Kasey314Kasey314 Posts: 308Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    Another perfectionist here. I don't even try to second day hair. I would probably spend more time trying to revive second-day hair than just starting over every morning. :)

    Exactly my thoughts and issues when I have tried. For some reason when I try to revive my hair - it just goes frizzy. Easier just to do it every day and not have the frustration level. And I do think there is something to the fine/coarse, thin/thick hair thought above. My hair can lose it's curl very easily - just pulling it back can straighten the section that is pulled back. And my length is such that I cannot pull it up but I know if I did the area that was pulled up would be straight and just the ends of the pineapple would be curly (most likely frizzy/curly after sleeping on it). I just think some hair cannot be revived by any type of method.

    This happens to me too! I thought I was the only one... but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. To counteract this, headbands have become my best friend - I use them to cover up my limp, not wavy roots on the second day. Third day I use them to keep the flyways at bay while my hair is in a ponytail (This is what I'm doing now - I should take a pic for my fotki).

    What frustrates me is that I used to go 2 or more days between washes, having nice results for the duration. This was BEFORE I went CG. For awhile I was thinking of going back to sulfates and cones - but then I saw a picture of myself pre-CG and realized that I have much curlier expectations now. So, like someone above mentioned, I agree that 2nd day hair has a lot to do w/ what you expect yourself to look like.

    On the subject of thick vs. thin and thick vs. fine - how do you know what you have? I have a lot of hair, so I would say I have "thick" hair - but how do you know if the individual strands of your hair are thick or fine? I once tried to use the FIA system to figure this out, but it didn't really make sense to me.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm not a perfectionist, but I love the satin sleep cap. Second day hair is a given, and can be stretched out to third and fourth.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    Kasey314 wrote: »
    This happens to me too! I thought I was the only one... but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. To counteract this, headbands have become my best friend - I use them to cover up my limp, not wavy roots on the second day. Third day I use them to keep the flyways at bay while my hair is in a ponytail (This is what I'm doing now - I should take a pic for my fotki).

    Please share a picture! I'm another abject failure at second-day hair. Mine is mostly 3B, some 3C, but it is really fine and get's smashed and stretched really easily when I pineapple. No amount of re-wetting and/or smoothing products ever helps, because the weird parts don't clump with the rest of the hair. But it only happens near my roots.... so the ends look just dandy, but the rest is retarded :thumbdown: I'm wondering if the This Is J headbands would work to disguise it, I know RCC uses them.
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  • KranberyKranbery Posts: 177Registered Users
    I had a problem getting second day hair, but I have FINALLY found a way to do it. Have you tried completely rewetting, adding product, wet again, and then shake to dry? I wet my hair after I add product to reclump the curls that might have separated when I added product, which gets rid of frizz. My hair is beautiful on the second day when I do that. I haven't tried it for third day hair though... I like washing my hair:silent:
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Kasey314 wrote: »
    On the subject of thick vs. thin and thick vs. fine - how do you know what you have? I have a lot of hair, so I would say I have "thick" hair - but how do you know if the individual strands of your hair are thick or fine? I once tried to use the FIA system to figure this out, but it didn't really make sense to me.

    I found this this information. My hair is fine as I can barely see it or feel it. I also dont have much of it so I consider it thin.

    The second classifier denotes the thickness of individual strands of your hair. Take a single strand of your hair, make sure it's clean (if it's been through a brush or comb it might not be) or the type may be skewed. Fine hair is barely visible if you hold it in front of your eyes, hardly shows up against a contrasting background and can barely be felt if you roll it between two fingers. Medium hair is easily visible, easily felt between the fingers, but still feels soft...it will feel similar to cotton thread when you roll it. Course hair is thicker, much easier to see against a background and may feel wiry but rarely ever slippery
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  • babybelbabybel Posts: 56Registered Users
    On the subject of thick vs. thin and thick vs. fine - how do you know what you have? I have a lot of hair, so I would say I have "thick" hair - but how do you know if the individual strands of your hair are thick or fine? I once tried to use the FIA system to figure this out, but it didn't really make sense to me.

    This is what I have gone by (found on a fia hair typing website):
    SECOND CLASSIFIER
    What (most of) your individual strands look like

    F - Fine
    Thin strands that sometimes are almost translucent when held up to the light. Shed strands can be hard to see even against a contrasting background. Similar to hair found on many people of Scandinavian descent.

    You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Fine hair is difficult to feel or itfeels like an ultra-fine strand of silk

    M - Medium
    Strands are neither fine nor coarse. Similar to hair found on many Caucasians.

    You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Medium hair feels like a cotton thread. You can feel it, but it isn't stiff or rough. It is neither fine or coarse.

    C - Coarse
    Thick strands that where shed strands usually are easily identified against most backgrounds. Similar to hair found on many people of Asian or native American descent.

    You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Coarse hair feels hard and wiry. As you roll it back and forth, you may actually hear it.

    I am most definitely an F for fine! They even mention Scandinavian descent - and I'm Swedish by birth lol Did the "roll between your fingers" thing and I can barely feel the strand...

    Looks like xcptnl beat me to it, ha ha ha :reindeer:
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  • jaimersjaimers Posts: 98Registered Users
    i can't get it...my hair frizzes like crazy the next day. i almost have to redo it all. i think i will need to try a satin cap or something similar...
  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    2nd day hair is a myth I tell you, A MYTH!!!!!!!!

    Never managed it, cant understand how people do it either, I cannot go without a shower in the morning anyways.
  • SheBrosSheBros Posts: 332Registered Users
    :-( I've never, ever, had any luck with second day hair. I find that when I wash my hair every day, my chances of having a good hair day are much greater than if I try and stretch out my poo days. So, you'r e not in this boat along.....:wink:
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Kasey314 wrote: »
    This happens to me too! I thought I was the only one... but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. To counteract this, headbands have become my best friend - I use them to cover up my limp, not wavy roots on the second day. Third day I use them to keep the flyways at bay while my hair is in a ponytail (This is what I'm doing now - I should take a pic for my fotki).

    Please share a picture! I'm another abject failure at second-day hair. Mine is mostly 3B, some 3C, but it is really fine and get's smashed and stretched really easily when I pineapple. No amount of re-wetting and/or smoothing products ever helps, because the weird parts don't clump with the rest of the hair. But it only happens near my roots.... so the ends look just dandy, but the rest is retarded :thumbdown: I'm wondering if the This Is J headbands would work to disguise it, I know RCC uses them.

    I love me some headbands!! Good grief, I own a ton of them. :)

    If any root area gives me trouble, it would be area right above my ears. I just hide that sucker under the headband. My hair also tends to fall forward into my face, so the headbands help with that too.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    I love me some headbands!! Good grief, I own a ton of them. :)

    If any root area gives me trouble, it would be area right above my ears. I just hide that sucker under the headband. My hair also tends to fall forward into my face, so the headbands help with that too.

    I've always worried that stretchy fabric headbands wouldn't look good with curly hair, but after seeing your fabulous pics, RCC, I feel brave enough to try it :happy10:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fopera-curls%2F" class="Popup (I cut my own hair)
    Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
    I LOVE HENNA!
  • ArcanaArcana Posts: 68Registered Users
    I like the stretchy headbands too. :)
    ... And I also have problems with the elusive second day hair.
    My hair is fine, there's a lot of it, and it it pretty long (BSL). I have a feeling all of these factors contribute to my issues achieving second day hair. My hair frizzes and loses curl fairly easily, so when I pineapple I get the strange straight and funky bits some others have talked about, as well as added frizz. I also tend to get and oddly square shape to my hair :goofy: ... not pretty.
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    I want to run away and join the Cirque.


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