Poll: What does "second day hair" mean to you?

To me, "second day hair" means I do not wash or wet it the second day. I may mist my hair with a refresher mist to revive the curl and reactivate the product, but that's it.

My second day routine is mostly out of laziness, and I am open to suggestions.

I've tried to add as many different descriptions as possible but if you've got some other second-day routine, please post details.

edited to correct spelling
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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    It means all I have to do is pick some moisturizer through, arrange it how I want and go, so I guess the first option. (I have 2nd, 3rd, 4th day etc. most of the time...)
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  • IroIro Registered Users Posts: 71
    I spray it with water or lavendar water and add a tiny bit of a very light gel - either Aloe or Aubrey's Mandarin Magic & Ginko leaf - just enough so I can get rid of bed head!

    These products just help to get rid of the frizz - they don't really offer much hold. Sometimes I will then spray it with a bit of Set it Free to get rid of the frizzies.
    Fine, thin & tight 3B curls. Currently using Curl Keeper & Boots Curl Creme.
  • CelticCurlsCelticCurls Registered Users Posts: 558
    Usually I do a 'pineapple-plop': before bed I mist with diluted conditioner or aloe vera until about 1/3 damp. Then I re-apply cream, Curls Souffle or SIF, add a little gel (I'm taking a quarter size, maybe 1/10 of what I'd normally use), and then very loosely pile my hair on top of my head hold with a very loose hairband; then I accordion my hair down on top of my head until it's compressed plopping style. In the morning I usually get pretty good 2nd day hair, at which point I don't have to do anything at all to it.

    This works for me b'coz 1) my very long 3B hair takes waaay too long to dry, 2) the pine/plop re-forms curls & repairs the frizz of the dair, 3) I am not a morning person. :D
    3B, bra-strap length
    laidback, very-modified CGer
    HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks SF Bay Area, CARegistered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    Spritz with water, smooth and scrunch a bit for 2nd, 3rd, sometimes 4th day hair. It's enough to reactivate the products and smooth down the stray hairs.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,170 Curl Virtuoso
    All my days are the same really. It has to be thoroughly soaked and all products applied every day. The only thing that changes is that some days I'll shampoo or co wash. Second day hair just doesn't exist for me.
    3b in South Australia.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm a "juicy" person, so I never, ever get 2nd day hair. Even if my hair looks OK, it would smell if I didn't wash it...and I don't like to smell.
  • lushaholiclushaholic Registered Users Posts: 2,180
    1st option for me - it wouldn't be second day hair if I had to rewet it or wash it. Not to mention I'm too lazy to go through that everyday and it takes half the day for my hair to dry. So I just spritz on either Awe or Mister Right, or smooth on one of my cream stylers (SIF, Boots, Recoil, or Conf.Coils), scrunch lightly and go. I try to make mine last at least 3 days, 4 if I'm lucky.
    3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
  • kimmyckimmyc Registered Users Posts: 551
    I voted for the first option, no wash, just restyle and go.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Define "restyle" and go. For me that means spraying some Mister Right and that's it.
  • skywatcherskywatcher Registered Users Posts: 429
    I picked the 1st option. I usually wet my hands a little & rub some Boots between them. Then I smooth my hands over my hair. Then I crunch a little more Boots in.
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • RainRain Registered Users Posts: 217 Curl Neophyte
    Second-day hair is hair I washed the previous day. I may or may not add more product to smooth it down. I may or may not mist it to revive the curls. It depends on what my hair looks like when I wake up that morning. More often than not, I just twist it up and secure with one of my many hair sticks or forks. I like it up and out of my way.
    3a/b, fine, lots of it
  • scoobycurlscoobycurl Registered Users Posts: 1
    If I don't at least wet my hair everyday, it looks like crap. There's no way I can style w/out water. I don't do it everyday, once or twice I'll pull it back in ponytail. Mostly to 'give it a break'
    Password: hello
    2b/3a, 3b..on a VERY good day!;)
  • ColochaColocha Registered Users Posts: 344
    I didn´t vote because my 2nd day hair I don´t wash it and neither put any mist on it. :wink:
    "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

    Hair type: 3b/c
  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Registered Users Posts: 791
    I usually just spray with just some water and maybe put on some defrizzing cream. I can sometimes go as far as 3rd or 4th day hair!
    Long, blonde, 3a/mostly b hair.

  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    It means that I don't have to do anything other than moisturize my hair, fluff, and go. Maybe reactivate flattened curls with water/leave in mix.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • MipMip Registered Users Posts: 233 Curl Connoisseur
    For me, second day hair means that I don't have to completely re-wet it. Sometimes I won't have to do anything at all to it. Other times I might use a little bit of watered down gel to smooth out frizzies.
  • curlessencecurlessence Registered Users Posts: 81
    For second day hair I just re-wet with my spray bottle of water, add a lil gel, and fix any strays 8)
  • Aries_jbAries_jb Registered Users Posts: 1,556
    Second day hair has different meanings, depending on what I choose to do.

    If I don't jump in the shower to wash my body, I just pull my hair back partly or fully and go. With this method, I can let the curls show.

    If I do jump in the shower to wash my body, my hair frizzes, so I pull it back, with no curls showing (like a bun), and smoothe down frizzes with a little gel.

    I can never wear my hair completely down on the second day.
    3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.

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