Second Day Hair Help!

undulatinggreyundulatinggrey Posts: 11Registered Users
Hello everyone. As it begins to get colder, I need help with making my hair look decent on the "second day." I usually just get in the shower in the morning, load my hair with product (Suave Humectant + oil + gel or Paul Mitchell The Conditioner + oil, if I want it to be more foolproof and am willing to use something expensive) and go. Obviously I don't want to do this all winter so I am trying to make this technique last more than one day. So far, trying to make this last into a second day isn't really working. I try misting a bit with water and leave-in but I still have more frizz than I'd like. I try stuff like John Frieda's Secret Weapon on my dry hair but only have limited success. I don't want to have to resort to two-strand twisting all winter so I am hoping you all can help. Thanks.

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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Have you ever tried finger-curling/styling. I've been doing this for the past 2 weeks and my hair stays up to 5 days!

    After co-washing, I use pm the conditioner and then a mix of ORS olive oil lotion and fantasia ic. I break my hair into 6 sections and twirl random pieces around my finger. It usually takes about 30-45 minutes, but after it dries, I'm good to go for at least 3 days. I don't like the "freshly done" look of day 1, but after a little fluffing (and splitting each curl into 2) its okay. Day 2 and after is great! I have a head full of cute spiral curls and hold that seems to tolerate the North Carolina humidity.

    I use to 2 strand twist my hair when I first started wearing it natural, but I get pretty much the same results doing this, as I would with a twist-out. Plus, it only takes a quarter of the time.

    Hope this helps :D
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yup, Farmer's Almanac is forecasting an extra cold winter :(

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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I typically have to add some sort of moisture to my hair everyday whether in the form of my usual co rinsing or a good spray bottle!

    You could try plopping while you get dressed and by the time you leave the house in the mornings, a good portion of the moisture will be absorbed from your hair. I've noticed that if I wear a satin cap vs. sleeping on a satin pillowcase my hair is not a smushed and frizzy looking in the mornings and can be fluffed out to look fairly presentable with the aid of cute assessories. You could also wear buns or try roller sets from time to time for something new. I'll be looking for styling options such as these for the winter b/c my hair is longer now and it takes alot longer to air dry, but it will be hard to get away from wetting my hair daily b/c I've been doing it since I BC'ed 14 months ago.
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  • LadyLboogieLadyLboogie Posts: 109Registered Users
    Curlilocs wrote:
    I typically have to add some sort of moisture to my hair everyday whether in the form of my usual co rinsing or a good spray bottle!

    You could try plopping while you get dressed and by the time you leave the house in the mornings, a good portion of the moisture will be absorbed from your hair. I've noticed that if I wear a satin cap vs. sleeping on a satin pillowcase my hair is not a smushed and frizzy looking in the mornings and can be fluffed out to look fairly presentable with the aid of cute assessories. You could also wear buns or try roller sets from time to time for something new. I'll be looking for styling options such as these for the winter b/c my hair is longer now and it takes alot longer to air dry, but it will be hard to get away from wetting my hair daily b/c I've been doing it since I BC'ed 14 months ago.

    Great hair!!!!
    When I sleep in a satin cap it smashes my hair something awful. To get any kind of second day hair I use a regular satin scarf and either bend over and tie with my curl going up so only the underneath is disturbed or I tied with the scarf down and then tuck the hair under but towards the back if that makes any sense to ya. With the hair in the back, I criss-cross and tuck under. In the morning I just fluff maybe add a clip (or few) and go.

    Winter hair -puffs, headbands, those cute small scarf like bandana types (you can get at H&M or make your own), buns and headwraps.

    HTH

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