At this point I think we can all agree that dry shampoo is a necessity. They can try to sway us with their slander articles, but they won’t break us. Second and third day hair is not only convenient, it’s texture and hold is something we feel deeply about. We’ve put together 4 different go-to styles for the days you choose to skip the wash – or days you have no choice but to skip it. Going wash free doesn’t mean you have to look drab. Try these styles and hear the compliments all day!
For our first trick, we’re going super simple. This is the second day hair equivalent to wearing all black so you can just get out of the house. A little dry shampoo and teasing goes a long way to keep your hair looking fresh all day. We recommend this step to do by itself or to start any second day hair style. Our favorite product (which is luckily a bargain and available at local drug stores) is Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. We also love to get the travel size and throw in our purse for mid-day touch ups.
Dry Shampoo 101 : A day’s hairstyle – or a first step for an adventurous day
- First you’ll want to spray in the dry shampoo. For those who are just starting out – there is a bit of an art to this. We suggest sectioning the hair horizontally first into three sections on each side, and spraying from 4-5 inches away. Repeat this while going in vertical sections. Let the shampoo dry sit for about 30 seconds and then massage into your scalp.
- Next up is teasing. No real secret here, mostly personal preference, but we prefer a natural look by using a small tooth comb. Make three sections around your crown: one to the left of your part, one to the right of your part, and one in the back. Using the comb, stroke up-to-down until desired volume is reached.
- Now brush it out. Brush through the ends first and then GENTLY go over the teased area to smooth. Do not brush through or you’ve done all that to still have flat hair. Trust us, we’ve been there.
- We used Bed Head After Party to smooth out the ends. We love this product because it does a great job, but also smells AMAAAZING without an overly shiny finish. NOTE: A small amount goes a long way.
- Smoothing with a blue steel look that means business
- You are ready to go! People are going to be like “Dang Jess, your hair is on point today” Kids don’t say on fleek anymore, we googled it.
Half-up Double Knot
- With your freshly dry shampooed hair – separate your hair into two sections on the left and right side of your part.
- Pull the sections back and lace around each other like the beginning of a knot.
- Pull through again to create a double knot look.
- Tuck ends underneath and pin in place.
- We think this look is chic, meeting ready, and takes little effort (Our fave combo!).
- Babe status!
Low Chignon (=fancy word for bun)
Note: We suggest a curling iron here so warm that up before starting!
- You know the drill here; it’s not your first date with a messy bun. Pull your hair into a low-mid pony. Smooth if looking for a finished look, or pull on some pieces if you want a more messy but put-together look.
- Twist your pony
- Wrap around to create your bun shape (hehe bun shape) Like our booties – the bigger the better! #squatlife
- Pull out pieces for that “oh do I look good? I just threw my hair up” thing we’re all going for
- Curl the pieces leaving an inch out on the bottom and top to keep it cas(ual)
- Side view
- Back view
- Front view – also our mug shot practice.
We love this version of doing a beachy wave because it saves us a ton of time in the morning!
- Section hair into two sections
- Put up into pigtails
- Relive the days of wishing you were Baby Spice from Spice Girls – maybe even sing some Zigga Zig Ahhhhhs
- Curl in alternating directions through each pigtail
- How many sections depends on your hair thickness – Jess needed about 4 and her hair is fine to medium thickness
- Voila! No one will know about your Spice World movie montage morning. Unless you brag about it at work like we do.