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How to Fake Second Day Hair

March 28, 2018

You know the workable grittiness that comes with second day hair that makes managing your mane so much easier? Whether you’re aiming for volume, lived-in texture, beachy waves, or the grungy hairstyle trend, there’s nothing like day old hair to perfect this type of textured beauty look. But what if you just had to wash your hair? What then? Well, that’s where the right hairstyling products, such as our best dry shampoo for dark hair, come into play. Here are our best hairstyling products to create the appearance of second day hair along with how to fake hair that looks lived-in.

Our Best Hairstyling Products to Achieve Second Day Hair

When you prefer the look of slightly dirty, lived-in locks, there are a few hair care and hair style staples that you should have at arm’s reach at all times. Think: dry shampoo, hair spray, wave spray and texture spray. With these products, you’ll be able to achieve that gritty texture you love without having to skip shampoo and conditioner for long periods of time.

1. Dry Shampoo

The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo is ideal for those who experience oily roots as the days pass from their last shampoo sesh. With just a spritz, this dry shampoo will help soak up any excess oils at the roots without making hair look too clean. The result? A magnificent matte texture that screams day two ‘do.

2. Hair Spray

It’s important to know when you should use hair spray and when you should use dry shampoo. Typically, your hair won’t need oil-absorbing powers until around day three, which means hair spray can be a real life-saver when it comes to creating second day hair on day one or two. With the high shine finish of the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray, you’ll be able to scrunch up a textured day two ‘do while still embracing the appearance of shiny strands.

3. Wave Spray

Think about those days spent on the beach where your hair literally never looks better. While sea water and salty air aren’t always at your disposal, with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, the end look you love so much will be. Simply spritz onto damp hair, scrunch, and show off your second day hair.

4. Texture Spray

Another great second day hair product is the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist. Created to bring a full-bodied, blown out look to life with just a few sprays, you better believe you’ll want this lil’ beauty in your arsenal.

How to Fake Second Day Hair

OK, so you’ve just washed your hair, what’s next? When the goal is grit that helps your style last longer, here’s what you’ll want to do. Follow our tutorial for faking second day hair below.

Step 1: Dry Your Hair the Right Way

As in, without any heat. By not providing any heat styling, your hair will be able to take on its naturally, less-perfectly coiffed finish. To amp up your air-dried style, spritz hair with wave spray when damp.

Step 2: Spray hair with Texture Spray

While wave spray adds its own sort of texture, using a few spritzes of texturizing spray can help add the look of volume to your roots for a more voluminous second day hair look.

Step 3: Mattify Your Roots

We’ve all been there—sometimes freshly washed and dried hair can look super-shiny. While that has certainly been a goal in the past, when it comes to creating second day hair, the less shine the better. So, get your hands on a bottle of dry shampoo and fiddle with your hair as much as possible to help work the formula into your strands while creating a slightly disheveled end look.

Step 4: Finish with Hair Spray

Hey, you don’t want all that faking it to go to poor use. That said, to complete your second day ‘do, give your hair an allover spritz of hair spray to both hold your hair in place while also adding just enough shine to look lived-in. Voila!

Looking for other seemingly effortless beauty looks? Check out our article, How to Get a Runway-Inspired No-Makeup, Makeup Look.

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