earrings: Stella & Dot.
Embracing Day Two HairMonday, September 23, 2013
I never thought I would say this, but I have come to embrace two day hair. I have had very fine/thin and oily hair my ENTIRE life and have always thought that I needed to wash my hair every day in order to not end up looking like a greasy mess. The only time I would allow myself to not wash my hair was if I pulled it up; this Southern girl was not going to let anyone see her with the slightest bit of oil on her locks.
Then REAL life happened and I became a Mom with a newborn where daily hair washes are an extreme luxury. And you know what, no one died over seeing my hair unwashed on the second day. Most importantly, I didn’t die. Yes, it is true; I have come to embrace having my hair go unwashed on the second day. I kind of like it too. I definitely have more time to cuddle with my little girl or even catch a few extra zzz’s which surely have escaped me the past three months. So life is great.
I have talked on here numerous times about my love for dry shampoo and this post is no different. To achieve satisfactory day two hair, I just wash, dry and curl my hair as normal on the first day. Then the second day, I use A LOT of dry shampoo, brush out my curls so I have nice waves instead and tease to please! With fine hair, my hair goes flat constantly, especially day two. So if I just tease my roots at the crown to give me a bit of extra lift, I am good to go. That’s all there is to it. Day one I have curls, day two I have waves. And we lived happily ever after.
Another thing I have come to accept about my hair maintenance during motherhood is that I don’t always need to use my hair dryer. Some days it takes me all day to get ready and by the time I even get around to thinking about styling my hair (washed of course), it has already air dried. So I just curl it as normal and again tease to please. The results are pretty much the same. So take that split ends, I won’t be seeing you as often!
There you have it, some extremely deep thoughts and sage advice for you on this fine Monday morning.