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Embracing Day Two Hair

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.
 
earrings: Stella & Dot.

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.

7 comments

  1. Dry shampoo has pretty much changed my life, too! I have REALLY fine, thin, and oily hair, too. I have hated it my entire life. But not only does dry shampoo allow me to only wash my hair every three days, but it gives it body, too! I have never had body in my hair! Obviously I'm a big fan as well! ;o)

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  2. I have ridiculously curly hair and straightening it takes a good 45 minutes....so dry shampoo is a LIFE SAVER! No need to redo my hair often since 45 minutes a day would be just silly. I can actually go more than 3 days, but my hair isn't too oily. I also usually wear it curly after a long stretch of straight so I don't damage my hair too much. I'll wear it straight for 5 days and maybe days 6 and 7 wash it both days and leave curly. I find the first day it's not nearly as curly as the second day. Then I'll straighten again. Dry shampoo isn't so great for when it's curly though...since I can't brush it out!

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  3. Dry Shampoo is a life saver. I wash once a week!

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  4. what brand do you use? i have yet to master dry shampoo and therefore yet to master day two year - which I have every other day :)

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  5. I have oily hair and have used dry shampoo myself a few times to make my hair look presentable when I find I have to go out on day that I have not bothered to wash my hair thinking I would be home all day

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  6. I couldn't live without dry shampoo... it's amazing! I'll be using some in the A.M. in fact. :)

    xo, Abby @ Always, Abby

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