Embracing Day Two Hair

Monday, 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.
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.


  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)

  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!

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

  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 :)

  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

  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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