Okay, it’s no secret that teens and young adults say up much later than they should. Now, we’re not here to hound you on getting to bed early or avoiding caffeine after 3.00 pm but we do have a few tidbits of advice – hair advice that is. More times than not, going to bed late means waking up later, unless you’re woken up that is. From parties and a social life to crash study sessions and career planning, something is bound to keep you up late every now and again. While those nights that turn into mornings can be quite fun, what’s not enjoyable is getting up and getting ready for your morning commitments… that is, if you manage to muster up enough energy to get up when your alarm sounds and have time to get ready. Because we know that every last second you can squeeze out of your slumber matters after a late night, we have dedicated this article to second-day hair tips and styles. Yes! That means you have permission to save time by skipping the shower and trying one of the easy second day hairstyles listed below. Just be sure to freshen up by washing your face, brushing those pearly whites, and using a swipe or two of deodorant.If you find that your second-day hair is oily, you have three options to combat those shiny roots.
The first, most common option is dry shampoo. It is ideal for those with colored hair. There are all kinds and colors of dry shampoo’s on the market today. That’s right, all kinds of colors, so if you have darker hair you no longer have to worry about the obvious dry-shampoo-roots look. Additionally, there are a variety of different dry shampoo products that are formulated for different hair types. For best results, follow the directions on the product.
The second option is good old baby powder. It is ideal for those of you who’ve noticed your hair tends to product a bit more oil than most. The major difference between baby powder and dry shampoo is the application. The vast majority of dry shampoo’s today are applied via a spray nozzle. Baby powder, of course, is applied either with the fingers or through gentle tapping and shaking of the boatel. Keep in mind that baby power doesn’t smell the slightest bit salon-like as dry shampoo would. That being said if you don’t mind the smell of baby products and need find that you finish a bottle of dry shampoo in only a few uses, give baby powder a try. Apply it in the morning by sectioning the hair and sifting it over the roots then use your finger tips to work the oil-absorbing goodness all around.The final option is a root lifting powder, ideal for those whose hair is thinning or naturally fine and lacking in volume. Much like baby powder, root lifting powder is indeed powder form, and similar to dry shampoo it typically has a pleasing scent. One thing to keep in mind is that root lifting powder is sold in small bottles because you do not need a lot to achieve the desired results.
Root Lifting Powder
The final option is a root lifting powder, ideal for those whose hair is thinning or naturally fine and lacking in volume. Much like baby powder, root lifting powder is indeed powder form, and similar to dry shampoo it typically has a pleasing scent. One thing to keep in mind is that root lifting powder is sold in small bottles because you do not need a lot to achieve the desired results.
Once you’ve freshened up, and made sure you hair is oil free, you can be certain that you’ll get out of the house in 10 minutes or less with these second-day hairstyles.
Sock Bun/ Donut Bun
If you need your hair off your neck, but just not feeling a ponytail, grab your handy sock bun/donut bun hairpiece. Throw your hair into a high pony and slide the round hairpiece right over the base of the ponytail. Spread your hair like a waterfall around the bun-maker, then use an elastic secure the hair as it’s covering the hairpiece. Once secure, pull the remaining hair to one side, braid it, then wrap it around the base of the bun and slip in some hairpins to keep everything put.
Another option is the headband tuck and cover. The easiest way to do this is place an elastic headband around your temple. Starting near your hairline, grab small 1/2 -1 inch sections of hair and cover the headband by wrapping each section over and tucking it back under. Do this same tuck and cover process all the way around until you can no longer see the headband.
If braid and buns aren’t your thing, try a pull through ponytail. Simply use a brush to smoothly pull every strand into mid-to-low pony without any bumps. Go ahead and secure it with a hair tie as normal. Now, reach under your ponytail pushing your thumb and index finger through the hair, behind the elastic. Finally, use your thumb and index finger to grab the pony and pull it down, through the separation of the hair.