Having great “second day” hair is something that has eluded me for most of my life. Naturally, I have curly hair but it is fairly fine and after sleeping on it, curly hair can end up looking ”smooshed.” Now that I routinely have Keratin straightening treatments, my hair is more consistent. But again, because it is fine and slightly oily, my hair wasn’t cute “Kate Moss” dirty on the second day so much as “someone was out too late the night before and clearly doesn’t own a hairbrush” brush on the second day of a wash. And this was troubling because I really don’t like to shampoo too often – that is the key for me to avoiding split ends. And since I am too lazy to get my hair cut more that two or three times a year, split ends are my enemy.
Really painting a beautiful picture for you here, aren’t I?
Let me tell you though – I have finally figured it out and my hair has been awesome as of late. Awesome! There are definitely multiple factors in play here: my amazing stylist, discovering the wonder of Keratin treatments, finding the right mix of treatments and getting my hair to a length that is easier to style. For the longest time I always have had bobs (think Katie Holmes) and while I still think that is the shape that looks best on my face, with my particular texture of hair they can be impossible to manage. And NO ONE looks polished with a “second day” bob.
My hair is finally half-way down my shoulder blades and although fine, there is a lot of it. And this (after the jump) is what works for me to get amazing hair the day after a wash that verges on (dare I say) Kate Middleton gloriousness. (Maybe that was too far? Probably…) Keep reading to learn how…