Whether you’re going a day or two between washes, it’s helpful to find different ways to care for your hair and learn how to style second day hair. When it comes to second day hair, there are many ways you can follow to help bring your tresses back to life. Follow our top five tips on how you can refresh second day hair.

Use a texturising spray


For days when you’re too lazy to do your hair and want to go for an effortless, tousled look, try using KEVIN.MURPHY’s BEDROOM.HAIR, which is our Haul of Fame brand of the month. This lightweight texturising hairspray is great for any hair type to add body and life, and also enhance natural curls. Use it for hairstyles that scream “I woke up like this”.

Apply dry shampoo

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If your hair gets greasy in between washes, it’s worth using a dry shampoo to help get rid of greasy hair. A dry shampoo is perfect for absorbing oil, sweat, and odour while leaving you with hair that looks, feels and smells clean. Pro tip: apply the dry shampoo on different sections of your hair and wait for at least 30 seconds to allow the product to activate before brushing your hair.

Add moisture with a leave-in conditioner

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Are your tresses feeling a bit dry? Using a leave-in conditioner on second day hair, especially if your hair feels dry, is a great way to keep your locks moisturised. A leave-in conditioner can also help combat frizziness and protect it from heat and environmental stressors.

Braid your hair overnight


If you plan to go more than two days without washing your hair, consider putting your hair into a braid at night to help preserve your hairstyle or give you effortless and heat-free beachy waves the next morning. Putting your hair in braids helps prevent your hair from crimps and folds that may occur while you sleep and it also helps prevent your hair from tangling and breaking overnight.

Try an easy hairstyle

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Second day hair is perfect for creating different hairstyles, such as a high or low ponytail, a sleek ponytail or a messy bun. The options are endless when it comes to styling second day hair. Make sure to prep your hair with dry shampoo or a texturising spray to help you achieve your preferred style.