3 Easy Ways To Style Second-Day Hair

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Sudsing up your locks on the daily isn’t the best thing for your hair (especially if your hair is color-treated), so these quick and easy hair ideas will extend that blowout into day two or three. Our editor, Erin Sousa, and Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust, are sharing their go-to hairstyles that make for the perfect ‘do! Scrap the tried-and-true top knot for one of these on-trend styles that will seriously up your hair game!

Products you’ll need:

Low Chignon


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  1. Tease hair from the bottom up, concentrating on the lower half to add texture and volume to your strands.
  2. Smooth out the top layer of the hair to keep it looking polished.
  3. Tie your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  4. Twist your hair and wrap it into a knot.
  5. Pin as needed.
  6. Loosen a few strands around your face and muss it up slightly to keep it from looking too neat!

Braided Half-Up Half-Down


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  1. Use dry shampoo to refresh your hair’s roots (we love this all-natural one!). This will add volume and texture.
  2. Add some loose waves to your hair by roughly curling it with a flat iron or a clipless curling rod.
  3. Create two small braids and fasten each temporarily with small elastic bands. Loosen both up slightly by massaging with your fingers.
  4. Connect them together and secure with criss-crossing bobby pins.
  5. Undo the elastic bands and brush out the hair still braided below the pins.
  6. Loosen a few strands around your face and add a little hair serum to smooth flyaways in the length of the hair.

Criss-Cross Low Ponytail


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  1. Split your hair into three sections—two in the front and one in the back.
  2. Tie the back end into a low ponytail.
  3. Split one of the front sections into two and take the section nearest to your face and bring it across the ponytail. Pin it about two inches slightly past the ponytail.
  4. Do the same on the other side, pinning beside the other pinned section.
  5. Grab the remaining bottom section on the first side and it wrap around your ponytail. Collect loose strands from the first pinned section and pin at the bottom.
  6. Do the same on the other side, crossing over and then wrapping it around your ponytail.
  7. Again, loosen a few strands to add texture. and you’re done! 
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Author: Erin Sousa

Erin is the founder & principal of Sparkle Media, and blogs at The Sparkle. Erin lives in her downtown Vancouver condo with her husband, Roberto, and their dog, Ava. Follow on Instagram!