8 Hairstyles That Look WAY Better on Second-Day Hair
Some days, we wake up with the boundless energy and productivity levels of a thousand Energizer bunnies. Most days, however, are not like this. No, most days, we form a close bond with our alarm’s snooze button, and forgoing our morning shower seems a small price to pay for a precious few more moments swapping hair secrets with Mr. Leto (in our dreams, obvi).
On mornings like this, you have two choices: leave your second-day hair down in its dirty, raggedy glory, or take advantage of its textured state and try a cool new ‘do. (We recommend the latter.) Need ideas? We’ve got eight. Keep scrolling for easy hairstyles that make second-day hair look amazing!
Take full advantage of your snagged, pillow-tousled strands by braiding them in a low fishtail, then securing it in a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Wrap a thick strand of hair around the elastic, pin in place, then pull everything apart. A spritz of texture spray on the ends will complete this messy-chic look!
The ultimate lazy-girl hairstyle, this looped half-bun is perfect on mid-length hair. Spray some dry shampoo on your roots and rub in with your fingers, then loop the top third of your hair into a mini bun—simple and so much more interesting than your go-to bedhead waves.
This half-do is ideal for anyone with short hair and it's similar to the looped half-bun, with one key difference: Instead of looping your hair, twist it into a mini ballerina bun and secure it in place with a clear hair elastic. Feel free to let the ends fray out—it only adds to the #Iwokeuplikethis vibe.
Some fishtails are perfectly braided—this isn’t one of those. Gather your hair into a low ponytail, leaving two two-inch pieces hanging at your crown. Braid your low ponytail into a messy fishtail, then wrap the two strands left around the hair elastic. Confused? Click here for the full instructions.
This tousled pony is ideal for textured second- (or third-) day hair. Just spray a texture spray or dry shampoo from the middle of your hair shaft to the roots, then secure clear elastics along your low ponytail, pulling each section apart to create a “bubble” effect.
What’s your go-to second-day hairstyle? Tell us below!