All curlies know the problem of achieving great curls on non-washing days. What happens during your sleep are your curls stretching out hence they won’t look nice in the morning or even worse they’re totally poofy and frizzy. In this post I’ll share some tips with you to get perfect second day hair.
Achieving great second day curls begins before you go to bed! Put your curls into a ridiculously high ponytail (called the pineapple). Using a normal hair tie will be just fine (see the above picture).
When I get up in the morning my curls usually look a bit frizzy and chaotic, but thanks to the pineapple you can still recognize the natural curl-pattern.
Still I don’t like them the way they’re looking now, which is why I’ll guide you through my next tip step-by-step:
- Take a bit from your favorite conditioner (one that doesn’t weigh down your hair) – I used the Shea Moisture Conditioner and mix it with water.
- Add the conditioner and water mixture topdown to your hair (see the following picture)
- When all your curls are covered with the conditioner/water mix start scrunching your curls. You’ll need to scrunch carefully as you don’t want your clumps to split up and your curls getting frizzy again
- That’s all! The following picture shows my curls on a second day after putting my curls into the pineapple and adding some conditioner/water mixture