How To: Sexy, Second-Day Hair

Love the look and feel of hair on the second day? Here's how to fake the look:


  • Spray heat protectant on hair and let dry
  • Divide hair in half. I don't brush my hair for this style. It makes it look a little bit messy and natural.
  • To give the style an even more natural look, use different-sized sections of hair. For example, curl a 2 in. section of hair. The next section might be a half inch, and another 1 inch. Mix it up!
  • The key to getting this look is to roll horizontally, right up the hair shaft. Pretend the curling iron barrel is a big roller.
  • Roll hair up the the roots and hold for 10 seconds. This helps give a little volume to the roots.
  • Release hair vertically and allow curls to cool completely.
  • Once all curls have cooled, take a small amount of wax and warm it up in your hands. Rub hands together so the wax is evenly distributed to fingers as well.
  • Using fingers as a big comb, rake through the curls. This will give curls texture, similar to the way second day hair has.
  • Flip your head over and rake through curls this way too.
  • Take random strands of hair and define them with the wax remaining on fingers.

The 1 1/2 inch Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron was sent to me for review from flatironexperts.com. It retails for $84.99 and comes in 4 sizes (see my review of the 3/4 in here). Tourmaline curling irons gives longer lasting curls. The Babyliss curling iron comes with 40 adjustable heats (up to 428 F). It has a 2 year warranty and is Dual Voltage. The benefits:
1. Eliminates static electricity                                      3. Neutralizes odors
2. Preserves more moisture within the hair shaft            4. Causes less damage to the hair cuticle


  1. I have to add in some dry shampoo if I'm doing 2nd day hair! I do like to switch to curls though, seems to help somehow.

  2. I have to brush through my hair...it gets knotted up if someone breathes on me. But if I can do that then I'm loving this look!

  3. I love how you perfect the wavy hair! Release vertical? I'll remember that. I'm also going to have to invest in hair wax now!! lol

  4. I wish I could get my hair to look this galmorous!

  5. Beautiful hair and I mainly noticed your nails in this post. I couldn't stop staring at them...how did you do that?

  6. You really do have the nicest hair!!

  7. Love the waves Elle! My hair always curls best after a couple days.

  8. wow, love your hair! great tips for when i blow dry/flat iron my mane of curls:-)

  9. I feel like this post was written just for me - its so useful, all i need now is a good curling iron.

  10. My second day hair never looks this good so maybe I just need to fake it. Love your tips!

  11. I so needed this post! Thanks. :)

  12. i usually curl my hair the night before and then sleep on it; the waves are more relaxed and i love the way it looks.

  13. I wish I could deal with second day hair but mine always feels so gross, even with dry shampoo.

  14. I love the idea of using wax to recreate second day hair. Luckily for me, my hair is often at the second-day stage naturally.

  15. You have beautiful hair and I especially love your nails in this post! You should do a blog on how to get that look soon!

  16. Looks great! I typically slap on a headband for the second day.

  17. Your hair looks stunning in these pictures. I recently got a large curling tong, so will try this style out with them.

  18. So pretty!! Enjoy your time at the beach! Lucky girl. ;)

    Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  19. You have such beautiful hair.

  20. That gorgeous gorgeous, Elle! You have the most beautiful hair. :) xoxo

  21. Lovely hair! So beautiful!! I loved it :) Kisses <3
    xx Iza

  22. Your defiantly is pretty with those curls. I like that nail polish too!

  23. love the waves, elle! I can't wait to get my hair super long like yours!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  24. You probably don't have as much time to spend on your hair as you'd like each morning. Fortunately, there are plenty hair tools that can help you cut in half the amount of time you need to get ready to go to work, school or wherever you're expected to be each day. Many of the best come from the Hot Tools brand.


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