10 big, boxy blazers to help you show the world who’s boss
10 big, boxy blazers to help you show the world who’s boss

Sarah Finnan

‘This is what comes to mind when I think of my twenties – being at sea’
‘This is what comes to mind when I think of my twenties – being at...

IMAGE

Florals for… autumn? 21 products that prove that rich, moody blooms have a place in your home all year round
Florals for… autumn? 21 products that prove that rich, moody blooms have a place in...

Megan Burns

The big-busted bra shopping guide
The big-busted bra shopping guide

Edaein OConnell

Thinking about working from home in the future? These pods make a perfect WFH space
Thinking about working from home in the future? These pods make a perfect WFH space

Amanda Kavanagh

This coastal Connemara cottage will make you want to move west
This coastal Connemara cottage will make you want to move west

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Reese Witherspoon on an ‘offensive’ caricature that made her ‘burst into tears’… and then start her own company
Reese Witherspoon on an ‘offensive’ caricature that made her ‘burst into tears’… and then start...

Sarah Finnan

18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair
18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair

Holly O'Neill

DIY Campervan conversion Ireland: Things you should know before you start (from someone who has just done it)
DIY Campervan conversion Ireland: Things you should know before you start (from someone who has...

Lauren Heskin

Inside Adwoa Aboah’s beauty routine
Inside Adwoa Aboah’s beauty routine

Holly O'Neill

Image / Beauty

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Second Day Hair


by Jennifer McShane
03rd Jul 2017
blank

Our tips to ensure your second day hair stays looking as fresh as possible


For those of us that have to undertake an almost three-hour daily commute, having shiny hair daily just doesn’t top the priority list. And asides from having zero time to spare, excessively washing your locks isn’t a good idea; you’re stripping it of natural oils and potentially drying out your scalp, so experts recommend scrubbing according to your hair type. If you’ve very fine hair or hit the gym every day then yes, you may need to wash it each day but for those with normal to dry or curly hair, every other day is the norm.

This means there’s a whole lot of us walking around with second day hair, which needs its own care. By the second day, hair is less voluminous and contains more oil, so it’s a good idea to opt for a hairstyle that hides any greasiness and gives your hair more body. Using a doughnut is both practical and looks tres chic but not before using a spritz of dry shampoo on your mane. The argument is out in terms of the best on the market, but I have it narrowed down to two that have never fail me.

942219_xlarge

The Toni & Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo (6.99), with it’s citrusy, fresh-smelling’sent leaves hair looking and smelling gorgeous and is one of the few that doesn’t leave a residue. And just because it’s not always practical to use a spray, the Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder (30) is perfect for touch ups when you don’t want to douse your entire head with a dry shampoo – just work the powder into your roots or the preferred section of hair, brush and you’re good to go.

square-1441136627-bumble-and-bumble

Tips to keep second day hair fresh:

1. Comb the hair from root to tip to distribute the natural oils from the scalp to the hair strands. Then, tease the roots to create volume while keeping the ends tamed.

2. For curly hair, mist in some water or a leave-in conditioner, then scrunch to revitalise the curls

3. Spray the roots with a dry shampoo and pull the hair back and lightly spray your roots with the dry shampoo

Also Read

Gareth Bromell
BEAUTY
Gareth Bromell on how to get healthier hair while you’re stuck at home

Gareth Bromell, a global talent in hair who has worked with the biggest names in fashion and entertainment, has opened...

By Holly O'Neill

eye cream
BEAUTY
Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue

The face seems to be like a merry-go-round for trends, with every feature getting its time to shine. Right now,...

By Melanie Morris

cream blushers
BEAUTY
Cream blushers are the one product you need for healthy, flushed skin

Blend sunset shades of cream blusher to get flush blush right: think post-run pinky glow.

By Holly O'Neill

Insatgram / @sammcknight1
BEAUTY
Hairstylist Sam McKnight on his iconic Princess Diana haircut and how she’d dress now

Princess Diana said that the haircut Sam gave her was what sparked her confidence to change her life in the...

By Holly O'Neill

period poverty
BEAUTY
The initiatives fighting hygiene and period poverty in Ireland

The response to Lidl Ireland’s recent period poverty initiative highlights the severity of hygiene poverty in this country. It’s one...

By Holly O'Neill

Skin Proud
BEAUTY
Skin Proud is Glossier’s new 100% vegan and cruelty-free competitor

Skin Proud is here to help you in your pursuit of plump, dewy, glazed donut skin. If vegan skincare is...

By Sarah Finnan

hair
BEAUTY
“I didn’t really understand what my hair meant to me until it was gone”

Hair is so much more than what we see in the mirror. It’s linked intrinsically to who we are, to...

By Holly O'Neill