When I first started reading blogs, I was surprised to discover just how many people didn’t wash their hair everyday. I have such fine, straight hair that gets greasy easily, so I was pretty baffled by this concept.
And then, I was introduced to dry shampoo. Total game changer! I still can only get away with washing my hair every other day, and it does need additional dry shampoo in afternoon if I want to completely avoid the greasy look, but this discovery has definitely been life changing.
One of my favorite ways to style my “second day” hair is to use a soft headband to curl my hair overnight, a trick introduced to me by a friend a few months ago. Now, my hair has never held curls well, so finding a way to curl it with pretty much no effort and that actually lasts all day was pretty darn amazing.
I usually wrap my hair at night, sleep on it, then do whatever I need to do in the morning before showering (with a shower cap) and then styling. However, while in SLO this past month, I wrapped it in the morning with slightly damp hair, flew from Phoenix to SLO with my hair wrapped–it actually does make a cute hairstyle!–and then styled it that afternoon for a wedding. I loved the results!
Here are the steps:
1. Put on a soft headband over dry hair.
2. Starting at the front, grab a small section of hair (~1/2-1 inch) and wrap it around the headband.
3. Grab the next section of hair and combine it with the first and then wrap the now larger section around the headband.
4. Continue wrapping your hair from front to back until you are about halfway through your hair.
5. Then, repeat steps 2-4 until you finish with your entire head.
5. Sleep normally. Don’t be concerned if a few pieces in the back fall out while you sleep–this shouldn’t affect the overall look. These pictures was taken after sleeping, doing an hour of Barre3, and going on a walk.
6. Remove curls carefully as some may have tangled.
7. Spray with dry shampoo, focusing on the roots. I love the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo.
8. Wait a few minutes and then brush out.
9. Optional: Spray hair with Amika Un.Done Texture Spray for a little more body.
10. Finish with either a texturizing cream or hairspray. I love to use Aveda Light Elements.
No matter how many times I do this, my results seem to vary–probably due to the levels of humidity and how tightly I wrap my hair. Sometimes I end up with perfect spiral curls and other times, like in the photos, I end up with soft waves. Either way, I love the results!