The day after you’ve washed and styled your hair can very easily become the day you throw it into a ponytail or bun. But thanks to Orlando Pita, TRESemmé Hair Director for NYFW, there’s another way you can style your second-day hair that a) requires little effort, and b) instantly ups the cool factor of your look.
If your roots are a little oily or flat, spray some dry shampoo and massage it in. Make sure to spray from about 30 cm away so you don’t get any white patches.
Add texture if needed
You can work with the hair you’ve woken up with, but if you want to create some more waves, use a curling wand to add those bends.
Grab a section of hair, about 3 cm thick, next to your part (either on the left or right side, whichever you prefer), and start twisting it down towards the nape of your neck.
As you work your twist down, keep grabbing hair from near your hairline to add to the twist, making sure you wind it around with the rest of the section for a seamless result.
Secure and hide
Once you’ve reached the bottom, secure with a clear elastic and pin it in place. Then, cover the end of the elastic with the hair that’s still out and flowing. If you need to, clip the hair over the end of your twist.
Spray for hold and texture
Use a dry texturising spray over the braid and your hair to give the final look hold and that effortless texture. If your lengths need some more oomph, scrunch the ends of your hair up.
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.