How2Deal: Second Day Hair

Make everyday a good hair day.

Most professional hairstylists advise that hair should not be washed too often, and definitely not everyday. However, for anyone with an oily scalp, thin hair, or who just can't get enough of that fresh-hair-feeling, this policy can be really hard to follow. *Cries softly.* 

Fortunately, there are heaps of products and styling options out there that can help relieve the feeling of a unwashed scalp without having to actually wash-up.  And because we're reeeaaaallly nice, we've compiled a masterlist of them for you, right here.  So the next time you're faced withe the urge to overwash your hair, you'll be ready and armed with all of the top strategies for making your second day hairstyle look just as good as the first.

Obvi: Dry Shampoo
Most people have a love-hate relationship with dry shampoos due to the fact that many are too fragrant or can weigh hair down. For those with oily hair, try Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with Nettle ($20 at The super fine powder soaks up excess oil while adding volume. It's also paraben and colourant free!

Dry Styling Products
The Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($44 at and Bumble and Bumble Prêt-A-Powder ($16 at Sephora) are both great products for those who wish to style their hair while trying to reduce the frequency of washing. Their easy application and lightweight texture ensures that you have the closest feeling to a freshly washed scalp.

Who Run The World? Curls
Curls add texture and dimension to your hair that also doubles as a technique to hide any second day imperfections. Plus, it looks super cute! Try using a curling wand over a traditional curling iron for a more tousled beach wave effect.

Ribbons, not Elastics
Brought to you by the hair artists at Dior Spring/Summer 2016, the latest take on the classic style involves a ribbon to tie your hair back into a relaxed pony. Ribbons can be found at any local craft store, or you can get super thrifty and find simple ribbons lying around the house!

Double or Nothing
While the topknot is a fail safe option for styling short hair, try something new with double buns. Rather than having two pigtails and looking a little grade school, channel a bit of Miley by turning those tails into buns. This style completely ties in with that 90's youth look we've been digging.

A photo posted by Xenia Klein (@xeniatheklein) on

Main image via @daniesque

If you liked this, you might also want to see how our Managing Fashion Editor Xenia Klein styles her hair.  You can also catch our cheat sheet for keeping your locks healthy on a daily basis.

WHO: Alyssa, Sr Beauty Contributor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
CAN BE FOUND AT: @alyssmanuel

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

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Editor in Chief