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4 Stylish (and Easy!) Ways to Rock Second-Day Hair

Skip a day of shampoo with these clever styling tricks to keep your locks lush.

T.G.I.F. We're looking to the quiet weekend to kick back and be lazy—especially when it comes to hair care. Skipping a day of shampoo can do wonders for your mane's health. But no one likes to deal with a grease mop, particularly if you have an outing like brunch with the girls or dinner with your beau.

There's a slew of tricks out there to extend the life of your blow-dried tresses, especially for those with thin, fine hair. Regardless of your hair texture, everyone needs a little help to keep their locks going strong.

Dry shampoo can freshen and transform your second- (or third!) day hair. Our favorite drugstore brands are TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Spray ($5.99) and classic PSSSSST! Dry Shampoo ($5.99), the original dry shampoo. Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray ($25) is more expensive, but it's high quality and lasts forever. You can also lightly spray hairspray on your fingertips and then rub your roots to add lift and volume—an easy solution when you're on your way to happy hour.

Best of all, unwashed hair has great hold and is an excellent excuse to try a new look, such as braids, tousled curls, an updo, or even a fun head scarf. We've rounded up inspiration and step-by-step tutorials to make rocking your second-day hair a cinch. Be sure to follow our "second-day hair" board on Pinterest for even more inspirational 'dos!


Milkmaid or "Heidi" braids are playful, pretty, and a little quirky. We wear them when running errands or grabing coffee with a girlfriend.


Slightly tousled curls are uber-cool and exude, "Oh, I just woke up like this." This is a pretty date-night look without seeming like you tried too hard.


Romantic and effortless, this chic updo is perfect for a special event, fancy dinner, or even a Sunday service.


Funky, hip, and somewhat retro, a head scarf is a darling way to hide second-day hair. We love the urban turban look or '50s-style headband.