How to Revive Second Day Curls

How to Revive Second Day Curls

How to Revive Second Day Curls- Wake up in the morning after you wash your hair and it is absolutely full of frizz? Let me help you with that! Here is a Second Hair Day Fix Recipe I made to fix your curly problem!

Every curly girl knows the risk of leaving second hair day down. It’s frizzy, flattened, and basically just a curly mess. Sometimes you set your alarm clock a little later than usual just so you don’t have to get up as early to wash your hair. 7:30 comes, you get up, go to the bathroom, and look in the mirror. OH NO!!! Your hair did not plan out the way you wanted. You only have 30 minutes to get ready! No time for washing your hair, so up in the messy bun it goes!

Don’t you wish you could avoid this stressful morning routine? Guess what!? I finally figured out on Tuesday the perfect way to restore your second day hair and sleep in as long as you want!

I woke up Tuesday morning, I didn’t feel like putting my hair up in a bun and I didn’t want to waste more water and wash my hair. I wanted to smooth through my “getting ready process” in under 30 min so I could get on with the stuff I needed to do that day. I went to my friend, Pinterest, and looked up “second day hair curly” in the search bar. Nothing truly satisfied my need, but I saw on multiple websites to use a squirt bottle. So I decided to try it, but I made my own “Second Hair Day Fix Recipe” that was PERFECT! I am never going back! Hello sleeping in!

Second Hair Day Fix Recipe- Wake up in the morning after you wash your hair and it is absolutely full of frizz? Let me help you with that! Here is a Second Hair Day Fix Recipe I made to fix your curly problem!

Step 1: Fill a squirt bottle with water and a couple of pumps of conditioner.

  • I used Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioner with a little bit of their Coconut & Hibiscus Moisture Mist.

Step 2: Spray hair until lightly damp (most websites said to completely dampen it. I did not like the idea of drying my hair for half an hour again).

  • Make sure to put a towel underneath you, the mist gets on the ground.

Step 3: Scrunch your hair gently, moving in an upward motion to your roots with your favorite styling product (preferably a gel or cream).

  • I used Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Smoothie. Use small amounts!
  • I also sprayed more of the Shea Moisture’s Moisture Mist.

Step 4: Flip your head upside down and quickly defuse your hair with a blow dryer to add volume.

Step 5: Look at yourself in the mirror and Voila! Enjoy your freshened curls and save time next time you don’t feel like washing your hair! 🙂

Any tips you guys have for rejuvenating second, or even 3rd, 4th, or 5th, day curls? Please tell us and leave a comment at the top of the page!


Are you a beautiful, curly haired, freak like me? Check out another one of my posts “50 Struggles of a Curly Haired Person.” I hope you can all relate with these problems. 

10 thoughts on “How to Revive Second Day Curls

  1. I have found that before I go to bed that I moist lightly even with plain water & pull up to pony tail on top of head. I then loosely braid it. Last thing I do in the morning now is, undue braid, flip over & lighty shake and loosen with fingers & done & beautiful.

  2. This is great! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks 🙂

    Before I bed I twist mine up high on my head to a messy kind of bun, that way all of the “damage” done during the night is to the under layer of my hair.

    • Post Author curlywcf

      Thank YOU! 🙂 I do the same thing too!!! I’d rather my underhair suffer than the curls that are seen on top!

  3. Yes! My mom did this to my hair and my brothers hair every morning before school. Conditioner plus water and a little salt works great at the beach as well–for that effortless beach curl look after playing in the ocean. Curly girls recognize the struggle of post-ocean hair lol

  4. On my second day, I spray with just water until the curls form again and apply oil (product I use on day). Leave it dry a bit maybe 1 hour later. Then lightly separate and shake the curls to create volume. In day 3 I spray with water again but this time I apply styling foam and separate and shake likely after 1 hour. I use foam because it holds the curls better but I have to watch my hair that night.

  5. This has practically saved my life!!! I used to have to put my hair in a bun or wash it daily to keep it from looking bleh. I also use this before bed, then plop my hair and sleep in it. Works absolutely amazing!

    • Post Author curlywcf

      Yay! I’m so happy it has worked out for you! Thank you! I love the idea of doing it before bed! I’ll have to try that.

  6. Great tips! I find that it’s really helpful after shampooing my hair not to use a towel to dry it. Just squeeze out all of the excessive water. The towel tends to dry my hair and make it more frizzy. And you know us curly head girls need all the moisture we can get since curls are usually courser then other types of hair. Also avoid shampooing every time you shower shampoo tends to strip any oils of your curly locks. Instead go straight to your conditioner. Rinsing in cold water will close your hair follicles and try not to wash out all of the conditioner.

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