how to touch up second day HAIR

The first disclosure I need to give with this post is that I’ve had this video sitting on my iMovie for about a month or so because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post it.  Yes, it’s me with no makeup on and you know how that feels….  I was thinking, ewww gross I don’t know if I want to put my no makeup face out in the world for all to see (and/or) judge…..but then here I am posting it anyways.  I have been struggling a bit lately with breakouts that have come out of left field, so it’s a new feeling for me to have bumpy skin or mini breakouts.  I also have the joy of being in the over 30 crowd…so sunspots are popping up as I’ve mentioned in the past.

ANYWAYS, isn’t it fun being a girl and putting yourself out there?  I’m sure (hopefully) you can relate, and at the end of the day our beauty comes from within, how we treat others, and what impact we can give to the world.  So that is what I am going to focus on.


What this mini tutorial is all about is showing you how to touch up your curls on the second or third day.  I’ve showed you how I do my hair from scratch, but this is all about the post sleep or workout hair.

I explained in the video, but the most important thing to keep in mind is to pull your hair down directly after your sweat session.  Even though your hair might be wet, you want it to dry down and not in a ponytail or bun.  I actually prefer my hair after a workout because it gives it a little bit of grip and texture that I cannot create on my own clean hair.  It usually makes it a little bit more of an imperfect wave and gives it a nice piecey texture.


The rest you will see in the tutorial, but it’s a pretty simple way to keep the hair looking fresh and polished for the days to come, and literally it will take you under 5 minutes to fix your hair for the day.

I have been rotating through products that I like to use for post curl touchups, and here’s what I’m into:

  • Ken Paves Dry Shampoo: It’s affordable, the bottle is huge, and I am obsessed with the smell.  It has more of a natural smell to it, and reminds me of Aveda.  OH and yes it absorbs oil amazingly and I feel like it doesn’t leave a big white residue.
  • Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray:  This pumps up the VOLUME.  But majorly.  It will give your hair a dry, grippy texture, but remember, a little goes a long way.  OH and yes the smell is the bomb dot com.  (Tom Ford created the fragrances for this line…)
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray:  This acts more as Oribe’s version of a dry shampoo.  The mist is fine, and doesn’t leave any white residue.  The consistency is very, very dry, so it’s great for really fine hair.  Again, smell is amazing and a little goes a long way!
  • Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo:  This applicator is a bit different, it comes out in a pure powder form without an aerosol.  The smell is TO DIE FOR, and it is small and compact so it’s easy to take around.  Plus, it’s kind of fun to puff it into the hair instead of spray.
  • Sally Hershberger 24 K Dry Oil:  For my ends I have been finishing with a bit of oil since my hair has been pretty dry lately.  I love this oil.  It’s dry, gives the hair a lot of moisture, and a bit of piecey texture as well.  You literally don’t need anymore than the size of a dime to coat all of the ends.  Make sure to keep it just from the mid-shaft to the end or else it will get the roots greasy.
  • GHD Curling Iron:  This is the cream of the crop as far as curling irons go.  It does not have a heat adjustment, because it only heats up to the perfect temperature to curl your hair, but not overheat or damage.  It’s ceramic, has a lot of research and technology behind it, and is my favorite curling iron to use.  You can also get it in a size bigger HERE.

I hope this tutorial is helpful for you, and thanks for checking in with my blog to see what I’m up to!  XOXO