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21 Second-Day Hairstyle Tutorials

Or third day, or fourth day...

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed / Irrelephant via Once Wed / oncewed.com / Extra Petite / extrapetite.com

1. Tuck and cover with an elastic headband:

Full tutorial here.
Hello Natural / hellonatural.co

Full tutorial here.

2. Or ditch the headband and loop your ponytail through for a no-fuss updo:

Yoga By Candace / yogabycandace.com
Yoga By Candace / yogabycandace.com

Just add a bobby pin or two to secure any loose ends. More info here.

3. Tease your roots all around for an easy second-day refresh:

Directions here.
Camille Styles / camillestyles.com

Directions here.

(Also — switch up your part, too:)

Michelle Phan / youtube.com

This will give you a cleaner slate + (ideally!) a bit more volume if yesterday's style settled in. Video here, and more hacks for bad hair days here.

4. Thick, textured hair? Separate the bangs for quick volume at the crown:

Directions here.
Loxa Beauty / loxabeauty.com

Directions here.

5. Boost day-old roots by sweeping them up and pushing them back:

Cosmopolitan / cosmopolitan.com
Cosmopolitan / cosmopolitan.com

Find this and other styles at Cosmopolitan.

6. Toss your hair into a top knot — then teeease:

High times. 💁 Tutorial here.
Kouture Kiss / kouturekiss.com

High times. 💁 Tutorial here.

7. Or pull your hair around a donut ring + wrap an easy twist around its base:

Join the Mood / jointhemood.com
Join the Mood / jointhemood.com

Donuts saving the day, as usual. Step-by-step here.

8. Know that it's possible to bring second-day curls back to life:

Learn how here.
Hair Romance / hairromance.com

Learn how here.

9. For subtle waves, apply dry shampoo the night before, then sleep in a messy top knot:

Meg O. on the Go / megoonthego.com
Meg O. on the Go / megoonthego.com

Easiest overnight style ever. More info here.

10. Dress up a simple ponytail by teasing the crown:

Teeeeny tiny ponytail FTW. Directions here.
Keiko Lynn / keikolynn.com

Teeeeny tiny ponytail FTW. Directions here.

11. Or add extra volume with the help of velcro and spin pins:

More info and step-by-step video here.
Extra Petite / extrapetite.com

More info and step-by-step video here.

12. If teasing's not your thing, double up on ponytails:

To make it look cohesive, use a thinner band to pull your hair into half-up/half-down. Then use a regular elastic to tie the second ponytail over it. Full how-to here.
The How To Mom / thehowtomom.com

To make it look cohesive, use a thinner band to pull your hair into half-up/half-down. Then use a regular elastic to tie the second ponytail over it. Full how-to here.

A similar trick also works if you have thin or really layered hair:

Divine Caroline / divinecaroline.com
Divine Caroline / divinecaroline.com

Though this one's less about volume, and more about making sure those shorter layers stay put. More info here.

13. Quickly refresh curls with an easy mix of water + leave-in conditioner:

Good as new. Complete directions here, and more curly hair hacks here.
The Beauty Department / thebeautydepartment.com

Good as new. Complete directions here, and more curly hair hacks here.

14. To disguise greasy roots, braid your crown straight back:

More info here.
Ma Nouvelle Mode / manouvellemode.com

More info here.

15. You can also pull the braid forward and to the side:

Find this and several other hairstyle ideas here.
Lauren Zaser / buzzfeed.com

Find this and several other hairstyle ideas here.

16. Or up and over:

Twist Me Pretty / youtube.com
Twist Me Pretty / youtube.com
Twist Me Pretty / youtube.com

Loosen it slightly for a thicker braid that'll cover oily roots in a flash. Video here.

17. If you curled your hair the day before, twist the front section into a victory roll:

Overtone / overtone.co
Overtone / overtone.co

How-to here.

18. Or add a twist to the back:

Tutorial at PopSugar.
PopSugar / popsugar.com

Tutorial at PopSugar.

19. Long, thin hair? Pin, twist, and tuck away into a low bun:

A pair of bobby pins and you're good to go. Directions here, and more bobby pin hairstyles here.
Irrelephant via Once Wed / oncewed.com

A pair of bobby pins and you're good to go. Directions here, and more bobby pin hairstyles here.

20. Or try an over-the-shoulder four-strand braid:

Easier than a fishtail. Step-by-step video here.
Bobby Glam / youtube.com

Easier than a fishtail. Step-by-step video here.

21. Slick it back:

Tutorial here.
Justin Coit for Byrdie / byrdie.com

Tutorial here.

And if all else fails? Reach for the Trinity:

You got this. 😎
@ScouseBirdProbs / Instagram: @scousebirdprobs

You got this. 😎

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