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Our Favorite Second Day Hairstyles (And the Products That Help You Achieve Them)

We’ve all been there. Waking in the morning and trying to muster up the energy to drag yourself into the shower. But let’s face it: on some days, it’s just not happening. These mornings are what dry shampoo was invented for, right? Still, not being able to wash your hair in the morning doesn’t mean your look has to suffer; we’ve got some great second day hair tips and styles that’ll leave your hair looking absolutely amazing!

Our Favorite Second Day Hairstyles (And the Products That Help You Achieve Them)

Our Favorite Second Day Hairstyles

We’ve put together five of our favorite second day hairstyles that are quick and easy. Plus, nobody will ever guess that you didn’t have the time (or energy, or patience) to wash and dry your hair this morning.

Carefree Curls

Revamp flat, lifeless hair with a voluminous, curly style! Simply brush through your hair when you wake, work some dry shampoo and ion™ Volumizing Teasing & Finishing Spray through it, and use a curling iron to add loose waves to the ends of your locks to achieve carefree and effortless curls in a matter of minutes. The dry shampoo will hide any greasy roots you may encounter, and you’ll be good to go! Finish off with hairspray for an all-day hold.

Hip Headscarf

Treat yourself to a few stylish headscarves and keep them on-hand for rocking out second-day styles. We recommend silk headscarves, as this material will help to prevent frizz and flyaways. These are great for hiding greasy roots while adding a little fun color or pattern to your outfit. You can add a scarf to any lazy updo or wear with your hair down, making this a versatile option for second-day hair. Add a little volume to your next-day headscarf style with ion™’s Volumizing Shine Mousse, which also helps to reduce frizz.

The Low Bun

You can’t go wrong with a low bun, especially as a second-day hairstyle. Low buns are super versatile because they can be worn a little messier for a casual look or sleek for a more professional or formal look. If you’re going for sleek, we recommend dampening your hair with a little water and using a styling comb to slick your hair back before pulling it into a low bun at the nape of your neck. Then, finish off with ion™’s Volumizing Finishing Spray for a lovely look.


Want to trick people into thinking you put a real effort into your hair that morning? The tuck-and-cover style is about to be your new best friend. For this look, place a thin headband over your head, then take small sections of hair, tucking and rolling them under the band until it’s all wrapped. Finish with hairspray and consider leaving a few loose tendrils for a carefree, cute style. You can even incorporate a braid if you want to get really fancy.

Overnight Waves

Save yourself even more time in the morning by giving an overnight hairstyle a try! To achieve loose, beachy waves while you sleep, simply run some dry shampoo through your hair before you go to bed and pull your hair into a messy top knot. Use bobby pins or clips instead of a hair tie to secure your hair before bed to avoid creases. Then, when you wake up, simply remove your top knot to reveal loose waves that will turn heads all day long! ion™’s Volumizing Reboost Spray is a great product to use here, as it will help absorb excess oils and refresh your waves.


As you can see, all you need is a little bit of creativity and the right second day hair products to pull off some amazing looks. So the next time you find yourself struggling to get out of bed and into the shower in the morning, remember to fall back on these second day styling ideas. From there, you can enjoy your extra beauty sleep and still walk out the door looking stylish and feeling confident!

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