dirty hair

Second-day hair is sexy. Tousled volume and slightly irregular texture are just as pretty as a blowout, but infinitely cooler, with more left to the wild imagination of the admirer. Of course by day three, strands start looking a little too wild, and then you have to wash and start over. Sometimes it’s nice to have the shiny polish of just-washed hair, but often I find myself craving the slight roughness of second day texture. With a little professional expertise and experimentation I figured out how to create the look on freshly washed strands. Learn my tricks in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: After showering, wring as much moisture from the hair as possible. Massage roots with a quarter of styling whip and scrunch a handful of cream whip into ends. Allow to air dry until hair is only slightly damp, or diffuse gently.

Step: Using a concentrator nozzle and medium-high dry setting, carefully blast roots from the underside, adding volume. Spray refinish into the scalp, massaging into roots.

Step: Massage together a pea each of texture paste and hair cream. Scrunch into ends, tousling and shaking to loosen texture. Finish with primp.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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