My Go-To Second Day Hair Styles

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For those who don’t know, I resist washing my hair every day. Normally I wash my hair every third or fourth day. For those in between days that dry shampoo just isn’t doing the trick, I like to opt for these styles. They are simple and take little to no time to complete!

Half-Up Styles

This is definitely my number one go-to when I have second day hair. With most of these styles, I can easily style it without the need of dry shampoo. For this first picture, all I did was style a top knot. This is great if your top strands aren’t curled or straightened after a night of sleep. Not needing to apply heat on your hair again is definitely a plus. The second picture is a super easy and professional look to achieve. I just took two larger chunks of hair from around the front of my face and pinned them back with bobby pins. The last picture is very similar to the top knot but instead of a bun, I tied my hair into a ponytail. It’s super easy to style in under a minute and keeps your hair out of your face.

All-Up Styles

These styles are ones I swing more towards on day three hair. All-up hair styles are my go-to for hair that there is just no saving but I have no time to wash. As you can see from the pictures above, I definitely don’t do anything crazy.


Hats, along with all-up styles, are my last resort styles. Depending on the season and occasion I’ll switch up the hat but I definitely live in hats on the weekends where I get to just bum around.

What are your go-to styles for second day hair? I’d love to incorporate some new styles into my routine.

*Majority of pictures taken from Pinterest

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Wedding Wednesday – Wedding Day Hair

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My hair for the big day was a big decision to make for me. Besides the dress, the second most important thing is definitely the hair. I always knew I wanted to wear my hair down on my wedding day. (I’ve been growing it out for years.) Though I knew I wanted it down, I needed to figure out how to have my hair down and not take away from the back of the dress. For those who missed it, check out my Wedding Wednesday – The Dress post to see pictures. Naturally, I immediately began searching Pinterest for the perfect style and of course I found it. I had my stylist curl all my hair and then pin it all to one side. I love the way it looked! It was absolutely perfect with my dress style.

I got my hair done at Salon Vici and I highly recommend them. Their salon is seriously the cutest and they do great work. I go there for all my cuts so of course I trusted them with my big day style. They did an amazing job!

My hairpiece came from Stacey’s Bridal, the shop where I purchased my dress. The piece added the much needed sparkle that was missing from my hair. It complimented my dress’s pendant so well. I’m really glad that I bought the hairpiece, especially because I didn’t do a veil.

All in all, I loved how my style turned out. It looked exactly like my inspiration picture but better with the hair piece! Let me know what style you want/had on your big day. Leave a comment below!


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*All pictures were taken by Capture Life Portraits. Stay tuned to see more!


New Hair Care Products


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Today I wanted to talk to you about a couple new products I picked up recently to try out. My shampoo and conditioner are getting low; so, while I was out buying backups, I decided to try out these two beauties. I’m super excited to dive into these. I’ve heard nothing but good things about OGX so I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. My hair is in a desperate need of a trim so any extra life I can put back into my hair, the better. While in the OGX section of the store, I decided to try out the Coconut Milk Shampoo and the Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner. I didn’t want to commit fully to one or the other (coconut milk vs argan oil) so I decided to go with one of each. The main reasons I finally gravitated towards these are due to the fact they’re sulfate free and cruelty free. YAY! More cruelty free products to add to my arsenal! I’m itching to give these two a go and once I do, I’ll be sure to let you know my thoughts.

Have any of you used these products or any products by OGX? Have you enjoyed them? Let me know below.


How To : Grow Out Your Hair – 10 Hair Saving Tips and Tricks

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I may not be the most creative when it comes to hair care, or style, but I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I have used/currently use to help my hair healthy. In my senior year of high school, I decided to change up my hair style by chopping it just below my chin. Yikes. Does not suit my face shape. So, I’ve spent the last 5 or 6 years working on growing it back out as healthy as I can. Up until about a year ago I had been consistently dyeing my hair, so that did not do me any favors, but I managed to keep my hair in good condition. (And when I say consistently I mean every 2-3 months to keep my red hair as vibrant as I could.) Nothing I have to say is original or groundbreaking but they are all tried and true methods I keep my hair long, healthy, and shiny.

  1. Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil literally has a million uses but my favorite is to use it as a hair mask. I keep one can in the kitchen and one can in the bathroom. I do a coconut oil mask once if not twice a week to keep my hair moisturized and silky soft. About a half hour before I jump in the shower, I like to coat the lower half of my hair in coconut oil and throw it up in a bun. *Make sure you spend a little extra time washing it out of your hair or you’ll be in for an oily mess!

  1. Not Washing My Hair Every Day

This is key to growing out your hair and I can’t tell you how many people don’t know this trick or don’t use it. Normally I can stretch my hair out to only having to wash it every 3-4 days. Of course, this habit didn’t start over night, I had to “train” my hair to be able to go this long between washes. When you shower every day you strip your hair of the natural oils it produces and therefor dry it out. However, when you wait a few days between washes your hair has time to retain the oils it needs. Of course, my hair isn’t flawless for the days in between washes but dry shampoo DEFINITELY helps.

  1. Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a product I reach for everyday and I go through more cans of this than I do normal shampoo. My favorite brand is Batiste because their dry shampoos work the best for my hair and they also have a product that has a brown tint in it. If you have used dry shampoo before, you know it can tend to cause a bit of a white cast on your hair. The brunette tint makes it so much easier to just spray and go!

  1. Horse Shampoo

It sounds strange but bear with me. Using Mane ‘n Tail added at least four inches to my hair over the course of the SUMMER. Just a few months! Why do horses get the best products!? I don’t know what is in it but it is absolute MAGIC.

  1. Shampoo Twice, Condition Once

Shampooing twice kind of goes hand in hand with not washing your hair every day. Shampooing twice helps get all of the product washed out of your hair and really gets it clean. Just like taking your makeup off works better when you cleanse twice.

  1. Organic Argan Oil

After getting out of the shower, I like to towel dry my hair and apply an oil while it is still wet and my pores are still open. I use about a dime size amount all over the ends of my hair to help prevent split ends. Most of the natural oils you produce stick closer to your roots so concentrating oils on the ends of your hair is extremely beneficial.

  1. Wet Brush

I avoided this product for a while because I thought it was kind of gimmicky. But I’m so glad I gave in and tried this out! This brush is everything to me! I used to avoid brushing my hair and just throw my hair up in a bun because it was too painful or hard to deal with. This brush doesn’t tug on my knots and makes me feel like my hair is less of a nightmare.

  1. Avoiding Heat Products

When I can, I try not to use heated products on my hair to avoid further damage. This is a lot easier to do since I don’t wash my hair every day; so I can stretch my curls for longer and only have to do small touch ups.

  1. Heat Protectant

Whenever I do use heat on my hair I definitely make sure to use a heat protectant. Using heat on your hair is so bad for it but my natural hair looks like hot mess of a lion’s mane.

  1. Regular Trims

I try to practice what I preach when it comes to this. I know getting consistent trims is a great thing to keep hair healthy; but, it still pains me to see the hairdresser take scissors to my hair. Getting usual trims helps keep your ends from splitting and therefor helps it grow longer. It takes longer to see results than just letting it grow for years and years, but you’ll thank yourself when you don’t have to get 5+ inches cut off all at once!