Twist out/Braid out
Sometimes it can be tough when planning for these types of styles, especially when you get the feeling you are going to be let down the next day. So you decide to retwist or rebraid daily to keep your style frizz-free and defined, which does not make this a low manipulation style.
However, it is definitely possible to achieve second day twist out and braid out hair by not retwisting or rebraiding. If you are not able to fully pineapple your hair, try mini pineapples.
The pineapple method is placing your hair in a high, but loose ponytail and leaving your curls out so they won’t be disturbed while sleeping. Try 4 mini pineapples (two on top and two on bottom) by wrapping a scrunchie loosely around your hair (so there are no dents in your style) and place your satin bonnet* over your hair.
When you wake up in the morning and remove your satin bonnet* and scrunchies, shake your hair out and be amazed that you now have second day hair!
Be sure to use scrunchies (satin would be great) and not ponytail holders or elastic hair ties* for less damage to your hair.
Rod sets are so elegant and make your curls bounce with joy, I mean after all the work and hours it would take to do these styles, the curls better stay for the week!
The best way to maintain your rod set curls at night would be to simply pin curl your style. You would wrap a few curls loosely around two or three fingers to create an oval/circle with your hair. Then take that section off of your fingers and lay it down on your head.
Bobby pin that section flat against your head to create the pin curl. Do this all over your head and place a satin bonnet/scarf on your head to maintain your curls at night. In the morning, take out your pin curls and fluff for second day hair.
You can also try bantu knots to maintain your curls for the night. This would keep your hair curly for your low manipulation style as well.
Make sure to not stretch the curls too much for less strain on your hair in general. Make sure to do this process loose and gently.
And there you have it! These three styles make it seem impossible to achieve second day hair, but it is very possible. Never believe there is only one way to maintain your style by simply placing a satin bonnet on your hair.
It can take more preparation depending on your hair and style to achieve second day hair. Always remember to cover your hair with a satin bonnet/scarf or sleep on a satin pillow case to protect your hair at night. And if by chance your curls are completely smooshed for the next day, grab your bobby pins* and create a bomb tuck and roll or a fierce updo.
Originally posted 2015-03-27 15:00:03.