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Being Italian has its advantages and disadvantages. One of its advantages is that our oily skin protects us from aging prematurely. One of its disadvantages is that most Italian women also have oily hair… with a propensity for unruliness. Excessive oil production can turn freshly-washed hair into a flat greasy nightmare in just 24 hours. The sensible solution (washing it daily) is out of the question, since “over-washing” causes your hair to produce even more oil. Our focus must be on quality hair products and, of course, adequate knowledge of oily hair hacks, like how to add volume to second day hair. Keep reading for a breakdown of my second day hair routine plus palm print shift dress details.
How to Add Volume to Second Day Hair
In my experience, even if I’ve styled my hair with hot rollers and an entire bottle of hair spray, my Italian heritage prohibits me from retaining more than 20% of its volume after just a few hours– let alone a full day. There are hacks in place to help add volume to second day hair, however– even for the most oily Italian locks. For me, it’s with a little TLC and two of my go-to Cibu hair products, Cibu Ka Pow Dry Shampoo and Cibu 8 Days A Week Texture Finishing Spray.
How does it all work? First, I let my hair partially air dry before styling, and I either blow dry it with cool air to minimize oil production or I use a headband to get heatless curls overnight. If I do blow it dry, I curl it with a straightener and use very little product on the first day. When it comes time to style it the next day, I spray Cibu Ka Pow Dry Shampoo evenly onto my dry hair, focusing on the roots. This has become a staple of mine since it smells super fresh and is virtually invisible, unlike so many other powdered dry shampoos that leave a paste-like residue in my hair. Then, I gently brush my hair with a Wet Brush to remove any excess dry shampoo.
Next, I mist 8 Days A Week Texture Finishing Spray all over my hair to texturize and add volume to second day hair. In case you don’t know what a “finishing spray” is (and I’ll admit I didn’t before my stylist recommended it), 8 Days A Week is a non-aerosol hair styling spray that creates texture and holds voluminous curls all day. I gently brush it out again using a Wet Brush, and I re-curl any fallen curls with a curling iron. Oh, and remember that second day hair is famous for being more moldable, even for Italians. You’ll notice more volume, more texture, and more defined curls than before.
Tropical Details: Palm Print Shift Dress
As promised, I also wanted to be sure and share these palm print shift dress details with y’all! I stayed at the stunning Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta hotel in St. Louis last weekend (weekend travel guide to come), and I was so excited when I saw their outdoor pool area. This dress couldn’t have been more perfect! It’s $13 (not a typo), features the most adorable ruffle sleeves, and makes the perfect impromptu vacation dress. Plus, the material is comfortable, durable, and stretchy– and it matches tropical landscaping perfectly. You can dress it up with heels for dinner like me or with sandals for a day of touristy adventures. I ordered an XS, and it’s just big enough to be fashionably over-sized. Scroll to the bottom of this post for full outfit details!
Shop the Look: Palm Print Shift Dress, $13 | White Heels, $120 (exact perforated style is no longer available, but these are super similar and available in 10 different colors) | Chocolate Crossbody Bag, $228 | Emerald Drop Earrings, $55 (exact style is old, but I’ve linked a similar pair of costume earrings) | Green and White ‘Brynn’ Bracelets, $60 (on sale– previously $80)
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If you’re Italian, what’s your favorite oily hair hack? Which products do you find most useful? Share with me in the comments! I’m always looking for new products/hair hacks to try!
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I love dry shampoo but I need to try this texturizing spray product! Everyone keeps telling me the combo of texture and dry shampoo is the new holy grail of perfect second day hair!
I love using texturizing finishing spray, my current fave is Kevin Murphy Doo-Over, but I’ll have to try this when I run out!
your dress is darling! I’ve never heard of Cibu before but now I totally want to try the texturizing spray! thanks!!
Your hair looks great! I’ve only tried dry shampoo once and it was a mega fail so I’ve stayed away. I need to give it another try!
My hair is very fine and straight so getting volume in it takes a lot of work. These products both sound amazing!!! I will have to try them out soon.
Oh my gosh that dress was made for you! I love that color!
Dry shampoo hold my hair together more often than I’d like to admit! I’ll have to try these!
Love their packaging! Great earrings also.
Oh girl I can SO relate haha! These are great tips and I L O V E your dress!
Your dress is beautiful! And thanks for the tips for more volume. I’m not iItalian but the same thing happens to my scond day hair!
never heard of this brand before but your hair does totally look amazing!! I feel like volume should be more of a priority for me than it actually is xD
Your hair is so pretty! I’ve never tried that brand before but it looks nice!
That dress is so gorgeous! Texturizer is a must for volume when my hair is extra straight!
Palm print cutie!! This post is so helpful as with my busy work schedule I often have second day hair now!!
First of all, I am OB. SESSED. with that dress! Second of all, I have the same problem, my hair gets so flat and greasy on the second day after a wash! I tend to just throw it up in a pony tail or a bun but I’m definitely going to try some of these tips next time!
This dress is so cute! And your hair def looks super fab!
I’ve never heard of Cibu before, but I have super oily hair that falls flat on the second day so these are really great tips! I’m def checking out some of Cibu’s products.. their packaging is gorgeous!
I havent tried this product but the packaging is spot on!
Love your bag and dress! And for $13?? Holy cow! Also, love the packaging for the dry shampoo. Thankfully it’s so humid down here that I don’t have to worry about volume, but it sounds like a great dry shampoo anyway!
This was so helpful! I’m really working on going more days between washing my hair so it can become more healthy-I’m going to use some of your tips!
Southern and Style
I’ve heard great things about Cibu products and I love that they’ve revamped their packaging!
Can’t believe it’s the second day; your hair looks great!
I’ve been looking for some good dry shampoo for my mixed hair. Also, love this look! I can’t believe how affordable that dress is! What a steal!
Okat first off, your hair is amazing! I use similar products for volume and it helps so so much!
The Glitter Gospel
My second-day hair is ALWAYS oily, but dry shampoo alone tends to make it gross-feeling. Love these tips!
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