In the past few years I started noticing friends and colleagues reacting to a hair compliment by replying “oh. It’s so dirty.” Yet they knew it looked good. It’s because second (and third day) hair is kind of the best.
I’ve talked about before how I feel like I trained my hair to be properly styled the way I like it (I used to over-wash it and therefore it was often slick and grease-prone). Yet nowadays I prefer second day hair yet can’t always have it.
The other week as I was preparing for my red eye to Ireland and I suddenly realized how my hair felt like it hadn’t just been washed. It was a little coarse and felt very second day. I had been to a spin class earlier in the day and had to wash my hair afterwards as a result (I like to try and wear myself out before a red eye!) As I had this realization I was instantly intrigued and retraced my steps.