How To Stop Washing Your Hair Everyday
I think I speak for us all when I say who wouldn’t love to go longer between washes? The amount of time it takes to actually shampoo, condition, and other hair care products is actually criminal. Not to mention when you factor in the rest of your post-shower/getting ready routine!
We’ve all had those mornings before school or work where we’re kicking ourselves for not washing our hair the night before to get even just a few more minutes of sleep. I feel ya! You’re not alone!
My Hair Journey
My hair care journey has been a ROUGH one, to say the least. I was born a blonde who’s switched to spending hundreds and hundreds on salon appointments to keep the blonde (are there really even natural blondes anymore? if you are, just know I envy you with every last hair follicle I have).
My Hair Type
My hair is naturally very fine and thin which lead to me washing my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY! Looking back, it’s hard to imagine how long I went before trying to go more than one day between washes. Brb, saying a quick thank you prayer for dry shampoo.
My point is: if I, someone with plenty of oil production and thin hair, can go days between washes, so can you. I am not a professional or hair care expert in the slightest, but this is what I have been doing for the last 4 years and it has worked for me! Most importantly, I have also confirmed with my stylist that this routine has not only maintained my hair health, but significantly improved it.
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What I Use In The Shower
So how did I do it, you ask? I’m glad you asked!
When I first decided to stop washing my hair every day, I knew there was going to have to be a change in hair care products I was using. I have been using the same EXACT products for the last four years (I know, boring, but it’s worked).
For starters, here’s what I use in the shower:
This Tresemme duo has been my go-to for YEARS. I wish I was joking, but it’s the truth.
That’s it for the shower. Beyond shampoo and conditioner, I don’t use any other products while my hair is wet other than heat protectant. For my hair specifically, I find that extra products tend to weigh my hair down and require more washes.
Do you have a hair care routine that you love and doesn’t leave you oily the next day? Drop a comment and fill me in! I’d love to give it a shot!
What I Use The Days After Washing
The next part is really the most important product in this entire article. If you go out and buy ANYTHING, it should be this:
Batiste Dry Shampoo. They have a few different scents. I’ve tried them all, and love them! The “Tropical” scent is my favorite.
My disclaimer with this dry shampoo is it tends to leave a white cast on darker hair. Batiste does make dry shampoo specific for brunettes. My sister has very dark brown hair and still loves this dry shampoo. If you have dark hair, make sure to hold the can further away from your roots than you normally would. This will help the product to not concentrate in one small area making it difficult to blend out.
Why You Should Start Skipping Washes ASAP
Benefits I’ve personally seen since not washing my hair every day:
- WAY LESS hair loss!! My hair literally used to be as thin as a rat tail. Not anymore! I still wouldn’t classify it as thick, but there has definitely been a noticeable improvement.
- Healthier hair with hydrated ends. My ends used to split horribly leaving the bottom of my hair to look thin and frail.
- Holds styles better. This is a common known trick: hair holds curls better on second or third-day hair. Having curls that hold is definitely a huge plus!
- Trying new hairstyles that I find more tolerable when I’m on second and third-day hair. I like to wear my hair in top knots, double braids, half pulled back etc. I don’t love having unwashed hair straight down and in my face, so I’ve learned to get creative on how to style my hair in different ways!
Finally, I didn’t see a difference in my hair by week one, but eventually, my hair stopped getting oily after one day. It’s true what they say: you have to train your hair. If you can tough it out for a few weeks while your hair is adjusting, I swear its worth it!
If you have any questions about how I trained my hair, feel free to leave me a comment! I’d love to hear how you plan to transform your hair game!