Hey guys! Welcome back- today I wanted to chat about something I feel very passionate about….. washing your hair as little as possible. I was once one of “those people” who washed their hair every. single. day. My hair had zero body to it and I was applying heat to it everyday to style it therefore it would never grow because of how dead it was. I always felt that I had to because of how oily it would be the following morning but about 2 years ago that I was going to bite the bullet and try this whole not washing your hair every day thing.
It took a little trial and error and some getting used to but now I can up to 4-5 days in between washes! It was all about finding the right products and having the patience to let your hair’s ~oilyness~ get used to not being washed out everyday.
My hair now grows very rapidly because I do not have to apply heat every day to it (mostly just touch up’s about every other day). Also– it has body!!! My flimsy thin hair actually has body!! Here are a few products that have transformed my hair and allowed it be washed as little as possible:
Numbero uno-can’t live without-life (just hair-not life) saver
DRY SHAMPOO. Batiste has been a definite favorite and really the only way I would be able to get away with not washing for more than a day. I have found that the OG is my favorite but I have tried tropical (too scented), fresh (liked this but harder to find on sale), and divine dark (like this because of the lack of white cast but it does not clean as well and the color gets… everywhere). The white cast was one of the areas that I had to get used to but I honestly think that it has been easier to manage. Maybe my hair is getting used to it or I know how to blend it in easier, either way I have not found it to be a problem. I will say that I do prefer the Moroccan Oil dark tones dry shampoo more but the price is not quite worth it when Batiste does a very similar job.
The 6.73 oz goes for $8.99 but I do see it on sale for by one get one half off on Ulta and Amazon has a pack of three for $16.22- which is an amazing deal.
In conjunction- The Moroccan Oil dry shampoo goes for $26 pretty much across the board and I rarely see it on sale. Therefore- for me- it is an easy decision to go for Batiste.
Next up: Hair masks and a good shampoo. Hair masks- especially the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair mask have been hair changing. I use this once a week instead of conditioner and my hair feels soft for days. It is definitely pricey… I do tend to wait until I see a coupon code for 30% off to buy off of the Briogeo website or wait until there is a sale and I will buy the value packs. Aside from that- it is a hair investment for sure! The Briogeo Charcoal shampoo is also amazing. It doesn’t suds up like a normal shampoo so I will usually mix half of the charcoal shampoo with a normal shampoo and start with the roots and then move to the ends. I find that this still does a good job at extracting the oils and product built up in my roots and it tends to make the charcoal shampoo last a little longer. I will usually use this shampoo once a week. I am currently out and waiting for a sale to repurchase because I am missing it!
Hair oils! This is a newer part of my hair routine (about 6 months in) but now I feel that it is essential. I will typically use the argan oil after I wash my hair and I will put it in while it is damp. The Argan oil smells amazing and it is really does my the ends of my hair silky and soft. One complaint is I don’t love the spray nozzle on this, it can be messy and I prefer a cap that I can put a few drops in my hand and apply it on my hair.
The Marc Anthony coconut oil smells AMAZING. Like a tropical holiday. I will use this oil in between washes when I feel that my hair is starting to feel dry and it needs a refresher. I do have a deluxe sample of the Moroccan Oil hair oil that I am going to use when I finish the Marc Anthony but I will likely repurchase the Marc Anthony Oil when I am in need of another oil.
Lastly- I will spray perfume samples occasionally in my hair to spruce it up. I will typically use a perfume that I like but do not love as a way to use it up but not have to force myself to wear it as a regular perfume. I have found that this is a way to use up my samples and keep my hair smelling great for as long as I need.
Here are all of my tips and tricks for keeping my hair feeling clean and looking clean for extended periods of time. It also has allowed me to use way less heat on my hair (I haven’t blow dryed my hair in over a year) therefore making it much healthier! If you have struggled to fall into the “don’t wash your hair everyday” trend, try these tips and see if they work for you too! Until next time.