Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How I Go Four Days Without Washing My Hair

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Happy Tuesday, y'all! Today is all about hair! I feel like I have had this conversation with so many people in real life so I thought it would be great to share about how I go at least four days without washing my hair here on the blog. Hair washing literally feels like a chore so I know I love finding tips and tricks to help cut down on how often I have to wash my hair. 

In high school and college, I literally washed my hair every single night. I also didn't drink coffee and dry shampoo wasn't a thing back then (I mean, I could never be a mom now without dry shampoo). I guess I had plenty of time to wash my hair and I wasn't tired. My how times have changed! Every woman, especially moms, need a hair care routine that works for them and makes life easier, while still taking care of yourself. Washing your hair too often can make your scalp dry, can fade your color much faster, causes product build up, makes you more prove to split ends, and strips your hair of natural oils that make your hair look healthy. When your scalp is dry, your body actually produces more oil to compensate for the dryness so finding ways to cut down on how often you wash your hair is definitely a must for healthy hair!

My first trick for less hair washing is to properly wash my hair. I know that sounds kind of simple but so often we are in a hurry in the shower and we don't thoroughly wash our locks. Start by using a shampoo that is formulated for your hair type. I love this Pureology shampoo (it's pricey but I don't have to buy it very often since I only wash my hair every 4 days or so) for my color-treated hair! I wash my hair twice during my hair washing session. I also flip my hair over to make sure I am getting my scalp extra clean. After rinsing my hair, I apply conditioner only to the ends of my hair and let it stay on for at least 4-5 minutes before rinsing it out.

I also try to take the time to properly blow dry my hair when I have time. I use a blow dry cream and a heat protection spray then I let my hair air dry as much as possible. I blow dry (with no brush) on medium heat at the fastest speed. After my hair is at least 80% dry, I use my brush to smooth my hair out. Always blow dry from the root to tip of your hair for best results. Having a good smooth foundation, will also help you go longer without washing your hair. 

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 I wouldn't be able to go without washing my hair for so long without my secret weapon, dry shampoo. I always apply my dry shampoo before bed because it gives the dry shampoo a chance to really absorb the oil in your hair and you wake up with fresher looking hair. I apply the dry shampoo to my roots in at least three different sections and I only use it at my roots. I have tried so many dry shampoos. Budget friendly and expensive. I love the more expensive ones but I found that this dry shampoo works really well for my hair and it's a great price! 

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I use this hair brush to brush the dry shampoo through my hair. I also really love this hair brush for wet hair (and it's a great brush to use on anyone who has a sensitive scalp). 

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After I have brushed my dry shampoo through my hair, I always throw my hair up in a messy bun or top knot before bed. When I had shorter hair, I couldn't do this and I always had to wash my hair more often. When your hair is down, you are more likely to touch it and add more oil to it. I use these hair ties that I have shared before to pull my hair back. They are literally the best! They don't pull your hair out or leave a crease in your hair when you take your hair down. If they get stretched out, you can just put them in a cup of warm water to regain their original shape. These are a definitely a game changer and come in lots of colors to match your hair!

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Lastly, the question I get asked most often is how do you go without washing your hair when you have exercised?!  I always pull my hair back to workout because I just can't exercise with hair falling in face. After I shower, I take my hair down and touch up with dry shampoo on my roots as necessary. I try to not over do it on the dry shampoo if I don't have to, just enough to freshen my hair up if I sweated a lot during my workout. Next, I just touch up my hair with my straightener or curling iron and I am good to go! I also try to avoid using a lot of hair styling products if I don't absolutely have to have it because it just causes so much build up on my hair and makes me hair look less clean.

I hope this post was helpful! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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