I’m sure if you’ve been on the ole internet a time or two you would’ve seen that washing your hair everyday isn’t that common of a thing anymore.
Why is that?
Well washing your hair everyday strips away the natural oils and actually makes your hair more greasy! Isn’t that crazy?? An everyday washing routine is doing you way more harm then good, so it’s time to take a break from the shampoo and embrace your dirty hair!
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So if you’re just deciding to stop washing everyday or you’ve tried and failed before, don’t you worry. I’m sharing my tips with you!
I personally wash my hair every two days. For example if I wash on Monday, I’ll skip Tuesday and Wednesday and wash again on Thursday. How long you go in between is really up to you.
Some people go a week without washing (Which seems a bit crazy) but even if you can manage every other day, it’ll make a difference.
Now it’s important to remember that this process takes time, especially if you’re used to washing your hair everyday.
Your hair will naturally be greasy in the days following your wash but it’s important to resist the urge to wash it. It’ll take a while for your hair to get used to your new schedule. After about 4 weeks you’ll notice your hair getting less and less greasy between washes.
Dry shampoo is your new best friend.
I really love this one from dove, it was the first dry shampoo I ever used and I still love it.
If your hair gets really greasy, really fast, I suggest using the dry shampoo on your clean hair so it has all day to work and absorb oil as it comes.
Anther way to use it is to spray it in before you go to sleep and rub it in in the morning.
Now, just because you’re not washing you’re hair doesn’t mean you can’t shower. (Seriously, please still shower.)
Either get a shower cap or throw your hair up.
You can still get your hair wet in between but if you can, avoid it. Like if you need to rinse out a hairstyle or something make sure you’re using room temperature-warm water. NOT HOT. Even when you are washing your hair. Hot water is killer and so so damaging.
While you’re just starting out not washing your hair everyday, it will be hard. Since you’ve spent years over-washing and striping those natural oils, you might need a little help restoring them.
Try using an Apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. Make sure it’s the natural ACV “from the mother apple”
This is the stuff I use.
In between washes, pour some apple cider vinegar on wet hair, massage it in and rinse it out! This will help restore the PH levels in your hair which will help make it less greasy in between washes in the future.
Now is the time to try out different styles. Low buns, braids, bobby pins and the occasional hat will help you out.
Just remember it’s a process an it will take time and A LOT of patience but trust me, your hair will thank you!
Thank you so so much for reading!