Who has the time to wash, blow dry, and style their hair every day? Not me, and it’s actually better for your hair if you don’t. I usually wash my hair every other or every 3 days. Here are some of my tips and tricks to make your hairstyle stay looking nice for longer, and how you can go in between washes without feeling like your hair is dirty!
TIP #1 : Dry Shampoo is your BFF.
Dry shampoo is a must have when rocking dirty hair. The way that I like to use it when I wake up in the morning is to lift up my hair in sections and spray it directly on the roots. Make sure you hold the can a good 6-8 inches away from your hair, or you will end up with a big ol’ wet spot. Then, after I am done spraying it all over (about a 1/2 can, lol), I put my hair up into a shower cap and take my shower. I do not brush the dry shampoo out immediately. I wait until after my shower so it has time to soak into the hair and absorb the oil. Then, after my shower, I brush it all out and do some styling if I need to.
TIP #2: Hairspray.
Limp, lifeless hair is all part of it if you choose to not wash your hair everyday. Hairspray will fix that in a flash. Spraying hairspray on your roots helps with volume and can also help with holding back the hair out of your face.
TIP #3: Use a clarifying shampoo.
Using a clarifying shampoo will help to get all of the dry shampoo and hairspray out of your hair, and will also leave your hair squeaky clean. I like to use a clarifying shampoo because I notice that after a day or two of not washing, my hair still is not greasy. I’m not sure if people with color-treated hair can use this, though- so if you have color treated hair, you may want to skip this part!
TIP #4: Hair Primer
This is a primer for your HAIR that is supposed to help with going in between washes. After you wash your hair, you are supposed to apply this to your whole head, even the top (weird, I know) and then blow dry and style as usual. It is supposed to help extend the style and help with greasiness.
TIP #5: Get Creative.
So by day 3, my hair doesn’t look that great, so what I like to do is to get creative with my hair, and also get it out of my face. Use a cute headband, hair barrettes or clips and get the hair out of your face. A braid, top knot, or a ponytail works too.
So those are all of my tips for making your blowout and style last longer! Do you have any tips to share? Leave a comment so we can discuss!
Thanks for reading!