MAKE YOUR HAIR LAST LONGER BETWEEN WASHES
How often are you washing your hair?
Since the quarantine started a little over a year ago, I went from washing my hair twice a week, to once every 7-10 days-ish. I regularly lose track, but I've gone more than 2 weeks between washes a couple of times. 4 years ago I was washing my hair every day with an every other day here and there. I intentionally made the decision that I wanted to go longer between washing. I tested out a few different tactics and figured out what works.
So we are dishing the deets on where to begin when you want to go longer between washes. Keep in mind, this takes time. You can't just go from washing your hair every day to once a week right from the get go. Hair has to be trained and coaxed into doing what you want it to do; and that includes having it last longer in between washing it.
If it's going to save you time, and you can go another day, don't wash it! Am I right?
Here's 3 tips you can start implementing today to get your hair to last longer in between washing.
1 - Brush your scalp morning and night
Morning AND Night. Yup. I said it.
Brushing your scalp stimulates and improves blood flow to hair follicles and redistributes everything sitting on the scalp including natural oils that need help traveling all the way down your hair. Regular stimulation encourages your hair to grow along with strengthening hair roots and can even prevent hair loss. It's normal and natural to lose quite a few strands of hair a day, so when you brush your hair daily, it helps remove the loose hair.
2 - Wait on the Dry Shampoo
Go as many days as you can muster before reaching for that can. Try to wait at least 3 days, if not longer. The longer you can wait, the more days you can go without washing your hair.
If you are actively trying to extend how long you go in between washing your hair, try to get one more day in before using dry shampoo every few weeks. Your roots will slowly adjust.
Pro tip right here. If you don't want to take a brush through the rest of your hair, take a comb and use the teeth to comb your scalp and it won't mess with your hairdo.
3 - When you do wash your hair ...
Massage, massage, massage the shampoo into your scalp and let it sit there.
You know how when you go to the hair salon and they wash your hair and it feels like a dream? They really work your scalp and it is dreamy, am I right? Now, try to mimic that when you wash your hair.
Then, let the shampoo sit on your scalp for several minutes before rinsing it out. Clarifying shampoo is great to help with ensuring you get all the dirt and grime out of your hair and scalp. I'm personally a believer in you get what you pay for with your products. Using quality shampoo and conditioner is going to go a long way. I'm also starting to see myself come over to the all natural side of things too and have been seeing really great results with my hair.
Also, keep the conditioner on your ends. Try to not let very much get on your scalp. Your scalp isn't what needs it.
Annnnnndddd ... guess what? Here's a bonus tip for ya. On those greasy hair days, grab a hat! You'll be training your hair and covering up the evidence.