Tired of shampooing your hair every day?

October 16, 2020

Tired of shampooing your hair every day?

Tired of shampooing your hair every day? 

How often are you supposed to shampoo your hair? I have clients who wash their hair religiously every single morning, and I used to as well! “My hair is too oily; I HAVE to wash it every day”. Did you know your scalp uses its natural oils to create a healthy environment for your hair to grow? The more you wash your hair, the more you’re depriving your hair of what it needs to be healthy, and the more your scalp over produces the oil to replenish.  So how do you train your hair from every day wash to once or twice a week?  The key is patience, consistency, perseverance and dry shampoo. 

I used to wash my hair every day, and then I went to every other day, then I switched it to every 2 days and now I can wash twice a week. In the beginning, because your scalp is used to over producing oil, it will take a little while for it to realize it doesn’t have to work so hard. Don’t back down. Power through. That’s where dry shampoo comes to play. It will be your best friend. But there are SO many out there to choose between. Some dry shampoo you use like deodorant, as a preventative. You spray those right after your fresh blow out to attack the oils before they start. Others you use day two or three to absorb any oil starting to show up. If your hair type is finer, you may find that using too much dry shampoo too soon may be too heavy. If your hair type is more dense or coarse, you may need it every day. Some people like their dry shampoo to have more grit and grip, some prefer a no product feel. Take the time to experiment with different ones. 

Work hard on your styling on day 1. Wash your hair two to three times and condition as usual (just on your ends). Use your styling products and give yourself a bangin’ blowout. Work all the volume into your hair. The next morning, depending on your hair density, you’ll add dry shampoo. If you have a restyling spray, you can use that to refresh your blowout to give it that fresh clean look without the wash. Repeat this process and go as many days as you can before you wash it. The more consistent you are with your wash schedule the better. Keep on pushing. It won’t happen overnight. It may take a few weeks or even a month or two to get to where you want to be, but I promise it will all be worth it. 

 

Here’s to YOUR great hair day,

Bekah

 

Products we LOVE:

Oribe Gold Lust dry shampoo

Oribe Mystify restyling spray

Oribe Dry Texture spray

Redken 2-day extender

Redken Iron Shape