Can you believe it’s September? I can’t – probably because our Summer started off as hurricane winds and torrential rain and then turned into a heat so sweltering I didn’t sleep for about a month.
Anyway, today’s blog post is something I’ve wanted to share with you all for ages, and it’s how I wash my hair just once a week without it looking greasy, and without having to drown my hair in dry shampoo.
Now, it has taken a long time to get to this stage. I used to wash my hair every single day, but 1) That is so time consuming and annoying and 2) It will slowly take it’s toll on your hair and leave it lank, dry, and stripped of all the natural oils.
You can’t just go from washing your hair every single day to washing it every 7 days; it’s a gradual process. You need to start slow, by washing it every other day for a month or so, then every 2 days, every 3, every 4, and do it that way. Your hair will look greasy, but you need to just accept it and buy yourself some dry shampoo. Your hair is used to being washed every single day, so when you suddenly stop doing that, it is going to be hella greasy, but it’s a small price to pay for the long time outcome!
Anyway, I wanted to show you how I get away with my washing my hair just once a week, and keep it looking it’s best!
In the bathroom…
One of the biggest keys to getting away with washing your hair once a week is the products you use when you do wash it.
For shampoo, I use Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UeIX) which comes out as a really deep grey mousse. It contains an essence of volcanic ash and deeply cleanses your hair without stripping any of the good stuff away. I have found this really combats any grease or dirt that my hair has built up over the week, meaning it stays fresher and cleaner for longer.
For conditioner, I’ve been using the Grow Gorgeous Hyaluronic Density Conditioner Intense (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UeE7)because it really thickens up the hair, so that when you’ve gone a good few days without using it, it stops it looking lank and unwashed. Plus it smells gorgeous.
Now, part of the reason for washing my hair once a week is so that I maintain it in good condition and thickness, as years of bleaching and heat left it really dry and thin, and I can honestly say that after a year and a half of washing it once a week, reducing the heat, and using hair masks, has completely changed it.
So that’s what I’m coming onto next; hair masks.
Two I’ve been enjoying lately are the Orofluido Mask (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UeJN) which basically hydrates your hair and injects moisture and life back into it. It smells amazing, and feels really luxurious. When you get to the end of the 7 days of not washing your hair, it can feel a bit lacklustre so a hydrating mask it key to injecting some oomph back into it.
I also really like the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Treatment (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UhOj) as it smells like bubblegum and makes my hair feel so soft after drying out a bit towards the end of the week when it hasn’t been washed.
My hair has got to the point where I’ve trained it to not even begin to get mildly greasy until the last day or so of it not being washed, but if I feel it needs a bit of texturizing or it’s looking a tad bit greasy at the roots, then there are certain products I will use sparingly.
In the bedroom…
We all need some dry shampoo stashed away somewhere as not only does it combat any greasy areas, it texturizes and adds a bit of volume. Batiste and Co Lab are two of my favourite dry shampoo brands, as they’re both budget friendly and actually work.
Next, is an amazing product that is a lot more pricey than the other two, and it’s the mother of all texturizing sprays, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UhTx). It comes in a huge bottle and really does work; when your hair gets greasy, it becomes really flat on top, and this almost works as a dry shampoo as well as a texturizing spray. Also, a few sprays of this in your hair mid week will last till your next wash, as it’s quite a heavy product.
Lastly, hair tools.
I use my Tangle Angel (available here http://rstyle.me/~8UhUL) and Hairon instead of a spiked brush because I feel they mattify my hair a lot more by having tangle teezer type structures, and they just work for me, plus they’re a lot easier to de hair!
So, that’s everything I’ve done to train my hair into only being washed once a week and not getting greasy; just FYI before people start saying it’s dirty and disgusting; 1) I still wash everyday, just not my hair and 2) Kim Kardashian does it so everything else is irrelevant.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
All my love BGP xx