While some people are lucky enough to have hair that only needs to be washed once every few days, I know many of us are trapped in the vicious cycle of washing our hair every day in a desperate attempt to avoid greasy, smelly or out of control hair.
While dry shampoo appears to be a wonder product that has taken the world by storm by saving us from unnecessary washing, studies are increasingly showing that your favourite cure for unwashed hair is actually quite bad for your scalp and can leave your hair feeling chalky and dry.
So what’s the best way to keep your hair looking good without having to wash it every day? Thanks to Refinery29 we have for you four super effective ideas to send you on your way.
If your hair is oily after a day, ditch dry shampoo and instead try blow drying your hair on the second day after your wash. For best results, flip your hair over, put your hair dryer on a low setting and direct air towards the hairline. This will help to dry up excess oil and add volume to your locks.
Unlike dry shampoo, dry conditioner is designed to nourish and restore your hair, adding shine and texture to hair that hasn’t been washed that day. If you’ve made the mistake of using too much dry shampoo, dry conditioner will help to bring your hair back to life, all while eliminating static.
If you have curly hair, chances are that you wash your hair too much because you are looking to revive the curls and get them back into shape after sleeping on them. Instead of washing, try using a texture balm mixed with water. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spritz all over your hair. This will help to redefine your curls without leaving them crunchy as some curling products do.
If you’ve been around strong food smells or smoke the night before, chances are you’ll wake up with hair that smells a but funky and your first reaction will be to wash your hair to get rid of the smell. Instead try spraying a few spritzes of hair perfume to help return your hair back to it’s sweet smelling self, without having to use shampoo.
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