ADVICE | How I Transitioned Into a New Hair Washing Routine
I have recently switched things up with my haircare and here’s how I’ve been getting on…
I’ve always been one of those girls that washes her hair every other night with one load of shampoo and one load of conditioner. I have been reading a few different blog posts on washing your hair less frequently and how it can be healthier for it, so I decided to give it a go myself and slowly work my way into washing my hair less.
I know this topic is becoming quite popular, with whether you should wash your hair more or less, so I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this and let’s get discussing in the comments!
So instead of washing my hair every other day, I am now washing it every third day which equates to twice a week. I suffer with fairly oily – I hate the word greasy, bleurgh – hair, especially near the crown, so I was pretty skeptical to try this ‘washing-your-hair-less’ thing out.
Here are a few tips as to how I’ve been managing going three days without washing my hair;
- Touch it less – an obvious one, but we’re all pretty bad for constantly messing with and touching our hair and this obviously contributes to it getting more greasy.
- Brush it less – similar to the above point. I usually only brush my hair once a day, in the morning as soon as I get up. This works for me and there’s no need for me to brush it more than once.
- Shampoo your hair twice. Most of us will only use shampoo in our hair once and then move on to conditioner, but you’re actually supposed to wash your hair twice with shampoo as the first wash doesn’t clean your hair properly. Since I’ve been doing this I have noticed a massive difference in my hair staying non-oily for longer than usual.
- Put it up on the third – or last – day. This last day before you wash your hair is when your hair starts to look a bit like it could do with a wash, so I just tend to chuck mine up in a ponytail and it’s way less noticeable. It also stops you from touching it (point 1) too.
I have now been doing this routine for a couple of week’s and I’ve already noticed a difference in my hair! It looks and feels a lot healthier and it doesn’t look as oily as it used to, which is huuge for me. I’m definitely going to continue this hair washing routine as it’s obviously proving to be better for my hair.
Another point with regards to haircare; I’ve been lightly spritzing the ends of my hair with Moroccan Argan Oil and this has also helped with the dryness of my hair – due to dying it since I was like 13 – which is another bonus. I buy this one from Boots and so far it’s lasted me a couple of months and I think I’m halfway through, so it’s very inexpensive!
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