I only wash my hair once week.
Some of you are reading this and thinking shit, that’s gross. But wait, hear me out.
Others are thinking damn, wish I could do that. & you CAN.
My tresses are long and relatively thick, so it takes a really long time to dry. I don’t like to use a blow dryer (too much heat), so often times I let it air dry and I keep brushing I out to prevent frizz.
Before I wash it I like to mix up a concoction of potions and leave it in my hair overnight to get my hair primed and ready for a wash.
🤍 Castor Oil 🤍
for growth, thickness and color
🤍 Argan oil 🤍
for a dry scalp
🤍 Growth oil serum 🤍
for nutrients, growth and strength
🤍 Coconut oil 🤍
for moisture and frizz.
I like to mix these potions up in a glass and let the glass sit in HOT WATER, to make the treatment warm so it can penetrate my scalp better. I use THIS head cap to keep it all together.
(keep this separate than your every day shower cap)
There is definitely an art to going a week (or maybe even two?) without washing your hair + but seriously everyone thinks my hair freshly washed, but really I’m just a lazy bitch with a few tricks up my sleeves.
Since my mop is thick and wavy, it is also V dry. I NEED all the extra oils to penetrate my hair/scalp which is why I do a mask + since I am not stripping my hair of its natural oils by washing it every day, I’m allowing time for the oils to soak in over time.
Also, since I let it air dry most days I usually sleep on it to help smooth out some of that crazy frizzy volume. This is just another reason why I don’t wash every day. Usually my hair is smoothed out by day 2, but if I washed my hair all the time it would interrupt this process.
When I decided to stop washing my hair all the time it was a total struggle.
Think Danny Zuko from GREASE. It was straight nasty, BUT, as I let more and more time go in between washes my hair naturally decreased in oiliness and stayed fresh longer.
NOW: how can you keep your hair FRESH in between washes?
Don’t use junk in in-between washes:
Oils are amazing (like I said above), but oil is oil and if not naturally produced it is going to build up and leave you looking like you just got back in from a snow storm.
If you do need a little product try something without oil, parabens or silicones.
Don’t touch it:
Just don’t, k? Your hands carry all the days SHIT. So don’t touch your hair!
Wear your hair up:
I usually wear my hair half up half down. I like wearing it this way because I can get the majority of my hair out of my face so I’m not touching it that much + it still looks like a cute hairstyle.
Dry shampoo can dry out your locks. So, use it! Just not right away. I usually start using the dry shampoo on day 3 and day 5. Day 7 I am washing! Dry shampoo can dry out your hair.
Use a shower cap:
To keep your hair dry in the shower use a shower cap. Right now I am using a plastic one because the plush one I had grew mold in it. ICKY, right?!
Currently on the hunt for a new, reusable, washable cap. If you know of one give me your recs!
Talk to you soon.