I first learned about postponing the wash cycle when I was a red head. When you have fashion colors in your hair (pink, blue, and green etc) washing your hair is a big Nono. You want the color to last as long as possible, after all you spent a pretty penny for it, so you wash your teal locks once a week and your hair
looks amazing. Thats how I made my red last forever.
But what if I don't have a fashion color in my hair? Could the no washing be as good for my blondes, brunettes, or our color virgins??
The answer to this question took a whole bunch of experiments!
Once I was a blonde, not washing my hair grew out of shear laziness and the fact that I didn't want to curl or straighten my hair in the morning. I enjoy sleeping. When you dont wash your hair, this is what happens., your natural oils make their way out of your scalp and down your hair shaft. This is your bodies way of naturally moisturizing your hair. The longer you can go between washes the less dry your hair is going to be.
But wont it be super gross?
The first few weeks of extending wash day, Absolutely. It's gonna be rough. But stay the course and keep your eye on the buying less shampoo goal. When you do eventually wash your hair, you are going to need a double shampo
o to make sure the scalp gets cleansed. But getting into that routine will make your hair and scalp super happy.
But what if I have to be not greasy looking?
Take a deep breath. When you do wash your hair and it's dry and clean, spray some dry shampoo at your roots, I enjoy Loma's dry shampoo but if you have a go to, embrace it.
But isn't dry shampoo only for when your hair is dirty?
Dry shampoo creates a barrier to even out the amount of grease that is allowed from your scalp. I like to use my dry shampoo on day 1 and then like day 3 or 4.
What if I work out?
I tried this out too. On occasion, I enjoy some good weightlifting and gym time but hate washing my hair, so what's a swole girl to do? Turn your blow-dryer to the cool setting and get to work. Aim that baby at your roots to dry everything and once your hair is dry, grab the dry shampoo. It's like nothing ever happened!
I can now successfully say that thanks to dry shampoo and a blowdryer and strategically placed pony tail or hat, I only wash my hair 2-3 times per month.
Give it a shot, what's the worst that could happen? Your scalp and locks will thank you!