Dry, damaged and breaking hair. If that you and you’re wondering how often you should wash your hair to keep it healthy, let me give you some tips and tricks. I went from washing my hair every single day to only every 7 days and it’s been amazing. My hair dresser loves me and so does my healthy hair.
There are so many reasons why I decided to start washing my hair every 7 days. To be honest, it’s one of the best decisions I have made for self-care. Check out my reasons with some hair tips on how you can start doing this too.
1) Less Grease: Did you know that the more you wash your hair, the more your hair will look greasy? It’s true. When you wash your hair every day, your scalp produces more sebum, a natural moisturizer that keeps your skin water-resistant, so your hair will look more oily. By making a change and washing your hair every 5 to 7 days, your scalp will begin to produce less sebum and your hair will start to look less like an oil factory.
I know what some of you are thinking: “My hair is too oily, I work out, I could never go 7 days without washing it.” Friends, I use to think the same. But trust me, less is actually more and you can always use a dry shampoo in bewteen. These are the best dry shampoos to own in all different price points.
2) Less Damage: It’s a known fact that the more you shampoo, dry and style your hair with heated tools, the more damage you can cause to your pretty locks. Because of that (and the fact that I don’t know what my natural hair color is anymore due to hair processing), washing my hair every 7 days keeps it in a pretty healthy state. Here are some hair styling tools that won’t damage your hair as much.
3) Easier to Style: It’s easier to style non-washed then washed because the hair is less slippery. Some moms do the mom-pony thing, and since I refuse to do this, I do the top-knot or an easy half-up hairstyle. Top-Knots are my go-to hairstyle for my 4th, 5th, and 6th day of not washing my hair. Sometimes I mix it up with a fishtail braid, etc., I am not entirely predictable, but this seems like the easiest and trendiest up-do yet.
5) Saves Money: My hair is unnaturally platinum blonde and has been dyed brown and reddish too in the past. Not washing my hair every day has saved me money; my color doesn’t fade as fast, and I naturally use less shampoo. Now, a bottle of shampoo and conditioner lasts me forever.
6) More Time for ME: For starters, not washing my hair every day gives me about a half hour back into my daytime schedule. That is a total of 2.5 hours every week to do something else besides wash my hair, dry it, add more damage, and repeat. I don’t know about you, but I would rather chill and drink my coffee. (Who am I kidding, I have three small children that demand my attention. There is no chilling unless they are asleep.)
Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why I am glad that I wash my hair every 7 days. When I first started doing it, I worked my way up from every day to every 3rd day, every 5th day, and then every 7th day. It does take some getting use to, and in the beginning, I used a lot of dry shampoos to curb the extra oil. But now that my hair is used to this every-seven-day thing, I can get away with not using any dry shampoo or baby powder at all. Do you wash your hair every day, every 5th day like Kim Kardashian or every 7th like me?
p.s- The lipstick I am wearing is Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Electric Coral; one of my all time favorites.
Have a great day!!
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