Tuesday, 8 December 2015

How and why I started washing my hair twice a week or less

Is it too bold to start off by saying that a persons hair can encapsulate their entire personality? Probably. Said it anyway.

I have a lot of hair. Hair that takes an age to dry and to style. Most days I just brush it and clip it back before leaving the house. As well as this, I have highlighted hair.

I probably get my hair coloured three times a year. Which, considering I only ever get a 'trim' (I'm sure my hairdresser hates this) leads to a lot of damaged hair. Adding shampoo damage to this would just dry my hair out completely, making it a nightmare to maintain. 

Laziness definitely has a major role to play in the decision to stop washing my hair everyday (yes, you did read that right.. every day) because who has time to blow dry their hair every morning? Not me (my flatmates can vouch for this..).

I'd like to say that my hair is never noticeably greasy or dirty (I hope?!). The last time I had my hair coloured my hairdresser actually accused me of washing my hair that morning because it was "so clean" when in actual fact I hadn't washed it for a couple of days.

Basically, your hair will be healthier if you stop washing it so much. It will break less, be less dry, tangle less and just be less of a nuisance in general. Not only this, but it saves so much time (and water!).

I won't lie, it took me a month or two before I noticed my hair needed less washing. This means you'll have to be able to put up with using a little dry shampoo before bed for the first few weeks (I also tend to tie my hair back off my face at night - someone somewhere is going to tell me off for this as it probably damages the roots of my hair?.. Sorry).

However, there is a light at the end of the metaphorical tunnel... after this initial 'training' period, greasy hair a day after washing will be no more. 

I like to use a natural bristle brush (because I'm a wimp - brushing knots hurts). I've also been told that natural bristle brushes, sometimes called shine brushes (did I make this fact up?), redistribute the natural oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair - hence its name..? Voila.. your roots look less greasy and your hair looks healthier. 

So.. let me know if you give it a try? That's a weird thing to say. How do people end these?... Bye? 

P.S I recommend my hairdressers 1000000% - check out Slix Salon

P.P.S. If anyone with any real, professional hair knowledge fancies giving me some tips - more than welcome! 

neurogenicbeauty, xo


(Here's a cheesy selfie showing my 4th day hair.. you can't even tell.. right?!)

2 comments:

  1. What shampoo & conditioner do you use?

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    1. Right now I'm using Garnier Ultimate Blends marvellous transformer shampoo & conditioner (really soft but not too greasy)! Not really loyal to any particular brand. Tend to spray Tresemme Keratin Smooth in my hair every day, and use a little Pantene Pro-V dry oil with vitamin E. xo

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