Okay, so I was reading this beauty/style blog called Veronika’s Blushing and watching her do her gorgeous hair in a video tutorial. She was talking about 2day or 3day hair and it got me thinking about how often I wash my hair.
I had heard of not washing every day, but I just was in a routine of washing daily and it never occurred to me to question it.
So, we had a little chat about it on Facebook and learned a lot of you are on the not-every-day plan. Especially, people with dry, curly or frizzy hair.
Intrigued, I started to experiment. I have been washing every other day lately. What I learned: I can totally skip a day. On wash day, my hair seems to look better. It’s softer and looks good when I fix it. But I don’t know if that’s just because my hair is happy to be clean or happy to be washed less. I will say, I do enjoy the time-saving factor of the every-other-day plan.
Two days was doable, so how about three? Mmmm, my 3day hair was not going to happen. Going for a third day, would require assistance.
Dry Shampoo Products
Thanks so much for telling me what you do and products you use including Bed Head, Suave and (my personal favorite name – thank you Sara!) Big Sexy Hair.
I FINALLY remembered to buy some this week when I was at Kroger with my kids. (I guess I thought it would be a bottle, but it looks like hairspray). For the record, there are 8 zillion kinds of shampoo at Kroger and dry shampoo is sparse but mixed in there.
My kids were getting impatient, so I grabbed one that matched your recommendations – I got Rockaholic by Tigi (Bed Head’s line) for $18.93.
Um, that’s kind of expensive for an experiment, but I did it anyway. My niece told me Suave is better for blonde hair and that since I have dark hair it might look like I have dandruff. She recommended I get a salon brand, which supported my just-pick-one-and-go-before-the-kids-misbehave decision.
Day Three Hair: Dry Shampoo
So, what is dry shampoo? Well, it’s more sham than poo (meaning, it’s not really shampoo at all!). I would describe the one I bought as baby-powder hair freshener spray. I sprayed some in my palm and you couldn’t really see it. When I sprayed it on my hair, I held the can too close to my head and ended up with a pale powdery spot on my dark hair on the front side near my temple. Uhhh, you could totally see it (D’er!). So, note to self, put some distance in there!
I sprayed it in the root area, which was greasy and it totally took the greasiness away. I curled my hair and it was okay, but sort of limp. I am going to continue to experiment with the dry shampoo – maybe I didn’t use enough – and see how it goes.
In summary, I can save time (and not strip good oils out of my hair) on the every other day plan. And if it looks a little greasy, a tiny bit of dry shampoo spray can freshen it up. But I have more experimenting to do …
That said, everyone’s hair is different – this is just my experience with my hair.
Questions for you dry shampoo fans:
What about when you go to the gym and work out, do you use dry shampoo after that? And do you wash more in the summer when it’s hot?