I’ve been in your boat. Ya know, the one where you have to wash everyday or your hair & scalp will get greasy? Maybe it gets dry and flaky? Either way, I used to be a culprit of daily hair washing until I learned otherwise in cosmetology school. Now that I’ve been washing weekly for almost 5 years, I’d like to share some insight, tips and tricks!
The first thing I want to share is probably going to be a bummer- BUT it's also a fact. It is NOT going to be an overnight process. It takes time and patience, the biggest thing is to not give up! When you start, start smaller. If you are shampooing daily right now, start by going 1 or 2 days in between. If you do this for 2 or 3 weeks your scalp will rebalance. Then, after the 2 weeks, add in another day, then, wait another 2 or 3 weeks. After that, add in another day, and by then you should be up to 3 days between washes in a month! If you are already going a few days in between washes, follow the same steps as above, just keep adding on a day until you are satisfied. I kept repeating the process until I was washing once a week- which is AWESOME! The process itself took me 3 or 4 months to get to where I was pleased with my hair on a daily basis. While a whole week may not be possible for everyone, going a few days between each time is!
Lastly, investing in good products without harsh surfactants, alcohols, silicones, and sulfates. These chemicals either dry your hair out or put a coating around your cuticle. They can be in shampoos, conditioners, dry shampoos, heat protectants- pretty much any product *could* contain these ingredients. When these chemicals are put on the hair it causes the scalp to produce more oil trying to get rid of the chemicals. When you stop using these chemicals, your scalp will rebalance. I personally use Innersense Organic Beauty, but anything without these harsh chemicals will do.
I hope these tips & tricks help make the process of not washing your hair easier! If you want more information on WHY not washing your hair is good, click here! If you have any questions, let me know!
Hi There! I'm Ashley and welcome to The Sunkissed Hair Co. Blog! Here you'll find the latest tips and tricks to achieve your dream hair! After all, hair is the crown we never take off! Read more about SHCo Here!
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