Anyone else a serial everyday-hair-washer? Me too, well, I was for a long time, until I decided A) I couldn’t be bothered to wash it every morning and B) it was probably better for my hair if I didn’t. It’s a pain because I’ve got really fine hair (and barely any of it) so it’s prone to getting greasy easily and as soon as I’ve slept on it there’s no getting it back into shape. Anyone else?
As part of a two-post series in collaboration with Klorane, I’m going to delve into my top healthy hair tips by talking about looking after damaged hair, keeping it clean with the right products for your hair, and, in today’s post, how to get around washing your hair less whilst keeping it totally fresh.
Because who can be bothered to wash, dry AND re-style every single morning? Those 30 minutes before work are FAR too precious for me.
TIP 1 – TIE YOUR HAIR UP AT NIGHT
Either you love having your hair up at night, or you hate it. I never used to be able to sleep with my hair up until I thought it would make a difference to the overnight grease (plus don’t you hate it when you turn over and it gets caught???). By tying it up you’re preventing your roots from touching your previous-nights-grease (YUM) as well as your face, and therefore keeps it way fresher. Either that or swap your pillow case over every night, but that’s even more effort than washing it. To avoid the dreaded ‘hairband line’, try one of those thicker invisibobbles – they’re fab!
TIP 2 – DON’T TOUCH YOUR HAIR TOO MUCH IN THE DAY
I’m guilty for wanting to brush my hair 100 times a day and I’m also one to fiddle with my hair when I’m anxious or bored. DON’T DO IT. That leftover mayo from that wrap you had is now allll in your hair without you realising. The same goes for your hairbrush, them things are riddled with old grease, just let you hair be!
TIP 3 – USE DRY SHAMPOO
In comes Klorane. Klorane are a French Pharmacy haircare brand that are all about plant-based products, and although I haven’t tried them before, I was really drawn to their products because of the range of haircare they actually provide (plus they have a new Peony collection which looks divine, but more on that in the next post!). I was desperate to try the dry shampoo to see if it would help with the less-hair-washing scenario.
After a few weeks of trialling the products I’ve found they totally work with my hair! I’ve found a few other brands just haven’t really clicked with me, but these smell really nice without being overpowering, as well as giving that little lift of volume I like. Oh, and as well as getting rid of those greasy roots! They have both a dark one for brunettes and a normal light spray for blondes – it’s always nice to have the option for a dark dry shampoo if you have dark roots like me. You spray the product in your roots, leave for 2 minutes then brush it out – et voila!
Would you believe the hair below is DAY 3 HAIR?
TIP 4 – BE PATIENT
Your hair naturally gets used to being washed less, but it doesn’t happen overnight. I’m now washing my hair on average every 2 to 3 days, but it’s taken a good 2-3 months to make my hair not look like a nutty professor by day 3.
TIP 5 – WHEN YOU DO WASH IT, WASH IT THOROUGHLY
I know it might seem like it defeats the point, but after 3 days of no hair washing give your hair a double-shampoo. The reason I do this is because the first shampoo gets rid of all the external dirt and whatnot in the hair, then on the second wash you can fully concentrate on cleaning your roots without mixing the two.
TIP 6 – AVOID TOO MANY HEAT TOOLS
When using curlers/straighteners/hairdryers you’re kinda doing what I mentioned earlier about touching your hair a lot and transferring old grease etc. You’ll find that the longer you go without curling/straightening then the less your hair will need washing. Plus I know I curled my hair for this photo #hypocrite.
TIP 7 – SAME GOES FOR HAIR PRODUCTS
Using 10 different mousses and sprays in your hair after every wash? It’s only going to make your hair uber greasy after a day. I use one mousse and a heat protect cream in my hair after I wash it, and obviously everyone has their own routine, but less is more girls!
Are you a secret once-a-week hair washer? Or will you not leave the house without a fresh shampoo? Let me know in the comments, and hopefully you’ll find some of my tips useful! I’m definitely seeing huge changes in the overall health of my hair now I’m washing my hair less, and it’s actually saving me SO much time!
Stay tuned for part 2 next week where I’ll be discussing general hair health (along with looking after damaged hair from bleaching!).
** This post is sponsored by Klorane but all thoughts and opinions are my own! **