So just a little background about myself…I’ve been doing hair for the past 15 years and worked in salon for almost half that time. I still continue to do hair and love it!! The one question I got asked the most by all my clients was how could they go longer in between washes + extend their hair color? (did you know less washes means longer color and healthier hair!!!)
First off, this is not something that happens overnight or even within a week or so. I would always make my clients commit to sticking with it for at least 1-2 months. You have to “train” your hair to get used to not producing so much oil. Every time you wash your hair you are stripping your scalp of all it’s natural oils — so naturally it wants to make more.
If your an everyday washer start out by skipping 1-2 days of washing and stick with that until you hair has gotten used to it. This usually take about a week or two, then add on another day of skipping a wash. Do this for another week or so and continue on. Make sense? I promise your hair will start to get use to less washing.
Your hair + scalp will start to recongize that your not stripping it or washing it all of the time and will gradually stop producing that extra oil. Every single one of my clients would come back saying this was life changing!! You know what I mean — as far as time saving. So today I’m sharing my four best tips + tricks to help train your hair to go up to at least seven days between washes!!
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. . FOUR TIPS FOR TRAINING YOUR HAIR . .
CLIP BACK YOUR HAIR : if you’ve followed along on my snapchat or Instagram stories you know that when I’m home I always have the front pieces of my hair clipped out of my face. Always. This helps keep my hair from getting oily super fast. Every time you touch your hair you transfer oil from your fingertips onto your hair. I love these long alligator clips because they are strong enough to keep my hair up, yet won’t put a crease in my hair. You’ll honestly notice a different right away with this tip.
USE DRY SHAMPOO IN BETWEEN WASHES : dry shampoo makes all the difference!! I usually won’t use any until day 3-4, but for some of you just starting out you might have to use this on day 2 which is completely just fine. I have always used suave but as it’s gotten harder to find and they have changed the formula I’ve been on the look out for some new brands.
Awhile ago my friend told me about Sephora and the tons of different dry shampoo options they had. So when Sephora reached out to me I was all over it!! Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is currently one of my favorites. When my hair is starting to get a little oily (usually around the third day) I reach for this yummy stuff. Remember, a little goes a long way!! I always say you can add more.
Dry shampoos not only extend your look and washes but act as multi-taskers that add volume + texture to your hair. If you’ve got shorter hair and love that extra volume Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder is amazing for that!!
PONYTAIL OR MESSY BUN DAY : I love a good ponytail or messy bun day + it gets all that hair out of your face so your not touching it!!! I hardly use any hairspray and use this day as a hardly style my hair day. I used these or any other snag free elastics because they do not damage your hair!! And when I take them out I have a slight kink that I can work into my curls the next day.
Also, I love Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo for underneath my hair when I’m pulling it up. Or especially when my hair hasn’t been colored in awhile. It helps lighten up my darker roots down there.
WEAR A HAT : who doesn’t love a reason to not touch your hair AT ALL. Plus, it only take one second to throw a hat on. This hat is a great basic and I also own this one. Whenever I’m on the go or I have absolutely no time I throw a hat on and I’m ready to go!! Or if my hair is on it’s last day. So simple and so fast!
in collaboration with Sephora
photos: corissa ann