Let it be known. I have unruly hair. Wild, curly hair. When I wake up it often looks like the 80's called and they want their hair back.
As a result, it has been a struggle for me to maintain nice hair without it being incredibly time consuming. So, I decided I needed to figure out a solution to tame my wild mane. Recently I branched out and went to a hairdresser in Waterloo (I am sorry Kaitlynn - I still adore your haircutting) who told me that I needed to rehydrate my hair. I knew it. The winter had done some serious damage. She also told me to wash my hair less. Having fine hair I've always been susceptible to the, not so attractive, 'greasy rat' look after a day or two of not washing my hair. She said, "try to wash your hair twice a week if you can." You can imagine my reaction. However, I knew there was truth in what she was saying. So I set to work, looking for some products to help rescue my tresses.
This is my recipe for awesome hair, even on day 3:
Dry Shampoo (in order of preference): Cake Dry Shampoo Powder, Batiste Dry Shampoo for dark hair, and Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo
Hair Styling Tools: hair straightener, and curling wand (both bought at Winners)
Now that you know the recipe, here are the directions:
First, wash your hair. I recommend using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. I left the salon with Aveda's Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner (the hair dresser convinced me) and at the time I felt desperate to save my dry, breaking, hair. However when it runs out I think I will give L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Power Moisture Shampoo a try. I noticed a friend of mine's hair looked so hydrated and shiny and that was what she uses, and it's much more wallet friendly.
Day 1: Whether you're washing your hair at night or in the morning - day 1 is the most important day for setting up your 'day 3 hair' success.
Some of you might be reading this thinking "uh, ew, why is she writing a blog on how to prolong washing your hair?" I hear ya. We are taught that we need to wash our hair all the time for it to be 'clean'. However, every day was far too much for my hair. I was stripping it of it's natural oils. My hair has been much happier and much more cooperative as a result. 3 Days might be too much of a stretch for you at first. You might have to 'train' your hair, and work up to washing it less. Just be patient.
Now, I don't want you to read this and think I mean skip out on showering. I still recommend showering on the regular. Just make sure you don a shower cap. My shower cap isn't pretty. It probably ages me a good 60 years when I have it on, but it's a must for maintaining well hydrated hair for this girl.
Thanks for reading!
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