Washing your hair every day is not really advisable. Shampoo removes sweat and grime from your hair. But once it’s done, it will strip the natural oils from your hair causing it to become brittle and dry.
So how are we going to deal with our hair? We don’t like the feeling of dirty hair most especially after working out every day leaving as with sweaty heads.
For the sake of your hair, there are some tricks and tips to extend that hair wash longer than one or two days.
1) Go Easy On The Hair Products
Some products have a delicious smell and make our hair silky. That’s why we massage a handful of it into our hair without realizing that it would make the hair greasy. Be sparing with your straightening balms and leave-in conditioners. Keep them away from your scalp!
2) Understand That Your Hair Isn't Dirty After A Workout
It’s just sweaty. Instead of leaving it all sitting on the scalp, just brush your hair well in order to distribute the sweat through your hair. It would actually leave your hair silky. You may flip your hair upside down and dry off your scalp using a hairdryer on a cool setting. But if your hair it too sweaty, you can rinse it with cool water (no scrubbing, no shampoo). Sweat will come out right because it is water soluble.
3) Stop Touching It
Stop playing with your hair a lot. The more you flip it over your shoulder or run your fingers through it, the greasier it’ll become.
4) Washing It Isn't The Only Way To Restore Shape
Some of us wash our hair every day and now, it’s got major kinks. By just spritzing your hair with plain water and briefly blow drying it, those kinks would disappear. You can begin with your styling process as normal again.
5) Wear A Shower Cap
Purchase a shower cap. Use it when you shower in order to avoid the water stream hitting your hair and the moisture in the air that will cause your hair look limp and feel greasy.
6) Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo should be staple in your bathroom. It comes in aerosol or powder form and is a great way to remove excess grease from the hair. Just spray it into your roots, leaving it for a few minutes as it soaks up oil and sweat. Then brush the hair thoroughly. If you’re a brunette, get a dry shampoo that's made specifically for darker hair.
7) Use Dry Shampoo Like A Pro
You don't apply it directly to your parting as it can look a little drying on your hair. Once your hair is clean and ready to be styled, try to dab or spray a little water to your hairline. Take a couple of minutes to blow it dry. Nobody would notice that you cut half of your hair routine.
Be aware that dry shampoo adds great texture to your hair. So if you want your hair to hold a curl all day, give it a go on a dry shampoo day.
8) Only Wash Around Your Face
Though our hair is still relatively clean, our bangs are looking less than fresh and have absorbed oil from our face. But there is no need for a full wash. Just clip the rest of your hair away from your face, lean over the sink and gently wash the selected sections of hair with your normal shampoo and conditioner. A few minutes of blow dry is only needed and you'll look like you just stepped out of the salon.
9) Shampoo Gently
It's important that you're washing your hair properly. Firstly, your hair needs to be thoroughly wet. Warm water allows better clean because it opens the cuticles. Secondly, a whole handful of shampoo is not needed to get a good wash. Just use a small amount and focus on the roots (the youngest and oiliest) and scalp of the hair. Hard scrubbing damages the hair. Once you strip away all the natural oils from the hair, your body will work harder to produce more.
10) Condition Properly
Before conditioning, excess water must be squeezed out thoroughly out of the hair, as water will prevent the conditioner from absorbing into your cuticles properly. Apply conditioner on the dryer ends instead of applying it to the roots of your hair. Leave the conditioner on your hair while you go about the rest of your showering. The longer you leave the conditioner in there, the silkier your hair will feel when you step out.
11) Rinse With Cold Water
Cold water closes the cuticles, which gives your hair a healthier, shinier appearance and fewer fly-aways.
If you lead a very active lifestyle or have a hair prone to oiliness, then it’s really tempting to wash your hair every day. But you're not doing yourself any favors. By washing your hair less, you'll find that over time that you don't need to wash it as often as the oil production will slow down. But in the meantime, in order for you to stop reaching for the shampoo every morning, use these great tips to extend your clean hair days
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