As a hair stylist I tell my clients that they should not be shampooing their hair everyday. Some agree with me, while others sit there pondering the idea, followed by tons of comments and questions. I hear most often…
“My hair gets so greasy, so I have to shampoo everyday.
But I work out everyday, and get super sweaty…
But you are a runner… Don’t you shampoo after your daily runs?
Do you shampoo after Bikam yoga?”
The answer is simple…
No I don’t shampoo after every workout, run, hot yoga class, etc…
To much shampooing strips the scalp of it’s natural oil, and dries out it’s ends. Natural oils are suppose to be on your scalp, so when they are continuously washed away, your scalp naturally produces more. Also, when you scrub your scalp daily, you are stimulating the sebaceous glands on the scalp causing them to produce even more oil than necessary. The result is a head full of oily hair, and dry ends. (Side note: The result above can be worse, depending on shampoo brand and type. So please seek professional advice for daily hair care regiment.)
I know it sounds scary to stop washing your hair everyday, but it will do your hair some good. Changing up your routine is hard, and it may take some time for your hair/scalp to get use to skipping daily shampooing, but trust me it will adjust.
The key to not shampooing daily is using DRY SHAMPOO.
As a runner Dry Shampoo has become my best friend, I have even used it after Bikram yoga.
Dry Shampoo: is a product that absorbs oil from hair, and refreshes hair on days you don’t shampoo. It comes in a powder or powder spay form.
Wondering how to apply Dry Shampoo? It is NOT hard at all…
Watch this quick Dry Shampoo Tutorial I have made and follow the steps below…
- Begin by taking medium sections and spray dry shampoo at the root, section size will depend on how much hair you have.
- Leave the section and move on to the next section. This allows the previous sprayed section to dry and absorb oil.
- Move down to the side of the head spraying up and down.
- Continue to crown of head and nape if necessary.
- Go back through using hands to blend product in until it becomes invisible.
If you have dark hair and you are concerned the dry shampoo will make you hair white. Don’t worry, as shown in the video, the dry shampoo that appears white when blended correctly will dry invisible. Also remember for longer lasting hair only focus on oil areas.
Besides absorbing oil, dry shampoo can also give lots of volume on days when hair goes flat. This holiday season, try using dry shampoo to add volume to your holiday up do.
MY FAVORITE DRY SHAMPOOS
What’s you favorite Dry Shampoo? Leave a comment below, for your chance to win one of the Dry Shampoos above.
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