Today is all about being honest with you guys, so here is my revelation for you all…I only wash my hair once, maybe twice a week. Ok, are you all still with me?! The reason for this is not because I have an aversion to showering and being clean (I still shower without washing my hair) it’s because washing your hair really isn’t good for you! A lot of research from has shown washing your hair everyday actually strips your hair and scalp of its natural oils which can cause your scalp to produce even more oil. When your hair itself is lacking it’s natural oils it is more prone to breakage. There is no proven need to wash your hair every day, I’ve been at washing 1-2 times a week regimen for years now, and when I tell my friends, their usual reaction is “ew gross,” but when I tell them to try it, they tell me they notice such a difference in the health of their hair. So although I may sound crazy, I swear it really works for me!
I’ve perfected my routine of what to use in my hair on those in between days, and quite honestly I don’t even touch dry shampoo until about 3 days in, my hair has adapted to my washing schedule and does not get greasy that quickly. Here is a lineup of my current favorite dry shampoos, and yes, I usually do have multiple on hand!
From left to right: Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Herbal Essences Body Envy Dry Shampoo, and Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo
I like to try all different kinds, but my go to is always the Batiste. It’s affordable (I usually find it for around $4 at Marshalls!) and there are many different varieties and scents. I am obsessed with the Hint of Color ones. Although I’m a blonde, I always keep my roots dark, so I love the Brunette version (it also doubles as great root cover for in between color appointments).
Another product that I can’t believe I ever lived without is Hair Shots by Amy.
This is a line of heat activated hair scents that make your hair smell AMAZING in between washes. There are many yummy scents to choose from but I decided on Cotton Candy, and I’m glad I did. My hair smells so good and the scent lasts and lasts. I used it on Sunday and could still smell it two days later. It also masks the dreaded straightener smell…you know what I’m talking about ladies…the worst! I recommend buying this product ASAP, it will change your life.
With a combination of my Hair Shots spray, dry shampoo, and a little hope, I am golden, and can fully rock a dirty hair day!