Washing your hair every day or every other day was something many of us stopped doing over the course of quarantine – we weren’t going anywhere, so why did it matter? However, you should know that it isn’t good for your hair to wash it too many times a week. Did you know that the ideal number of times to wash your hair in a week, is once or twice? Well, now you do. So, we’re sharing with you 5 tips for how to wash your hair only twice a week.
Over the course of quarantine, I realized that my hair became healthier. This probably had a lot to do with cutting down on the number of times that I was washing my hair each week. Just because we aren’t washing our hair as often, doesn’t mean we want it to be greasy, frizzy, flat, or grungy. No and today’s 5 tips for how to wash your hair only twice a week, will help keep your hair looking fresh and cared for all while being kinder to your hair.
If you have trouble adjusting from daily washing to washing twice a week, consider slowly weaning yourself off by first moving to every other day, then every 2 days, and so on. If you want, you can also wash your hair without using shampoo. That’s right, just rinse, condition the ends, and rinse again – it’s much less stripping to your hair/scalp.
5 Tips For How To Wash Your Hair Only Twice A Week
1) Dry Shampoo:
You may or may not know that I am a mega-fan of Batiste Dry Shampoo Original. I love it so much that I buy the value pack of it at Costco. It was even one of my 4 current favourite beauty products -July 2021 edition. Whatever your favourite dry shampoo is, it will bring life and body back to your hair. If you have an early morning or are trying to cut down on the time your morning routine takes, spray some dry shampoo in your hair before bed. This helps decrease the amount of oil that can build up overnight, and reduces the impact of sweating, as well. Also, by applying dry shampoo at night, and adding more in the morning, you’re going to get a more freshly styled look (or at least the look of second-day hair). For my fine hair, I find it can seem more weighted down, and frizzy in the summer. To combat the effects of heat and humidity, I sometimes add dry shampoo the very same day I’ve washed my hair as it’s sometimes frizzy from the heat of the hair dryer.
2) Silk pillowcase:
We previously shared our love of silk pillowcases and now we are going to rave about them again. Having a silk pillowcase helps decrease frizz, ‘bed head’, fly always, and it helps you preserve your blowout. Now, if your hair is slightly curly like mine, it will still curl, but it will curl less, and it won’t be a matted, curly, and frizzy mess. Not to mention there are benefits to your skin as well, from having one of these pillowcases. So, it’s twice the benefits, for the price of one.
3) Updos and braids:
A great way to preserve your hair and keep it off your neck is to either:
- Put it up in a ponytail.
- Put it up in a bun. I love a snap bun, as they are easy, breezy, and don’t require bobby pins but any kind of bun will do (from sock buns to regular buns).
- Braid your hair. If you’re so talented (I’m not but I keep trying), you might be able to rock a French braid or some other style of a braid. One of the beauty Youtubers we love, Kayley Melissa, is a braid guru, so you can get some braid inspiration from her.
Also, a little dry shampoo before a bun, pony tail, or a braid will help give you volume and lift, so your up-do doesn’t seem flat or greasy.
4) Wear a shower cap when you do shower:
Ok, this may seem easy, but when you do need to shower in-between washing your hair, once or twice a week, it’s imperative to keep your hair dry. Wetting your hair without washing it, will not help keep it clean. So, tie your hair up and put on a shower cap to help protect your hair.
This is another very obvious tip, but it still deserves to be mentioned. Know that the more you touch and play with your hair, the greasier and dirtier it will get. The oils on your hands, will get into your hair and make it so you’ll really need to wash it. This means try not to fidget with your hair, or touch it unnecessarily.
I hope these 5 tips for how to wash your hair only twice a week, will save you time in your beauty routine, and help you achieve healthier hair.
How often do you wash your hair? Do you have any other tips to help prolong your hair in between washes? What are your favourite summer styles to help protect your hair? Leave us a comment below and let us know.
Stay fabulous and chic, my fashionistas!