“You Washed Your Hair When?!”
I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard this reaction.
That’s right , I usually wash my hair every 5-7 days…DAYS!!!
The longest I’ve ever gone has been 9 days. I actually despise washing my hair before day 3. I’m sure most of you reading this are sitting there thinking “Why? That’s nasty.” Well, there are a few reasons:
- I have a crap ton of hair, and I am lazy and do not want to dry—let alone wash it—more than I really have to.
- I would burn through product faster than I would ever care to think about.
- I have thick, curly, chemically-treated hair that would be as dry as an old bone if I washed it every day, other day or second day.
- Your body’s own natural oil is the best source of moisture.
I’m sure if I was given the time I could come up with several more reasons but I think you get the point.
Too often it is said that a persons’ hair is too oily after 1 day or even 12 hours. Well, I’m sure it is. I am sure that after washing your hair every day that your scalp is so dry it has no choice but to product more and more oil. This is why I always suggest that you take it a day at a time. Even just washing every other day is a huge step!
Then there’s the topic of dry shampoo. I’ll be honest with you here. I’m not PERSONALLY the biggest fan. I think they smell good (most of them) and I think they serve a purpose, but I cannot stand the feeling of that product on my scalp. I will use them in emergency situations (i.e. my hair smells like bacon, I’ve been to a bonfire, my hair smells like hair and I’m too lazy to wash it that day). I know many people love them and swear by them, and I think that it’s great and a smart idea to extend your style and save yourself some time. But, in the big picture of things it’s just not my cup of tea.
So here I am on a Tuesday writing this post, and I’m not even sure when I washed my hair last. Hopefully, it was at least 3 days ago, because I feel motivated to wash it. I hope at least one person that reads this feels inspired to push their style that 1 extra day.