Dirty Hair, Don’t Care

November 8, 2013

Listen up, gals: it’s time to talk dirty. Wanna know my dirtiest secret? I don’t wash my hair very often. Now, before you get any crazy ideas, let’s be clear – I shower daily. When I tell people I only wash my hair twice a week, sometimes they assume I only shower twice a week, too (umm… ???). At first it took some getting used to, but I’ve actually grown to prefer the texture of my second and third day hair. If you think you’re ready to join the club and give up the incessant hair washing, keep reading to find out all the dirty details!

Embrace Messy

Dry shampoo will become your best friend. Focusing on the front hairline and crown, spray the dry shampoo on your roots right before you hit the sheets. You’ll wake up to really awesome, voluminous bedhead the next morning. Spritz on a little more before heading out the door and you’re good! I’m currently loving Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo. It works beautifully and smells amazing (BONUS: it’s also super affordable).

You’re actually protecting your hair.  By not washing your hair daily, you’re allowing the natural oils from your scalp to moisturize and nourish your strands. This becomes especially important in the upcoming dry, winter months. Also, by not washing every day you are therefore, by default, not heat styling every day. Your hair will thank you!

Buy a shower cap. Sorry gals, there’s no way around this one. You may look like one of the Golden Girls, but a shower cap is an absolute necessity for anyone skipping shampoo. Steam and water droplets from your shower can cause frizziness and extra greasiness. Also, due to the lingering steam in the bathroom, don’t forget to leave it on even after you’ve stepped out of the shower. Just buck up and buy one at Target for like $3 and you can thank me later.

Braids and topknots just look so much better.  Don’t even bother trying to make a braid or topknot look good with clean hair – it just doesn’t work. Clean hair is much too slippery with too many flyaways. Dirty hair holds a style better and allows you to play around with texture (if you can’t tell, I really love hair with texture). You can also tease and curl to your heart’s content and it won’t fall out in three seconds!

It just plain saves time.  When it comes down to it, would I rather spend an hour blowdrying/curling/styling my hair or sitting on the couch catching up on seasons 5-8 of Dexter? Yup, no contest. You guys, I’m sooo lazy I can’t even be bothered most of the time.

In a pinch, a hat always saves the day. If you haven’t noticed from my Instagram feed, I’m really loving hats this fall. They cover up greasy roots juuust fine. Plus, they always make you look super stylish and put-together. Win-win.

Are you ready to try it out? Let me know in the comments section below!