Healthy Hair Tip: Skip A Shampoo Now And Again!
Today we wanted to talk about greasy hair. Ewww, we know, but everyone gets it! I’m sure you’ve talked to your stylist by now and know that most of us pros only wash our hair once or twice a week, and you must be wondering how we do it without getting greasy or gross! First, it didn’t happen overnight! It takes some time to train your scalp to naturally slow down how soon it’s reproducing oils once stripped by traditional shampoo. Usually we recommend giving your scalp at least a month to transition from one routine to another. The more often you shampoo your hair and strip away the natural oils, the faster your hair will get oily again, especially if you are using drug store brand shampoos, which are loaded with harsher sulfates, which leave your scalp feeling oh so clean, but also dehydrate nearly any moisture your hair and scalp have from the natural oils your scalp produces.
So how do you train your hair to stop producing so much oil so soon? Step one: Be patient! It takes time, so make sure to keep some dry shampoo on hand. Step 2: Try a higher quality shampoo, which doesn’t freak your hair and scalp out by removing every bit of natural oil from your hair. The idea is to remove the dirt and bacteria from your hair, not all the natural hydration. Step 3: If you just can’t handle not getting your hair wet every morning, try rinsing the hair with warm water, instead of also shampooing. Either way you will probably still experience some oily buildup on your hair, so Step 3: Spray your dry hair with a quality dry shampoo (We recommend Unite 7 Seconds Dry Shampoo, which leaves no white residue behind.) to absorb the oils on your scalp and hair, and also add more body and volume into your hair. Dry shampoo also gets rid of any oily smell that your scalp might produce, so not only can you save time by not needing to style your hair every day, but your hair will also still look and smell clean!
Aside from saving you time in the morning, not washing your hair as often will also prolong the life of your color and any smoothing service you receive. It also helps with dry or itchy scalp problems, and will help prevent dandruff as well! Dirty hair also holds style better than clean hair, so your curls will hold stronger for longer on hair that is 2nd or 3rd day dirty. Talk to your stylist about the best way to go about training your hair to go longer in-between shampoos. We know it’s a lot harder for our clients with finer, lower-density hair, but there are many products to assist with oily hair for all hair types! We’ll show you how to make your hair healthier and how to keep your color and style lasting longer, all the while leaving your hair looking clean longer!