Now as you might remember from THIS post, I used to wash my hair every single day, which had made my hair quite dry at the ends but oily at the roots. Over the last 3 months I’ve tried to reduce the amount of times I wash my hair, and now can go up to 3 days without shampoo/conditioner. Of course I’ve had to be creative, as by day 3 my hair starts to feel oily so I need to mask it in some way. This is especially important as having short hair I can’t just throw it up into an effortless bun and be done with. So this my dears is a rough guide to how I style my hair to get maximum wear time in between washes.
Day 1 – Straight
The first day that I wash my hair I generally wear it straight. Besides shampoo and conditioner I don’t apply any styling products otherwise it will weigh my hair down and get oily the next day. After blow drying it straight I use my straightener on the top layers to smooth it down, and I’m done. Oh wait, I forgot, I actually use a bit of hairspray on my fringe to get it to stay in place.
Key products: Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Shampoo/Conditioner, Schwarzkopf Strong Styling Hairspray.
Day 2 – Wavy
On this day my hair still feels fresh but is starting to lose volume at the roots. Now is the perfect time to add some waves. I apply a body-boosting product at the roots for volume, then use a curling wand to add random waves to the top layers. I don’t curl the bottom layers otherwise it’ll get too bouffy. I finish it with a light spray of shine spray.
Key products: Schwarzkopf Rise & Shine body + gloss soufflé, Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Shine Boost spray.
Day 3 – Messy updo
By day 3 my hair feels really oily and is starting to stick to my scalp. Time to bring the big guns out! I spray the roots with dry shampoo to soak up any excess oil, and add a styling powder to give it some lift and texture. Because my hair is too short to get a nice bun, I usually do a high ponytail then twist and pin the ends around the elastic to fake a thick bun. I then finish with some hairspray to keep it all in place.
Key products: Schwarzkopf Dry Shampoo, Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder, Schwarzkopf Strong Styling Hairspray.
So these are my 3 hairstyles which help me get maximum wear time in between washes. Hopefully all this reduced washing and taking care of my hair will lead to me having beautiful hair! Have you got any no-fail hairstyles that you do on dirty day old hair?
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