How I’m Trying To Wash My Hair Less

I think most of us have heard by now that washing your hair every day isn’t good for it. Apparently, by washing away the natural oils our hair produces more oil to compensate, leading to greasier hair and feeling the need to wash every day to counter it. It’s a vicious cycle, and hair that’s frequently washed ends up drier and susceptible to breakage, and if you colour your hair it ends up fading way faster. Of late I’ve been trying to get out of this cycle, attempting to reduce my hair washes to at least every other day. So far, I’ve actually been managing it! I now wash my hair every other day, or three days if I’m feeling particularly lazy. There are a few products that are getting me through this, and as someone with very greasy roots it’s been a challenge to find what works for me.

Percy and Reed Wonder Balm, Klorane Dry Shampoo, Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance

This dry shampoo is a genuine god send. It makes my life SO much better. I’ve used Batiste and CoLab in the past and generally been a bit underwhelmed. The Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle is pricey at £8 but god it saves my bacon most days. A few quick spritzes of this in my roots makes all the difference; there’s a white cast upon first application but when you leave if for a few minutes to absorb that disappears leaving me with hair that looks and feels clean. I never thought dry shampoo could actually do that, despite the fact that that’s what they’re all supposed to do. There are a few different Klorane dry shampoos, but the nettle one is specifically for oily hair so I’m sticking with it.

I’ve had this Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance for absolute yonks (in fact I’ve had it so long that it seems to have entirely new packaging) and I’m finally finding a use for it. It’s basically a leave-in conditioning spray that I just mist all over my ends while my dry shampoo is absorbing. It wets my hair a little bit and generally softens it up a bit, making it somewhat less fluffy and out of control after sleeping on it.

My hair is pretty thick, and this Percy and Reed Wonder Balm is the only things that helps tame the first day fluff. I only use a small amount, about the size of a pea on dry hair. You can use it on wet hair as well but I find that it doesn’t do very much compared to dry hair. It generally smooths my hair out and controls my many fly-aways; when I use this on the first day I find that my hair looks better the day after as well.

Brush-wise, I use the Wet Brush, which is great because it doesn’t damage my hair when I use it wet, and a small Denman Head-Hugger for when I can be bothered to actually blow dry it properly, rather than just blasting it.

This post is part of All-in August, where I attempt to post every single day in August, despite it being one my busiest months of the year. Keep up with it here!

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