Thursday, 26 June 2014

Once A Week Hair Washing

Often one of the first comments I get when I haven't seen people for a little while is, "Your hair has gotten so long." I don't use any treatments on my hair, but I thought I would share the part of my haircare routine that I think contributes to the fast growth I have - the fact that I only wash it once a week.

My hair has always grown fairly quickly, but I think it really began to grow faster once I began to wash my hair less. As I said, I wash mine one a week, although recently I've been able to push it to 8 days. Washing your hair, while getting rid of the dirt and products you've used, also strips the hair of its natural oils. So, leaving it as long as you can means those natural oils get to work on your scalp, and the length and quality of your hair benefits from it!

After shampooing twice and conditioning I let my hair air dry, only using a hairdryer if I need to be out the house quickly. If I do use heat on my hair, I make sure to use a heat protectant. I also avoid brushing my hair when wet, because it breaks the hair so easily. Between washes, I use dry shampoo to refresh my hair, and to create texture and volume. I tend to really need dry shampoo around the 4th day between washes, and it simply keeps the grease at bay until I choose to wash it properly. I also wear my hair tied up (usually in a bun) when I'm staying in the house, as I find this prolongs washing time. Plus, it just gets it out of the way!

So, yes, that's my very simple tip! Not only does limiting your washes promote growth in your hair, it just makes it healthier overall. I have found I have less breakages and my hair looks shinier and thicker since making this change about nine/ten months ago. I'm actually chopping about six inches off my hair the day this post goes up, so I thought I should make it now!
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  1. Great post! I try to limit the amount of times I wash mine too :)

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  2. I can TRY to limit how often I wash mine, but it gets so oily so quickly that Day 3 hair for me is like Day 7 hair for everyone else!

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  3. I wish I could just wack my hair in a bun but no I had to be born with a massive forehead so I look sooo stupid with all my hair back :(
    makes lazy hair options very limited

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    1. But if you're just sitting around the house, does it really matter? ^_^

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  4. I'm gradually trying to increase the number of days I go without washing my hair, I'm getting there slowly! xx

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    1. It's taken me months and months to get to this point!

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  5. I'm currently trying to grow my hair but it's so fine, it gets greasy really quickly and washing weekly would be off the cards for me :(

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    1. Mine is fine too, but over time your hair adjusts ^_^ Say I felt it needed washing but knew I wouldn't be out the house that day; I would just leave it and wash it the next time I was heading out. Doing this over time trains your hair!

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  6. Because I'm in the pool so often on weekends, sometimes I end up washing my hair 2-4 times over the 2 days. So as of this year, I've stopped washing my hair throughout the week - partly because I feel like my hair would be undernourished otherwise, and partly because I'm just too lazy. I use a deep cleaning shampoo, and I've found that my hair is so much softer and healthier since I've started this routine. It does sound a little bit gross, but it definitely works!

    Mel // izzipenelope

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    1. I feel exactly the same! Plus, when washing it really does feel like you're giving your hair a real clean ^_^

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  8. I don't think I could go that long without washing my hair. I wash it every other day and have to use dry shampoo on day 2. I know its supposed to sort itself out and get used to it but I just couldn't put up with greasy hair! It seems to have worked wonders for you though!
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  9. I just started by not washing it when I knew I wasn't leaving the house - even if you can leave it a day longer than normal it will have benefits ^_^

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