Anyone currently attempting to shampoo their hair less often can tell you that transitioning from daily suds to tri-weekly (or bi-weekly) washes is a struggle. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make cutting back a bit easier. So, what are they?
1/ Use dry shampoo
It sounds obvious, but dry shampoo is basically compulsory when you go multiple days between washes, especially while your strands are getting used to your new routine. Make sure you're getting the most from products like Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray by holding the can at least six inches away, and leaving it on your roots for upwards of five minutes. Once the powdery formula has had some time to absorb excess oil, brush it out and style your hair as you normally would.
2/ Add texture
Messy, beachy hair textures will give second day hair a more full-bodied look, helping to lift your overall style. Texturizing sprays can be used with a curling iron or some heat-free braids to get the look just right.
3/ Dry hair blowouts
Mastering the dry hair blowout is a great way to get your hair looking as polished as it did on day one. It'll smooth out any kinkns, lift the hair at the root and generally hide any telltale signs of lank, lackluster locks!
4/ Rinse and condition / co-wash
Skipping the shampoo for a few days is one thing, but the lengths and ends of your hair can still benefit from conditioner. Simply rinse your hair with water, condition your hair as you normally would, then rinse again. Not only will this help to moisturize the ends, it'll also remove any dirt which may have built up since you last shampooed.
5/ Updos and accessories
Some days, you just want a quick fix, which is where updos and accessories - specifically headbands - come in. If anything, dirty hair is the perfect excuse to try a cute chignon or experiment with all of those braided updos you've been meaning to try. In-between hair has more grip, so styling will actually be a whole lot easier than with slippery day one strands!