How to Wash Your Hair Less

How to Wash Your Hair Less via. The Pacific Standard |

Since becoming a mom, I feel like my beauty routine has become a race against the clock. I’m either questioning how I can wash my hair less or getting my beauty routine under 5 minutes. Luckily, its totally doable thanks to a few select beauty tools and products. In this post I’ll share what blow dryer and hair care products give my hair staying power.

First of all I have a few things working against me in the hair department. While thick hair is great in theory, it takes much longer to dry and gets greasy quite a bit faster. Because of this I am very particular with which products I use to wash and style my hair. I’ve experimented with a ton but, always seem to come back to utilizing this detoxifying shampoo and Kérastase Chronologiste Shampoo and Conditioner. Utilizing these products and a once a week deep conditioner I typically am able to wash my hair 2-3 times a week. The 3rd wash is typically needed if I endure a crazy workout.

The key to perfecting my routine is using a hair care line that treats the scalp and also offers nourishing ingredients that don’t weigh down my hair. I also HIGHLY suggest trying out a detoxifying shampoo or one with apple cider vinegar. This is especially true if you have thicker hair like I do.

Styling is a whole different story, if fact here I prefer to use as few products as possible. Typically, I use this blow-dry cream (sparingly) and a finishing oil to treat my ends after blow-drying. Before using the Revlon one-step dryer I used the Dyson blow-dryer (which I still love!) The point of making the switch to the Revlon tool was that it essentially eliminates the need to straighten or curl my hair post-blow dry. It’s been a LONG time since I felt a drugstore styling tool was up-to-par and the Revlon Airbrush definitely is. If you don’t quite get the appeal try reading one of the 8K positive reviews on Amazon!

When I use this tool I follow the method of a typical blow-out (see past tutorials here) or follow my quick-steps below.

Let hair air-dry for 5-10 minutes, when hair begins to dry, apply a quarter-size amount of Kérastase L'Incroyable Blowdry Crème and run though the lower portions of the hair. Adding this is the key to achieving hold and volume while minimizing frizz and fly aways.

Using a clip section hair into two-three sections. This may vary depending upon the thickness of your hair. I typically do 3, focusing on the back of the hair first.

Using the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer begin to brush through hair starting from the nape of the neck and pulling forward, framing your face. Repeating this stroke will create a soft natural wave at the ends of your hair. Continue stretching sections of hair with the Dryer Brush. Once a portion of hair has dried, un-clip the section above and continue to dry in the same fashion.

When all hair is dried use a lightweight serum on the ends of your hair, this one smells incredible and is a multi-use product! This will protect your ends as well as keep your blow-out looking fresh.

Typically, I follow this styling routine and get 3 days of healthy (non-greasy) looking hair! If I happen to go for a run or work-out and I find my hair needs a pick me up I’ll use a dry-shampoo at the roots and give my hair a quick blast of heat. I’ve tried a TON of dry shampoos and always find that I come back to the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day. The formula is light and doesn’t build up on hair like traditional dry shampoos. It also works for ANY hair shade!