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Posted: Jul 10 2014

 

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This may come as a shock to some, it certainly did to me, so brace yourselves: it's unnecessary to shampoo your hair every day. In fact, it may actually be better for your hair if you don't!

Great news to us moms because taking the extra time in the shower to wash it then the extra time to dry and style is usually not available in our days. Allure magazine's website shares why and how not shampooing benefits your hair.

The less you touch and process your hair, the less it breaks, dermatologist Doris Day told Allure. Shampoo potentially removes oils that your hair needs to protect strands and keep the scalp moisturized and healthy, dermatologist Jason Emer also told Allure. Another HUGE benefit is that your hair color will actually last longer because minerals in shower water can dull blondes, strip color from redheads and brunettes can lose richness, hairstylist Kerrie Urban said to Allure.

The length of time between washes varies based on what type of hair you have, according to Day. She said that curly hair can wait the longest but the straighter the hair, the less time in between washes because oils work their way down the strands faster.

So when do you shampoo? The experts in Allure advise to start by washing hair every other day and going from there. While it's good for your hair and scalp health to wash less, it's also important to pay attention to your individual hair needs. (I.e. if you have pin straight hair, it's probably best to wash it every two to three days, but if you have really curly hair, you can wash it once a week.)

When you do shampoo your hair, make sure to massage it into the scalp, NOT on the ends of your hair. Also try not to put conditioner on the roots, put those more on the ends.

If it's too hard for you to go without shampooing after a workout or long summer day outside, it's okay to rinse with just water. Still don't believe it? Read the full article on Allure HERE.

From my personal experience, I've found that styling day old hair (or even a few days old hair) holds the style better. Styling or not, if my hair feels really greasy, I opt for a little dry shampoo. I love Oscar Blandi's Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray

How to Use

  1. Shake can well.
  2. Hold about six inches away from natural part and spray.
  3. Wait a minute or two and work into hair using your fingers.
  4. Section hair and spray at the roots about six inches away from hair.
  5. Wait a minute or two and work into hair using your fingers.

Image courtesy of Sephora.

Featured: Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Powder Spray, $25, Sephora.

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