HOW TO GO 1 WEEK WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HAIR
I can't believe I am actually writing about this topic. First of all, I feel kind of gross discussing this lol. I don't want y'all to think I have poor hygiene or something. Because I don't. In fact, I shower twice a day... I just don't always wash my hair. Second of all, I'm not sure if spreading the word to the American population on how to be MORE lazy is a good thing but hey, if it makes someone's life easier then I guess I don't feel bad sharing these tips.
I plan to take you through my entire week from washing my hair on Day 1 to wrangling the mane into a messy bun on Day 7. Keep in mind that the things that work best for me may not work best for everyone, so the important thing to remember is that it is OK to try different products and techniques to see what YOUR hair responds best to.
Washing your Hair: I wash my hair with a few different products. Since I pay to make my hair VERY blonde, I try my best to keep that platinum color to it. If I don't, my hair will turn a brassy yellow which is not what I want. My secret? Purple Shampoo (& conditioner). This is my favorite brand: Shop at Amazon I shampoo and condition my hair with both of those THEN I condition one more time with a different conditioner to make my hair super soft. This is my favorite Conditioner: Shop at Amazon
Drying your Hair:
There's no magic formula to this for me. I just dry it with a cheap hair dryer and my Tangle Teezer or a Wet Brush. Hair Dryer (Similar to what I have): Shop at Amazon
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Straightening your Hair:
Again, nothing magical about this. I use a Chi Straightener and the only product I use for shine/flyaways. Plus it smells amazing! Straightener: Shop it here Product: Shop it here
And that's it for the first day! Enjoy your freshly washed, straight hair 🙂
Alright, so upon waking up today you might be seeing a little bit of oil in your roots. Especially if you are used to washing your hair every day. I will say that my hair has gotten used to not being washed so my hair does not get greasy like it used to. Which is a good thing in my opinion!
The first step is to brush through your hair then add Dry Shampoo! I linked my favorite kind here below. An important thing to keep in mind when adding Dry shampoo is that a little goes a long ways! Quick and small sprays around the base of your hair and in your roots is all it takes.
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After adding your dry shampoo, brush through your hair and "fluff" it up with your hair brush for some volume. It's okay if it looks a little crazy!
I'm going to give you a few options of what to do with your day 2 straightened hair. Either option takes less than 30 seconds so it just depends on what you're wanting for the day! The first option is do a half up half up hair style. Start by taking 1 bobby pin..
And simply pinning it back. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you might need more than one bobby pin and you might even like to pin back the other side. Again, totally up to you. I just love the simplicity and look of the one side pinned back on myself personally.
The other option is to just do a pony tail!
Today is a FUN day because I'm going to teach you how to curl your hair less than 10 minutes! Check out this video below to learn how:
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If you're anything like me, you woke up today and your curls have fallen. Have no fear! You can either repeat the steps from yesterday and curl your hair again if you want it to be super curly OR you can embrace the soft curl and rock that for the day. I usually choose the latter unless I have a special occasion to attend then I'll redo the curls.
To do this, simply add some dry shampoo to your hair...
...then brush it out!
I'm going to give you a few options again so you can decide what to do with your hair today! Don't forget to brush through your hair and add dry shampoo if you need it. The first option is to grab a headband and use it to your advantage.
Then slide it up and wear your hair down for the day!
The other option is just do a pony tail again. You can even leave the headband on if you prefer! Be creative and do what works best for you. Headbands: Shop at Amazon
By now, you might be wondering why the heck you decided to this. Don't worry, your hair still has a few more days left in it.
On the 6th day, I love to braid my hair because it makes for an even more fab messy bun on Day 7. Now there's a million way to braid your hair so use the technique that works best for your hair. I have several that I can choose from but this way is the easiest and most time efficient for me.
Start by brushing your hair all to one side (add dry shampoo if needed)
Divide your hair into 3 parts
Then start braiding!
Can you believe you made it this far?
On this last day, I love to just throw my hair on top of my head and call it good. Of course, there are several messy bun styles. But this is the one that works best for me!
Brush your hair and add dry shampoo if needed. Next, grab all of your hair and start in the exact spot you want your bun to sit.
Now, twist your hair in one direction.
While holding that "twist" in your hair, begin to wrap your hair around the base of your pony tail.
Once you've wrapped in all a circle, take a ponytail holder and wrap it twice around the whole bun to hold it in place.
And there you have it!
I'm so proud of you for sticking with it! Hopefully your hair routine is more simplified by now helping you to save time, products and money. Feel free to share this with anyone who would benefit from these tips!
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