Cue the gasps of horror, the internal cringes, the thoughts “you dirty bitch, how can you go an entire week and not wash your hair?!” – I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of these reactions, but I’ve come to a point in my life where I’m realising that over-washing your hair can take it’s toll.
So why a week? If I care about my hair that much, why don’t I wash it more often?
I’m glad you asked, so here are a few reasons why;
- Ain’t nobody got time for that
- My hair has been growing a lot quicker since I stopped washing it so often
- My hair doesn’t get greasy as quickly as it used to
- I wear it up a lot anyway, so even if it is a little bit grease central, you don’t notice it too much
- People compliment my hair when it’s clean – they’ll say “Hey Gaby, have you had something done to your hair?” And I’ll reply “oh no, just washed it 😉” – always guaranteed a chuckle
- If I curl or straighten my hair (not often, but it does happen!) it lasts aaaages – no need to worry about re-styling every morning
- I save a fortune on shampoo and conditioner – what’s not to love about extra money?!
- I have a set routine for hair washing – a Sunday Evening is when I have a pamper session (usually whilst Aaron’s on the PlayStation shouting at the telly, not realising how loud he is with his enormous headset I got him for Christmas) and enjoy knowing exactly what I’ll be doing. I’m a routine kinda gal and proud of it!
- If my hair is looking a bit limp and pretty minging, I’ll use some talcum powder to jazz it up a bit and make it look a bit fresher – I’d deffo recommend if you’re a blondie like me as it’s a look cheaper than dry shampoo!
I’ll admit, this is easier to do in the winter where it’s not sweltering hot and I’m not sweating all over the joint – come summer I’ll probably up it to two washes a week, but for now, I’ll be laying on my greasy head enjoying the free time I have from not continuously washing my hair.