Evey girl’s dream is to have fleeky hair, now isn’t it? One’s simple wish is to expand their good hair days into good weeks. Has it ever occurred to your mind that not washing it for a week you could actually get awesome results? Well, if you haven’t thought about it then Lindsay Colameo for sure has. On the article for PopSugar, Lindsay tells about her ‘ultimate hair hack,’
“My ultimate hair hack is simple and a lazy girl’s dream come true: wash your hair once a week. Period. It isn’t exactly an overnight fix, but through some hair training and strategic scheduling, I have extended my good hair days into good hair weeks, and it has changed my hair for the better.”
Hold back, this has actually worked really well for Lindsay even though she attends gym quite a lot during the week she says, “Before you begin to rattle off your reasons why this isn’t possible for you, allow me to disclose that I have fine-textured hair, I work out several times a week, and yes, I sweat more than the average human.”
I mean, if she can do it, I think everyone can! Considering the fact she goes to the gym and still doesn’t wash her hair for a week she sees this as ‘The art of keeping it looking fresh and beautiful.’
“I sweat more than the average human. I’d also like to disclose that I consistently receive the most “did you get a blowout?” comments on day four or five, so this isn’t just a case of not washing your hair out of laziness, it’s the art of keeping it looking fresh and beautiful for an entire week without the hassle of a wash.”
Lindsay doesn’t hold back on giving advice to all the people who want to apply this ‘procedure’ on their own hair.
“It takes some strategy to work up to this type of varsity no-wash hair game, but I promise your hair will thank you for it. First, check your schedule and plan your wash. I typically slot mine in for a Wednesday or Thursday so I catch my best days over the weekend and leave my sixth or seventh-day braid or ponytail for the beginning of the week.”
Extra conditioning is what she uses on her was days, also a pre-shampoo mask or treatment. She’s smart when applying it, you go girl.
“Wash days also consist of some extra conditioning. I like to use a pre-shampoo mask or treatment, which I apply before my workout so the heat from my sweaty scalp helps to better penetrate my hair. I follow that with detoxifying shampoo which helps to remove any product buildup from the prior week, and I finish with a super-hydrating, color-safe conditioner that will give me a long-lasting glossy shine for the week to come.”
“Post-shower, I treat my ends to a split-end leave-in treatment, spritz a generous amount of leave-in conditioning spray to help with smoothing and detangling, and gently brush through the kinks. Sticking to my lazy girl roots, I usually lay off the heat and let my hair air dry, although I must admit, I like to splurge on monthly blowouts, since I know I will get my money’s worth.”
Days One to Two
“As for the in-between days, there are some important things to know. Dry shampoo is, of course, a must. However, I use this sparingly, especially in the beginning, since it quickly changes that soft, freshly washed texture.”
In case you don’t have dry shampoo at home, then you can easily use baby powder, this is what I do everytime I run out of dry shampoo.
“Days one and two are easy: wear a high top knot to keep your hair from swinging against your sweaty neck during a workout, wear a shower cap to prevent any unnecessary frizzing during your daily shower, and if you’re someone who gets noticeably greasy roots, try blasting them with a dry conditioner or even fluffing a talc-free loose setting power.”
Days Three to Six
“Days three through six can be a trying time for a newbie. If it’s your first time forging this halfway point, you will likely begin to feel the urge to wash. Here’s where you come on strong with dry shampoo, and sacrifice your freshly washed, soft texture for hair that looks and smells fresh enough to push through the later half of the week.”
The last three days are the best ones to go for ‘a cute braid, ponytail or headband’ according to Lindsay’s experience of not washing the hair for a week.
“Apart from the obvious benefits of less time spent styling and scorching, my overall hair texture has improved dramatically and is considerably softer and less frizzy than ever before. My natural air-dried style falls with soft beachy waves that I used to spend hours creating with a wand.”
If you decide on practicing this hack of Lindsay, then let us know for the result in the comments.