Saturday, March 2, 2013

Why I don't wash my hair everyday....

I recently shared a review on Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo {go here}. And today I am sharing why I don't wash my hair everyday, which lead to me using the dry shampoo.

This is the first step into taking better care of my hair. I always thought washing it everyday was good for my hair, but up until last year I have come to find out it isn't the case. It actually makes your hair dryer, easier to break and cause damage to it.

One of my little sisters is a health nut, vegan, gone green, all that good stuff. She does not wash her hair everyday, in fact probably once a week. Which I always thought was disgusting and grouse   I was one who washed her hair every single day. And spent 10-15 minutes washing my hair, then another 20-25 minutes blow drying, then another 20 minutes curling it. Over an hour just on my hair.

I had asked her why she didn't shampoo her hair everyday, I was curious. But little did I know of all the benefits to not washing it everyday has. She told me you'll have healthier hair, it won't look so dry and have so much breakage. Applying heat to your hair everyday is very bad for your hair, why didn't I know this before. I had wondered why I always had split ends and my hair just looked unhealthy for such a long time.

So I thought I'd give it a try and went from washing it every day to washing it every other day. And it wasn't so bad, I started to like it and the fact that I could spend less time in the shower, and get ready faster I was sold. This really helped me time wise, being a working mom and trying to get ready in such a short amount of time. It was a perfect fit for me.

Then one time I was late in getting ready and it was my day to wash my hair and I just didn't have time to. So I thought well now is a good time to try not washing it for 3 days. And I tried it and it didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Their really was no smell or greasiness.  Then I decided to see how long I could go without washing it, I only lasted until day 4. My head did have bed head smell and I couldn't stand it. But I noticed that my hair looked shinier and not so dry.

I remembered I had a dry hair shampoo that I got from my sister's stock pile. I used it, but I didn't like it, it left my head itchy, had a musky fragrance, it was gridy and left a residue and I didn't like it. So the hunt began for a new Dry Shampoo.....then I  had remembered a video I saw someone had mentioned Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo with a yellow cap. I tried it and loved it. I also had bought another dry shampoo they have but didn't like the smell. And so I am a Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo user now.

I find that not washing my hair every 3-4 days does make a difference . Your hair is healthier, shinier, and it's also very economical. Two thumbs up in my books. I will be trying to go to washing it once a week, I have to work myself up to that. There are some hair techniques to try for going that long. I will be testing those out and letting you know how that works out.

Here are some benefits to not washing your hair everyday:
  • Spend less time in the shower. 
  • Save on water,  gas, and power
  • Hair Product lasts longer {Shampoo & Conditioner} 
  • Less heat on the hair {blowdryer}
  • Healthier Hair: “Scalp oils have a naturally protective quality — it's a natural conditioner. You are saving your hair from the damage you do to it by blow-drying and curling it everyday.

What are you hair care routines, do you wash your hair everyday? I would love to hear your comments, or tips, please leave in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by...

CrafTEA Mom


  1. Totally agree with you! I don't wash my hair everyday and it feels way better! Thank you for the tips and benefits!

    1. Hey girl, doesn't it mine feels healthier and shinier too. Thanks for stopping by.

      God bless you sis.


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