1. Wash your hair as little as possible
I’m not brave enough to go full no ‘poo (the no shampoo method), but it’s a fact that washing your hair often is not good for your precious locks.
I wash it every other day, but the longer you can go between washes the better!
You might be thinking: Sure, great theory you have there. But my hair gets waaaaay to greasy to not wash it every day. Well, this can actually help you with that! Your hair is probably used to your care routine, and by the end of the day your hair is thinking “I’m gonna be washed soon, I better get greasy!”
You will need to let your hair go through rehab first. The best way to fill the gaps is dry shampoo! I’ve tried DIY versions but in the end I still like store bought better. Thus far I like this blush dry shampoo from Batiste the best. Exactly THIS kind from Batiste. Blush and my hair get along like maple syrup and pancakes.
2. Rinse with cold water for more shine
I don’t know if this is just a myth but I’ve been doing this since my early teens and I swear by it.
The cold water supposedly closes the hair shafts, making it look healthy and shiny.
There’s no need for you to freeze your scalp. The water just needs to be colder than what you used to wash it. Always make sure you rinse out all your shampoo and conditioner before giving your hair a cold shower.
3. Use a Detangler spray
I made my own DIY version with just 2 all natural ingredients.
4. Moisturize your ends – and only your ends
Unless you have very dry hair in general. Like a lot of you, I have oily roots and dry ends. My ends can always use a little extra care and love. But if I use too much product, my hair gets greasy in the blink of an eye.
Only moisturize the parts that need it. I start at my ends and use whatever little product’s left on the rest of my hair.
5. Finish with an Anti-Frizz Spray
At least that’s what I do 🙂 I use a very light spray with aloe vera gel and coconut oil, because my hair gets greasy in a heart beat. I made my own DIY version, obviously.
Happy good hair day everyone!