Published on October 15, 2020 | Last Updated on December 1, 2021
This post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Washing and styling my hair ranks right up there with shaving my legs and folding laundry as some of my least favorite tasks. A couple of years ago, I trained my hair to go longer in between washes to save time as a new mom and I’ll never go back! Training my hair has definitely made the whole hair washing and styling experience more enjoyable because I only have to do it once a week!
Training your hair doesn’t happen overnight but I promise it’s worth it in the long run. I’m sharing my tried and true tips for extending the days between washes below!
I typically wash my hair on Thursday night so I have relatively fresh hair for the weekend. In the shower, I make sure to scrub my scalp really well to eliminate any build-up that could make my hair greasy.
I like to avoid as much heat as possible so I normally let it air dry 80-90% of the way. I only use a blowdryer on my roots and the underside of my hair. Even if I go to sleep with my hair wet, I always dry my roots first. I’m not sure why this makes such a difference, but when I forget this step, my hair starts to look greasy much faster.
If you wash your hair daily, start going every other day and then work yourself up to longer stretches of time without washing. You might have more greasy hair than you would like during this non-washing time, but this is when products and cute hair accessories come into the mix!
Keep increasing the days between washing gradually, and eventually, your hair will start to get used to going longer between washes.
I use Pantene’s Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam on my roots to absorb oils and around my crown to give it a boost when my hair feels flat. Typically on days 4-6, the area around the crown doesn’t lay right. On those days, I separate out sections and massage the Dry Shampoo Foam into my scalp. There isn’t any residue or powdery finish, which a huge plus for me!
The only downside to washing your hair less frequently is the ends can start to feel crunchy and dry. I hate the feeling of damaged ends, and I’ve noticed a difference since using Pantene’s Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist almost daily. I spray it on the bottom half of my hair to hydrate and nourish. Plus it smells amazing! The Pantene Waterless Collection is available at HEB!
My collection of headbands, embellished clips, and bows is pretty ridiculous. But they’re lifesavers to spruce up my hair when I’m getting closer to wash day. Headbands are also great to disguise greasy hair as your training it to go longer stretches as well!
Click here to learn more about Pantene’s Waterless Collection. Have you tried to train your hair? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!