With the help of stylists and hair editors everywhere we’ve finally established that washing your hair too often can sometimes do damage to your strands. The same way you wouldn’t wear out your favorite t-shirt by washing it every day, you don’t want to over wash and over process your hair. Learning how to train your hair to stay fresh in between washes is key if you’re hoping to get in the habit of washing your hair less often. This all depends on using the right products in an effective way. Nail down a routine that shows you how to train your hair to stay as fresh as possible by making these easy changes to your routine:
How to Train Your Hair
In order to train your hair to stay fresh, you’ll want to start out with strands that are actually clean. Start using a clarifying shampoo on a weekly basis to get rid of any product buildup and to start off with a truly clean slate. We suggest Dove Purify & Strengthen Shampoo and Conditioner for a real cleansing wash and care routine. After shampooing and conditioning your hair with this duo you’ll reset your hair back to square one and be prepped for a break from washing your hair.
So many of us get in the habit of touching and playing with our hair and transferring unnecessary oils into your roots and strands. Our hands are full of oils and dirt from our daily routines and by breaking the habit of touching your hair, you’ll keep it cleaner longer.
You’ll also want to invest in a bottle of dry shampoo for when your hair inevitably starts to get oily as the days go on. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to what they look for in a dry shampoo. We suggest Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo if you’re looking for a product that absorbs oil and adds volume. This cult favorite is a crowd pleaser.
In general, it will take time to train your hair to stay fresh between washes. As time goes on your hair will last longer and longer and you’ll notice it getting less oily. Start by switching your routine to every other day and slowly extend it by adding one more day at a time. Most people can go up to three-four days without washing their strands. Keep that number in mind and don’t push your hair too far, or you’ll end up with roots that look and feel greasy.