While washing and conditioning your hair daily seems like the right thing to do, it’s not always the right approach. Some hair types fare better with longer time in-between hair washes. For example, curly hair types tend to benefit from spacing out the shampooing, and sometimes, even co-washing. To avoid dry hair, scaling back on your washings can be a good place to start.
If you want to take your in-between hair wash routine to the next level (and keep your hair looking and feeling fresh), here are some important things to keep in mind.
In-between hair washes: 4 things to remember
1. Use dry shampoo
Refresh hair in-between washes with a good dry shampoo. Hair and scalps that haven’t been washed in several days can look and feel oily, making your hair feel weighed down.
To cut down on that feeling, use a dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo whenever your locks are feeling super oily. Dry shampoo products can help absorb excess oils on the hair and scalp, keeping the grease and buildup to a minimum.
However, as with everything else, it’s important not to overdo your dry shampoo use. Try using it every few days. Also, be sure to massage your product in and brush it out thoroughly. This ensures that your dry shampoo product is evenly distributed throughout your hair.
2. Use the right hairbrush
Cutting back on daily shampooing also allows your scalp to keep coating hair with your natural oils, which helps moisturise your strands. However, to evenly distribute these oils throughout your hair and style without washing, you’ll want to use a good brush to get the job done right. Unlike round brushes, a good paddle brush can be used on all hair types and lengths.
3. Try messy or second-day hairstyles
Trying out some messy styles in-between hair washes also works wonders, especially since braids, buns and twists can give your hair a polished and sophisticated look without any additional heat styling. However, if you find that your hair is getting a little too slippery during the process, using a good texturising product can help add some grip to your strands.
4. Consider co-washing
While it’s tempting to shampoo and condition, letting your hair rest in-between hair washes is totally recommended. If you can’t stand the oily feeling from not washing for a few days, there’s a solution. Lightly rinsing hair with water between washes and washing your hair with a cleansing conditioner can help.
Not sure what co-wash to use? We suggest trying out the TRESemmé Botanic Co-Wash. Infused with aloe vera, it’s hydrating and great for all hair types.