This post is all about Tips for Making Your Hairstyle Last a Few Days. If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to simplify your routine. And as much as I love styling my hair and playing around with different looks, I don’t have nearly enough time or energy to do that these days so, my solution is to wash my hair less, style it less and stretch my look between washes. There are so many ways to make this work and still feel confident.
Tips for Making Your Hairstyle Last a Few Days
It truly doesn’t matter what hair type you have or the style that you wear. I’ll cover tips for each hair type as well as looks that can help you stretch the time between washed and effortless looks that will keep you feeling great, even with little time.
How often should you wash your hair?
This is a question that I get all the time and, unfortunately, there isn’t one answer that fits all because it really depends on your hair type. If you have oily hair, you will likely need to shampoo more often than someone with dry or combination hair. Usually, 2-3 days is appropriate.
How often should you wash oily hair?
If you have oily hair, you will likely need to shampoo more often than someone with dry or combination hair. Usually, every other day is a good idea, but if your hair is looking too oily and dry shampoo won’t cut it, throw in an extra wash. I recommend alternating between a clarifying shampoo to rid your scalp of extra sebum and gentle shampoo to keep your hair clean and healthy.
How often should you wash dry hair?
If you have dry hair, it is important to refrain from washing it too often because this will only strip the natural oils away and make your scalp produce more sebum. Try to wait at least three days before shampooing.
A good rule of thumb is to shampoo every three to four days. I also recommend using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to keep your locks looking their best.
How often should you wash if you have a sensitive scalp?
If you have a sensitive scalp, it is best to shampoo every other day using a gentle shampoo made for sensitive scalps. You can also try using a deep conditioner once a week to keep your hair healthy and hydrated. It’s important not to scrub too vigorously when you’re washing your hair.
Styling your hair: Tips for Making Your Hairstyle Last a Few Days
There are certain hairstyles that can transition to the next day with minimal styling. For example, it’s best to start with a slick straight style. On the second day, you can add a bit of a wave with low heat or an overnight curl. Try to use medium hold products so your hair won’t feel overly processed while still maintaining the hold. As your hair gets oiler transition to a low bun or ponytail to hide the oiler pieces.
Get help from products
There are a few products on the market that can help to extend the life of your hairstyle. A heat protectant is essential for keeping your hair healthy when you’re using styling tools. You can also use a light-hold hairspray or texture spray to add extra hold and keep frizz at bay.
Dry shampoo is your very best friend. It can come in an aerosol can or my favorite is just a loose powder. I like the loose powder dry shampoos because they are easier to layer and tend to be healthier options for both you and the environment.
The key is to start with clean, healthy hair. If you’re trying to stretch out your washes, the best way to do it is by starting with a fresh canvas. Dirty hair will hold on to products and styling tools longer, which can weigh down your locks and make them look greasy faster.