Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dirty hair is better than clean hair?

Dirty hair is gross. But cmon, honestly I hate showering everyday. Don't get me wrong, I love the feeling of 'getting right out of the shower' clean. But I hate that it takes me literally over an hour just to get ready. The majority of the time definitely goes towards air drying my hair, b/c it gets so frizzy and dry if I run the blow dryer through it.

Anyway, so what I like to do is wash my hair every other day. I'm in the process of 'training it' to be able to adapt to the change. I concluded that since I wash it everyday, and with it being all frizzed out just gets dry. So my body compensates for the oil depletion by producing even more oils to keep my hair nicely conditioned and anti-dandruffy. Makes sense? So maybe if I stop showering on the daily, maybe once every other day (2-3 days is PUSHING the questions towards maintaining good hygiene, of mine & others haha) so that my body would sense that it does not need to produce as much oils. Hence making me have more free time to sleep, and saving more water and shampoo. :)

In the meantime, I've google'd up on some dry shampoos. Which comes in a hairspray can, and you just spray it into your roots and I'm assuming that it kinda sprays a powder or drying agent to soak up your natural oils. I haven't tried it yet, but I think I might give it a try.

Also, another thing to mention....the difference between expensive salon shampoos/conditioners from your local drugstore's shampoo is that there is more water in the salon ones. So I guess it's a more mild and gentle formula on your hair than harsh shampoo'ing and stripping your tresses of natural oils.


  1. KELLY. i dont wash my hair everyday. like you assumed, its actually healthy for your hair to have natural oils in it, aka not washing it with shampoo every day. plus if you let it get just a little oily, you can get a nice look too. haha. ok well i just wanted to share that with you. usually i just rinse my hair in the shower and wash it with shampoo every other day. thats all. i love youuuuuu