Getting your hair to behave on day three is a real pain, isn’t it? And that’s why come day three, most of us head straight into the shower to give ourselves a hair wash — ah! goodbye greasy strands. But, what if we told you that you can rock third-day hair without looking like a total hippie? Yes, it’s possible. Not only will you be saving time and money, but also gallons of water (over-time).
Here, we’ve put down a few tips that you can follow to keep your hair looking fresh in-between washes. Excited? Let’s begin.
- 01: Use a dry shampoo on Day 1 hair
- 02: Use a leave-in conditioner to keep frizziness at bay
- 03: Don’t tie your hair in a bun while sleeping
- 04: Wash your hair using an SLS and paraben-free shampoo
01: Use a dry shampoo on Day 1 hair
The first step is to ensure that your scalp isn’t greasy when you reach day three. And therefore, contrary to popular belief, you must use a generous amount of dry shampoo like the Dove Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair Volume and Fullness for Refreshed Hair on the first day itself when your scalp is still pretty clean and oil-free. This is because dry shampoo works better as a preventive measure rather than a corrective one. Applying dry shampoo of Day 1 hair will help soak up excess oil and prevent dirt build-up, thereby ensuring your hair stays clean for a longer period.
Simply spritz the dry shampoo all over your scalp once your hair is completely dry; let it rest there for about five minutes and then brush it out to evenly distribute the product.
02: Use a leave-in conditioner to keep frizziness at bay
Next step is to use a leave-in conditioner such as the TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender right after applying the dry shampoo. This works because dry shampoo soaks up the excess oil, while a leave-in conditioner prevents frizziness and adds oodles of texture and volume to your hair.
03: Don’t tie your hair in a bun while sleeping
Avoid tying your hair in a bun when sleeping. Why? Well, when your hair is tied in a bun, your scalp tends to sweat more, which results in dirt build-up on the scalp. Additionally, no matter what kind of hair tie you use, it always ends up leaving behind an annoying dent which is hard to get rid of without a wash. Therefore, opt for a loose braid instead to keep your hair protected and wake up to gorgeous natural curls in the morning.
04: Wash your hair using an SLS and paraben-free shampoo
Whenever you do wash your hair, use an SLS and paraben-free formulae such as the Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Shampoo and conditioner combo, as they prevent scalp build-up in the first place, ensuring that your hair and scalp remain fresh for much longer.