Alright, so my hair is quite long, dead straight, and kinda oily (but not overly, I’m not that ready to sign up to any fracking companies, yet…), but I absolutely despise washing my hair. It’s not because I love having greasy gross looking hair (I mean if that’s you, that’s you I guess…), it’s the act of doing it. It’s just such a long process, I don’t like wet hair, and don’t get me started on the drying of it. I mean, I get that hairdryers exist for a reason, but I prefer to air dry my hair (luckily, I live in the southern hemisphere where it is summer most of the year, so it doesn’t take as long as it would it was freezing cold), because I like having healthy not straw-like hair.
Now when researching how I can extend the length go time between hair washes, there were all these different techniques, like don’t touch your hair or the roots, and I kinda have to touch my hair to get it out of my face… So that wouldn’t work for me, and then I came upon the holy of holies DRY SHAMPOO. I was amazed, you spray it on your hair and your hair looks less greasy, freaking fantastic.
So, like I always do, I researched dry shampoo. There were ways to make it, and I thought, cool, we love being eco-friendly, zero-waste up in here (because the environment matters kids). They suggested corn starch and if you have dark hair, mix in some cocoa powder. So, I used corn starch (didn’t want to use cocoa powder because I didn’t feel like smelling like it) not the worst thing in the world, but not the most pleasant experience.
I decided to get a tin of aerosol dry shampoo (cheapest option, because we are not all millionaires). I discovered that they had tinted dry shampoo, for those of us with darker shades of hair. I used it (the tinted one, for some added clarification) and was pleasantly surprised. My hair didn’t look like a powdered wig from the 1600’s, nor did it look like I hadn’t washed it in a week (because that is the point of it isn’t it?).
And now I live for dry shampoo. No longer do I need to wash my hair every two days, I sort of stretch it out to around five days, but that’s if I haven’t been working out (because I do that regularly, definitely 😉 ), then I wash my hair that night, because sweat and greasy hair is not a good mix at ll.
My concluding thought: Dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions in my life (obviously including WIFI, electricity and the dishwasher, because I don’t like washing dishes). And thus, I think it is important that anyone who hates washing their hair should give it a try.
And that’s all folks.