i've talked about this topic before, but i feel it's worth mentioning again. mostly because i might as well be honest with you and also because i get it that people don't really understand the whole not washing your hair thing.
if you are crazy in love with that clean hair feeling and don't need to add volume, this post is not for you.
it's not like i'm trying to save pennies on shampoo or imitate the dread locks guy on glee. he's cute, no? but for whatever reason i kept going longer and longer between shampoos and noticed my hair looked a million times better. volume! texture! if you have color treated hair, obviously this makes it last even longer.
in the shower, comb your hair (focusing mostly on your scalp) and rinse. rinse and comb every day. this gets the dirt out and distributes oil throughout your hair. i use conditioner on the ends as needed and shampoo once a week.
the less you lather, the less oil your scalp produces. it will be oilier than usual at first, but give it time for your scalp to adjust. when you aren't stripping it dry with shampoo every day, it will produce less oil in return. makes sense, right? it's a delicate balance and your body is pretty good at figuring it out.
i'm not sure i could get by with NEVER shampooing, but i'm always left with lifeless hair after my once-a-week lather. of course, in between days you can get more volume and texture from dry shampoo.
photo by anne dokter.