This post is going to horrify my mother, but it’s all about how I manage to go as long as possible without having to wash my hair. I loathe washing my hair, particularly drying it. Summer is now upon us in Dubai so even the thought of turning on a hairdryer breaks me out in a sweat. The only other option is to let it dry naturally…
So I like to avoid washing my hair for as long as is humanly possible. The only way to do that is lots of dry shampoo and some creative hairstyling.
Day 1: When the hair is nice and clean and fresh I’ll wear it straight and down. A quick slide over with the straighters and I’m good to go.
Day 2: My hair usually gets a little bent out of shape after sleeping on it so I’ll add a soft curl for the second day to try and disguise that, again using my GHD straightener, just because its quick and the curls last a lot longer than they would with a curling wand.
Day 3: A little oil has started to build up by day 3 so I like to tie my hair from my face. I like to wear a half up top knot because it still looks like I’ve made more effort than simply scarping it into a pony tail.
Day 4: The same as day 3 I like to keep my hair from my face but still free flowing so I braid the side. I like this double braid style, it’s really easy and looks super pretty.
Day 5: By this stage I usually wash my fringe or “bangs”, it keeps my hair looking fresh without having to dry the whole thing. I find a little braided alice band looks cute but also hides the line between clean and dirty hair. All you need to do is take a small section of hair from the nape of the neck, braid it and pin it to the head. Do the same on the other side and voila.
Day 6: Lots of dry shampoo and tie the hair to the side. To keep it from looking like a drab greasy ponytail I back comb the hair before tying it back to add volume. You can either leave it in a side pony or if its too diry braid it. You can mix it up by doing a normal braid, a fish tail braid or a stacked braid.
Day 7: Messy updo is about the only option by now. Make sure there is a lot of volume to avoid it looking like a greasy mess and more like it’s intentional.
Obviously a whole week without washing your hair is optimisitic – but it can be done! You need to slowly train your hair to need washing less, it’s not something that can be done over night. I find 4 days is about as long as I can get away with on a normal week, if you exercise regularly a week is a little unrealistic so bear that in mind.
As always thanks so much for reading. Apologies some of the picture quality isn’t great in this post!