Here's a peek into my new routine:
Sunday: Wash hair; dry and straighten. No styling products used. (I know, I'm frying my hair.) Here's my hair's starting point:
Monday: No wash or rinse. Alternatively, rinse only. No styling products.
Tuesday: Rinse; dry and straighten. No styling products.
Wednesday: Rinse; dry naturally. (This results in disheveled hippie waves. I title this picture "Brutal Honesty"; yes, I'm in workout clothes with no make-up.)
Or, rinse; dry and straighten, and apply dry shampoo. This is the dry shampoo I'm using:
I purchased it at Ulta specifically for this adventure. I would recommend it for no-wash days even if you aren't going a week between washings.
Thursday: No wash or rinse if I can pull it off; or rinse, dry and straighten plus dry shampoo.Friday: Rinse, dry and straighten plus dry shampoo.
Saturday: Rinse. Leave hair wavy/curly but use a curl-enhancing product (since I wash the next day).
My thoughts so far:
Firstly, this saves a good amount of time 4-5 days out of the week. So, yay! Monday-Wednesday I love, but by Friday and Saturday, my hair ends up in a ponytail. I'm hopeful that my hair is still adjusting, but right now, I'm not sure I could attend a "going out" function on Friday or Saturday without cheating and washing my hair. I do think my hair is starting to be slightly less frizzy between drying and straightening, so that is progress.
Right now, I plan to stick this out at least 2-3 more weeks to allow my hair ample time to adjust. I'm still hopeful that I can shift to weekly hair washing permanently. However, I'm spoiled to work from home, so I can experiment more without having to look "office ready" each day. Long term, at minimum, I plan to return to a "wash every three days", which I can definitely handle, and I do think improves the condition of my hair.
Anybody else want to jump on the bandwagon with me?