We already know that washing our hair too often strips the scalp of its essential oils, yet many of us lather up pretty much every day.
Kim Kardashian always manages to keep her locks glossy and sleek, despite the copious amounts of styling and that blonde ‘do. How does she do it?
“Keeping your hair shiny and soft in the winter can be difficult!” the fashion and beauty icon wrote on her website. “I only shampoo it twice a week to prevent it from drying out.”
Well, there we go. If Kim can shampoo twice a week without turning into a dread-locked grease ball, so can we?
I’m a big believer in not shampooing every day (although it can be hard when I’ve had a lot of product in my hair on a shoot and I need it clean for the next days job). But I’m more of a 3-4 times a week kind of girl.
So, what to do with limp locks on wash-free days? Kim’s go-to hairstyle: a sleek ponytail. Your hair will thank you in the long run and you’ll probably end up seeing a difference. And don’t forget you’ll use far less of your expensive shampoos and conditioners!
If the ponytail isn’t your kinda thing, don’t forget that there’s some amazing dry shampoos on the market. My favourite is the Batiste range which freshens my mane up between washes.
How many shampoo’s do you do a week?
My hair has suffered so much over the years from over-processing on photoshoots, damage from scuba diving, years of bleaching….
I’ve recently had my roots slightly darker, fading down into the blonde really really subtly so that I can grow my roots down and avoid the damage of bleaching! Now my mission is to treat my hair the best I can to make it grow luscious and thick again. This includes avoiding brushing as much as possible and washing only every 2-3 days so my hair can rest and create natural oils! I found this picture which is my ultimate hair goals at the moment!
A while ago, my mum bought back some shampoo and conditioner that had been recommended to her. After looking at it, I realised it was the same brand as the coconut milk oil I had been using for years! I just remember being out shopping once and my hair felt dry so I randomly bought some pretty cheap oil (partly because I love coconut!) to stick on whilst I was out. And I actually fell in love. I do swear by it now and use it after every wash and between washes on dry hair if I need it, despite that not being on the instructions.
OGX coconut milk anti-breakage serum contains coconut milk (obvs) and we all know that coconut is hailed as a massive beauty saviour. Also, egg white proteins – if they’re good enough for my diet, they’re good enough for my hair.
Ive now tried three of the different shampoos/conditioners they have on offer and my FAV are the anti-breakage Keratin Oil ones. The keratin proteins and Argan oil leave my hair feeling luscious – not to mention the amazzzzze smell.
I do like the Argan Oil and Brazilian Keratin Smooth versions also but the pink is my ultimate.
There’s a whole massive range and you can find them in your local supermarkets, Boots or Superdrug and I’m sure many other retailers. All products are around £6-£7.
What hair products do you love? Swear by? Can’t live without? Let me know in the comments or tweet/Instagram me @heliemac1