Alberto VO5 Tea Therapy Clarifying Conditioner in Vanilla Mint Tea
Itâ€™s usually standard operating procedure to wash your hair with shampoo every day. While this may work for many women, it doesnâ€™t work for me because my hair is thick, wavy and dry. No, I donâ€™t walk around with a stinky head of hair a la Pig Pen. I â€œshampooâ€ using a cheap drugstore conditioner!
Why Skip Shampoo?
I started skipping shampoo when my hairstylist noticed my hair looked and felt overly dry. She asked what my routine was, and I told her I was coloring my hair, and then on top of that washing and blow drying it straight every day. She suggested skipping a day (even skipping two or three days if I could handle it) between washing and blow drying. That way, my blow out would last longer and I wouldnâ€™t have to subject my hair to the daily abuses of heat styling. Another alternative she mentioned was to skip shampoo entirely a few times a week. She suggested using water to rinse my scalp and hair and then following up with a conditioner.
I did this for a few years until I realized that I hated spending so much time with my hair dryer. If you have thick, long, curly hair and wear it straight, you know it can take from 45-60 minutes to blow it out. If youâ€™re blowing it out at least four times a week thatâ€™s four hours spent with your blow dryer! When I had this epiphany I realized, holy crap, all that time I spent fighting to get my hair straight I couldâ€™ve been doing other things like learning French or building a better mouse trap.
So about a year ago, I decided to stop fighting nature and embrace my wavy hair. Thatâ€™s when I learned about the world of conditioner washing.[Continue reading…]