A long time ago in a blog far away, I told you about cowashing and my little hair experiment. Here we are, over a year later, and this is how my hair looks . . .
I went in a month or so ago to have it trimmed, and my stylist commented that i had almost no split or dry ends, and that my hair was INCREDIBLY healthy. Clearly, the elimination of shampoo was the right move for me.
Here’s my winter hair routine:
I “wash” my hair once every five days. When I do so, I get it thoroughly soaking wet at the beginning of my shower, then I coat it with Living Proof Perfect Hair Day conditioner. **yes, it is expensive, but it seriously rocks and when you only wash your hair every five days you can splurge a little bit.
When I say “coat”, I mean that I use six pumps of conditioner on my scalp alone. Then, I use another six pumps on the middle section of my hair and my nape. Another six pumps goes onto my ends. I use my fingertips to really scrub my head and get the conditioner on every little bit of hair. Then, I do the rest of my shower duties, and rinse the conditioner off last thing. When I rinse it, I again scrub like mad, using my fingertips to really work the water into my scalp and get it rinsed.
Next, I wrap my head in an old t-shirt to absorb the extra water for about five minutes (this trick is amazing). I gently comb out the tangles and apply Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Treatment, then air dry for about fifteen minutes. Then, I blow dry, using a ceramic round brush and alligator clips.
My hair has serious volume and shine the first two days. On the third day, I might need to apply a little hair BB cream to my ends (the picture above is day 3). On the fourth and fifth day, I can do some great ponytails and braids using some dry shampoo at my roots to get serious volume.
My hair does not smell, nor does it get greasy when I work out. I think my scalp is regulating itself really well and overall, my hair is far healthier than it has been since I was a child.