Guilty as charged! I’ll admit, I definitely go several days between hair washes, and in some instances have even gone as long as a week! You all always ask me how I keep my hair clean and fresh between washes, so I thought I’d share some tips that may help you do the same. After all, washing, blow drying and styling your hair is never a fun task.
Now that I have extensions, it’s even more important for me to deep cleanse my hair to avoid buildup at my roots. My secret… when I do wash my hair, I use the new Pantene Charcoal Collection shampoo + conditioner which uses activated charcoal to attract dirt and debris while detoxing my hair and scalp. It cleanses deep to rid my hair of all impurities at every wash, so I don’t have to worry about build up between washes.
Recently, I’ve been making an effort to rid my beauty routine of parabens, sulfates and harsh additives. I love that the Pantene Charcoal Collection is safe on my extensions and completely safe with 0% parabens, silicones or dyes. If you’ve ever experienced your hair being heavy right after you’ve washed it, it’s probably because you’re using products with too much silicone in it. It tends to weigh down your hair which also makes it difficult to style. Avoid silicones and parabens at all costs. 🙂
Still not convinced? If you want to give Pantene Charcoal Collection shampoo + conditioner a try, there is currently an in-store and online promotion running at Target where you can earn a $5 gift card when you purchase two products from the Pantene Charcoal Collection. The Shampoo and Conditioner run you a total of $12 at checkout, and when you use the $5 Target gift card towards your purchase, you’ll get both products for only $7. Such a steal! You can purchase now in-store or online!
Keep reading for a couple of tips that help train my hair and keep it fresh between washes.
Here are a couple of easy tricks I use to keep my hair fresh between washes.
- Believe it or not, you can train your hair to go longer between washes. Slowly increase your days between washes over a couple of weeks. When your hair is already oily, your body trains itself that it no longer needs to produce more oil, so you’ll experience less oily hair between washes over time.
- I have a week-long system I use when not washing my hair that helps elongate the styling process between washes. On day 1-2, my hair is super fresh and clean thanks to Pantene’s Charcoal Collection. I generally keep my hair straight and avoid styling it or adding additional product. On day 3-5, I generally wear my hair curled, sometimes adding some dry shampoo to my scalp on day 5 if needed. (Pro tip: when adding dry shampoo, simply blow dry it through your hair for even distribution – it will appear as clean as day 1). On day 6-7, I generally wear my hair up or in a messy bun to disguise how dirty it is. Day 8 (otherwise known as day 1), wash again with Pantene’s Charcoal Collection shampoo + conditioner and repeat the cycle.
- If possible, try to avoid adding styling products to your hair. Generally, the only products I add are leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant with occasional hair spray here and there, as needed, to hold the curl. Too much product tends to weigh your hair down, making it harder to style and more in need of a wash over time.
I’d love to know your thoughts once you have a chance to try the new Pantene Charcoal Collection! Leave me a comment below so I can know how you liked it! xoxo.
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