I used to wash my hair daily. I’d give a really good squirt of shampoo, a big dollop of conditioner, and away I’d go. Then I’d have to blow dry it (or course) and hot iron it straight, so it was neat and tidy and styled.
I wondered why my hair was always dry, damaged, split ends. Couldn’t figure it out.
These days, I wash my hair twice a week, on the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday, whenever I’m free) and on Wednesdays. In the evenings. I use a baby shampoo with conditioner combination product, which I buy in large 750 ml squeeze bottles, and then I use a conditioner beyond that, because I really am someone with dry hair and skin. Then I let it air dry, and I straighten it. It takes about ten minutes to do so, and my hair looks great.
Most people wash their hair too much, and use way too much product on their hair. By doing this not only are you stripping your hair of its natural oils and weighing it down with chemical, you’re also wasting money. These days I literally use the “dime sized amount” – about the size of a New Zealand twenty cent piece – of shampoo, and that’s plenty.
The less straightening and blow drying we do on our hair the better too. Twice a week is enough to keep my hair looking great. The rest of the time, when I’m in the shower, I wear a shower cap to stop my hair getting wet and frizzy. Yeah, it looks stupid but it works.
Truth is, our hair doesn’t really get very dirty. Unless you’re sweating into it a lot, or doing manual labour, it’ll be fairly clean for days on end. Don’t get suckered into the “daily wash” routine. You don’t need it.