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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My 3-Day Routine To Avoid Greasy Hair.

I tend to wash my hair every 3 days, depending on my schedule. I have very oily hair so I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve which help me to look presentable when exiting the house. If you're looking to stop washing your hair so often, or you find your hair gets greasy quickly, here's a little routine to combat that...

Day 1: Wash, but don't blow dry: Of course it all starts with the washing of the hair. I like to use whatever hair shampoo and conditioner is on offer, so I don't have a preference. At the moment I'm using the L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is designed for those who have oily roots yet dry ends, an amazing concept and I love the way it's making my hair feel. The reason I say no to blow-drying my hair is because I find the more heat I use, the more product I end up using, and my hair can end up feeling clogged, especially at the roots. Enjoy your day - and if you're like me, your only day - of clean hair!

Day 2: Style it out: On second day hair I tend to experiment with styles and maybe I'll add in a few curls. My hair tends to feel a bit dryer and not as clean come the second day so I may put it in an up-do, or keep it down but add some Batiste Dry Shampoo to soak up any oil in the roots. If I pop my hair up, I'll either go for a braid or a classic pony tail, my hair has never done the whole messy bun thing, it never looks good. Invisibobbles are what I use when putting my hair up as they don't leave a kink, so if I change my mind halfway through the day and wear my hair down, it's not an issue. I will sometimes curl my hair too on day 2 just for something different, and the only extra hair products I use will be a heat protectant, hair spray, then maybe a texture spray of some kind. Your hair will have more hold to it on the second day, so I recommend curing it and styling it at this stage.

Day 3: Dry shampoo 'till the cows come home: This is the day where I don't go sparingly on the dry shampoo. By this point I've probably been touching my hair way more than I should, so the oils have really built up around the roots, a habit I want to kick in 2017 for sure. I'll either repeat my style from the day before, depending on how greasy my hair is, but 9 times out of 10 I'll go for a volumised classic pony tail. The dry shampoo will add the volume you need to the roots so it's as easy as scraping all your hair back and tying it up, leaving a few strands at the front if you wish. By keeping my hair out my face on the third day, if I am out and about, I know I wont be touching it so I can guarantee the dry shampoo will do it's job for the whole day.

Occasionally I'll get a fourth day out of it, in which case I'll repeat day three and pray I look okay.

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