Posted in Uncategorized on June 7th, 2010 by Reagan
Tags: answers, dry shampoo, product, styling
Q by Julie: I have medium long, super thick, curly in the back, straighter in the front hair. I hate washing it. The first day I wash my hair looks pretty good, just letting it air dry. The second, not too good. The third, I’m pushing it. Do you have any suggestions (besides washing it again) for maintaining a good style with curly hair the day after washing? Also, what do you mean use a flat iron for wave????? That blew my mind!
A by Reagan: I have a tutorial in the works for the flat iron waves. I have had so many questions about it. You guys are going to go completely ape when you see it. Seriously, you’ll go pretty ape.
Your question is one that I love. I am constantly trying to convince my clients that washing your hair less isn’t gross, dirty or bad hygiene. Nothing, not any conditioner, is better for your hair than it’s own natural oils. So, great job on wanting to wash it less. Since I’m such a fan of the multiple day style, you can bet I rocked a sometimes 5 day look with my long hair (sometimes even more with my short, that might be sort of gross.). What works best for me, and many people that I have recommended this to, is to simply spray your hair with just water the next day. If my hair has gotten a little weird in some spots…straight, flat, etc, I’ll spray a little water with a spray bottle, apply some more product and scrunch like I usually would. I’m talking a few sprays for each section. Your hair will be a little damp, not any where near sopping.Want to know a secret? My wavy huge hair and I have been using this….
In fact, we’ve been using this like crazy. One time, my friend Kim told me she used this and that I should try it. I was like “nu uh, sister. I am a professional and a snob. I will not use Garnier”. But this stuff is awesome for us wavy, beachy b****es. Point of this is that I will spray some plain water (how many times am I going to share that step?) then I will scrunch, then I will spray this all over and scrunch again. Your hair will become the opposite of what it is now. Meaning, it is going to progressively get better, prettier and awesomer each day. Instead of suckier. (PS you don’t have to use this garnier stuff. You can use whatever product you like to begin with. This has been something I have especially loved since my hair has gotten bigger)
Last but not least…ironically I am just getting to this at the bottom of the post when the image is at the top. Dry shampoo will prevent your hair from looking and smelling oily/dirty. I have used such brands as Pssssst, Oscar Blandi and my personal favorite, Batiste. I feel like dry shampoo is still a secret to most women. It is probably my favorite beauty product ever. In fact, if I ever went on survivor, I’d bring dry shampoo as my luxury item. Then i would talk to it like it was my own little Wilson.
Thanks for the great question Julie! I hope this helps!