Help! I'm addicted to dry shampoo.

on Jun 10, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

For years I washed my hair everyday.  About 5 years ago when I was in Australia I discovered Bastiste Dry Shampoo and immediately become obsessed (it soon after became popular is Canada).  The product is amazing and has allowed me skip a day in between washes.  I actually like how my hair looks day 2, full of dry shampoo. 

The problem is, is that I NEED to use it. My hair is super oily and even after a day of work I need to use dry shampoo that night if I go out.

I am looking for tips on how to reduce my shampooing (both wet & dry) without being gross.  

I am interested in trying co-washing (conditioner washing) but I am not sure if it will just make me more oily.   I have very straight, long, thick hair.  

Thanks everyone!

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Reply on Jun 10, 2016 @ 02:36 pm

I remember watching a whole bunch of youtube videos and I came across one about an issue of the person needing to wash their hair all the time. The solution is that apparently, you can actually train your scalp to not get all oily very fast but it's going to require something you might not like: don't wash your hair and just let it do its thing. I believe the YT channel I saw this video from is by curlypenny but I think it was an FAQ video. Her channel is really interesting anyway :) I do hope I was able to help you out.

Also, I think cowashing may work if you have thick hair so you should try it out on a day you don't have work. Use a conditioner that is silicone and alcohol free as they tend to dry out the hair-- imagine putting that on your scalp! Yikes! You'd probably dry it out-- curlypenny has videos on ingredients to be aware of when choosing your shampoo/conditioner

Lastly, (I know I babbled too long) but more behind the explanation for not washing your hair when it comes to 'training your scalp': you are stripping your entire scalp of their natural oils and sebum (so it is going to want to produce more) it is essentially an ongoing cycle: Wash hair - becomes oily - wash hair - becomes oily.

Try finding a balance and see what works for you, now, I really do hope I was some help! Have a good day :)

. on Jun 10, 2016 @ 03:13 pm

@hfraser, my cousin which have been a hairdresser for a very long time told me this.
To to keep hair with the right amount of oils or or if your hair is too dry and needs natural oils. You have not NOT wash your hair everyday. To let the natural oils set in. Apparently, if your hair is oily all the time, you have to put up with it for a few days without washing it and repeat until the oil is reduced. My other cousin has really oily hair because she washes and uses dry shampoo everyday more than once a day. Once she tried the not washing and use dry shampoo everyday routine, her hair is a lot better now. You could try to see how it works out for you. :)

. on Jun 10, 2016 @ 05:45 pm

Try Switching shampoo brands. I switched to Aveeno and now I can go like 2 days before my hair gets oily, I rarely ever even use Dry shampoo anymore.

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