Two things most of us value when it comes to our morning routines are sleep and punctuality. We've all had mornings where we get up extra early to wash and style our hair, and I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who's looked in the mirror and thought "Hmm, it's not that bad." Mornings are busy enough without the added hassle of washing and drying your hair, right? You already know that the less time you spend doing your hair the more time you'll have to make that second cup of coffee.
Last year, I decided to cut down on my shampooing to avoid spending precious time on washing and blow drying my hair. As a single mom, I want to spend as much time as possible with my son, so finding ways to spend less time in front of a mirror and more time next to him in the morning is important. As a working mom, I know that appearances in the workplace matter, so the styles you see below are perfect for the office (and because you will be spending a lot less time on your hair in the morning, punctuality will not be a problem!)
For me, a bonus to not shampooing as often has been that my hair has been feeling smoother and has been thicker than ever before. I also have fewer dark circles, and save a ton of money on shampoo and water bills! Win! I now wash my hair one to three times a week, depending on my activities.
Here’s what a week of no-wash styles looks like for me. With the exception of Monday’s style, you can use any of these as a second-day option. (And there is no shame in fifth-day hair. None.)
It’s clean hair day! After shampooing, brush hair with Goody QuikStyle brush to cut down on dry time. I like to fake a blowout on Mondays to last me most of - if not the entire - work week.
If needed, freshen your second day hair with dry shampoo (I prefer to use dry shampoo BEFORE bed to save precious time in the morning).
Let your inner retro RAWR, today.
The end of the week is almost here! This simple no-wash style will bridge the gap to Friday.
Let the natural grit in your hair work to your benefit today.
With a little pre-planning, you can rock a week of no-wash styles. Spend less time washing and drying in the morning so you can spend more time doing the things you love before heading out for the day.