Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


Five Days of Awesome Hair with Only One Wash and Dry

More snooze, less shampoo

Five Days of Awesome Hair With Only One Wash and Dry

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).

  1. Use a Goody Ouchless Brush to remove snags.
  2. Loosely gather hair at the crown and pin upwards for some volume.
  3. Loosely gather your bangs and the front of your hair, twist and/or pin back with Goody ColourCollection bobby pins one side at a time. Rock your day.


Let your inner retro RAWR, today.

  1. Brush out any snags with a Goody Ouchless brush.
  2. Separate your hair into two sections: front and back.
  3. Put the back half in a loose bun, slide Goody Head Wrap over your head and secure *between* the two sections.
  4. Let all of your hair down. Smooth hair into a low pony tail, covering the bottom half your head wrap.
  5. Optional: Wrap some of your hair around your elastic and secure with a Goody ColourCollection bobby pin. Bring it on, boardroom.


The end of the week is almost here! This simple no-wash style will bridge the gap to Friday.

  1. Gently remove any snags with a Goody Ouchless brush and sprinkle/spritz dry shampoo as necessary.
  2. Gather hair into a smooth, low side ponytail with a Goody SlideProof Elastic.
  3. Lower elastic a bit, gently make a split ABOVE the elastic, take the length of your pony tail and loop your ponytail over and through the hole in your hair. Tighten by splitting your ponytail in two pieces and pulling in opposite directions.
  4. Fishtail braid the length of your ponytail for a fun, casual look OR roll up into a bun and secure with Goody ColourCollection bobby pins for a chic, elegant style. Now, go conquer that conference call.


Let the natural grit in your hair work to your benefit today.

  1. Separate your hair into two main sections: top/front and back/bottom.
  2. Gather the bottom section of your hair into a pony tail at the nape, secure with a Goody Ouchless Elastic.
  3. Separate the front section of your hair into two sections, wherever you normally part your hair.
  4. Gently back brush using your Goody Ouchless Brush and braid the length of the section (French, rope or regular braid - your choice).
  5. Secure with a bobby pin or elastic, loosely and repeat on the other side.
  6. Tease your ponytail and wrap into a messy bun.
  7. Take the braid on the right and pull it back, pinning over the TOP of your bun.
  8. Take the braid on the left and do the same, pinning beneath your bun. Reward self with coffee.

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.