I used to wash my hair everyday. I used to feel SO icky if I didn’t. After reading sillygrrl.com for a few months now, I’ve seen her mention stretching out hair washings.

I wanted to get on board.  I hated my old routine of washing/conditioning/blow drying/flat iron/etc. -It was taking up over an hour+ a DAY!

My new routine is this:

Day 1:  Shampoo/Condition, blow dry, flat iron. At night, I pull my hair into a high bun. The secret here for me, is not twisting the hair before I wrap it into a bun.  I used to twist, twist, twist, then wrap it all around on top of my head. This did not work, it would be unmanageable the next day.

Day 2:  After I shower, I brush out & blow dry any bits that got wet while washing my face. After brushing out, I spray dry shampoo pretty much everywhere, focusing on an inch or so from my part.  I heat up my flat iron & fix any strays. I then make sure to run over the last 3-4 inches of my hair to make they ends smooth. :) On day 2 I use hairspray to kick up the volume. (I hate flat hair.) At night, I pull my hair into a high bun, just like day 1.

Day 3: My favorite day! Curly! I do the same as day 2, just after I dry shampooing I pin up the top section & start to curl the crap out of it. Let down the top layer, & curl the crap out of that. After countless Youtube videos & asking random people I see with curled hair, I think I have finally somewhat mastered curing my hair. I even spray it with hair spray while on the curling iron, which I’m sure I learned from my mother & is bad for your hair.  It doesn’t hold all day, even w/ loads of hairspray & dirty hair. Towards the end of the day, it’s just wavy/beach/crazy. :P I sleep however at night, since the next day…

…I repeat!

Shampoo/Conditioner– Aussie Volume at my place, Mane & Tail at Gregg’s. I also use Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle every week or two focusing on my ends. (This stuff is amazing.)

Dry Shampoo– TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. It’s cheap & effective. I’d like to try their waterless foam dry shampoo.

Hairspray- Aussie’s Sun-Touched Shine. It holds well & add some shininess. (Not greasy looking!!)

I love! this routine.

I have SO MUCH more time in the mornings. I can take longer showers, not be rushed & enjoy a cup of coffee while doing my hair. :) The extra time comes in handy now that I’m packing/preparing meals & shooting myself with a syringe every morning.

What is your hair care routine?

6 thoughts on “3 Day Hair”

  1. Goodness gracious, I couldn’t even imagine spending that much time on my hair! My hair routine is: Shampoo, Condition, towel dry, brush and that’s it! I don’t have enough patience to do anything else :/

    Although, I do ADORE the beachy-wave look and wish there was an easy way to achieve it. Any ideas?

  2. Haha, I finally got to a point where I let my hair air dry only. It was unruly & flat. Day 1 takes about 20 minutes, Day 2 is about 5 minutes, and day 3 is about 15 minutes!

    I have heard of people twisting their hair & spraying it with a fine mist of salt water to give it that “beach” look. They even sell some products to achieve that goal. Example!

  3. Thank you! I looked online and found a few different ways to do it. I only have a flat iron, so I tried one with a flat iron and it worked out well, but it took forever.

    I don’t mind taking time to get ready when I actually have that time to spare, so I’ll definitely do it again… Gonna go check out your example now!

    PS – that’s awesome that it only takes you 5-20mins! That is skill :P

    PPS – I bought the Aussie 3 Min Miracle, gonna try it this weekend!

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