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Are You An Every Day Shampoo-er?

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I was having a discussion with some blogging buddies today and they were “confessing” to me that they wash their hair everyday. I think women have gotten the message that frequent washing is a big fat no-no. But honestly, particularly with this group who don’t color or blow dry their hair, I think washing every day is okay. Personally, I like limiting it to three times a week to help preserve the color in my hair and keep my dry ends hydrated. But if you work out everyday or feel like hair is greasy or unclean, daily washes are the way to go.

But you might want to consider some shampoo specifically designed for oily hair and scalps. Shu Art of Hair debuted their New Cleansing Oil Shampoo Anti-Oil Shampoo designed to remove oil and buildup and cleanse with high astringent power. It rebalances sebaceous glands to slow future oil production. Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Weightless Nourishment Shampoo is a great drugstore option that leaves hair clean and weightless. Another options that gets rave reviews:

If you are a daily washer and want to cut down, there are some tricks that got me out of the everyday obligation. First, I purchased a Mason Pearson brush. Using it at night, its bristles help distribute oils throughout hair, keeping roots volumized and ends hydrated. Second, use dry shampoo wisely. Apply to roots and wait five minutes. Don’t touch. This allows the product to absorb oils. Then blast with a hair dryer while you tousle with your fingers. I’ve found this makes the product totally disappear and oil is removed completely.

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! And hope that helps.

Mason Pearson Hairbrush

The investment in a Mason Pearson brush is a big one. But it is highly possible you could have this brush the rest of your life. I haven’t regretted the purchase one bit. My hair is healthier, with fewer flakes and less breakage. There are loads of options and it can be confusing to select the right one. Here are some guidelines:

  • Pure Bristle brushes (All Boar): For fine to normal hair, fine long hair
  • Bristle & Nylon Mixture brushes: For normal and short thick hair
  • All Nylon brushes: For very thick hair

Then you have to decide on size. If you have very long hair, go bigger (if your pocketbook allows). I have a fairly small brush for my long hair, and it works just fine. Largest to smallest:

  • Popular 9 inches
  • Junior 8 7/8 inches
  • Handy 8 1/2 inches
  • Pocket 6 3/4 inches

They also offer sensitive models are for very fine or thinning hair.

Don’t use this brush for styling. The heat will damage the bristles. I keep mine by my bed to a nightly brushing. Using it frequently helps distribute the oils and keeps hair and scalp healthy!