Those of us with hair on the thinner side may be tempted to wash and condition everyday, because even a little bit of natural scalp oil can weight our hair down. I recommend getting out of the habit of daily washing. Try to let the natural sebum of your scalp accumulate for a few days. You may find rinsing your hair in the shower with warm then cold water to be helpful for stretching “dirty” hair another day.
I wash my hair every 3-5 days. I used to be a daily washer, but found I really like the texture of my hair when I keep my natural oils around. Plus, I’m totally in love with Kevin Murphy powder puff volumizer. This product was recommended to me by an acupuncturist, of all people, but the proof is in the pudding! I use this volumizer like a dry shampoo, but this is more than a dry shampoo. There is a texturing agent that soaks up excess oil, while giving more rigidity and form to your hair.
Sprinkle just a little bit of product onto your scalp at a time. Gently work the powder into your hair to get some lift. I especially like the non aerosol application of this product. I’ve tried so many dry shampoos and I always seem to add too much product if the contents are under pressure! Because my roots are darker I have to be really careful about not applying too much- I’ll end up looking a little ghostly or like I just spent the day on a construction site.
I wear volumizer on the days just before I wash my hair. I like to rinse the product out of my hair at night to let my scalp breathe. If I’m not washing my hair for another day, I’ll re-apply in the morning.