Hello, hello! This afternoon I am continuing HWG Beauty Week with a video I promised you weeks ago. (Are you getting sick of these yet?)
Back in November, I debuted a How I Curl My Hair tutorial, and the positive feedback encouraged me to then film How I Scrunch + Tight Curl My Hair.
In those videos, I demonstrated my around the barrel and away from the face curling technique using a curling wand, along with how I create the look of tight curls vs. loose curls.
Today, I am sharing how to make that hairstyle last for days… i.e.:
How To Get More Wear Out of Your Hair (Tutorial)
Because who really washes their hair every single day anymore?
Before I get going, let me just throw this out there…
This is a judgement-free zone, people.
On average, I only wash my hair two to three times a week. Really. For those of you who don’t know already, my hair has a very weird frizzy, thin, but looks thick natural wavy/curly texture to it. Without blow drying and styling it, it isn’t pretty, and I wouldn’t wish the same hair upon my worst enemy.
Dealing with it pre-straightener days was a real treat.
I guarantee that the majority of pictures I post of myself, I am rocking at least day-old hair in them. A lot even have two-day-old styling, but you would probably never know!
To be one hundred percent real with you, I have been known to go three to four days without washing my hair, depending on what my activities look like. I started getting into that habit when I added a dark red tint to my hair, since it tends to wash out so easily.
If you’re thinking that’s gross or that you had no idea, that just means I am doing a good job at getting the most wear out of my hair and this is why I am sharing my ways! (Stop judging me.)
Per usual, I guess my techniques are best described in person, or in this case, via YouTube. I hope you enjoy it!
Products mentioned in the video:
• Beyond the Zone Rock On dry shampoo
• Conair Infiniti YOU curl 1/2″-1″ curling wand
• Sahag Air Power hairspray
• teasing combs
Thank you so much for tuning into my video! As always, please feel free to share questions and comments below.
See you back here tomorrow morning with this week’s Friday Favorites!
Previous HWG Beauty Week Posts:
• Easy, Every Day Teeth Whitening
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Dry shampoo is my best friend. I wash my hair twice a week, but get sweaty every single day working out, so I rely on the dry shampoo for in-between refreshers as well. 🙂
Ha, same here. Also, I should have mentioned this in my post but I also dry shampoo spray and quickly blow dry the damp parts of my hair right after a workout. That seems to really make a difference in how long the style lasts!
Dear Heather, this is Pia from Germany! I have been reading your blog for about half a year now and I really enjoy the honesty in your posts – be it the number of times per week you wash your hair or the way you feel about Michigan vs. Florida weather:) Personally, I love your beauty posts and still am keen on reading every post this week. Thanks for your work!
PS. I spent 4 months in Jacksonville, FL, also travelling to NYC in January, and can completely understand about how you feel about Northern vs. Southern weather 😉
Oh my goodness, Hi Pia! Thank you so much for your wonderful note, and for reading all the way from Germany! I would definitely love to visit your country some day.
Glad to hear you can relate to my weather woes. Enjoy your trip to NYC! 🙂
Runner Girl Eats
You totally fooled me-I def thought your hair was naturally thick and silky! I wash my hair 2-3 days a week. It is now sooooo much healthier than when I washed and styled it daily. Dry shampoo is my bff.
Ha, man… I wish! And I totally agree. Less washing is actually healthier!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Yup, I have what sounds to be the same exact hair you do, so I try to get the most wear out of it as possible! All great tips – dry shampoo and teasing brushes are the best!
Ha, aren’t you lucky… glad to hear I’m not the only one with both the hair and struggles! 😉
I’m pretty sure we have the same type of hair, good times. I definitely try to get the most wear out of every wash. Who likes to wash their hair anyways?! Great hair tutorial! Beauty week has been fun too!
Ha, you poor poor thing. 😉 And thank you! Glad you have been enjoying them!
Random Question: What color do you tell your hair stylist that you want? I love the color you have!!
Thanks and thanks for all the awesome beauty tips!!
Thank you! To be honest, I just showed her ideas of what color I was looking for through photos I found on Pinterest. She did a great job of matching it pretty well! I was also very descriptive of what I was (dark brown with hints of red) and was not looking for (all over or brighter red). I hope this helps!
Where do you get your dry shampoo? I’ll have to give it a try. My hair gets so greasy that I HAVE to wash it everyday.
I just get mine at Sally’s or even sometimes at stores like Target, CVS, Walgreens and Ulta. It’s definitely been a lifesaver!
Gotcha. Didn’t know if a certain brand was better than others. I’m going to give it a try. Fingers crossed!
Great tips on how to keep hair healthy