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Stop washing your hair

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So many of you are so used to grabbing your shampoo every day and washing your hair that you have not even thought about not doing it. Meanwhile, you are complaining about limp and dry hair and wondering how to fix that with a magic product or hairstyle. You just need to stop washing your hair! There is absolutely no need to shampoo your hair every single day not matter what. I know what you are thinking right now, 'Are you kidding? I can't do that. My hair is greasy. I will feel dirty.' I've heard it all. Just keep reading, give a thought to it and start the process by only washing your hair every other day.

When I tell you not to wash your hair, I am telling you to not put shampoo in your hair. You can still rinse it thoroughly with water in the shower and use conditioner on your ends if you must. The water is going to rinse away sweat, dirt and most professional products. Not shampooing is going to allow your natural oils to penetrate the rest of your hair and leave it conditioned and healthy. The reason our hair is so dry is because every 12 to 24 hours (or more if you are a two shower a day person) we are stripping it by using shampoo to clean it. So let today be the day you give this a try. Before you get in the shower use a nice brush (preferably a boar's hair brush) and brush your scalp and hair thoroughly so that the oils are worked throughout your hair. Remember the old saying, 'brush your hair 100 strokes each day?' It is necessary and something a lot of us have long forgotten. Look back in time to the days when women had long beautiful hair. Do you know why? Because they brushed it and didn't wash it every day.

If your hair is extra oily, it is most likely because you wash it too often and your scalp is working overtime. Try washing it every other day and rinse it in the shower for a good five minutes, scrubbing your scalp the same you would if you were using shampoo. Oily or dry hair is going to benefit from this and over time will adjust to it. Soon enough you will be like me, standing in the mirror saying, 'Do I need to wash my hair today?' I have fine, limp hair and the days I wash it, it is flat and limp, so I avoid it as much as possible. I shampoo my hair once or twice a week and I love it two days 'dirty.' I can style it better, it holds the curls better and has much more volume.

So don't knock it till you try it. Take my advice and give it a try. I too used to think that this idea was ridiculous until I actually tried it for myself. After all, remember I am a hairdresser and salon owner with tons of shampoo on my shelves which I also want you to purchase, and if I was smart and maybe more dishonest I would tell you to shampoo twice a day so you used and bought more of my shampoo. But I want everyone out there to have the best hair that they possibly can have. So stop washing your hair!

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