Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That
Have you ever felt like you are spending more time styling your hair than actually enjoying your hairstyle?
I’ll be the first to admit that nothing compares to the feeling of freshly styled hair. Sometimes we get caught up in the newness of a hairstyle that we put too much energy into washing our hair to maintain it, instead of investing in products that help to preserve our hair. While the technique is necessary, the products you use on your hair is vital to how long your style lasts.
Too much washing, manipulating and heat styling will only lead to permanent damage that can take years to recover. There’s a possibility that your hair is no longer responding to your product or worse, you’ve been using the wrong shampoos.
Different hair issues and goals call for the use of different products, starting with your shampoo. Shampooing is the first step in a healthy hair care regimen. Shampooing is a step that you shouldn’t skip but also shouldn’t be overused.
Let’s take a look at five shampoos that will help you wash your hair less.
If your hair produces a lot of oils or if you’ve noticed that you suffer from a lot of buildups, then it’s time to add a clarifying shampoo to your product lineup.
Clarifying shampoos are not meant to be used on a daily or even a weekly basis. Clarifying shampoos are designed to strip the hair strands of oils and buildup to provide a clean slate for styling.
If you noticed that you couldn’t make it more than a few days before you end up with greasy strands, then try out these clarifying shampoos to give yourself a few more days until wash day.
Joico K-Pak Shampoo
This highly rated shampoo is about as straightforward as its name is. This gentle clarifying shampoo will not leave your hair stiff.
It contains vitamin E and Evening Primrose Oil to help restore depleted hair strands. The K-Pak shampoo is ideal for those who suffer from dry hair. It’s gentle enough to use weekly if necessary and also helps to infuse moisture back into the hair.
This shampoo helped my hair learn to retain moisture. If you need a boost of moisture, consider trying this shampoo.
Bumble and Bumble Bb Sunday Shampoo
A weekly detoxifying shampoo that smells amazing and will keep your strands free of excess oils.
Keep in mind that this shampoo is not for all hair types. While it’s for all hair textures, this Bumble and Bumble shampoo is best used on those with fine to medium thickness.
In addition to excellent ingredients like Rosemary, Ginseng, and Sage, this shampoo is free of harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, mineral oils.
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo
I have used various products from the Redken line for about 15 years now, and the haircare line has yet to let me down.
This shampoo not only cleanses your hair but it also refreshes your hair with fragrant fruit extracts. If you have hard water build up, then it’s best to leave this shampoo on for five to ten minutes before rinsing to help break down the deposits on your hair.
You’ll only need to use this shampoo a few times a month in place of your regular shampoo to reap it’s clarifying benefits.
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
I love a drugstore product that works.
When it comes to skin and hair care, Neutrogena has been a strong contender for decades. If you need to break down some residue on your hair, then you should add this cleanser to your shampoo stash. This shampoo is intended for use with your daily or weekly shampoo.
It’s also gentle enough to use on color treated hair.
Moroccan Oil Clarifying Shampoo
This clarifying shampoo has a ton of unusual ingredients that will cause you to want to shampoo your hair even more!
The Moroccan Oil line is known for its rich ingredients and its undeniable results. Elements like avocado, lavender, and chamomile oils (to name only a few) will leave your hair feeling and smelling great.
If you wish to add a touch of luxury to your cleansing routine, then you need to reach for a bottle of this shampoo.
If you have the same hair woes that I do, then you’re always in search of the next best source of moisture.
Sometimes it seems like no serum or moisturizing product can get my hair back to the smooth texture I get moments after a new hairstyle. Too often, I’ve found myself starting entirely over in hopes to get rid of my dry hair and get my silky hair back again.
If you took a peek into my bathroom cabinet, you’d find almost every variation of a moisturizing shampoo sold. You may think that the words moisture and shampoo don’t belong in the same sentence.
But many cleansers also deliver an impressive amount of moisture that will help your style lasts longer.
Redken Extreme Shampoo
As a moisturizing shampoo connoisseur, it’s hard for me to leave Redken out of this lineup.
If moisture is what you seek, then you need to add this product to your next shopping list. This shampoo is created to address every part of your hair from your scalp to the tips. Your hair will be fortified, pre-moisturized and ready for your deep conditioner.
Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Ask any natural girl about a moisturizing shampoo, and you’re likely to hear about a Shea Moisture product.
Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is one of the first shampoos I tried on my natural journey, and it’s still one of the best moisturizing shampoos on the market. This shampoo has a unique essential oil blend and raw shea butter; your hair will feel baby soft after just one single use.
Aveeno Pure Renewal Gentle Shampoo
It is amazing what nature can do. This plant-based shampoo is a great standalone shampoo that is sure to deliver plenty of moisture. It’s packed with powerful minerals like seaweed extract that help rebalance and maintain a healthy moisture level for the days to come.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo
They say good things come in threes.
This shampoo proves that theory correct by offering triples the nutrition compared to other shampoos. If you’re always hanging over the wash bowl in an attempt to infuse your hair with moisture, this might become your new holy grail product.
The three oils in this product, Aloe, Olive, and Almond, deliver a punch of softness that will cause you to pull out your shower cap to preserve your results.
Ouai Smooth Shampoo
This one isn’t just an Instagram fad. Ouai hair products deserve every bit of hype it gets on Instagram.
This smoothing shampoo smells fantastic, leaves your hair silky soft and super hydrated. It’s definitely on the pricey side, so I choose not to reach for this product unless I’m preparing for a special occasion.
With unique ingredients, you’ll want to be a little stingy with this product and skip a few days in between uses.
pH Balancing Shampoos
If you can’t stay away from the hair dye and bleach, then you need to consider using a pH balancing shampoo.
You may think that by having your hair dyed shampoo is doing your hair a disservice, but pH balancing shampoos are great for colored hair. The key to retaining your hair color is to wash your hair less frequently.
The best way to achieve this is to use a pH balancing shampoo. pH shampoos restore the acidity level of your hair. Balancing the pH levels of your hair helps keep the cuticle of your hair closed which means less bleeding of your color and softer hair texture.
Here are a few of the top pH Balancing Shampoos on the market today.
Now Foods Berry Full Shampoo
The ingredient list of this shampoo will leave you in awe of such a fantastic concoction.
This shampoo not only helps to balance your hair’s pH levels but also aids in bringing dull hair back to life and nourish your scalp. Packed with jojoba oil, biotin, and multi-fruit extract this shampoo is sure to leave your hair smooth and smelling great.
Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo
This shampoo was carefully crafted to rid hair of impurities while adding a thin coating of moisture.
I just recently discovered the goodness of Joico hair products and I hadn’t turned back. My first impression of this shampoo was to double check the label to make sure that I had not accidentally used conditioner. I couldn’t believe how good my hair felt after a single use of this shampoo.
While it is on the pricey side, it’s an excellent buy for those who wish to maintain their hair color or need to refresh the pH balance of their hair.
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo
If you’re in love with hair color, then this shampoo is your side chick.
The last thing you want to do is spend time and money on a color treatment and then watch your investment go down the drain. This Pureology shampoo has everything you need to combat the big bad wolf of bleeding color.
It’s a vegan shampoo that also includes Antifade complex, coconut oil and softens your hair for days on end.
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
When you think hair care, there are a few brands that immediately come to mind.
For me, Aveda is one of them. Coming from a family of many cosmetologists, I’m aware of how amazing Aveda institutes and products are. Another way that I know this product is a winner is because it’s stashed away for those times when I need to reset the pH balance in my hair.
Instead of washing my hair over and over, I reach for this shampoo and get myself together. This product does not spare any of the goodness expected from an Aveda product.
Ingredients like quinoa protein help strengthen and restore your hair for days without excessive washing.
Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair
It may sound like this shampoo is in the wrong category, but don’t let the title fool you.
The result is a pH balancing shampoo that results in your hair being uber soft and hydrated. It’s a silicone-free formula made with caviar and protein complex that helps restore elasticity. Can you say, “winning”?
This shampoo is excellent for someone who has recently suffered heat or chemical damage and wants to jump-start the road to recovery.
If your hair is suffering from a lack of protein, the answer isn’t to run to the shower every day.
Shampoo can fix many problems, but a protein deficiency isn’t one of them. That doesn’t mean to skip cleansing your hair either, instead, make sure that you’re using best protein-based shampoo to help jumpstart the repair process.
The only way to bounce back from a protein hair issue is to either dive head first into a deep conditioning regimen or pull out your shears and cut off the damage. Most people don’t wish to cut off their damaged hair.
Which leaves the door open for protein-rich products that will keep your hair healthy and able to maintain a style longer than usual.
It’s a 10 Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin
The proof is in the pudding with this shampoo.
The name gives away just how many benefits you can expect from only one use, then add in the interests of keratin! This shampoo is on the pricey side, but it’s a go-to product when you feel like your hair is suffering and in need of a boost. This shampoo protects from sun, heat, and thermal damage while also fighting humidity.
Don’t let frizz take over your style, try out this shampoo to extend your style.
Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery Shampoo
This five-star rated product is made just for those of us who sometimes forget to take care of our hair at night.
Okay, maybe not only for us, but Bead Head shampoo is great when you need to completely reset your hair after a night (or week) of damaging activity. This product not only revives your hair but also helps to prevent split ends and restore your hairs natural shine.
Hask Smoothing Keratin Protein Shampoo
Our hair is made up of keratin protein that keeps it stable, so it’s only appropriate that we add more when it’s lacking. Wash your hair with this shampoo and notice a difference.
This shampoo does what many other protein-based shampoos can’t; It leaves your hair soft. This product is sulfate and paraben free and is gentle enough to use on color-treated hair.
Use this shampoo just once weekly to take a break from your wash routine.
Paul Mitchell Super Strong Daily Shampoo
Most people will advise against using a protein shampoo on a daily basis.
But when Paul Mitchell tells you it’s okay, then it’s okay – okay? In all seriousness, you need to do what’s best for your hair. Just because a product says it’s for daily use does not mean that you have to use it as such.
The great part is that this product works so well that no matter how infrequently you use it, you’ll always reap the benefits.
If there’s any way to avoid washing your hair totally, it’s dry shampoo.
While it’s important to wash your hair on a regular basis, sometimes it’s appropriate to skip the water-based washes and need to go for the dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are a powder-based cleanser that you spray on the roots of your hair to absorb excess oils and temporarily freshen your hair.
Dry shampoos aren’t meant to be the final solution to your hair cleansing needs, but when used correctly they are a great addition to a well-balanced hair care regimen.
If you’re worried that you’re washing your hair too frequently, then try throwing in some dry shampoo to add a few days to your hairstyle.
Coconut Oil Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo
Everyone knows that if you want to boost the hydration in your hair, you’ll need a product with coconut oil.
This dry shampoo boost coconut oil at the top of its ingredients list and also pulls in some other heavy hitters such as vanilla fruit and gardenia. If you only need to add some fragrance to your hair, and not wash your hair, skip the traditional shampoo and grab a bottle of the OGX dry shampoo.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
Not all dry shampoos are created equal, and the Aveda dry shampoo proves that point.
The dry shampoo boasts having 25 flowers and plant essence. It’s appropriate for all hair types, and in addition to absorbing excess oils, it also removes impurities from your hair. This dry shampoo will leave you with seemingly new strands ready to slay your hairstyle for another week.
Original Batiste Dry Shampoo
Sometimes you have to stick with what works.
This dry shampoo has withstood the test of time and has not disappointed. If you’re not interested in the thrills and frills and you’re just looking for something that will deliver. Run down to your local drug store and grab a bottle of this dry shampoo in a variety of scents or go unscented.
You won’t be disappointed.
Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo
If you’re looking for a dry shampoo that delivers a two-in-one, the Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo will be your new favorite!
This product not only helps control oil but also aids in styling by adding volume to limp locks. To achieve more volume in your hair, spray a small amount onto the roots of your hair and tousle. Be sure not to spray too much product as it can be drying.
When used correctly this product can extend your wash and revive your hair back to its freshly washed glory.
Dove Detoxify and Purify Dry Shampoo
This product is the dry shampoo for your dry shampoo. Dove hit the jackpot with the detoxify and purify shampoo.
This product removes impurities, freshens, refreshes, and absorbs oils. You couldn’t ask for much more in a dry shampoo. This dry shampoo is great if you have a sensitive scalp and need to use gentle products. Dove is known for adequately addressing skin sensitivity.
If you want to extend your time between washes, without the use of irritating products, then this shampoo belongs in your shopping cart.
Wash Less, Slay More
Shampooing your hair is a vital part of growing healthy hair. However, it’s easy to get so focused on our hair goals and trying to maintain a bomb hairstyle that we forget that it’s okay to skip a wash day, or two!
Remember, healthy hair is all about balance. If you’re maintaining a consistent shampoo and deep conditioning regimen, protecting your hair at night and using heat minimally, then you won’t need to wash your hair excessively.
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