update after 9 months.
So I felt like I should update you all on how my oil training is going. I am now washing my hair every 6/7 days and applying no talc or dry shampoos, I no longer do a rinse with apple cider vinegar.
I usually wash my hair on a Sunday and have it down. Monday morning it’s still clean! although I try to not brush the roots I still tie it up as for work my hair needs to be off my face.
Monday to- Wednesday my hair looks greasy when down, tied up looks ok.
Thursday its tied up in a pony tail as although my roots are starting to look quite oily the hair from the band down is still clean.
Friday and Saturday its slicked back and made into a bun since the mid length by this point is starting to get oily. The ends of my hair are still clean. Almost a year ago by day 3 my roots to my tips would have been covered in oil.
When I feel the need I do rinse my hair but just using water and no products, or some times usually about Thursday I will take a very small section from the front and wash just that area, so my pony tail looks fresher.
I find that it looks rather oily by the end of the week still. But it is much more manageable. My hair is healthier and seems much thicker since I reduced to weekly washing. Much less breakage, in fact I don’t need to cut my hair as frequently as it’s keeping the style better.
Love Steph x
I dunno about you girls but my hair has always been mega super scarily oily. My hair is the type of hair that if I wash in the morning, after a few hours I would feel the need to tie it back as its already started to flop, and by the night its already looking rather limp and a little dirty. Even a hairdresser’s blowout never got passed 1 day.
I will spare you pics for this post 🙂
As long as I can remember my hair has been like this since the dawn of time, or shall I say since I was a teen. At school I used to wash it every 2 days or so, by the time I got to 16 I needed to wash my hair every day.
When I first started working I used to wash blowdry and straighten my hair every morning. The last few years I have been much kinder to my hair. I pretty much stopped straightening my hair about a year and half ago. My hair is longer so the weight keeps it quite straight, and I will only use my GHD’s if its a special occasion.
The next logical step for me was to bite the bullet and train my hair to be less oily.
In the past I tried dry shampoos. They were okay in the beginning but after the first couple of uses when the powder starts to run out the spray made my hair sticky. And it never really did much for the oil control. Did give me a nice volume when applied to freshly washed hair.
No the only way to do this was to go COLD TURKEY!
Since Feb I have been washing my hair once every 4/5 days. My hair was a nightmare at the start. Like seriously a mess, I felt kinda ashamed to be in public, but I pushed through.
I started to use talc, I found the best way was to apply before I sleep so that my tossing and turning would rub in and remove any excess, like that my hair wouldn’t look white. I think it was the first 2/3 weeks that was the worse. The oil now started to ease up, soon I noticed that my day 2 hair was looking kinda clean.
The routine was:
Day 1: Wash hair.
Day 2. Tie up, in the eve add talc.
Day 3. Tie up, in the eve add talc.
Day 4. This was a bit of a cheat day, I allowed myself to wet my hair in the shower. I also did a Apple Cider Vinegar rinse the first 3 day 4’s. This helped to remove the extra oils and make my scalp feel less itchy. I never suffered itchy scalp until I started on this journey. By the end of day 3 & start of day 4 it would be feeling quite yucky.
Day 5: This was the day I was allowing myself to wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner!
Last week I noticed that my Day 4 hair actually looked pretty good, even one of my friends commented. Since yesterday (Day 5) was a public holiday I didn’t wash it, and pushed it out til today (Day 6). The only times I have ever been this long without washing my hair was when I was to physically sick to do so.
My Day 4 hair is now less oily than how my hair would have felt at the end of Day 2. Improvement is seriously starting to show. My hair looks so much more healthy, more thicker and less weighed down.
I changed my products I will write up a review for you later 🙂
I hope that if any of you beautiful women want to break the cycle that you will have the courage to do it! I am so glad I did. Let’s see how the next few weeks go.
Love Steph x