Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dulcinea Beauty Tip #2: Once a Week

This is a photo of me with dirty hair.
And it's so much more manageable than just-washed hair!
I've been told not to wash my hair more than once a week before, but I never believed. I mean, what's a girl to do if she sweats when she works out? And what about product buildup?
As Aldonza, I didn't wear a wig and I wanted it to look like it hadn't been brushed or washed in years. DJ, our director, even suggested that I clip pieces of straw into the back of it, as if I had been dragged through the stables, but in the end, sometimes more is not, well... So I began to wash it once a week, on my day off.
And I liked my hair better! Even with sweat from running, salt from swimming in the ocean, gel and mousse that I put in it every day, my hair had better texture and felt thicker and smoother and healther and much more manageable. So why go back to washing every day?
The secret is I do get it wet as if I'm going to wash it in the shower but then I add conditioner and leave that on for the remainder of my shower, rinsing before I turn the water off.
Then, whether I leave it wavy or blow it straight, it feels as though I have twice the hair than I would if I had just shampooed it.
Fewer washes=fewer dollars spent on shampoo, not to mention fewer dollars spent on hair color, if that should apply to you...
Thanks, Aldonza!


  1. We curly girls have been doing this for years. Welcome to the unwashed world! :)

  2. Thanks for commenting, Bonnie G!
    And I must add an outside comment from a friend:
    If roots get a greasy look between washings, just work in baby powder and tease.
    Thanks, Kelly!


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