washing hair once a week

Okay, by now we should all know how I feel about washing my hair – I hate it. LOL. I do it because I totally have to. But today I’m sharing the benefits of washing hair once a week. Also, since most of us are home from the pandemic, this is a great time to try this out.

Let’s backtrack for a quick second here. When I was younger (14-15 ish) I loved washing my hair. I used to wash it every other day, gel it, style it, crimp it ( LOL ). Then when I was about 20ish, I started working at a hair salon as a receptionist and all the best hairstylists became my good friends. Truth be told, I even dated my stylist for 7 years. I worked at the salon for almost 8 years and during that time I never ever washed my own hair, like ever. Why would I?! The girls would wash my hair and either my boyfriend at the time blowdried it or one of the other girls would. This is how I got a little spoiled.

Fast forward to now, I’m still really great friends with the salon girls, however, not working there means I have do my own hair.

So, I try to minimize the times I wash and style my hair. It takes EFFORT to wash and style my hair. I’ve got very BIG, CURLY, FRIZZY hair, and it takes a bit to tame that mane. Which is why I result to washing my hair once a week.

So let me tell you some of the benefits from washing your hair once a week:

  • MAJOR TIME SAVER – If you’re not someone who enjoys spending time in front of the mirror every morning, then washing your hair once a week is totally for you. You gotta put in the time once, and then forgot about it for the rest of the week. Maybe a few touch ups here and there, but no need for washing it.


  • HEALTHIER SCALP – When you wash your hair too often, you’re stripping the natural oils from your scalp, creating a drier scalp and in turn it’s producing more oils. Experts say:

“Your hair gets greasy for the same reason your face gets oily: glands in the skin produce an oily substance called sebum. Sebum is what moistens hair and keeps it from drying out. The glands that produce sebum (called sebaceous glands) are located next to hair roots in the layer of skin called the dermis. Channels from the sebaceous glands lead to the hair follicle – that’s how sebum gets out of the skin and onto your scalp. It’s paradoxical, but people who wash their hair a lot to get rid of oil are drying out their scalp and producing more oil,” Goldberg said. { source }


  • HEALTHIER HAIR – Plain and simple, my hair just looks way healthier. My hair used to feel super dry when I would wash it too often and now it’s smoother and softer. Again, because I’m not stripping the natural oils out of my hair, it’s giving me that shine and smoothness without having to use too many products.


STEP 1 – This is going to be a process and you need to be patient. You need a good cleansing shampoo. One without sulfates and parabens. Klorane has an amazing Anti-Pollution line that is great for cleansing your scalp. Make sure you shampoo your hair twice. That’s very important. From now on you’re a shampoo-my-hair-twice kinda gal. Get used to it. Then use their conditioner ONLY on the ends. Never ever use conditioner in your scalp.

washing hair once a week

STEP 2 – Keep your hair free of any oils. My hair is super frizzy, so I tend to use an oil very lightly through my hair. Never in my scalp. We want to keep our scalp free of everything! The more you put in your scalp, the more likely it is to get oily faster.  This is the only oil I use on my ends.

STEP 3 – Use your curling wand or flat iron to style your hair. I’m obsessed with my Sulta wand, so this is what I use.

STEP 4 – If your hair gets bent or frizzy while you sleep, you need a silk pillow case. Trust me – it’s bougie, and a very cute look for bed. Grab one here.

SETP 5 – After about 3-4 days of not washing your hair, it’s time to bust out your favourite dry shampoo. This is everyone’s life-savour. Spray it right into your roots and emulsify. This will instantly give your hair some volume plus get rid of any oils that were slowly building up in your scalp.

STEP 6 – You may need to add more dry shampoo towards day 5-6, or just put it up in a ponytail or bun. And then day 7 is when you wash.

Guys, your hair will not get like this right away. It’s a process and you need to be patient. You have to train your hair and eventually it will be able to go as long as 7 days. My hair doesn’t look greasy or smell at all. I’ve trained it for years and years. TRUST ME on this one.

As for how long to train your hair for? Well, everyone’s scalp is different so I don’t have an answer on that one. It took a couples months for me.

How often do you guys wash your hair? Are you willing to try this out? Let me know in the comments.

Xx, kim

+++ If you liked this post, check out How I get my beachy waves in seconds.


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