No Bad Hair Days

Winter doesn't have to mean frizz, dry scalp and hat hair. I naturally have wavy hair; it's thick and typically dryer at the ends. Important to note here that I've had blonde balayage, gunmetal/blue, black, and finally, a light balayage in the past year and a half, so my ends have been through some shizz. 

My secret to keeping my locks luscious during the cold months is only washing it once or twice a week. I've always washed my hair every other day or every 2 days, and my scalp started to suffer. I had dandruff, my roots were oily and my ends were thirsty af. Yum, right? What a good combo. 

It's been 3 months of me washing my hair once a week, and I have to say, I'm impressed. I thought I'd be able to dress a salad with the oil in my hair, but it's completely changed the way my hair looks and feels and it's never been this shiny (outside of me getting it styled).

You're probably thinking what if I go to the gym every day? As someone that works out a lot, I struggled (and was a tad grossed out) with the idea of only washing my mane once a week. I've read about the "no 'poo" alternative, but I'm not quite ready to give up shampoo altogether! There are a couple products that have helped me keep my tresses fresh, so I thought I'd break it down for you. 

Dry Shampoo

I've tried so many dry shampoos on the market and my favourite drug store options is the Batiste. There's also one that's a dark brown shade, so when I inevitably forget to brush it out, it matches my natural hair colour. 

I've recently tried a bunch of Ouai products and I've got to say, they work well with my hair type. The product I'm most smitten with is the dry shampoo foam. IT'S HONESTLY UP THERE and the foam actually gets rid of excess oil at my roots. To give you some background info, I work out at least 4 times a week and I do boot camps, boxing and yoga. I tend to sweat it out, so I really need an efficient product.

To give you some perspective, this was shot with "day 4" hair!

To give you some perspective, this was shot with "day 4" hair!

Finishing Cream

I was looking at my Instagram the other day and it occurred to me that I've changed my hair colour too much over the past year or so. I always use an oil or a cream on my tips and by not using product all over my hair/roots, my hair doesn't get oily or build-up as quickly. I've been loving the Ouai Finishing Crème. It gives me that lived-in look that I love.  

Hair Masks

Lately, I've been styling my hair less (also a result of me only washing my hair once a week) and I'm doing hair masks every two weeks. I've used the Kerastase Masque Magistral for so long and it's made for dry/severely dry hair. It smells so good and has hydrated my hair without leaving a residue, which has been an issue when using other products.