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How To Give Your Hair A Break

Everyone deserves a break – even your hair! Here's why you need to stop over-washing and break the excessive shampooing cycle.

We'll admit it – it's easy to go overboard with your favourite shampoo, especially when it leaves your hair smelling so good! However the reality is that most hair types, don't need to be washed more than twice a week. In fact, washing to excess (even when using a gentle shampoo) actually strips the hair of its natural oils, which has a detrimental effect on the condition of the scalp and hair shaft. If this sounds like you, it's time to give your hair and scalp a much-needed break!

Breaking The Daily Shampoo Cycle

Step 1: Once you've accepted the challenge to shampoo less, the first hurdle is actually sticking to the plan – particularly in the first few days. Watching your hair get progressively greasier will make you want to jump in the shower and grab that shampoo bottle. Hold strong!

Step 2: Speaking of shampoo, being on a break is an opportune moment to reassess the products you're currently using and determine if they're best suited to your needs. If in doubt, ask your hairdresser about what products would suit your hair type. Tailoring your hair care products to suit your hair type will ultimately make them more effective.

Step 3: When your hair starts to feel really oily and unsightly, just style around it! After a few days try hitting the roots with a dry shampoo like the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Morning After Dust. Once you've brushed away the excess you can take advantage of this product's volumising effect and style away. While you're at it, push your hair to a different side to normal - a greasy part is a dirty hair dead giveaway.

Step 4: Once you've gotten into the swing of only shampooing every couple of days you may notice your hair doesn't actually get anywhere near as greasy as you imagined. You'll know you're in the zone when your hair feels great even when you've spaced out your washes.

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