Author: Lainee Read

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We've all heard the pros of NOT washing our hair every day, but if you are anything like us, we hate the feeling of oily/dirty hair. The benefits of going days in-between shampooing can be beneficial – the natural oils replenish your hair, your color will last longer, less heat damage and lets be honest, you save a LARGE amount of time! However, with lived-in hair also comes oil, loss of volume and out of control bed head. So how do we awaken our locks and enjoy lived in hair?

We have three secrets that will change your lived-in hair dilemma and allow you to skip washing every day.


Dry Shampoo

We know you’ve probably all heard; dry shampoo is a must have... but we aren't joking around here! The secret to dry shampoo is to apply properly without overdoing it. Spray a small amount at the front hairline and diffuse throughout the scalp, rubbing it in with your fingertips and using a paddle brush to remove the excess. Dry shampoo can also be used on clean hair to prevent too much oil build up, however always be sure hair is completely dry before applying. We love Redken Pillow Proof 2-Day Extender; used on clean hair it can extend your blowout by 2-3 days, as it doesn't leave a film and is weightless. For even more ways to use this wonder product, click here.


Redken Powder Grip 02

Redken Powder Grip 02 is EVERYTHING. Not only does it add grip to the hair, this mattifying powder works great to liven up lived-in hair by adding volume and creating weightless texture. We recommend you use this on day one, for a second day hair look. Using your blow dryer to fluff up your curls and re-apply a small amount of powder grip to needed areas. To liven hair back up, simply run your fingertips through the roots where you applied the Powder Grip. This can be mixed with your dry shampoo for double volume and removal of oils, but remember, only apply a small amount. Check out this tutorial on applying Redken Powder Grip 02 to your hair. Watch here.


Adding TEXTUR®

The Sam Villa Volume & Texturizing Iron is designed to alter the texture of the hair by expanding the hair shaft, resulting in up to three times more volume! The textured result will also aid in the removal of oils. Here's the secret, only texturizing the hair around the crown of the head. To do this, isolate the crown section just above the round of the head. Next, take vertical sections about 1/4" thick directly below your top section and use the Sam Villa Textur Iron vertically to compress the hair as close to the scalp as possible without burning yourself. Repeat this process all the way around the head, after you finish, drop your top section over the texturized hair. You should see the volume instantly appear! If you desire more volume after adding the texture, apply a small amount of Powder Grip.

HOT TIP: If you catch your hair falling flat, simply take your fingers and rub where the texture was applied to waken up hair! To discover other ways you can use your Sam Villa Textur Iron, click here.


Your blow dry process also plays a significant role on how many days you will be able to go without washing, check out our Foundational Blow Dry Series on YouTube to help you re-create a professional blowout!

Want more tips, tricks and education? Be sure to follow @samvillahair on Instagram. Finally, if you have any questions or tips that you would like to share please leave them in the comment box below or feel free to reach out to us on social!