Clean Hair in a Hurry

If I asked you how many times you wash your hair in a week, most of you would say every day or every other day. Huguenot's question in the group All About Hair and Makeup, How many times a week do you wash your hair?, revealed this result because most women felt their hair got too oily. I know the feeling. If I go more than two days without shampooing, I look like a drowned rat that just emerged from a sewer. But how is it that my aunt, my grandma, and my mom (pictured from left to right) often went a week or more with a wash? Were things different in 1964?


My aunt and grandma used to go to the beauty parlor once a week to get styled and set. My mom did her hair herself, but often showered with a cap on so her hair wouldn't get wet. So what happened? Did people's hair become oilier as time went on?

Sort of...and that's because the more we wash it, the more our hair produces oil and begs to be washed. But how do you break the cycle without looking like that yucky rat I described? And how awesome would it be if we didn't have to waste so much time fussing with our hair!?

You can shampoo just the roots on top that frame your face and condition just the ends. This will remove the oil where it produces most (at the crown) and keep the rest of your locks moisturized with the good oils.

Or you can try dry shampoo. Lucky magazine editors recommend Psssssst Volume + Color Instant Spray Shampoo ($7.99 from and I can vouch for Bumble and bumble's hair powder ($34 from There are so many mornings where you just don't have time to fuss with your mane and these sprays can help you face the world...whether that world includes pre-schoolers or the company president. 

What are some of your tricks for having clean hair in a hurry?

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