Skipping wash day can be tough to transition to, but once you make the switch, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner. There are so many benefits!
You’re ready to go sooner if you don’t have to take time for hair drying and styling anymore. Showers will be a little shorter too if you're not shampooing and conditioning.
Saving water, electricity, and heat. It may not seem like it’s making that much of a difference, but you’re shortening your shower time and hairstyling time. Heat styling tools use a lot of energy to dry and curl/straighten your hair. And every minute of showering you spare saves litres of water, along with the energy used to heat that shower water.
Think about it—you’re cutting your shampoo and conditioner use/cost in half if you wash every second day. Plus, using less heat and water to wash/style hair lowers costs, too. If you stretch a few days between washes, those savings increase.
Shampoo and heat styling dries out your hair and scalp. Oil from your scalp is a natural moisturizer, so it’s good to leave it in place. By skipping wash day, you cut these drying effects in half and your hair will be noticeably healthier over time.
If you colour your hair, washing it less will help maintain its brilliance. Reds, violets, ashy blonde tones, and trendy bright pigments like to slip out of hair quickly. The less shampooing and heat styling you do, the longer they will last.
Add these all up: you’re saving costs on energy, water, hair products, and potentially stretching your hair appointments longer.
To go from washing your hair daily to skipping wash days is tough sometimes. For tips on how to make it through, read How to Wash Your Hair Less.