Stylists Recommend 9 Rules for Keeping Hair Clean and Voluminous Longer

The more often you wash your hair, the faster it becomes greasy. You can follow Kim Kardashian’s advice and wash your hair once every 5 days, “We start with a bouffant on the first day. On the second day, my stylist creates a kind of a careless hairstyle. On the third day, he straightens my hair. On the fourth day, my hair is pulled back into a ponytail, and on the fifth day, I wash it.” But stylists also have other tricks and secrets.

Apply shampoo like a professional.

1. Water temperature should be comfortable for you. Stand in the shower for a minute and make sure your hair is already wet.

2. Squeeze out some shampoo (the size of a large coin) onto your hands and rub them together. Apply the shampoo onto your head in a circular motion, moving from the top of your head to the bottom.

3. Rinsing takes more time than applying. Stylists recommend washing out the shampoo for 5 minutes. Left and dried shampoo particles can cause dull hair color and even the appearance of dandruff.

4. It’s also recommended to rinse hair with cold water in the end. This will lead to the strengthening of hair cuticles and your hair will be able to keep in more moisture and appear shinier.

Hairstyles planning

Everyday hairstyle planning with increasing complication lets us wash our hair less frequently and look amazing each day.

Sage herb tincture

Tinctures made of herbs do well when fighting against greasy hair. Sage soothes the skin and treats inflammation. You’ll need 4 tbsp of dry sage for one liter of water. Sage can be brewed just like ordinary tea. When the tincture has cooled, rinse your clean hair with it (and then rinse your hair with cool, clear water.)

Washing schedule

If you wash your hair every day, you should change this habit slowly. As time passes, the intensity of the work done by the sebaceous glands declines and there will be no need to restore the skin’s balance after everyday washing.

Use dry shampoo before a workout

It’s rather useless to use dry shampoo after a workout: the hair becomes so greasy that we can do nothing with it. You’d better apply dry shampoo before exercises so that it can absorb all of the sweat during a workout.

“Pillowcase schedule”

It’s very pleasant for us and useful for hair to sleep on clean pillows. As time passes, pillowcases absorb epidermal cells and old makeup and it creates an enabling environment for bacteria. To support our skin and hair health, we have to change pillowcases at least once a week. And if your hair is greasy, you’d better do it twice a week.

Hair lemonade

A “lemonade” for hair helps fight against excessive greasiness, keep your hair fresh and voluminous, and create natural shine. It’s very easy to prepare it — mix juice squeezed out of one lemon with one l of water and rinse your hair with this mixture. It’s recommended to pour it slowly and massage your hair roots with one hand.

High hairstyles

High hairstyles keep one’s hair fresh longer. If you’re at home, make a high ponytail or a bun and let your hair down before you go out. This trick will also add some volume to your hair.

Deep care for the skin on your head

All “heavy” skin care products (masks, balms, conditioners) are mostly to be used for hair ends. But there is an exclusion: head skin masks. It’s recommended to apply it in pair with deep peeling. Hydrated skin won’t produce any excessive sebum. It’s better not to apply the mask on top of your head but to apply it where your hair parts and massage your skin.

Bonus: hair health test

Stylist Thomas Taw who works with Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, Ellen Page, and Jude Law suggests performing a simple test to find out the degree of your hair damage. You need to pull out a single strand of hair and put it into a glass with clean water. If it floats on the surface, your hair is healthy, if it sinks, you’re in need of treatment.

Please note: This article was updated in March 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Illustrated by Alena Sofronova for Bright Side


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Great information. Thanks for the wonderful article, it may be very helpful for everyone who is conscious about.


I rinse my hair with 7% clear vinegar twice a month. If my scalp is itchy I have some in a spray bottle and spray it on. I have no use for masks, conditioner or anything, it's just soft and shiny, and seeing that i color my hair every 5-6 weeks, and i have bleached it, had every color in the rainbow and more, my hair should not be on my head, but healthy as ever, and hair dressers are always in shock.


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