I so enjoy when Kim Vo makes an appearance on The Daily 10 on E! He’s forever smiling, and always has some easy-to-follow hair care tips to share. Last night, Vo said the unthinkable. He insisted that women with fine hair should only wash their hair every 2-3 days; and thick-tressed ladies should go a week between shampoos. Quel horror!
He explained that shampooing strips the hair of its natural oils – which leads to dryness, damage, and one bad hair day followed by another. For fine, straight hair, the oils take a shorter time to travel from the scalp to the ends – which is why he recommends shampooing more frequently than those with thick hair.
Think infrequent shampooing is nasty and unhygienic? Think again, because it’s the secret behind some of Hollywood’s hottest hair. Julia Roberts was once quoted as saying, “My hair doesn’t get greasy very fast, so I can go a good ten days without washing it.”
In between shampoos, Vo recommends two ways to get rid of the greasies. First, fine-haired females can lightly mist their hair with an aerosol spray; because the alcohol is a little drying, it will sop up some of the excess oil.
And all ladies, regardless of hair type, can benefit from a light application of face powder. Match the powder to your scalp…just part hair and apply with a kabuki brush (I heart this one by Starlet Cosmetics).
And when you do get around to washing your hair, shampoo twice. The first time removes build-up, while the second go-round actually cleanses the hair and scalp. When it comes time to condition, take a cue from your hair type. For fine hair, apply conditioner just on the ends – and for thick hair, apply all over.