- Wake up
- Take a shower
- Wash hair
- Blow dry and style hair (and take WAY too long to get ready for the day)
With the workout mixed in, actually getting my day started is a long, painful, grueling process. I have to plan at least 3-ish hours from the time I start my workout to the time I could possibly be anywhere looking at all presentable.
When I workout, I sweat. And it doesn't matter what kind of workout it is. I sweat. I sweat speed walking in the grocery store (to a lesser degree, but it's sweat none-the-less)! They say sweating is good for you, but it's also sort of a curse! If I do a hard-core cardio routine, I come home looking like I've already showered...I'm drenched!
But I'm hearing more and more of how you shouldn't wash your hair daily. My hairdresser goes 3 or 4 days without a good hair washing. And she looks fabulous!
With my last hair cut, I bought an amazing product...Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Potion. It's amazing, thickening, volumizing, mattifying (is that a word?) stuff. And she told me that it would absorb excess oils so I could go without an every day washing. But I still don't dare!
Maybe it's meant to absorb excess oil from normal daily activities. But excess oil from sweat? I just don't know.
I have another friend who hasn't washed her hair (the traditional way) in months. She swears by baking soda as her "shampoo," and vinegar as her "conditioning rinse." And her hair is beautiful!
I'm still leery. I've been a shampoo-and-condition-every-darn-day for 28-years too long. I'm sort of stuck in my ways. But I'm TOTALLY open to change! I just don't want to smell like stinky dried sweat. Ewwwww.
What's your take, FitMePeeps? Do you wash EVERY day? Every other day? Never? Have you tried products like my hair potion to absorb sweaty oils? Enlighten us! (And then don't make fun of me when I show up looking like a nasty grease ball!)