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the one about styling my lob

It’s time for another  infamous post about hair. I’ve never been good at styling my hair, and I have hair that’s hard to manage (very fine, too healthy, extremely thick). So these posts are few and far between. But a few months ago I cut my loooooong hair into a lob, and all of a sudden I’ve decided to spend more time finding ways of styling my lob. I’ve always know this and haven’t washed my hair every day for several years, but since having a lob it’s become very obvious that my hair does better when it’s not washed. Like it actually does stuff other than hang there when it’s not washed. It’s pretty amazing. Here’s how I make it 4 days (maybe even 5) without shampoo, but still have clean hair and an unitchy scalp.

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Day 1: I switch up shampoo’s every 4 or so months because my hair gets ‘used to’ products. Right now I’m using Clear Shampoo. So on day 1 it gets a wash, repeat, and condition If it needs it I’ll do a deep condition with Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist .  I use my Wet Brush Brush to get all the tangles out and spray a little volumizer on the roots. If I can I let it air dry before finishing, but I do use a hairdryer if necessary. I play with my hair a lot so this works to give it a nice straight, volumes down hair for the day.

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Day 2: A little dry shampoo on the roots, and some teasing at the crown to give it some volume – we’re all set for another day of it being down. It feels the same as it does on day 1.  Sometimes I tease the bangs and pin them or part it in the middle if I want them out of my face.

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Day 3: This is the money day. It’s got enough oil and product in it that I can do whatever I want and it will actually hold! All that thick hair will even hold a curl, but it’s not dirty enough to feel gross. So a little dry shampoo on the bangs to keep them looking less stringy and I pull it into a high pony, a chignon, some waves – something other than just down. And yes I know the picture below is not a lob, but it’s good example of what I do on day 3.

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Day 4: It feels gross on this day if I’m being real honest. I could wash it, and sometimes I do. But most of the time I just wrap it up in a top knot with lots of dry shampoo. I tease the bangs and pin them back because ‘hello straw’. I actually really love my hair like this, but by the end of the day my scalp is itchy 90% of the time. It’s still worth it though to me to make it 4 days.

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Day5: If for some reason my scalp isn’t begging to be washed, and I’m not working out on day 5 (the sweat would make it itchy) then I’ll braid it up. If the bangs don’t go back with it they have to be washed. My hair is really oily by this day, and there is just nothing to be done about it. Worst case scenario I can’t wash it or braid it then it’ll work hidden under a hat 😉

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There you have it! There’s my weekly hair routine! What’s yours?