Friday Favorites: Dry Shampoo

I have mentioned several times now that this year has been about new discoveries, changes in my life, and trying new things.  Sometimes that means breaking old habits and forcing yourself to get out of your comfort zone.  I know this may seem trivial but it is a big thing for me.  Since the day I was old enough and responsible enough to shower and wash my own hair, I have washed and blow-dried it every single day.  I think there are only a handful of days that I haven’t washed my hair over my life, and that is because I was either super sick and unable to get out of the bed or something was going on where I couldn’t. I’m not kidding! I used to believe that I couldn’t go a day without washing, drying, and styling my hair. Even if I was going to wear a hat for hat day at school or something, I still got up, washed, dried, and styled my hair.  If I knew I was going to the beach or pool, I still got up early washed, dried, and styled my hair. I am serious.  It’s crazy, I know, but that’s been the norm for me my whole life…me trying to be perfect. I have read all the articles and heard all the studies about how bad it is for your hair to wash it everyday.  I know that it strips your hair of its natural oils and nutrients.   I’ve known this for years, but it didn’t matter to me.  In some ways I was jealous of my friends that went days without washing their hair and their hair still looked great.  My hair always looked like a flat, oily blob when I woke up in the mornings. When I wash and dry my hair, it takes me anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to get ready in the mornings.  That always meant that I had to get up super early for work.  I had those friends that just rolled out of bed and came to work looking great.  I didn’t believe that I could do that.  I really didn’t.

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The area right at my temples gets the most oily.

About 2 months ago, I suddenly got the itch to see what would happen if I didn’t wash my hair every day.  I knew that it would take some time for my hair to adjust to not being shampooed everyday, but I was finally willing to give it a try.  I decided to start small and see if I could stand washing my hair every other day.  The first day that I got up and didn’t wash it, was really hard.  My hair was disgusting, and it made me feel disgusting even though I had showered.  The second time was a little better, but I still felt like my hair was oozing grease.  Disgusting, I know.  After a week, I increased it to going 2 days without washing it.  Again, that first time was horrible.  Finally, I decided that I would go get some dry shampoo and see if that helped manage the oil. I did a little research and decided to try one kind that was recommended by several fellow bloggers.  Well, I got up the next morning determined to use the dry shampoo and expecting it to just miraculously soak up all the oil in my hair. I shook up the bottle really well as the directions said and sprayed it at my roots.  That was a disaster.  I am sure many of you that have used dry shampoos can guess what happened.  You see, I have brown hair.  The dry shampoo came out as a white powder that made my brown hair look grey.  I tried rubbing it in and it really didn’t go away.  I tried the other side of my hair thinking maybe I just held it too close to my head and used too much.  Nope! It did they same thing.  Now I HAD to wash my hair to get the white powder out of it.  There was no way I was going anywhere looking like that. I went back to the store and tried a different brand. Same thing…it left a visible white powder on my hair. Now what was I going to do? I was determined to be able to go 3-4 days without washing my hair but I couldn’t stand the oily mess that my hair was in when I woke up each morning.

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I don’t know if any of you have seen the millions of videos on Facebook lately by a company called L’ange. There are all these different bloggers and direct sales people promoting L’ange products and doing demonstrations using their styling tools to curl their hair.  If you are like me, you have watched too many to count.  I don’t know why I am fascinated with them, but I am. Anyway, in the videos they all talk about how amazing the L’ange Dejavu Dry Shampoo is and how it doesn’t leave a white powdery film like most dry shampoos do.  Well, after seeing and hearing this from several videos, I was sold. At this point, I would try anything! I decided to order some.  You guys, this stuff is amazing.  Not only does it spray clear, it actually really works and doesn’t have that strong powder smell to it like the other ones I had tried.  I am now obsessed with it.   It took me a while to get there but I now can go 3-4 days without washing my hair and I am totally okay with it. I really didn’t think I would ever be able to say that. Those first few times were really hard for me but I am proud of myself for sticking with it. My hair has finally gotten into a groove and actually looks just as good on day 3 as it did on day 1.  My hair has adjusted and is producing less oil than when I started, but I still need the dry shampoo by two. It’s a miracle, really.  I never believed I could do it.  I cannot tell you how much time it saves me not washing and drying my hair every day or how much I am kicking myself for not doing this years ago.  It has been so freeing.  Plus, the days that I do wash my hair are like heaven.  I enjoy it so much and my hair looks amazing! I highly recommend that you try to spread out the days between washes using the L’ange Dry Shampoo. It was life changing for me!

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Use code ONLY9 to get all products for $9 (only a limited time). 

L’ange is currently having a HUGE holiday sale, and all hair products are available for only $9 with the code ONLY9. If you are interested in any of their other products, I recommend the Rival Heat Shield to protect your hair when you blow dry it and style it with hot tools.  I also recommend the Sea + Salt Texturizing Spray, the Marula Oil Hydrating Mist, and the Satin Nectar Nourishing Gloss.  I own and love all of those products.  I have honestly heard great things about all of their products including all of their shampoos and conditioners, but I haven’t tried them yet.   In addition, I highly recommend their curling wands and flat irons, which are also on sale at a huge discount right now.  You can get either of them in titanium for harder to curl or thick hair, or you can get them in ceramic for easy to curl or thinner hair.  I have the 25 mm Titanium Lustre wand and the Titanium Le Reve flat iron. There are similar ones for an even lower price that will work just as well.  My next purchase will likely be one the of the blow dryers.  This is not a paid advertisement.  I really do own and love all of these products.  Now is the time to get the tools and products if you are interested.  I don’t know how long this crazy sale will last.   I paid full price for my wand before the sale, so trust me, you want to get these things while on sale. Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself.  If you have friends or family that you need Christmas presents for, these products would make a great gift as well.  Go check it out here.

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This is day 3 of not washing my hair, and it still looks great thanks to Lange’ Dry Shampoo!

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