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How to Keep Your Hair Looking Good between Washes

Hair often looks better when it’s not freshly washed because it’s more manageable. Make the most of those off days with these tips.


  • Step 1: Change your part. This simple trick will immediately make your hair look fresher because dirt accumulates in the part, emphasizing greasy locks.
  • Step 2: Revitalize oily hair by wrapping sections around Velcro rollers, giving each roller a 20-second blast of hot air with your hair dryer, and then letting them sit for ten minutes before removing. Style your hair and spritz with hair spray.
  • Step 3: Put your hair in a style that’s conducive to dirty hair, like an updo or a low ponytail. Both stay in place better if hair is a little greasy.
  • TIP: Don’t pull your hair too tightly; it emphasizes the oiliness.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle a dry shampoo or some cornstarch on your roots; the latter is the main ingredient in many dry shampoos. Then brush or comb your hair to distribute the powder.
  • TIP: Don’t use baby powder to absorb oil from your hair unless you’re a blonde; it can make dark locks look gray.
  • Step 5: To go longer between shampoos, avoid touching your hair. The more you run your fingers through you mane, the faster it will get dirty.
  • FACT: Did you know? Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest-growing tissue in the human body.

You Will Need

  • A new part
  • Velcro rollers
  • Hair dryer
  • A dry shampoo or cornstarch

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