How I Go 5 DAYS Between Hair Washes

We have all been there –  when the last thing you want to do is wash your hair & it’s literally a myth that girls can go longer than you between washes. I totally get it!! I’ve been there too!!

Now, I know what you’re going to say. “But my hair is super thin and fine so I HAVE to wash it every day.” Girl, NO! I promise you don’t. Give these tips and tricks I use a try, from a girl who also has super thin and fine hair.

The first one starts in the shower:

– Make sure you are washing your hair VERY well.

You can’t expect to go longer between washes if you haven’t even washed all the previous oils out of your hair!


– Only condition the middle & ends of your hair.

The natural oils from your scalp are conditioning enough for the roots, so go ahead and skip conditioning all the way up there. If you aren’t already doing this, this tip will change your life!

Now that you’re out of the shower and your hair is set up to last while until your next wash, we have a product you can add while your hair is still damp that REALLY makes a difference:

Bumble & Bumble’s All Style Blow dry ($32)

You put this cream all over your roots & then blow dry them all dry. This product has a TON of awesome benefits (not sponsored, just genuinely in love), but my favorite thing about it is that it starts absorbing oils from the start!! It somehow sucks them all up and makes them disappear giving you longer days between washes. This product combined with a good dry shampoo lets me go 4-5 days between washes.

With that being said, lets dive right into the ABSOLUTE BEST dry shampoo on the market:

Batiste Dry Shampoo ($6)

I linked my personal favorite scent, but I’ve tried them all and they all work fantastic. I have tired what feels like a million different dry shampoos, and this one beats them all out by far. If you listen to NOTHING else in this article, buy this dry shampoo. I usually use dry shampoo two days after washing it.

The final steps to going longer between washes is simple: wear your hair up / out of your face as often as you can. I have gotten VERY crafty with how I wear my hair. Here’s how I style my hair during a week that I go 5 days between washes:


– Blow dry hair, wear it down


– Beach waves & add hairspray (my hair holds curls better a day after washing)


– Add dry shampoo to the roots

– French Braid, Half up/Half down


– High pony, teased & wavy from the braid the day before

– I usually wrap a strand of hair around the hair tie for added cuteness


– High top knot / bun (whichever your hair does better)


There you have it!! All my tips and tricks I use to help my thin/fine hair go as long as possible between washes. What tips and tricks work for you that I didn’t mention?? Leave me a comment & let me know!