The best advice I ever received from a stylist at the first salon I ever worked at was not to wash my hair daily. Prior to that I had been diligently lathering my poor, dry, curly hair up nightly and putting it in a tight braid (90s Full House crimped waves, duh). She told me that the natural oils from my scalp were just what my hair needed to repair itself and look shiny.
It was not easy to break the shampoo cycle, but I finally did and my hair has been grateful ever since. I think that our parents and our parent's parents were likely told that one didn't get into bed at the end of the day without showering and washing your hair, so it was just something that I learned early on. The idea of not washing my hair daily was scary at first, but for those of us with curly, dry or color-treated hair it is so hard on it to suds up nightly.
Unfortunately, though it is best for my hair to only get a bath once or twice a week - I know, oily haired people all over the world just shuddered - daily life does not always permit this. My scalp can become flat, if I venture out to a very odoriferous restaurant my head can smell like it for days and sometimes it just bothers me.
Then, not long ago, dry shampoos became a "thing" again. I say again because they started being mass produced I believe back in the 40s, but I certainly didn't hear about them during my teen years, or really until a few years ago. I have tried several brands, from very pricey lines to very inexpensive drug store brands and so far my favorite is Surface Trinity Dry Shampoo. It is not crazy pricey and smells lite and lemony. I spray this all over my hair to eliminate odor and then go through and spray my roots for volume. I love that this dries completely clear (some dry shampoos leave a white film, sad face) and leaves my hair feeling clean and refreshed! This is a definite must-have product for those of us that don't shampoo daily.
This product was given to me for review.