Monday, August 4, 2014

My 3 Day Hair Routine

3 Day Summer Hair Routine

Monday has rolled around again - but at least the weather over the weekend was great! It warmed up some from last week, which was a little reassuring. I was starting to worry with all the cool weather that our winter this year is going be like last year. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that that doesn't happen again! 

With all the summer heat, frizz, pool water, & etc I have been trying to be extra protective of my hair. Many of you know that I am a huge supporter of using dry shampoo. In order to keep styling heat away from my hair as much as possible, I have developed a summer hair routine that works pretty great!

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 Day One
For day one, I start out by shampooing my hair and using conditioner (just regular conditioner, not a mask) . I currently use the Restore line of Living Proof.

After washing my hair, I use Garnier Fructise Damage Eraser Split End Bandage. I use one pump and spread it all over the ends of my hair. 

I let my hair air dry, and then use my flat iron to get it straight - when my hair is air dried, it is frizzy and slightly wavy. A flat iron is a must for me! After these steps, I style my hair and wear it down.

Hair Routine with Dry Shampoo

Day Two

For the second day, I start off by spraying in dry shampoo at the roots. (Batiste is the best I've found - and so cheap!) I give that 3 or 4 minutes to "soak in", and then shake out the excess.

I then put Tresemme's Keratin Smooth oil  - 2 pumps - and rub it on the ends of my hair only. Getting this in the roots of your hair will make your hair really greasy. 

Last, I use Not Your Mother's hairspray and tease up my hair so it isn't "second day flat". I may use my flat iron to run over any parts that didn't stay straight from the first day, or use my curling iron to curl the ends on the rare occasion. I usually end up wearing my hair half up or in a cute pony tail on the second day.

3 Day Hair Rountine

  Day Three

I can usually only get my hair to last until this third day. Much after that, and it's pretty unmanageable. 

I repeat steps 1 and 3 from day two. I spray in dry shampoo, let it soak, shake it out, and then use hairspray to tease up the roots.  I use a flat iron or curling iron for touch ups.

To keep my hair looking like I did just wash it, I use a shine spray. I really like the Umberto brand (you can find it at Target). I spray this on my hair, somewhere between a light and moderate amount. You can spray this on your ends and your roots. 

Most of the time on the third day, I end up wearing my hair up in a messy bun. Less frequently I will wear it half up or wear another pony tail again. 

Then, you just repeat with day 1! Usually once every 2 weeks I try to use a clarifying shampoo to get any buildup out of my hair. I like Neutrogena's clarifying shampoo when I can find it. 

What are your hair tricks and products for making your hair last more than one day?


  1. i am the exact same as you. after about noon on the third day... its just plain greasy haha. i use batiste as well. you're right it totally works the best! And i love how affordable it is. I usually do my hair half up on the 2nd day or i pin my side bangs back on the 2nd day! the 3rd day i always struggle because if i wear a ponytail for too long i often get a headache but oh well! i also run almost everyday lol so i def am a true believer in the batiste dry shampoo! Love this post!

    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  2. I bought sample sized "Living Proof No frizz" at Ulta and I love it! I just wish it was more affordable! Gotta watch for sales on that cuz it's definitely something I want to try again. I use the dry shampoo from Lush. It's not my favorite but my daughter rejected it and I hate throwing it away! And it smells good. When I don't want to deal with that stuff, I just rub some corn starch baby powder through my roots!

  3. These are great tips! I follow a similar routine, although I've never used a clarifying shampoo - I probably should. Ha!

  4. Great post! I need to be better about my hair, especially in the summer. It gets fried by the sun and pool water and then I damage it when I straighten or curl it. I need to step up my game!

    <3, Pamela

  5. I've only just discovered how to keep my second day waves and dry shampoo is my savior!


  6. I love the migration from hair down to part up to messy bun, I totally do the same thing! Love the tips, that Keratin oil sounds great, I'm going to have to check it out.

  7. What a great routine! I saw that dry shampoo at Ulta the other day and almost got it -- I am going back for it :)


  8. It's a great routine and I know that I should start to use dry shampoo!
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  9. Such a great routine!! I haven't tried any of the Living Proof line - but I'm always so tempted!!

  10. Sounds similar to my routine! I heard about a new Sexy Hair spray coming out, it's like a CLEAR dry shampoo/texture/shine and hair spray, I heard it's amazing :) I can't wait to try!

  11. I have the same routine! I've used the Batiste dry shampoo, but it would leave flakes in my hair that I just couldn't stand... I use the Tresemme dry shampoo and that seems to work better for me. Happy Monday, girlfriend!!

  12. fabulous! i have GOT to get that Batiste stuff, every time I go, I forget lol

  13. I love all things Living Proof! I have a very similar routine. I really try my best to only wash and style my hair two or three times a week. By day three is looks like a total greasy mess. On the weekends I love when I can just throw on a baseball cap to cover the grease, but during the week it's much more difficult with the office. Thanks for sharing yours!


  14. Great tips! I usually have to wash my hair every day even though it's bad! I'm around really germy patients and feel like there's germs in it haha! And my hair gets soooo greasy like I feel nothing would help it!

    <3 Shannon

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  16. My Batiste JUST came in this weekend I and used it for the first time and am such a believer now. It smells amazing and thank goodness for the color option. I don't think I could get away with 2 days of no washing, but this is a great boost for the end of the day for sure.

  17. Great tips and tricks! I love the Herbal Essences clarifying shampoo, or really, anything in that brand!

    xo Kylie

  18. I'm pretty much on a 3-day hair routine too! Especially if I don['t curl it on the first day (curls require lots of spray in this humidity) but I also love how well my hair curls on the 2nd or 3rd day. The Neutrogena clarifying shampoo is wonderful. xo!

  19. So interesting that you have a routine that you do every three days. We might just have to try out one or two of those products. The neutrogena shampoo looks awesome.

    xx 365hangers

  20. Interesting read! Thank you for sharing your tips hun! :)
    xo Erin

  21. What a great post - I don't like washing my hair too often either but it gets so hard to avoid in the summer. I totally worship at the temple of Batiste so I got my dry shampoo covered. Great idea, adding oil to the ends of your hair. My ends get so dry and brittle sometimes.

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  22. Yeah!!! Great post girl! I live for dry shampoo it seriously is the best time saver ever!

  23. I love dry shampoo! Perfect for those lazy days!

  24. i don't do anything, except maybe some dry shampoo. i sleep on a satin pillowcase and that really helps. i literally stlye my hair once a week

  25. I am dry shampoo's biggest fan! I have curly frizzy hair naturally so especially in the summer it takes some TLC. If I straighten it I can usually make it last until day four depending on how often I work out. I work from home on Fridays so it usually means I only have to style once during the work week!