A beauty vlogger has signed up TikTok to show how she gets away with only washing her hair once a week.
Georgia Young, from London, revealed her weekly hair routine to her 30,000 followers – meaning she only has to wash it once.
The content creator took her followers through the different hairstyles she creates each day of the week to keep her hair looking beautiful longer between washes and to make the feeling of greasy hair bearable.
She explained that not washing often is the secret to her hair being “so beautiful and shiny,” adding, “I’m really just doing it out of sheer laziness, really.” I just save the trouble for the weekend when I’m really going out.”
On the first day, Georgia washes and dries her hair before using a heatless curling iron to wrap her hair around
On the first day, Georgia said, “I’m going to work, I don’t really dress up for work, so I literally save it for the weekend if I really put in an effort.”
“But if my laziness works for me, then I think it works.”
She added that another benefit of washing your hair once a week is that you get less heat damage because you do less styling and blow-drying.
After stepping out of the shower on day one, Georgia proceeded to blow-dry her hair and apply some styling mousse.
She then wrapped her hair around a heatless curling iron and fell asleep with it.
On day two, Georgia applies some dry shampoo before using the same heatless curling iron (pictured)
After a night of sleeping with her hair in the heatless curling iron, Georgia’s hair looked luscious and healthy by day two.
She said she noticed some oil buildup on the crown of her head, which led her to say, “If you dry shampoo your hair before it gets greasy, the dry shampoo will counteract the oil to prevent it from getting as greasy as you want her to be.” . it would suffice if you apply it to already greasy hair.’
She then sprayed some dry shampoo on her hair before styling it with the heatless curling iron.
Meanwhile, she explained how a hair stylist told her that water can damage hair and that “it disrupts the internal bonding of our hair protein.”
As the day drew to a close, Georgia swept her locks in a heatless curling iron before going to bed.
She also gave her followers some advice to wash your hair less often.
She said, “It all depends on your scalp type, I know I say, OK, wash your hair once a week,” but sometimes you literally, physically can’t.
‘I only do alternative hairstyles, then I can get through the week.’
On the third day, she decided to do the same haircut with her heatless rollers to add waves to her locks
On the third day, Georgia woke up with her wavy hair after a night’s sleep with the heatless curling iron.
She started the day by brushing her hair and discussing what hairstyle to wear.
She explained that she often wears her hair in ponytails or buns as it makes it easier to hide the fat.
She said, “I normally scrape my hair back all week.
“Everyone has been complimenting me this week saying, ‘Oh my God, your hair looks so beautiful,’ because no one ever sees me at work with my hair down.”
“Because hair scraped back looks like mousse or gel and it’s fine because it’s greasy and nobody knows about it.”
She then slathered in some more dry shampoo and used her heatless curlers to add waves to her hair before opting to wear it down again.
On day four, Georgia felt her hair starting to look a bit duller — and swept her locks back into a ponytail instead
For day four, Georgia cuts her hair so she has side bangs and then proceeds to dry shampoo the bangs and let it “set” while styling the rest of her hair with more dry shampoo before styling her hair. does a ponytail
By the end of day three, Georgia felt her hair was starting to look a bit duller – and decided to put her locks back in a ponytail for day four instead.
She cut off her hair, created a side fringe, and then started dry shampooing the front of her hair.
She then let it “set” while styling the rest of her hair with more dry shampoo.
She rubbed it all into her scalp and put her hair in a high ponytail while leaving the bangs on the side of her face.
She then parted the ponytail in the middle, grabbed a sock and clipped it on one side.
Georgia then twisted her hair around the rest of the sock before squeezing the bottom of her hair and pulling the sock up.
She wrapped a hair band around the wrapped hair to secure it in her hair.
Then she did the same on the other side of her ponytail.
Georgia put her bangs in a curling iron and clipped them in, along with all the other loose hair.
In the morning, she took it all out to reveal a rather voluminous ponytail, which was curled without using heat.
Entering the fifth day of not washing her hair, Georgia showed her followers the finished look as she trimmed her ponytail to secure it
As she entered the fifth day of not washing her hair, Georgia started by saying, “The most important thing I’m taking with me so far this week is dry shampoo.”
Kelly’s top tips for washing your hair less often
1. Use dry shampoo to make your hair last longer between washes
2. Brush your hair regularly to distribute the sebum evenly
3. Play around with different hairstyles because having your hair out of your face will lessen the temptation to wash it
“Dry your hair dry before it has a chance to get greasy.
“Dry shampoo as soon as you get out of the shower, because then that dry shampoo will fight all the oil, grease, and wetness all week before it even gets there.”
“My hair has never looked better on day five.”
She then split the front of her fringe into two sections and sprayed it with dry shampoo and rubbed it in.
Then she sprayed some more dry shampoo on the crown of her head and rubbed it in.
She said, “The crown will probably have a lot of fat at this point, so I’d like to pay some attention to that.”
Shen then put her hair in a low ponytail and then used hair rollers to curl one half of her bangs, then repeat it on the other side.
She then put a clip under her ponytail to make sure it stays in place but also looks good.
On day six, Georgia didn’t share a video clip of her routine.
She later explained that she didn’t leave the house and that’s why she kept her hair in a ponytail all day.
Day seven is wash hair day for Georgia as she said she shampoos twice and also uses an exfoliator to massage her scalp
Day seven is wash hair day for Georgia, as she said she shampoos twice and also uses an exfoliator to massage her scalp.
Looking at her hair, she said, “It’s not terrible, that’s good.”
She then says she will use a hair mask on her entire head and use that as her conditioner.
Then she dries her hair with a hair dryer and repeats the weekly cycle.
But what does a salon owner think of washing your hair once a week?
Kelly Vowles, 40, runs her own salon in Swindon and believes that washing your hair once a week is beneficial for hair health.
Revealing the reason behind washing your hair less often, she told FEMAIL, “Your scalp contains sebaceous glands that actually produce something called sebum. That is a natural oil that moisturizes the hair.
“If you wash your hair too often, those sebaceous glands can go into overdrive and produce extra sebum.
“The problem with that, of course, is that it can make your hair greasy. But even if you regularly wash away that sebum, it clearly doesn’t do what it wants to do, which is to moisturise and hydrate your hair.”
When asked if you should use dry shampoo before your hair gets greasy like Georgia does, Kelly said, “Some people use it as a preventative measure, I think you have to find what works for you.”
“I personally use dry shampoo when my hair already feels greasy, because the dry shampoo’s job is essentially to absorb the oil onto the scalp.”
Kelly suggested leaving dry shampoo on for about 30 seconds after application and then using a dry, clean towel to dab the roots before brushing.
She said this will help remove any excess shampoo that has not been absorbed by the scalp.