Hello all and happy April! April is one of my favorite months because it contains Earth Day, the best holiday of them all. In honor of Earth Day I have decided to make the entire month of April my own version of…we’ll call it “Earth Month”. Having a blog is amazing because it gives me the opportunity to share some of my favorite tips and tricks for how to live eco-consciously and shop ethically.
Today I am bringing you the three hairstyles that are part of a “no-wash” morning scenario and what I like to call “dirty hairstyles”. As I mentioned in this post here, not only is washing your hair and skin everyday damaging, it is also a huge waste of water. If living in California during a never ending drought taught me anything, it is how to take a five minute shower twice a week (and maybe a one minute body shower here and there after running). Not only is this a much more conservative way to use water (and lower your water bill!) it is also ideal for those mornings when you forgot you have an 8am meeting or you lost track of time and snuggled with your cat instead of getting out of bed.
Oh and I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet – all of the hair care products I will be using are from the amazing Aveda! Aveda is the perfect company to support in honor of Earth day because not only are their products truly sensational, they also go to exceptional lengths to make sure that they treat the earth with respect. Aveda conducts countless fundraisers to protect clean water, all of their packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled materials, their ingredients are natural and they don’t test on animals!
Get hair dirty Gently massage a tiny amount (I used a dime size blob for my hair) of the defining whip into your whole head, starting from tip and working up to the roots. I didn’t put any on my scalp area because I have fine hair, but I would suggest it for thicker hair.
Featured Product: Aveda Dry Shampoo
This style is the fastest of the bunch and also the one I probably sport the most on dirty days. I have very fine hair, light hair and oily skin so I need to use a lot of dry shampoo to keep everything in check and this “shampure” keeps me feeling fresh all day!
Step 1: Puff out a few clouds of dry shampoo into your roots (and fringe in my case) and brush it out until it doesn’t look as stark.
Step 4: Then just use a tiny elastic hair tie to secure your bun. Voila!
Step 1: Center part your hair and braid both sides regularly.
Step 3: Secure hair with bobby pins in a few places across your head.
*This post was sponsored by Aveda. All opinions are and will always be my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Something Swell going.*