These hacks will keep your hair fresh between washes, and we're in

The dream.

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The dream.

We all know the feeling - we've skipped our regular hair washing day and suddenly your tresses are so greasy that no hairstyle in the world is going to hide those tell-tale strings.

So what if we told you that there are a few simple ways to extend the time between hair washes?

Before you drown your hair in dry shampoo and hope for the best, take a look at this.

Blogger Jess Keys spoke to about how she keeps her hair looking fresh between washes, and we're sold.

She revealed that she air-dries her hair as much as possible, and only uses hot tools on special occasions. But when it comes to extending that time between hair washes, what are her hacks?

Here's what Jess said...

Blowdry the roots

'When you wash your hair, let your hair air dry as much as possible, but, if you hit the roots (just the roots, because, you know, hair dryer = damage) with the blow-drier for a hot second and get your roots dry (we’re talking, like, just the top half-inch to inch of your hair) then it REALLY helps to combat grease. This really makes an incredible difference in setting your hair up to be less greasy.'

Use a shower cap

'I don’t know why I just dismissed the idea of using a shower cap for the first 29-odd years of life. This really helps combat frizz, because even if my hair doesn’t get wet in the shower, it does get crazy from the steam.'

3. Dry shampoo before bed

'Of course, you use it after to help soak up existing grease, but where dry shampoo truly shines is in its preventative effects – it’s great to spray on before you go to bed! You’ll wake up with more voluminous bedhead and it’s amazing.'

Happy hair washing! (Or not...)

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.