No Wash Hairstyles

I ran across this video of hairstyles to wear when you didn’t have access to a shower for three days, like when you are camping out at a music festival like Burning Man or Coachella. Well, moms, you know none of us are going to be paying good money to go to an event where you’re pretty much guaranteed to not get any sleep for three days, but the no-wash hair thing interested me. I mean, new moms are the target audience for no-wash hair! Especially if you resisted the urge to cut off all your hair around 9 months pregnant.

So anyway, I tried to watch this video, I really did. But it was 15 minutes long and the girl was picking out accessories like faux cowboy boots and cat-ear headbands, and this is exactly how my three year old dresses every day, so at that point I could no longer take her seriously.

But I did find another great link to 15 hairstyles that are great for hair that’s a day old or more. Most of them are updos, and keeping your hair up is kind of essential if you back wear, since anyone who back wears can tell you just how bad it hurts when your baby grabs that hair at the center back of your neck. It’s enough to make you want to go home and shave your head.

These are all really cute, there are some for long, medium or short hair, and you don’t need to use heat to do them, which is better for your hair anyway. You also don’t need super thick hair for many of these, and they all look pretty quick to do, which as you know is key.

You can always justify your lack of showering with the fact that it’s actually bad to wash your hair and take a bath every day. Cutting back to every other day keeps your hair and skin healthier, and it may even boost your immune system by leaving some microbes sticking around that your body can busy itself fighting. So there.

Erin Burt is a freelance writer and mother of three girls who sometimes has time for a shower but lacks the energy to do so. She lives and writes in Queensbury, New York. 

 

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