Hairdresser keeps her tress oil-free by skipping washing for up to eight weeks


A hairdresser has claimed many people were over-washing their hair as she shared tips of keeping her scalp healthy and oil-free.

Michelle Dennis, from Australia, revealed that she could stretch up to eight weeks without washing her hair and she encouraged her clients to space out the time between washes.

The 37-year-old posted her advice on TikTok under the account @michelledennismumof.3 to show viewers how she “train not to get oily hair”.

She said the reason for getting oily hair is because of over-washing and improve from that, the first step is “start pushing your wash day out to the next day or two”.



Michelle said she washes her hair about five to six times a year

“Then you need to persist and keep going with those extra days for a few months,” the parent said.

“Once your hair has adjusted to the new routine, just add or alternate an extra day for at least six months and keep going slowly.”

She said the process can be lengthy and it could take from months to even years, however “patience and persistence” is the key.

Some of her viewers found it difficult to stop washing their hair and were stunned to find out Michelle had not washed hers in eight weeks’ time.



In a video she posted online, she advised people not to over-wash their hair
In a video she posted online, she advised people not to over-wash their hair

In her previous videos, Michelle urged people to stop washing their hair every day.

One person wrote: “I am a grease monkey if I don’t and my hair is very fine. Not everyone can get away with not washing every day.”

The pro said it’s not true, adding that she has dealt with clients in the past 23 years and managed to train some people from washing their hair twice a day to once every seven to 10 days.

She also said she probably wash her hair five to six times a year maximum, and that her hair has never felt better and healthier.



The mum-of-three said persistence is the key to 'train' your hair not to overproduce its natural oil
The mum-of-three said persistence is the key to ‘train’ your hair not to overproduce its natural oil

Others were in disbelief and Michelle told Daily Star: “I want people to learn and understand…the only reason why their hair gets oily, dry and itchy is from over washing as your hair needs its natural oils!

“I’ve done this test with not only myself but with hundreds or more of my clients friends family strangers etc and it’s been life changing for everyone and myself!

“It’s a process but it’s something I strongly believe in.”





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