Oily scalp, dry ends. Sounds familiar? Lifestyle blogger and writer Michaela Forni is not a stranger to this tricky combo. Here’s how she got her beautiful hair back on a healthier track.

By now, we’re sure you’ve caught up on the fact that washing ones hair too often can actually give the opposite effect to what’s desired. Yes, overindulging shampoo actually makes the hair “dirtier”. What you do, unintentionally, is drying out your hair and scalp, encouraging it to “grease up”. The result? Dry ends—oily scalp and roots. Not fun.

It’s the easiest thing to get caught in that downward spiral that makes it impossible to stop washing your hair all the time. Is shampoo-holic a word? It should be! The only way out (and we know this can seem hard, verging on impossible) is to cut way back, to only one or two washes a week. This is exactly what lifestyle blogger and writer Michaela Forni did, and it worked out really well for her!

What’s your hair type and how does it behave?

– My hair is really thick, so it takes over four hours to get it colored, which is kind of annoying, and it never air dries on its own unless I give it like 24 hours. Also, my ends can get really dry while my scalp turns oily, and that can be a bit tricky. However, nowadays my hair is actually pretty healthy.

How would you describe your relationship to your hair?

– It gets better every year. Before, I hated my hair, and used to put it up every day for years. I like it better today, even though I don’t really give it as much love as I should. Or, I don’t know—how much love do people really give their hair? Since I went from brunette to blonde four years ago—and I must say blondes do have more fun—I’ve loved my hair more then ever. I still see myself as an Italian brunette though…

Tell us about your hair routine!

– I wash my hair twice a week. I use shampoo both times but alternate regular conditioner with a hair mask and silver conditioner. After I’ve showered, I apply an anti frizz product before I blow dry and straighten it. In between washes I use a dry shampoo to freshen it up.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done for your hair?

– My hair got a completely new start as I started washing it only two times a week instead of every day. It got so oily from all the washing, and never hade a chance to rest. Dry shampoo is God’s gift to mankind, if you ask me. How did we ever manage without it?

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