the more i can minimize hair wash days, the happier i am. don’t get me wrong, i am actually one of the few that love hair wash days. it’s like my own personal spa day! but, the amount of time it takes to wash and style my hair just does not fit into my busy everyday schedule. and if i had to do it every other day, i don’t think my current relationship with hair wash days would be quite the same.

i’ve tried more products than i can name and have finally found what works best for my hair, what helps keep my hair clean and what adds moisture back into the ends.

i recently started using the Pantene Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam to help
absorb dirt and oil from my hair which allows me to have clean hair longer. the dry shampoo has pro-vitamin B5 and wild mint, giving my hair a fresh start without having to wash it. both are also sulfate and paraben free!

dry shampoo for healthy hair

my favorite part of the Pantene Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam is that my hair actually feels and smells clean after using it. i’ve tried other brands in the past that would give a clean look, but leave my hair feeling sticky or heavy. even worse, i’ve tried a couple brands that made my hair feel even dirtier than it was before adding in product. so i guess you can call me a dry shampoo snob, because i’ll shamelessly admit that i set my standards high! make sure to spray the dry shampoo onto your fingertips, and rub into your scalp and then brush it out.

i couple the dry shampoo with the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist. adding in a dry conditioner is a step that i skipped for far too long. my ends tend to get dry quickly and using the dry conditioner helps my hair to soak up some much-needed nourishment. it also helps my naturally frizz-pone hair to stay manageable and tamed since it offers 24-hour frizz protection! make sure you focus the product on the ends of your hair.

long strong and heathy hair

using the Pantene Waterless Collection i typically can keep my hair looking fresh and clean for about 5 days. sometimes even longer!

scroll below to see how i style my hair and keeping it looking clean and fresh for 5+ days!

day 1: wash day

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because i have naturally curly hair, i let my hair air dry until it is damp, then blow dry with a round brush. i then straighten and add curls back in.

on day 1 i try to add minimal products to keep my hair as clean as possible. this is a big help in my hair lasting for 5+ days without having to wash it.

if you have curly hair as well, you can also try out the Pantene Curl Affair Curl Reshaping Cream to instantly boost your curls back to shape. it provides anti-frizz hydration that works to block humidity, so curls stay smooth all day long. it’s infused with argan oil, amino acids, omega-9, pro-vitamin B5 and is free from alcohol, parabens and sulfates.

day 2: repeat day 1 style

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on day 2 i touch up any curls from day 1 but add very minimal heat to reduce any damage to my hair. i protect my hair style overnight tying it up in a very loose bun using silk hair ties. i also use a silk pillowcase to help reduce frizz and damage.

day 3: half up half down

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on day 3 i change up my hairstyle and usually opt for a half up half down look. the hair on the crown of my head is usually the first part to get greasy. the half up half down style helps me hide any greasy areas as well as helps me keep my hands from touching my hair, which could add in extra unnecessary grease.

on the evening of day 3 i add the Pantene Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam to my fingers then work it through my roots, section by section. once completed, i tie my hair up in a loose bun and head to bed.

day 4: flip the part

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on day 4 i wake up and switch my part from the middle to the side. the product that i put in my hair overnight helps add volume to my side part and gives a sneaky illusion of clean, cheat day hair. there are days where my side part is loud and proud

and days where it could use a little help. on the latter, i add a quick and loose side braid to help my hair look fresh. because my hair is naturally on the drier side, this is also when i add Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist to add a little life back to my ends. i start spraying from about halfway down to help hydrate and de-frizz my hair.

day 5: power pony

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on day 5 i choose to #banthebun by pulling my hair into a power pony. i like having the front pieces left out to frame my face. this does mean they need to stay looking and feeling clean to accomplish the look. this is where i cheat hair wash day one more time and add in Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo Spray . specifically, the front roots to help my hair last one more day before washing. if needed, i will round brush and quickly blow dry (about 10-15 seconds) the front pieces. the last step before being ready for the day is to add a little Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist
to the ends of my ponytail for a shiny look. i’ll work the spray through my pony with my fingers and be ready to go!

and there you have it! my 5-day hair routine to keep clean, styled hair going without having wash it in between.

be sure to check out the other products from the new pantene waterless
collection here!

xoxo | jasmine

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the holiday season always brings such a beautiful sense of cheer, kindness and joy. with an open heart and an open mind, this joy becomes contagious and spreads throughout.

this holiday season, i’m partnering with Frost Bank to help spread the contagious joy and kindness that is inevitable with the season. the season does also bring the stress of gift giving, travel and planning so i wanted to partake in random acts of kindness to brighten people’s days, whether they were bright already, or needed a little extra light.

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jasmine elias boswell | holiday gift | vera bradley | new york city
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if you’re still searching for that perfect gift, then i have you covered! today’s dashing deal at vera bradley is featuring the iconic grand hanging organizer. this is the perfect gift for the traveler, the socialite, or the small space living family member or friend. truly, anyone and everyone will love this gift. david even loves this gift! today only you can get the iconic grand hanging organizer for $40 (reg. $70) using code HANGINGWITHJASMINE.

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the iconic grand hanging organizer keeps all of mine (and david’s) toiletries, hair care, and skincare products organized and protected with our very on-the-go lifestyles. organization is one of my favorite things, and when i’m hurriedly getting ready in the morning, or tiredly trying to get ready for bed, having everything right there in its perfect little place is a game changer.

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i am by no means a hair expert but i have been researching like a mad woman and putting all these tips to the test over the past few months. being diligent in my hair health routine has really helped me  maintain hair health and rehab the damage caused by color, poor hair cuts and heat. if you follow along on instagram i recently shared my story of how my hair was damaged. rather than sulk about it (i did do a good amount of sulking though…) i decided to take action, learn the beauty of patience and make sure to take better care of my hair moving forward. below are my top 10 tips to take better care of your hair. this is the first part of my hair care series. next up i’ll share my tips for healthy hair growth!

sleep with a silk pillowcase

sleeping with a silk pillow case is not only comfortable, but does wonders for your hair and skin. silk pillowcases help lessen the damage caused to your hair while tossing and turning at night. it also helps maintain and tame styled hair throughout your sleep which helps cut down on added heat while styling in the morning.

because silk does not absorb moisture like cotton does, it will also leave your hair more hydrated throughout the night, this is also the same with your skin! since your hair retains its’ moisture while using a silk pillowcase, it helps prevent your hair from getting dry and brittle.

brush your hair with the right kind of brush

after noticing more and more hair coming out on my brushes, even though some were detangling heroes, i made the switch to the wet brush pro per recommendation from carlos at trademark salon in houston. ps. i highly recommend this salon if you’re in the houston area! the wet brush pro is safe to use on wet hair, while in the shower or immediately after (i do try to limit usage while in the shower because hair is most vulnerable when soaking wet). in full honesty, it does take me a little bit longer (maybe 3 or 4 minutes longer) to fully detangle my naturally curly hair immediately after the shower. however, this is because the brush is more gentle on my hair. it still gets the job done. i realized the brushes that i was using previously were just powering through my tangles and ripping out strands that stood in its’ way. the wet brush gently detangles and safely works through knots helping to prevent any damage. if your hair tends to tangle a lot and tangle easily, i’ve linked a detangling spray that i use on my hair immediately after the shower and when necessary on dry styled hair (the wind in the city gets the best of my hair sometimes..).

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i had the best long weekend soaking up the sun, playing in the water and eating delicious ceviche in punta de mita, mexico. this was my first time seeing this part of mexico and i am certain it won’t be my last.

it was quiet, but lively and we lucked out with perfect weather during our stay! even though the weather forecast said 100% rain every day we were there! big thank you to you, mother nature!

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we started our trip touring the property which is an instagrammers dream! every which way you turn is insta-worthy and photo perfect. next, we had a little spa time. this is where the w hotel punta de mita took my breath away. not only was the massage stellar, but the spa pools are worth the visit alone! it felt like having my own personal paradise right in the middle of a lush and beautiful jungle. after enjoying the spa pools for a little [or long while] the rain started to trickle and could not have been more perfect with the timing. the sound was so relaxing and comforting! definitely one of my top most favorite spa experiences!

 Jasmine Elias Boswell, Punta De Mita Mexico, leopard bikini in the jungle spa pools

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