I once did a lot of research on the best way to go about 'training' your hair. I studied the benefits, made positive/negative lists and evaluated the long-term benefits...
Eh who am I kidding. i started 'training' my hair a handful of years ago because I was plain lazy. That 36 minutes it takes to wash and dry my hair was deemed more suitable for shuteye so I started skipping a day. Day 2 was dedicated to ponytails, messy buns or hats.The thing is, when you're in college and you have an 8am class every day sometimes days become a blur and day 3 rolls around and you decide you actually can rock a Bo'Sox hat pretty well. And then that cycle starts repeating.
In all honesty, it's gross. Training your hair... in the beginning. It will be that shiny, piecey look. That's why you tease and hairspray and pull it back. But after a while your oil glands realize they don't NEED to produce so much oil to keep your hair healthy. And they chill out... and after a lil while you notice you don't get that dirtykid hair until day 3 or day 4.
Let's note that I don't work out or anything, I don't kick it with smokers, I don't typically douse my hair in product... so my hair isn't getting any 'dirt' from sweat or any other external forces.
Constantly washing your hair strips it of it's own natural oils and other jazz that protects it and keeps it healthy. Therefore your hair will produce more oil to help make up for the absence. High school econ, people. Supply and demand.
I'm no expert, there's tons of articles in magazines about it. Do a bit of google research. It may or may not be legit... but it works for me. I typically wash my hair every 2 or 3 days. Nowadays I just curl it on day 2 or 3.It takes a while though. My whole 'training trend' started years and years ago. Don't expect it to instantly adapt in a few weeks.
(That right there... that is 3rd day hair. It holds curl SO much better)
Do you have your hair 'trained'? Cheers to all the fellow Linus' out there... rock that dust cloud with pride.