(Closed) How often do you wash your hair?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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amb1030 :  dry shampoo is my best friend.  But I wouldnt cheap out on the drug store brands they really dont work as well! imo. I wash mine 2x a week but I also have coloured burgundy red hair so trying to make the colour last.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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amb1030 :  It’s a medium brown with some sporadic blonde highlights. It doesn’t show up in my hair but I really work it in, and the grease gets aborbed by it leaving me with clean hair and no residue. Try it out one day at home when you aren’t in a rush to get anywhere, I think once you find a good techinique of applying it, it’ll do wonders. Also, always start off with a little bit of powder and then massage it in and if it’s not enough, add a little bit more.

Post # 35
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i wash every other day. if i go more than 3 days it starts to get really greasy looking.

it might take a little time for your hair to adjust to not washing everyday.

Post # 36
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Busy bee

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bibber :  This is my absolute favorite dry shampoo as well!

And for OP… I wash my hair 2-3 times per week.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

I wash once every week/week and a half, but I have really thick, dry hair. I use a lot of dry shampoo, and do cool textured ponytails at the end of the week. My hair doesn’t look dirty or greasy though, because of the texture!

I love Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo, and Aussie Dry Shampoo! I also use a shower cap. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

I shampoo 2-3 times a week. I still shower and put conditioner in my hair every day. I have a pixie cut though. When my hair was long I had to shampoo every day.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

I washed my hair every other day for years, but I’ve been transitioning to just twice a week. Day 3 (and especially day 4!) are not great hair days — My scalp itches and my hair looks a little dirty, but I just throw it up into a bun and call it a day.

I also have been trying to limit how much heat I put on my hair. I’m down to one blow dry a week and maybe a day or two of straightening or curling my hair. I’m not sure if it’s washing it less or heat styling less but my hair is in incredible shape. It’s shiny and smooth, has good natural volume and rarely gets frizzy, tangled or greasy. I’ve stopped having dandruff. At least for me, doing a lot less for my hair has helped make my hair look awesome most days. It also saves me a ton of time in the morning.

There’s a lot of dry shampoo love around here — at least for the ones I’ve tried and my hair, I haven’t found them to help.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I only wash mine twice a week. Mine used to be like yours, but once I got used to only washing it a few times a week, it adjusts to that! I second the Batiste dry shampoo. It works SO well for me, and in addition to keeping it from getting greasy, it adds a ton of volume to second/third day hair!

Post # 41
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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amb1030 :  I used to be a daily washer because I had greasy hair – you just have to suck it up and deal with a few greasy weeks while your hair sort of “resets”. Washing is actually what makes it greasier! Now I go 2 – 3 days depending on what I’m doing the 3rd day (if I have a special event to go to I’ll wash it on day 3 otherwise if it’s just a regular Sunday at home I usually won’t).

Dry shampoo or baby powder will be your friend while you transition! My favorite dry shampoo is the Dove volume formula. 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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amb1030 :  

I wash my hair every other day. I have long thick dark hair so it’s usually in a bun- keep it out of my face. I found if I wash it every day my hair just feels gross. Of course my ‘every other day’ is cancelled if I get something in it from work- like wood shavings.

My hair stylist also said to wash it every other- since she noticed a difference when I was in the ‘every day’ category.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

every three/four days, I have really fine hair and it falls out during washing/brushing/drying so I try to do it as little as possible… often my hair doesnt get greasy until day 4 or 5 and it can be up to a week and a half if the last wash was a dye job but I only dye my hair every 3 months or so to tint my natural hair (and obviously dying your hair is much more intense than a stand wash and has protecters in it to add shine and stop colour fade)

I rarely use dry shampoo… I have the bateste stuff and it smells so rediculously strong and always just looks like really fine dandruff even when you brush it in and does nothing to absorb anything personally find by the time my hairs greasy nothing except washing it would help fix it

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

Before pill: every day, hair would get greasy even the same day I goddamn washed it.

After pill: Every three to four days.

They say that you can condition your hair to fewer washes by simply sucking it up, but for me, going on the pill is what made the real difference. Sadly I wouldn’t recommend hormonal BC for greasy hair.

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