How often do you wash your hair?

posted 5 days ago in Beauty
  • poll: How often do you wash your hair?
    Daily : (32 votes)
    18 %
    Every other day : (57 votes)
    32 %
    Every three days/twice a week : (68 votes)
    38 %
    Once a week : (21 votes)
    12 %
    Other(comment) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I wash my hair daily too..I feel gross if I don’t. I usually wear my hair down too so it just needs to be clean!

    Post # 3
    Member
    4230 posts
    Honey bee

    MrsSapphire :  I used to be a daily washer – you just have to suck it up for a couple of months while your hair gets used to not being washed every day. Stripping the oils is telling your body to make more oils hence the cycle you are stuck in. Dry shampoo helps and once your hair is used to every other day you can try stretching it to a third day, etc. Normally I wash my hair 3 times a week (sometimes 4 if I get really sweaty and gross), but right now I’m on maternity leave and I’m pretty sure it’s been a week at this point. I should probably wash it today….

    Post # 4
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee

    To the dismay of my hair person, I wash my hair everyday. Sometimes even twice a day. My problem isn’t the oil, it’s the flakiness that looks like a snowstorm hit my head if I don’t wash it

    Post # 5
    Member
    554 posts
    Busy bee

    It took me a really long time to find a dry shampoo that worked with my oily hair. Some of my favotrites are Living Proof, Elizabeth and James White (matches my perfume so that’s a bonus) and believe it or not Suave. 

    Post # 6
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    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Usually every night (I shower at night bc I get up so early) unless I just wear my hair in a top knot then every other night.

    Post # 7
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    766 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Roughly every 3/4 days.  My hair never gets oily which is lucky because I have no idea where I would find the time to wash it every day! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee

    I try to wash my hair only once or twice a week, I have very thick, coarse hair naturally, and if I wash it too often it’s pretty much unmanageable. So I rely a lot on dry shampoo, but my hair is so thick it doesn’t look “greasy” at all, if ever, hah. My only suggestion is as other’s said, you have to suffer through the greasiness until your scalp calms down. Because you’re washing it so often, your scalp is overproducing oils that are stripped after washing, if you suffer through the initial oiliness, your scalp should calm down a bit. Dry shampoo or baby powder will be your best friend in the beginning. I also utilize sea-salt spray to bring texture back, but I normally don’t have that problem, hah.

    Post # 9
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    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

    MrsSapphire :  I wash my hair only once a week, sometimes I even go a week and a half without washing it. My hair gets very oily as well, but I actually find it as a good thing. I like to have my hair in either a ponnytail or a bun so having oliy hair helps me get that sleek shiny look. I usually wear it down the first 2 or 3 days, then I do like a beach wave and keep it like that or like 2 days, then I just go with the messy bun/ponnytail. If I go past a weeek than the last few days I just keep it up in a sleek bun. I have never washed my hair more than once a week and I find my hair benefits from it, I have lots of hair and it grows super quick, I attribute it to all that natural oils from not washing it all the time.

    Post # 10
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Gardens at Old Town Helotes

    I used to wash my hair once every day… but my hair dresser showed me that I was not effectively getting all of the oils out. In the last year or so I have stretched shampoos to once or twice (If I have an intense workout) a week. She showed me that you shampoo the first time to remove the top layer of gunk (barely any lather), the second time adding in a better scalp massage (Lathering the shampoo) and the third time to get any remaining gunk out (It really Really lathers this time and that means it is clean! lol). 

    In between shampoos I use Dry Shampoo (Batiste,  Hint of Brunette). If it feels like the dry shampoo is getting too caked up a good brushing at my scalp will fix that. 

    I can really tell the difference in how my hair feels. I will do a deep condition once a week also because where I live, I am in the sun/wind/water so often it can get a little straw feeling at the ends. 

    Post # 11
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    A few things helped me – one was getting highlights (the damaged hair soaks up the oil). Second is putting it up in a high bun when I get home and sleeping in it that way. Seems like the less it moves around, the less greasy it gets? And of course dry shampoo. It does take some experimenting. I’m at a point now where I don’t need the dry shampoo till day 3. 

    Post # 12
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    There is no one answer for everyone. I have curly hair and wash it once a week. Sometimes less. If you need to wash it more, you probably should. If you want to wash it less, I suggest wearing your hair in a couple of french braids in between washes.

    Post # 13
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    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I wash my hair every morning in the shower, I love the way it feels when it is clean. I have tried going a few days before using Batiste dry shampoo, but I just don’t like how my hair feels after that. I hear that washing it every day isn’t good….but it doesn’t seem to bother me.

    Post # 14
    Member
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Cottage

    MrsSapphire :  i wash it every other day. 

    If you start washing it evey other day after a couple weeks your hair (scalp oil production) will adjust. 

    Post # 15
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    504 posts
    Busy bee

    Once a week. I used to be a daily washer then an every other day washer. At first my hair would get oily quick but I just sucked it up. It eventually acclimated and now I can go a week without washing it and it still looking clean. For instance I washed my hair last Sunday I think, it’s Thursday now and my hair has zero oil in it and looks fresh!

    Edited to add that I also sleep with it up in a high bun/clip which seems to help and I never use any hair products either

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