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 # 31
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee

    Just like some people have oily skin, some have dry, and some have combination, you may just have an oilier-than-usual scalp and will always have to wash your hair every day. 

    I voted Other, as I wash my hair every 4-5 days.

    On the 1st and 2nd days, my hair is fluffy and has lots of volume. On the 3rd day, it’s a bit heavier, but not oily. The 4th day is when you can tell it’s a little oily, but not too bad. So I usually shampoo on the 4th night. But occassionally, I leave it oily and heavy on the 5th day and just put it in a bun, and wash that night. 

    Post # 34
    Member
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    MrsSapphire :  Luckily, they’re very inexpensive so you won’t be out a ton of money if they don’t work for you! And I shower every day so on non wash days, I either just put my hair in a messy bun on the top of my head, or use a claw clip to pin it up. Then take it down after the shower and brush out, add dry shampoo. I do let my dry shampoo soak in, if you will, while I do my makeup, and then brush my hair out.

    Post # 35
    Member
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I used to wash my hair every day because if I didn’t my scalp would be totally oily by the next day. But I noticed that my hair was getting super dry and damaged from doing that. Now I wash it every other day or every 2-3 days. Dry shampoo is your friend! I also will wear it in a bun or ponytail or clip if I don’t feel like dealing with it, and that also prevents me from using any additional heat styling tools on it. When you stop washing your hair every day, at first it will feel super greasy and strange, but eventually your hair and scalp will adjust and stop producing so much oil. By washing your hair every day you’re actually causing your hair and scalp to produce more oil!

    Post # 36
    Member
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee

    Oh another thing I like for dry shampoo – if you apply it before your hair is totally nasty, it ends up SO much better. If my hair is actually at that ‘gross’ point, not even dry shampoo can save it. If I know I don’t want to wash it the next day and its ALMOST there the night before, I will apply the dry shampoo the night before. It allows some time for it to soak in and stop the hair from going past that gross point lol. Then I just wake up with nice fluffy hair. 

    Post # 37
    Member
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Every day! I’m one of those people with straight oily hair. I will look into trying to retrain my scalp and use dry shampoo.

    Post # 38
    Member
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wash mine 3 times a week… It’s usually washed & gorgeous on day 1, day 2 is usually a half up/pinned up style, and day 3 is either a sleek ponytail or a high sock bun… I have found that certain dry shampoo’s work and others don’t. I tried batiste- the brand apparently everyone loves & absolutely hated it… Personally suave works best for my hair but even then I only use it on the last day. It will take a while for your hair to get used to not being washed daily- your oil is going into overdrive to makeup for what your washing out. I started with every other day, then added an extra day a few months later when my hair was growing out.. I have very thick long hair so it’s honestly just a pain in my ass to wash/dry/style it more than every 2 days anyway & I get split ends waay quicker if I wash it more often… 

    Post # 39
    Member
    1151 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    For those of us who get greasy if we don’t wash everyday, what’s the benefit of trying to go to a regimen where we wash every few days? I mean, if you’re having to disguise the grease in a ponytail so that you don’t look horrendous why not just wash it and look good? I guess I’m just wondering, what are the supposed benefits to washing your hair less?

    Post # 41
    Member
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee

    It’s actually perfectly  healthy to wash your hair everyday and even preferred. My dermatologist confirms that your scalp will not overproduce oils from daily washing and everything I’ve read by other doctors on the subject recommend almost daily washing. I think hair stylists are often wrong about this.

    Post # 42
    Member
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have never understood the obsession with washing hair only once a week or less.  If a person has a ton of thick, course textured hair then that’s great, they might only need a weekly wash.  Others have very soft, fine hair and not a ton of it and they need to wash daily for it to look/feel and behave how they like it too.  Those are two far ends of hair types, there are many more types in between. Then there are factors like oil, some of us are oilier and some of us are dryer, and some of us sweat more and more often than others. Some have temperamental skin issues in the scalp that cause flakes, etc. Some have very chemically processed hair that is more porous and dry and it can absorb more oil before showing it.

    My own hair washing varies.  If it’s virgin or only lightly processed I wash 5-6 days a week.  When it’s heavily processed I can wash less often.

    Post # 43
    Member
    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    2ish times per week. I used to wash every day too and couldn’t comprehend NOT doing that, but now that I don’t wash every day, I actually don’t know how I used to do it. Dry shampoo is my friend and honestly after only washing every few days my hair adjusted. It used to be oily after one day, but now I can easily go 3 days and it still looks fresh. 4 days is a stretch but I’ve done it in a pinch. I also wear it up in a bun at night which seems to help.

    I love not having to dry my hair every day. It’s made my life so much easier!

    Post # 44
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    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I have oily hair and skin and used to wash my hair everyday too because it was greased off my head otherwise. I stopped using shampoos and conditioners with sulfates or silicones and this helped a lot, although I still use Batiste volumising dry shampoo at the roots on days when I don’t wash. Sulfates strip the oil and make you produce more. Silicones coat the hair and make it smoother so the oil travels down it more quickly and easily. Plus a lot of silicones build up on the hair and can cause breakage, especially if your hair is fine. I can go 2-3 days now no problem and I never thought I would be able to do that. Try the Kerastase Aura Botanica range. I use it and really like it. 

    Post # 45
    Member
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    jannigirl :  I don’t think it’s the washing so much as the heat styling that accompanies it. If you are blow drying everyday that is twice as much as people who wash every other day and I hate to think how much extra damage you would get if you straightened every day. Plus I guess it’s the time and the hassle factor. Although I know washing more often for sure fades your colour faster too 🙁 

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