Not washing your hair

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    Mar 24, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    So I was reading this article, about how shampoo strips your natural oils, so your hair reacts by overproducing oil to compensate. It recommended only shampooing your hair 1-2 times per week, and eventually the hair's pH will even out and make less oil.

    So in theory that sounds good, but what I don't understand is how to do that in practice. Are you not even supposed to get your hair wet for 2-3 days? What about all the styling stuff you put in your hair, doesn't it just build up over that time? Is dry shampoo okay to use on those non-wash days?

    Halfway through typing this, I realized how much of girl this makes me, but fuck you...icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 7:36 AM GMT
    oozyrat saidIt recommended only shampooing your hair 1-2 times per week
    oozyrat saidAre you not even supposed to get your hair wet for 2-3 days?

    since when does getting your hair wet = shampooing
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    Mar 24, 2013 7:53 AM GMT
    I find the dirtier my hair the easier and better it styles.

    However I wa my hair twice a week but shower twice and day and it gets a really good rinsing.

    Some will think it's gross but eh I can't be arsed keeping it perfect all the time
  • Apparition

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    Mar 24, 2013 8:07 AM GMT
    you dont need soap for most things. cats and dogs have better hair than you do right?
  • Guycicle

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    Mar 24, 2013 8:20 AM GMT
    I stopped washing my hair a couple years ago and don't think I'll ever go back to using shampoo regularly. It's the only thing that was able to 'cure' my dandruff. Also, I used to use a little bit of gel because my hair would get dried out and 'fizzy' but now it looks good without having to use any type of product. I still rinse it everyday, and when I go swimming or use the occasional gel I'll wash it.
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    Mar 24, 2013 8:23 AM GMT
    I don't think it would work well for people who are going to the gym and getting sweaty hair.
  • Guycicle

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    Mar 24, 2013 8:29 AM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidI don't think it would work well for people who are going to the gym and getting sweaty hair.


    Meh, I ride my bike 10-20 miles across town all the time and I sweat a fair amount, but rinsing with water gets the sweat out.
  • Trauts

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    Mar 24, 2013 8:32 AM GMT
    My hairstylist recommends me to use a shampoo that is suitable for daily use and has that "deep cleansing" effect. Too much build-up can be really bad for the hair.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 24, 2013 8:45 AM GMT
    Get that Rastafarian look going
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    Mar 24, 2013 8:46 AM GMT
    Easy solution.. Shave your head. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 9:04 AM GMT
    My scalp has always been oily, the hair very fine (the hairs themselves produce no oil). I need to wash my hair every day or it becomes dull and flat. I will not use any styling gels. And even if I wash my hair before bed I still get terrible bedhead in the morning, which a wet comb won't control. The only way to get my hair to behave is with a morning shampoo.
  • Guycicle

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    Mar 24, 2013 9:11 AM GMT
    Trauts saidMy hairstylist recommends me to use a shampoo that is suitable for daily use and has that "deep cleansing" effect. Too much build-up can be really bad for the hair.


    I haven't had any sort of 'build-up' whatsoever, or at least nothing that rinsing with warm water hasn't taken care of. I don't usually take pics of my hair but here are a few:

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    Mar 24, 2013 11:49 AM GMT
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    Great smelling ,soft hair makes cuddling so much better !!

    ..not too long in between washes please!
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    Mar 24, 2013 12:58 PM GMT
    Interesting point but because I work in healthcare and take care of the sickest people in the hospital, it's highly imperative that I shampoo everyday or after a shift. With all the germs I deal with, I'd rather strip the natural oil from my hair.
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 24, 2013 1:39 PM GMT

    Your hairstyle is so adorable! =)

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    Mar 24, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    OMG..The OP is from a town called "Blackfoot" !.. icon_eek.gif
  • owen19832006

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    Mar 24, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    sorry but i cant go without washing my hair at least twice a day, i get my scalp will be dry, but if i could wash my hair more i would!
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    My hair is incredibly curly and dry. When it's pretty short I can get by without washing it everyday but otherwise I have to at least wet it otherwise I won't be able to fix my bed hair.
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the hair type. When I had hair - it was very oily - so I had to shampoo daily.

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    Mar 24, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    Anocxu saidcuddle1.jpg

    Great smelling ,soft hair makes cuddling so much better !!

    ..not too long in between washes please!

    My partner has never complained and I wash my hair only once or twice per week, the other days I just rinse. I like my hair better that way, after shampoo it is often limp, and I can "style" it with my fingers on the other days.
  • camfer

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    Mar 24, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    I never use shampoo anymore because shampoo gives me dandruff. I tried most every shampoo and conditioner and leave-in conditioner on the market trying to cure my dry itchy scalp when the rest of my skin was fine. Finally I had an ah-ha moment when I realized that if my skin was fine everywhere else, I shouldn't be putting all that crap on my scalp.

    It took about a month for my scalp to adjust. In the transition my hair felt strange and greasy.

    Now I rinse my hair with nothing more than water every time I am in the shower. 1 - 2 times a week I will put some lather in my hands from bar castile soap and run that through my hair. This is not a detergent type soap. It's not a liquid soap. Just plain old Dr Bronners bar castile soap. My hair is the best it's ever been.

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    Mar 24, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Just wet your hair as you normally would, you can even "condition wash" where you use conditioner and rinse it- that will keep it fresh. Shampoo twice a week. Most shampoos are made with sls- which can be very drying, find one without this ingredient.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 24, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    I will rinse my hair once to twice a day. Shampoo once maybe twice a week.
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    You bitches need to be happy you have hair! I soooooo miss my hair icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    I shampoo / conditioner everyday. Yes its easier to style your hair naturally if you let it go beyond a day, but my scalp gets extremely itchy if I don't wash it (and running water through it doesn't count as "washing" it when it concerns the itch).