How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Wondering how often to wash your hair? We found out how often the average woman shampoos her hair, and we’re sharing the answer.

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I’ve received a few emails recently asking about how often a girl should wash her hair. I did a little research and it’s an interesting topic because there really seems to be a big divide in what people recommend.

So, how often should you wash your hair? Personally, I was always taught to shampoo my hair every day. Over the years, however, I’ve learned that daily washing really dries my hair out.

These days, because I get highlights and my hair is damaged, I only shampoo 3 or 4 times a week. This has definitely helped my hair a lot: it’s much less dried out without the constant shampooing and blow drying.

Celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, who does Eva Longoria and Jessica Simpson’s hair, agrees that you shouldn’t wash your hair every day. According to Oprah.com, Ken says that “certain hair types and textures only require washing once a week, where others work well washing 2 to 3 times a week.”

Thursday’s New York Times style section had an article about hair washing frequency, only to the extreme. Of Course I Washed My Hair Last Year (I’m Almost Certain) talked about how lots of women wash their hair just once a week and some only wash once a month! The average seems to be around 3 times a week. Apparently it’s trendy to spend less time on your hair.

As someone whose hair gets oily after just a few days, I can’t imagine only washing your hair once a month, but maybe it would work well for those with dry hair? The idea does sound tempting – who wouldn’t want to spend less time doing their hair each week? I just don’t know how it would really work for the average woman.

What are your opinions on this? Do you wash your hair every day or do you think once a week is best? Leave a comment and take the poll below! I want to hear what you think!

287 thoughts on “How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?”

  1. Zephyr: It’s hilarious, actually, the length is a product of inertia. I haven’t found any styles that I’ve loved enough to make the salon trip for, so I just let it grow. I did my quarterly trim the other day, 2″ off and it’s still 28″ long.

    Problem is it’s rather fine, so the roots get Pantene Volumizing mousse. Otherwise I use the Garnier Fructis Long and Strong stuff, and so far, so good. I dye my own hair too (Feria), so it should be a mess! So far so good, though πŸ™‚

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  2. See, I’m conflicted because I am totally for not washing my hair daily, but I have curly hair and I use products in it every day after I get out of the shower. If i don’t wash my hair the next day, its usually flattened out and feels kinda gross. I can just put more product in, but I use mousse, which requires that your hair is wet… hence the conflict! Any suggestions?

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  3. I’m of Caribbean descent from the Bahamas. When my hair is relaxed it reaches just below my shoulder blades, but just washed, it’s a thick voluminous puff like a lions mane. I was raised to only get it washed like twice a month. No routine. Just when it seemed like I needed it. My mother always did my hair because she enjoyed it and for treatments and special styles, I went to a salon.

    I did not start to relax my hair until I was 11. Since I’ve started college I wash it about every 2-3 weeks. Sooner if I used gel in my hair or later if it was recently relaxed. I try to constrain my relaxers to at least every 2/3 months because it can damage my hair. Every time I relax my hair(at the salon only by professionals), I treat it at the same time to repair any damage.

    Lately, I’ve been looking for some quick easy styles because I don’t really have the time between work and classes to style my hair. I’m also looking for some easy professional styles because at the end of each term at my college, we have to dress professionally and do group presentations for each course.

    Any suggestion or tutorials?

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  4. Well my hair is the most problematic thing ever. I have a nice face, nice features..and when I straighten my hair I feel like a model. However, my natural hair type is a huge bombardment of unruly and crazy frizzy curls. I love it when it’s just washed because it looks so nice wet, but I have tried every “wet look” product under the SUN and nothing works to keep that “wet look” for long. So I was reduced to straightening my hair right after I wash it, and then I would keep that style for 2-3 days {by wearing a shower cap while im showering} and then wash it again. So basically I straightened my hair twice every week, and I washed it 2-3 times every week {Sunday, Wednesday, Friday}. When I was younger, I used to wash my hair once every week {Sundays}. I never felt it was a problem, and I never felt gross and my hair was still frizzy, but I had no split ends. But then I learned that everyone around me {with straight hair, mind you} seemed to wash their hair everyday, so I, like a fool, started doing the same. Now I feel the grease in my hair if I don’t wash it atleast 2-3 times a week, and it feels gross, so I am not comfortable washing it once every week. However, because I wash my hair so much now, combined with having to straighten it, I have split ends, and my long, previously split end free hair is now riddled with split ends. Please help me. My hair type is crazy insanely curly {and not the good, Beyonce/Vanessa Hudgens/Alyssa Milano curls} and I just want some advice, or hair products to make my curls look NICE so I can finally get my hair cut and have it look nice without any straightening. Not only does straightening take so much time in the mornings, its the reason I have split ends and my hair is so dry and brittle. I hate the split ends in my hair and the dry brittleness. Please PLEASE help me. I need good curl products!

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  5. I have kinky-curly, chin-length hair. As of today I have not washed it for a week and it is just now starting to feel greasy/oily, but it has never looked healthier!

    When I don’t want to wash it, I use a mixture of one part vegetable glycerin and two parts water, mix it in a spray bottle, and spray on my hair liberally.

    It works as a detangler and I can comb my hair with my fingers!–The glycerin should be available at health food stores and you can use rose water instead of tap water to make your hair smell all good.

    It’s cheap, easy, and it works better and better over time!

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  6. I have relaxed, colour treated hair and the Shielo Hydrate Conditioner is fantastic to use after both of those processes. Nice smell. I use it with each shampoo. Love this product!

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  7. hi girls! im from Mexico, and the weather here really doesn’t help my hair at all, but i started to wash my hair 3 times a week since last year, and it’s true that at first you feel like its really oily and stuff, but it get used, anyway the thing is that i realized that the more you wash it the more grease it gets , ’cause you’re taking off the natural grease so the hair produces more and more thats why it gets like that, until it get used and starts to look even better than before. by the way is the same with the face, so try not to wash it more than 2 times a day! =)

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  8. I Wash 3 Times Γ  week, more Dries out my hair, less causes the psioriasis on top of my head to start itching like crazy, not to mention THE amount of dandruff, its horrible. Combine that with crazy frizzy wavy hair and you got me. So three times Γ  week is it for me.

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  9. Well hello there everyone!
    I am here to talk about the new Pantene Flat to Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Just to let you know first that this shampoo and conditioner shouldn’t really be used daily because it does make your hair thicker but at the same time it does make it feel dry. I have the medium-thick choice of shampoo and conditioner. I only really use it if I want my hair to look nice for the day. And it does work as it says it does. If you want to know how to get your hair looking nice with volume throughout the day look below(:

    ~Directions~
    1.Put some shampoo in your hand and lather up
    2.Put in a second time if desired
    3.Rinse out shampoo
    4.Put some conditioner in your hand and put it just on your ends and put in a bun(its good to keep a ponytail holder handy)
    5.Rinse out conditioner
    6.Keep in a towel for and extended amount of time, or until very damp)
    7.Do not blowdry, let air-dry until hair is completely dry
    8.Part hair into sections(ears, eyebrows, and middle forehead)
    9.Make sure to use a heat protectant(I use TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray,bought at walmart for $5)
    10.Your finished!

    Have any questions about your hair???
    just leave a comment to me(@Ash)and I will answer it!

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  10. I have temperamental hair – sometimes straightish, curly, wavy or frizzy.
    I used to wash my hair every 2 weeks because it would take several days to start to shine and look good. It is dry and damages easily.
    I used Heads and Shoulders to control dandruff from not washing my hair regularly.

    I now get an expensive salon shampoo and conditioner so I can wash it every 4-5 days and not get dandruff. This is doing the trick.

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  11. I have straight, fine, medium length hair that normally looks limp and greasy after a couple days between shampooing. I am a stay-at-home mommy of twin 2-year-olds and time for washing my hair is not at the top of my priority list. So, I got a spiral perm. I now wash my hair 1-2 times a week and life is much better. I just put my hair up in a shower cap for showers each day between hair-washing. I used to subscribe to the idea that it is gross to go a week between washing, but to each her own!! I love my perm and yeah, maybe I look like an 80s leftover, but if I’m happy, who’s to say? πŸ™‚

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  12. I have curly hair, that I absolutely love, and the best thing you can do to care for it is stop using shampoo unless it’s sulfate-free. Even then, curly-haired people should only wash their hair with shampoo every couple of weeks or once a month, depending on their texture, if at all. I use conditioner on my hair when I want to clean it up – I’ve stopped used shampoo at all – firm scalp massages using your conditioner are sufficient to get rid of dirt and retain essential natural oils that make your hair beautiful and healthy.

    I used to wash my hair every day, and couldn’t imagine not doing so – it got so oily so quickly! As I learned more about my hair type, I discovered that the more the oil glands in your hair are stimulated (through shampooing and regular washing), the more oil you’re going to produce – making it so that the very act of washing your hair every day makes it necessary to wash your hair every day! Stopping this was hard for a couple of weeks, but it only took my hair 2 weeks to adjust to my new regimen, and I can honestly say my hair is much healthier and cleaner for it. I seriously recommend that people read up on curly hair to make the most of it and take care of this beautiful part of your body.

    I’m not sure what is recommended for straight-haired women, but I do know that every hair type requires different hair care – and that it’s easy once you decide to treat yourself well.

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  13. Unless it is very hot and humid, once a week is plenty for washing my hair. I have thick, long straight hair to my waist. The odd thing about hair, is if it gets washed daily, it gets used to it and starts getting greasy by the end of the day. Overwashing hair leads to split ends and damaged looking hair… you are stripping the oil from it. In certain countries where many women have long hair… guatemala, india, tahiti…. women oil their hair periodically. Hair becomes flyaway if the natural oils get stripped by washing

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  14. Oh yeah! I used to wash my hair every day because it also got greasy but after I started cutting back, my hair got less greasy. If you wash every day your scalp produces more sebum (stuff that makes your hair look greasy) to replace the natural oils you’re stripping from washing.

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  15. I have blond hair to about the middle of my back and bangs… I work out 5 days a weeks, and still only wash my hair usually 2 or 3 days a week. With long hair its easy to put my hair in a bun and pull back my bangs. Also, I wet my hair (without washing) and sleep in 2 high buns and in the morning my hair is curly. Also, curling your hair with a curling iron looks much better and stays longer if you curl on the second day after washing your hair. You just have to be creative!

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  16. What exactly do you mean by wash? Shampooing? Because I condition my hair everyday, and shampoo it… Twice a week maybe. I like to keep in the oils. But with my type of hair, I don’t know when it’s oily or not. Am I still stripping the essential oils with conditioner?

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  17. Oh and Meghan, wearing your hair in a ponytail to bed (or when it is wet) breaks it, unless the ponytail is very loose.

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  18. I think that it all depends on your hair how many times you need to wash it.For example i wash my hair every 3rd day. I only use Pantene, its because it is the only hair product that works best on my hair….My friend Maggie she washes her hair everyday…..it is so dry. But she said that everyone says tat you have to wash your hair every day in order for it to be healthy…I don;t think that she is right…Just like in the article it says to wash your hair 2-3 times a week.And i personally think that if you need advice on your hair, how to wash it and with what and how many times, just try to use every kind of shampoo and see which one is the best.That is what I did.

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  19. My hair gets greasy and frizzy quickly so i need to wash it daily and looks really bad, sometimes i just wanna shave my head bald!! Any tips?

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  20. @Finar
    and
    @everyone

    thank you so much!
    but see i have to straighten my hair cuz when i dry it it get all wavy(not in a good way)and it looks all crapy,but do you know anything that maybe after i wash it i can use a product???
    i can never let my hair dry without it looking crapy and stupid.
    so is there any product that will help??????

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  21. @Eurica, the reason your hair becomes frizzy, and probably the reason you have split ends too, is the constant blow-drying. Instead of the routine
    you’re following now, try this:

    Wash your hair w/ a good shampoo & conditioner, then put in a leave-in conditioner, and comb out your hair after putting the leave-in conditioner thru. Then, DONT BLOWDRY. let it dry naturally. Oh, and I would recommend getting a trim b/c of the damage formed by blow-drying. If there’s a morning or two where blow-drying is necessary, then OK, but everyday is not!

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  22. @ash

    PAUL MITCHELL’S ‘THE CONDITIONER’

    if youre gonna be flat-ironing everyday, or close to every day, condition every time you wash your hair. After you’ve shampooed and conditioned, use ‘THE CONDITIONER’ BY PAUL MITCHELL as a leave-in, comb thru and air dry. Also, once or twice a month, use a stripping shampoo to de-gunkify the heat/chemicals/conditioner build-up that every girl, even ones that take good care of their hair has.

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  23. I’ve heard that the more you wash you hair the more your glands produce oils to make up for whats not their i use to have to wash my hair daily but i can go every other day with out washing since i changed my shampooing habits

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  24. I used to wash my hair EVERY DAY because it got so oily if not. However, my stylist told me that it gets this oily BECAUSE I wash it everyday. So I started washing every other day and sure enough, it took a couple of weeks, but the oily-between-washings stopped. Now I can go two days in between without an oily mess.

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  25. this is to zoey. i know ur not racist girl. im a white geilr and i oljy wash once i a whiel, like every few months. i take a shower daily and use conditioner on my hair but no shampoo. it doesnt get greasy or smell. i have fine curly hair and it works well for me. i have some black gf’s that wash their hair every day. it just depends on you hair.

    [email protected]

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  26. I’m a Lifeguard so during the summer my hair can get washed three times in a single day, its extremely hard on it and I never get to grow it out cause I always have to cut it at the end of the summer. I put conditioner in it before getting in the pool so that protects it a little but only lasts for so long, because of that though my hair is pretty dry even during the winter. If I wash my hair more then about once a week I have to actually put grease into it on the first day in order for it to even look appealing and I always have to but leave-in conditioner in. The worst part though is my hair is curly, so when I wake up in the mornings, even if it was straightened the day before my hair is crazy!

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  27. Personally i think everyday . . . i wash my hair everyday and it seems to be just fine. . . even though i have bleached, dyed my hair so many times . . . and is processed with heat everyday. . . it’s really smooth. It seems to take treatments really well. I feel very self concious that somebody will aproach me and my hair might have a foul odor after one day of not washing it, Or having oily hair EEEWWW!!! gross!!!

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  28. desperate, wash your hair every other day or every 2 days, I had the same problem and got Nioxin Recharging Bio Complex, i got in thru amazon.com and was around $30. Doing those 2 things will help your hair stop falling in a few weeks (:

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  29. Β«I NEED HELP I used to wash my hair everyday and now it is FALLING out!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m not going to wash it please answer someone!!!!advice!!!!BTWmedium thick whit

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  30. I usually wash my hair everyday because it will get frizzy and greasy. After that I need to blow-dry so it will appear good. what is really the right thing to do?

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  31. I wash my hair everyday because I just don’t feel clean unless my hair is washed, I work evenings in a food place and so have to wear a hat and by the end of an 8hr shift it smells. My hair is so dry now and I pile on the conditioner, going to try and find some fish oil capsules because I was told they are good for hair and nails. My hair drives me mad I think I should start wearing hats full time now.

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  32. i just wash my hair twice or thrice a week, the roots of my hair get greasy the third day after washing nd then my hair start falling, so it becomes necessary to wash……i have very long hair, they’re till my hips, i dn’t know why they’re falling so much, could u pls give me some advise as my hair are dry also and they’re full of split ends nd i don’t even highlight them…..i m 16 years old.

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  33. For those of us who are vintage vixens (meaning not just retro or rockabilly, but full on vintage personal care – from pincurls to cold cream), a lot of girls I know only wash their hair once a week unless they absolutely need it. The way they (and I) keep it from getting gross is to constantly groom it. I may or may not do a tutorial on this concept, because women in, say, the 1930s or 1940s weren’t washing their hair more than once a week in most cases and they seemed to get along just fine.

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  34. I wash my hair twice a week. i went to a top end salon with a friend and she was amazed how beautiful and healthy my hair is.

    i have normal-fine straight hair. depending on the month and week, my hair will be dry-normal or oily-normal. seriously it depends what i eat, if i am in the sun, and so forth

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  35. @Grace

    What Hair product do you use?? Piling up conditioner doesn’t necessarily make your hair better, but actually can go worse. And if you plan to wear a hat even not during work time I highly recommend you NOT to.

    Your hair needs to breathe, don’t let it be in a hat for more than you have to.

    I suggest you use TRESemme as it works a hell better than any other hair products I’ve used; I take pills that makes my hair brittle and very dry, but it cured it for me and I now also use a mask once per week. My hair is so soft now.

    Use the Salon Silk TRESemme one, it will do you good.
    You should not use a lot of shampoo as it dries your hair, but just a small amount would do, you’re getting rid of smell not oil. I’d advice you to eat salmon more and take more proteins as proteins improve your hair condition as well.

    Jus remember not to hide your hair in a hat more than you should!!!

    GOod Luck, tell us how it went.

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  36. My hair is long, medium thick and straight, I used to wash it every day bacause it got really greasy, but then i realized that the more you wash the more oils it produces, so i washed it every other day, then every 2 days and now i got to the point that I can stay up to 3 days without washing my hair until you can notice that it is getting dirty… it’s the same advice dermatologists give you when you have oily skin and acne, the more you wash your face, the greasier it’ll get, so ony do it when it’s really necessary

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  37. There is nothing more off-putting than smelly, dirty, oily hair. There are shampoos that are formulated, gently enough for daily use. Oh and when washing hair, massage the scalp. It’ll make the hair grow healthy and naturally shiny.

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  38. @Natalia Dawn

    thank you so much for the information!!
    But is THE CONDITIONER’ BY PAUL MITCHELL at walmart or like sallys beauty salon??
    Also what is a stripping shampoo????

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  39. Hello every1 I left a few question on here but no1 really gave an answer.
    So I was wondering if any kind of product under like 10 dollars thats either at walmart or sallys beauty salon. Also whenever I flat iron my hair without a heat protection spary bcuz the 1 I have just makes my hair worse so what can I use 4 that?? Another question is that I dont have thin hair nor thick hair so its in between and my hair is a little shorter in the back and longer in the front but not a big diff betwwen the length,but anyway my hair tends to always flip up just in the back,anything i can do 4 that??
    So please reply back responding to my name Ashley.
    and im 12 years old soo yea i love my hair and i dont want to damage it!! lolzz
    PLEASE REPLY! πŸ™‚
    thankxx

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  40. READ THIS ONE!!!
    Hello every1 I left a few questions on here but no1 really gave an answer.
    So I was wondering if any kind of product under like 10 dollars thats either at walmart or sallys beauty salon. Also I dont use a heat protection spary whenever i flat iron my hair bcuz the 1 I have just makes my hair worse so what can I use 4 that?? Another question is that I dont have thin hair nor thick hair so its in between and my hair is a little shorter in the back and longer in the front but not a big diff betwwen the length,but anyway my hair tends to always flip up just in the back,anything i can do 4 that??
    So please reply back responding to my name Ashley.
    and im 12 years old soo yea i love my hair and i dont want to damaged it!! lolzz
    PLEASE REPLY! πŸ™‚
    thankxx
    srry bout so many posts but this 1 is the 1 i fixed!

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  41. Hi all.

    I’m black and I’ve gotten relaxers for years so my hair is mostly straight until I need a perm. At first I only washed every two weeks, even though my hair would get pretty greasy and yucky after like a week but I couldn’t afford to go to the salon that often (I was a teenager w/no job), and washing it myself is a major hassle and very time consuming (Think rollers and sitting under a hooded dryer for an hour for those who don’t know. Imagine having to do that every few days!). Now I wash every 6-7 days (at the salon) and I’ve noticed a major improvement in my hair, especially after I do a deep condition. There is absolutely no way I’m going back to washing less frequently than that. Actually, I wish I could wash it when it gets greasy, which is after about 3-5 days, but like I said washing it myself takes so much time and I think I end up doing major damage b/c I can’t be bothered to sit under the hooded dryer for an hour or more at home so I end up blow drying to finish. But if I did wash it that frequently, I would probably end up drying my hair out anyway…

    I wonder about other black women. How long does it take before your hair starts getting greasy? For women who are natural vs. those with relaxed hair, is there a difference in the time it takes for your hair to need washing?

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  42. Please don’t spam lol

    You need to know that if you want good quality hair, you’d at least need to spend over $10s. $10s for a good shampoo/conditioner isn’t expensive to be honest, but I live in New Zealand so that might not be a lot to me… /shrug..

    I recommend you use TRESemme brand hair products, its amazing, for me and a lot of other people; not everyone because they have their own preferences.

    I have very dry hair because of oratane tablets and I swim everyday. I still wash my hair everyday since the chlorine gets into the roots abit at the back of my neck ( yes I wear a cap) so what I do is I shampoo it on the areas where I have chlorine on, then I wait for 1 minute with a shower cap over it and then wash it off.

    The one I use is called Moisture Rich TRESemme ~ its lite enough for daily use, its very moisturizing, but if you have really oily hair then I don’t recommend you to use this type but another type of the same brand.

    As long as you have sufficient necessary oils in your hair, it doesn’t matter if you wash your hair everyday or not. If you use bad shampoos/conditioners then it would defnitely make it dry, but if you use shampoos/conditioners that is able to nourish and fulfill what your hair needs, then it’s not a problem. i don’t actually apply shampoo or conditioner to the top of my sculp but the ends of my hair if its got chlorine on it, and after a few days if my hair gets oily at the top then I’ll shampoo it there.

    You’re only 12, don’t bother to use anything fancy on your hair i.e. curling or straightening. You’ll realize your hair will seem to ‘age’ before your own maturity… I really don’t get why you’d need it at your age.. I’m coming up to 19 this year and its only this year I actually bothered about curling or straightening my hair… accept the way your hair looks, just make sure its healthy. Using hair spray or heat products (even blow dryers) can damage hair and if you want healthy nice hair then don’t do it. It’s not necessary at all, you’ll still look beautiful the way you are without them.

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  43. I wash my hair about once a week. I don’t really pay attention to when the last time I washed it was… mainly just how my hair looks. I just wash my hair when it looks greasy!

    Most of the time, i don’t use very much product, so I don’t need to wash it often. But I do occasionally use mousse, hairspray, and cream combination to try to tame my waves, and all that product usually results in me needing to wash my hair.

    I also have a fairly dry scalp, and live in a dry climate (Gotta love Colorado, where 30% is extremely humid!), so just combing my hairs natural oils through really helps my damaged hair!

    SOmetimes though, when it’s time to wash my hair, my scalp gets really really itchy, does anyone else have this problem? Or know what causes it? I don’t want to have to switch to a “Head and Shoulders” product, because I have color treated hair and I’m scared it would fade it.

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  44. I wash my hair about 3 times a week when I have a bath or shower, I have quite short hair so it dries quite quickly. If I go swimmimg I shower and wash my hair too as it starts to dry out if I don’t wash it owing to the chemicals in the pool. I used to wash my hair more often but found it went very stiff and dry so I stopped washing it to often. My hair doesn’t get greasy at all but I like to keep it clean and looking nice, you have to find a happy medium really some people need to was their hair more often than others.

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  45. I am an african american female,and i have 12 inches of thick relaxed hair,i wash my hair everyday following cantu leave in conditioner,i stay away from heat styling.and my hair is free from split ends and not dry at all.i just cut my hair two weeks ago,it was 16 inches long .i have always washed my hair quite often.and i love it.I find that ethnic people are being miseducated.

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  46. I am quite shocked about how little you people know about your hair! You must be insane if you are washing your hair everyday or trying to kill it.

    I have super fine blond hair and I only shampoo twice a week and very few people have fine hair. Most people have medium hair and really only need to wash once a week. If your hair is coarse or kinky your natural hair oils take extra long to get to the ends. I nice little board bristled brush can help you spread the oil from you roots to the rest of your hair.

    My roots can get oily but that is what DRY SHAMPOO is for. Ever heard of this magical little product? I live in a little town in Wisconsin and even we have a store that sells it. Most brands carry a blond or brunette version but some even have ones for people with black hair. Check out drugstore.com I promise you there is a dry shampoo for you!

    NO ONE needs to wash their hair everyday. If it is “smelling” funky most hair products now a days are scented….just a little FYI. Please become more educated about your hair. I am sure you are all fairly educated about your skin…at least I hope so. Spend the same time getting to know your hair and give it a reprieve from your daily washings.

    Chelsea- It is called a swim cap I suggest you invest $5 in one.

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  47. I have to wash my hair everyday. I am blonde and my hair is a natural disaster, it curls around my face and then frizzes out everywhere else. It’s about halfway down my back too. I wash it every day because it starts to feel gross after awhile, especially the parts around my face because I never pull it back. So it’s daily washing and straightening for me. I haven’t noticed my hair being dried out or anything, but I do get split ends a lot so when that happens I just get it trimmed and problem solved.

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  48. lady3
    Dry shampoo is basically a powder spray, you spray it in your roots and it absorbs the oils.. its amazing rockaholic is a good brand : )

    Its perfect for people who’s hair gets oily and they feel like they should wash it everyday (which actually washing your hair everyday makes your hair produce more oil, so they are just making it worse) these people should also try a light conditioner!!!!!!!

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  49. I’m here to talk about Hair Growth really quick. try only DNC Spectuarl for hair and the shampoo dnc.. you will see big changes.. also we will have stem cell grow hair for good in 2010… last headach we need. please if any doctor or anyone states of hair not growing back if your fully bold. thats a full of b.s crock. take raw vitamines the vitamine code. nothing else.. take women’s or men’s dht blocker. in studies of dec 5th 2009 recent studies have just found that it’s actually proceia which shocked most people. which is a good thing. but dht blocker is aslo something the helps stop the hair loss, we are thrilled about the stem cell research thats been so popular and so happy that we have finally found a cure to rebuild the body. more information on this soon. thank you

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  50. I usually wash my hair every other day, depending on whether I work out or if I’m being lazy, I have really thick hair so this might be part of the reason I can go a day or two without washing, I’ve als found that f you brush your hair into the right place and dont mess with it or lett it move on it’s own it tends to look less greasy.
    Sohpie: My friend has the same problem, and since she has red hair it really shows if its greasy, she washes her hair every morning and uses plenty of shampoo and blow dries it so it wont look greasy!
    also I’ve heard that there is stuff you can put in your hair to make it look less greasy but I’m not sure what it is?

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  51. i have a big problem in my hair. i have a kinky, oily, dry hair. i use a lot of chemicals but it doesnt work.. can you help me or give me an advice??

    please!!

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  52. im 15 and im a cheerleader so i put my hair up alot and use LOTS of hairspry and gel
    my hair stylist said when your in the shower do this:
    1.wet hair with cold water
    2.shampoo(gets oils out)
    3.shampoo again ( actually cleans)
    4.condition only use alittle and barely on roots and brush it in

    out of shower.
    1.dont play with your hair
    2. when you sleep at night use a new pillow every so often

    on saturday i have all this hairspray in my hair and when i took it out of a HIGH ponytail my hair looked so pretty and i didnt wash my hair the next day it looks wonderfull still
    so i shower 3 times a week
    its disgusting at first but it gets better wear it up if you have to the 2ed day

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  53. Just wanted to share my experience especially after seeing so many people say they HAVE to wash their hair every day…

    I’ve always noticed that my hair looks and feels best the day AFTER I wash it. Or even the day after that. The day I wash my hair, it is always a little frizzy (Yes I do use conditioner, and GOOD conditioner too, but it still does it). The day after, it is softer, more manageable, and the frizzies disappear. But when I was a child and teenager, I never really took it past noticing that, and still continued to wash my hair somewhere between every day and every other day.

    Lately, however, I’ve been really noticing that I can go quite a while longer without washing than I’ve been told I should wash. I can even go a week without washing and my hair looks great. It starts to feel disgusting after that though, so I think a week is about my limit for how long I can go. I have been pushing it longer and longer so now I’ve come up with 1 week for about how long I should go between washings.

    You would never guess, because my hair is pretty thin, but I have a lot of it. That’s what my hairdressers always say. They’re always very surprised, because the texture of my hair is thin, but I have lots of hairs. I think it’s because I’ve stopped washing my hair so often. Ever since I cut down on washings, my hair’s texture has improved and I get compliments.

    Anyone with frizzy or dry hair should try washing it less often. It really helps.

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  54. This is a great question. Maybe 2 – 3 times a week at least. You don’t want to go around people with your hair smelling sour or stinky.

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  55. I wash my hair every 3rd fay. The firstday i wash…i allow it to dry natuarally rather than blow dry. Blow dry almost causes split ends and damages the hair cuticle. Just towel dry for 2-3 minutes. It takes couple of hours to dry completely …but it looks like i applied gel or something for a while. After it dries, i just comb it and style it. The second day it looks more awesome . I just wait for the second day… the 3rd day…it gets a bit greasy and then I wash it. Always conditioning after shampooing as the weather is dry. if its humid…conditioning is not required.

    For too greasy hair…avoid too much conditioning , or just try not conditioning.Also using a herbal shampoo will help

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  56. i swim most days, so i have to wash my hair every day that i swim.. but otherwise i leave it for 2 days. so i wash my hair about 5/7 days a week πŸ™‚

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  57. I wash my hair once a week for two reasons:

    1. It takes me four hairs to completely do my hair (I wash, deep condition, dry in rollers, than flat iron).

    2. My hair gets dried out quickly and I need all the moisture I can get, especially since my hair is relaxed.

    I rarely experience my hair getting too greasy, and if it does, it is usually because of too many moisturizing products. However, the next day my hair looks normal because my hair quickly soaks up all of the moisture instead of producing more.

    With different hairstyles, such as braids or twists, girls will go for as long as two months without washing their hair because, there is no greasy buildup, and also it makes the style last longer and is actually healthy for the hair.

    It all depends on your hair type and texture. I know people who won’t go one day without washing their hair because it looks greasy.

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  58. I have thick wavy hair, and I try to avoid washing it because it’s damaged from dying and straightening, but I run every day and I don’t want to leave my hair sweaty and dirty. Any ideas?

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  59. For black women, washing the hair every day, is considered innappropriate. Since black women have more coarse hair, this leaves it to be less manageable. Thus, black women are advised to wash every second week or once a month – to stimulate the flow of natural oils to the tip of the hair. When wet, a black women’s hair will turn back to it’s natural state – kinky and afro-like. Alot of african-american women tend to put grease in their hair to aid in allowing the hair to grow. As a black woman, I wash my hair once every month, and make sure I comb out my hair while I have a leave-n condition to help with the breakage problem. It depends on the condition and texture of your hair, but in general, hair should not be washed every day – once a week or twice a week is highly recommended.

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  60. I have nappy hair, and half Russian, half Hispanic. xD I like to wash my hair daily, because it’s so frizzy and the humidity is horrible where I live that if I get it wet, it becomes straight for the rest of the day, and it is MUCH easier to comb, but I’ve been trying to wash it less starting this week. I’ve gone two days without washing and am going to today. (:

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  61. Just to experiment, I haven’t washed my hair for 15 hours. I styled my hair this morning and it is a greasy mess. It’s heavy and I feel it weighing more than normal on my head. It has no body and the scalp is visibly greasy.

    I thought about using just a “smidge” shampoo and ONLY scrubbing my scalp. And not “washing” the ends, which are damaged from coloring.

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  62. im african american and get my hair relaxed almost every two months. i wash my hair 2 or 3 times a week. i cut it in a bob and i find that if i wash it and do the works[blow dry and straighten] to it every few days, it says neat. if not, i have a flat afro on my hands.i use this really good namaste shampoo for now or the relaxed and natural pantene shampoo or dark and lovely. all work amazing. and for product, i use mostly garnier fructis stuff because it keeps my hair mositurized and smells great. the smoothing milk works great for frizz, the shine drops keep my hair shiny and smooth and the leave in conditioner i use almost every day, justa little.

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  63. I know a lot about hair. If you have thin hair, wash it once or twice a week. If you have medium hair, wash it three or four times a week. If you have thick hair, wash it five or six times a week. And if you have super thick hair, wash it every day.

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  64. I wash my hair everyday. I’ve tried washing every other day, but my bangs start to look so oily and it bothers me. Personally, my hair feels much healthier if I wash it everyday! So I see no problem with washing everyday. Just get your hair trimmed regularly and there shouldn’t be a problem!

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  65. i wash my hair about twice a week….sometimes three times….but that’s rare.

    I find that when i used to wash my hair everyday – i NEEDED to – but when i slowly weened my self off of washing daily – my hair eventually slowed down its oil production.

    Your body adapts to how you treat it… it’s true.

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  66. My hair has thio relaxer in it. I wash it every two weeks because I don’t want to use a flat iron on my hair too often. After it’s been washed, my stylist flat irons it and it stays bone straight till my next appointment.

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  67. I wash my hair everynight because I have cheerleading and it gets REALLY oily if i don’t, I think if you’re not cheerleading every night twice or 3 times a week would be good. :]

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  68. but i do have a question…..does any body know how to do an “elephant braid” or a website that teaches me how to do it maybe????

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  69. I wash my hair everyday, I want my hair to smell good all the time! But like once a week I put olive oil in my hair for like an hour and it really keeps it moisturized.

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  70. Hi, i wash my hair every other day. My hair is thick and bushy, but thats okay. The problem is, its very brittle. I try conditioner but that just makes my hair greasy!! Somebody,help me!!!!

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  71. @maddie,

    if you do one or more of the following, that will cause split ends….
    only using shampoo (to fix, add conditioner to routine)
    blowdrying or excessive heat on hair (instead, try letting it dry naturally after combing thru leave-in conditioner)

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  72. …also, I am in my fortys, and I do have my hair colored to get the gray out. It is very long and if I leave it alone for 1-2 days, the ends get really knotted and it looks like it has been that way even when I brush it out. All I can say is help!!

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  73. I wash my hair every other day as well! I used to wash it everyday but it got so brittle even though I used a lot of conditioner and I’m a teenager. πŸ™‚

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  74. I always wash my hair everyday & it seems to like it, it only ever gets greasy if i don’t wash it properly but other wise it’s fine.
    But i do find sometimes that i catch dandruff easy and i don’t know what to do, i don’t know if i should wash it again and try get rid of it because that means i’ll be washing it twice a day which i know is really bad for my hair. But all the hairdressers ive been too say my hair is healthy and loves being washed every single day. I think it’s to do with what type of hair you have (:

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  75. my hair takes an hour to flat iron….if i had to wash it everyday id go nuts!! lol
    But there is a product called rockaholic sold on amazon.com it is AMAZING it takes the oil out of you hair kinda like baby powder just less messy. : )

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  76. I think you should wash your hair every other day and dont brush it after you wash it and dont put anything in your hair and dont use the flat iron or any other irons.So you should do this routine for 1-2 weeks and after thats over if you use the flat iron or anything heat related use a heat defendant.

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  77. i have natural curly hair so i have to wash it every day and if i dont it gets frizzy and puffy but i heard that washing it every day makes it worser what do i do???

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  78. I have dry hair, so I tend to wash only 2x’s a week. But i’ve been working out lately and I sweat so I’ve had to wash everyday, and add leave in conditioner’s. Now, my hair is thinner. Comes out alot in the shower. What can I do to fix this problem?

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  79. About a year ago, I used to wash my hair everyday thinking that I *had* to because it would always be oily and nasty if I didn’t. When I read that shampooing everyday actually makes your scalp produce more oil, while shampooing daily dries out the ends, I figured that was surely the cause of my “combination” hair.. oily on top, dry on bottom ( I have really long, fine hair, damages easy, oils easy). I was dealing with a lot of damage on my hair so I went extreme and decided to try shampooing once every three days.. and it worked! It took a few weeks for my scalp to get used to it and produce less oil, but it eventually did, and now waiting three days is no problem. That coupled with putting coconut oil in my hair and leaving it in overnight once a week has made my hair completely different. I’m thinking about trying to shampoo once a week now.. The damage I’ve avoided it wonderful πŸ™‚

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  80. I actually wash my hair everyday, but that’s only because I’m going to gym. My hair get’s greasy soo easily if I don’t wash it one day it looks like if I haven’t showered for months…

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  81. My hair is pretty weird. I have frizzy, thick hair and if I forget to wash it for one day, it will smell dirty. I hear about how natural oils are good for you, but I’m in high school so the thought of being smelly while surrounded by my peers terrifies me! I’ve tried sooo many things to get my hair to look right but it’s hard. If i leave it down naturally, I start getting that Hermione Granger type hair (triangle, thick and frizzy!!) Does anyone have any advice? I would be soooo grateful!!

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  82. i have always wondered how college girls wear their hair.
    my hair now is long, thick, and naturally wavy/curly and im still growing it out to my waist. plus i straighten it everyday.
    im not sure that i will have time to do it anymore when i enter college.
    are there any cute hairstyles that take less time?

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  83. i have permed hair and i wash my hair every two weeks.. its the way i was raised. and i dye and straighten my hair alot.. so washing it too frequently wud dry it out too much!!!

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  84. wat abt black gurls cuz some white girl wash their hair everyday becaus its soft and not nappy and cannot be breaded but blackwell some black gurls have nappy hair like me and my hair can get briaded oh and im nt tryin to be raciest

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  85. I wash my hair once a week, and it’s not about don’t wanna wash it or something, it’s beacuase I have curly hair, but the one with too much that looks all messed up. So I make it straight and it tooks lot of time and I get tired easily.

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  86. I have to wash my hair daily because I have thick, curly hair. Also, I use hair spray and the only way to get that stuff out of my hair is by shampooing it. And my hair doesn’t really brush well dry, so it’s daily washing!

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  87. I have to wash my hair every other day. If i wait longer my hair gets really gross feeling but if i wash it every day after 3 or 4 days it starts to feel really dry and brittle.

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  88. I REQUIRE washing daily. Honest to goodness, if I don’t wash daily, it SMELLS, and the slightest touch leaves yuck on my fingers. It’s quite nasty. It’s a royal pain, too, because my mane is waist length. The ends get a really good leave-in daily to make up for the constant washing.

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  89. to answer your question Marleah, for those that dont wash their hair everyday, we wrap our hair up. Shower caps are ideal, but even just a simple plastic bag will keep the water out. for those that wear the “wavy” look, there is an option to re-wet the hair, but a spritzer is ideal.

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  90. “Ò€¦.i know black women are advised wash hair only once a week or every two weeks depending on the style.”

    This part of your statement is true I commend you on that but the rest, not so much.

    “Its really just the diefference in texture. whereas people with a certain texture of hair wants to get rid of grease,”

    Some hair types are pin-straight while other have thick & tight spring curls. Texture doesnt have alot to do with the amount of natural oils in your hair.
    A girl with pin-straight hair can have twice the amount of oil in their hair as the girl next to them with massive natural curls and vice-versa.

    “black women with nappy hair want to keep as much as the natural oils in our hair that we can”

    Black women arent the only women with varities of textures. From what I know for sure, hispanics are also included in this category are those who I can speak for. “Nappy” hair – just to let you know theres many different types of hair textures to categorizes them all as “nappy” is just shameful.

    Note famous people you may know: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Kat DeLuna, Jenifer Lopez, Vanessa Williams.
    Just to name a few.

    From my knowledge ethnic have different hair types, i dont know much about other ethnicities hair type but this is what I can speak on.

    There are many black women out there with oil-filled hair just not most.
    We usually need more hair oils helpers because of the styles, and procedures we do to our hair. Most ethnic women dont always have genetically straight hair so we apply heat, chemicals (relaxers, and such) which is not good for the hair instead of using natural-healthy styles like braids, puffs, etc,. Then on top of that, sometimes we do use chemically altering hair procedures without any counter-acting healthy hair procedures and we can be stuck with what seems like never-ending damage.Which causes to strip out natural oils to even a long-term basis.

    Genetics & hair lifestyles(“preferences and daily activities.”)

    for the most part, are what determines amount of hair oils not the texture.

    Just spreading some knowledge. Ciao.

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  91. Sarah – That’s exactly how it is with me. Washing every day just makes your hair feel really dry and brittle after a while. Do you highlight your hair? I think that’s what makes mine so dry.

    Chelsea – From what I read on this subject, you are definitely doing the right thing by rinsing/conditioning after being in the pool. Letting chlorine and/or salt water sit on your hair for any period of time is definitely a bad idea!

    Nina – I think what Kendra was saying is not that certain ethnicities of women have more oil in their hair but that in general, if you have rougher textured or naturally dried out or chemically processed hair, you might want to keep natural oils in there longer to condition your hair and reduce damage. I don’t think it had anything to do with texture being a predictor of amount of oil? Anyway, I don’t think it was meant to be offensive or anything.

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  92. I have thin, brown, straight hair. When I was 13 I started washing my hair everyday.I’ve been washing my hair everyday for 2 years now. It gets greasy and oily after 1 day of not washing. Does anyone have any tips on how to train your hair and fast. So it doesn’t get greasy and oily.

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  93. I once had a very thick wavy black hair and i used to wash it everyday twice in the morning and night. It doesn’t last long after I dyed my hair red. My hair becomes more frizzy and dry. I change my shampoo method. i wash my hair every 2 days only at night with cold water. I will use the shampoo, conditioner and also the hair treatment mask. Whenever I feel uncomfortable with my hair smell, I will put on a leave on hair cream from the middle till the edge of my hair tips. It helps a lot. My hair is now more silky, smoother and it adds more volume to the wave of the hair. AVOID BRUSHING YOUR HAIR AFTER SHOWER OR DURING SHOWER AS OUR HAIR IS MOST FRAGILE WHEN ITS WET.

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  95. I wash my hair usually every other day but I don’t use shampoo every time. I use too and I’ve noticed that if i don’t i don’t have as bad split ends and its a lot softer, shinier and looks healthier. I use hair spray but almost never use de-tangler because it makes my hair look greasy.

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  96. I think washing your hair every 2/3 days is good.(for me). I used to wash my hair everyday. then it started.to fall out. badly. Now i have super thin hair. when my hair gets greasy between those days i use baby powder where the grease is. it works great and doesnt leave your hair white looking or make it smell bad. it acually makes it smell fresh!

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  97. I have really oily hair. I can barely go a day without showering without my hair feeling greasy. Should I use dry shampoo or should I just wash my hair everyday? I’d really appreciate the advice, it would save my hair haha.

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  98. My super fine thin hair finally has body and sexy hold, because I quit washing it more than once a week. I let the product build up and so does my hairstyle. I protect it from my daily hot shower and wet it with cold water at the end of my shower, then restyle. Eventually I have to wash and have one day of limp hair, too clean to stay up… Took me 55 years to figure this out.

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  99. My hair used to get greasy really quickly, I used to have to wash it every day. But since I have sort of trained my hair and now I only wash it once a week. Don’t get me wrong it is like a chip pan by about the fourth day but it is a lot easier to work with as for the rest of the week I put it in a scruffy/styled bun. It’s much better for my hair and when I do wash it, it feels absolutely amazing and really light and nourished! I bleach my hair so it definitely does it some good, always helps to use a good shampoo and conditioner. I like to use the green loreal kerastase range, you only use a tiny bit and because I’m only using once a week it literally lasts about a year. So well worth the investment! πŸ™‚

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  100. When I was around 12 years old my mother wouldn’t allow me to wash my hair more often than twice a week. To her mind, the more often you wash your hair, the quicker it gets greasy again…
    Nowadays, I wash my hair every day or every second day. I tried to reduce the times of weekly washes, because it is said that your hair gets used to that rate and wouldn’t get greasy so quickly. However, it turns out my hair is of that kind of texture that requires frequent washing, so…

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  101. My hair gets greasy after two days, but I wash it in the evening of the 3rd day, because I love the way my hair looks on the “2nd-day hair”. The little grease makes my hair look really wavy, and I love it!

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  102. I was recently washing every other day, 4 times a week. But my hair started getting worse and worse on the second day, feeling greasy and unmanageable. I tried using the type of hair spray that’s supposed to clean and freshen your hair on the second day- well, it kinda cleaned out some oils, but left an unpleasant stiffness in my side bangs. I have awfully curly and puffy brown hair after it is dried, so I always straighten it.But since it feels weird on the second day, I should probably start to wash every day.

    Funny thing is, when I was a little kid, my mom would wash my hair once a week. but now as I get older, I’m doing it more and more freqently, becuase it’s getting dirtier and dirteir Anyone else find that a little wierd? For most people it would be the opposite (they would start to wash less and less.)

    Also, like I said, I always have to straighten my hair with a flat iron to make it look nice. But how do you do that if you shower in the morning? I used to do that, but even after I blow dried after my shower, it still wouldn’t be completely dry. So, my hair wouldn’t get very straight– and mostly puffy. But i couldn’t do much of a thing, since I’d soon have to leave for work. So I’ve switched to showering only in the afternoon, when i get home. I think it’s like that becuase straigtening right after showering and blow drying doesn’t give your hair enough time to self-dry, or air-dry. I always need at least a half hour to do that.

    So as I’ve learned, it all depends on the person. I have a friend who is African American, and she straightens her hair, too. She says she can last as long as a month without washing, but she does it a few times a week to be ‘normal.’ It’s so funny how different people’s hair types can be. And I now that dark skinned people have dry hair, so they must have less oil in it, so it takes longer to get dirty.

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  103. I wish I didn’t have to wash my hair every day but if I don’t my fringe looks really greasy which is so annoying but oh well πŸ˜› x

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  104. i was my hair every 2-3 days:L because if i don’t it gets really greasy:L and i seen people being made fun of because they have greasy hair.

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  105. @ shilpa
    Hi there!
    Since your hair is dry, I recommend doing a deep conditioning treatment. Now I know what your thinking, you would need to go out and buy something.Nope! All you need is your own conditioner that’s already in your shower,but I recommend getting the Aussie 3 minute miracle, if you has access to it. But regular conditioner will do the trick. So go ahead and wash your hair with shampoo, rinse it out with warm water,then squeeze out most of the water and put in your conditioner, focusing on the ends. Then grab a plastic bag and wrap it around your head,leaving it in for as long as you want.Then rinse with cold water and air dry. And keep doing this several times a week,and since your hair is dry,use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner:) hope this helped!

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  106. Zoran, I am also a guy and have some experience with this. One thing as a guy is that it’s almost expected for us to wash our hair everyday, but guys and girls hair aren’t that different (pretty much the only difference is the possibility of male pattern baldness)
    What you said is true and has happened to me, the more frequently you wash your hair, the more it greasy it gets. This can be because since you are washing it more it’s stripping the oil so your hair tries to replace it more.
    You gradually have to wash it less and less and let your hair and scalp adjust to washing it less often.
    I usually wash mine now once every other day or every 2 days.

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  107. I wash my hair every saturday. Its just so much easier. If my hairs oily before that i put my hair up. Its great. Oh and i reccomend using Herbal E. Its so good for your hair. Leaves it soft and it helps your hair stay clean looking and especially helps dry hair. For any hair type but its great! And for when you scruch your hair i recommend Tresseme mouse. Hair gel is better for the natural curly hair that tends to puff up a lot. But for anyone else mouse is great. I have thin medium hair.

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  108. I wash my hair every two weeks and I put deep conditioners n cut ends my hair. My haiti hasnt stopped growing , looks, feels, and smells better

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  109. I am African-American and french teenager. I have kinky hair, afro status. My hair is naturally dry and I wear it in indiviuals. I’ve never chemically altered my hair (I press it for special occasions). I wash my hair once a month. The only reason I wash my hair is because my braids get fuzy. I’ve gone 1 1/2 months until my braids got dirty. It’s pretty much impossibl to think of washing my hair weekly (let alone dayly). Washing my hair that often would just make my hair extra fuzy and extremely dry.

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  110. I always wash my hair every time I take a bath, I shampoo my hair each time I shower even if it means I’m taking a bath 2 or 3 times a day. I’m very blessed to actually have a hair like these because it’s not dry and I never seem to have split ends. The reason I shampoo all the time is because of the weather we have here in the Philippines, it’s very hot in here and we get sweaty that may cause odor even for our hair.

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  111. I am African American and during the summer I wash my hair 2 to 3 times a week. I do not have a relaxer in my hair and its about 16 inches long. My summer time styles consist of afro puffs, wet and wavy, or wash and go styles that require frequent washing. However during the winter time I only wash my hair once or twice a month. My hair is extremely dry during this time of the year so i have my stylist to flat iron my hair. My hair stays straight and does not get oily. the longer i keep the style the drier my scalp and hair is. If i attempted to wash, dry, flat iron my own hair, it takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.

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  112. okay, so not going to lie i always used to wash my hair every day, the though of not was just unbearable, however im going to admit that recently (last few months) i will only was it once a week and dont use any heat on it. and my hair never look greasy.

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  113. I’ve got very long and thick hair (almost to my butt lolol :P) Because it’s so long, i wash i 2-3 times a week basicly because it just take forever to dry! hihi πŸ˜›

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  114. hi my hair fall’s when i brush my hair i don’t know why and in a week i use shampoo about 2 or 1 or maybe 3 well yea so i don’t get it even if i wash my hair it fall s out that is werid well not actually i want to know why .

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  115. I am african american woman that need someone to answer my question how often should i wash my hair ,because i sweat in my head a lots, and i heard that we should wash our hair only every two weeks, becaues it take the natural oils out of the hair and this cause breadage and shedding is this true, please someone give me the right answer i will appreciate it.

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  116. I have to wash my hair everyday because my roots and bangs get greasy fast but the rest of my hair is dry and frizzy. I have thick, wavy hair. Anyone have any ideas on how to enhance my natural waves without weighing it down with a lot of products and making it look greasy.

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  117. i’m half black and i have curly hair. i wash it every other day because if i do it less often than that my scalp gets greasy (my hair is a little dry though).
    when i used to have my hair straightened with chemicals i only washed once a week. now i think washing the hair once a week is just disgusting. i mean, hair can get really smelly, specially if you work out regularly

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  118. I am an african american I wash my hair everyday but not with shampoo, I wash with shampoo as needed. maybe every three days or so or longer. but I wash everyday. its a myth that AA’s can’t wash their hair more often. I wouldn’t wait every two weeks. Thats not healthy.
    Someone posted about having oily hair and dry ends. I would wash my hair every other day and keep my ends moisturized. with a little leave in conditioner and oil only in the ends. Also on oil days wear your hair up in a cute bun and then wash the next day so that you keep your scalp healthy and your endes protected and you still look cute while eliminating damage to your hair.

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  119. Actually I’m a cosmetologist you should wash your hair every other day.. And there is a shampoo that’s called hairitin at sallys beauty supply that actually helps bring the ph levels in your hair to where they are supposed to be. It’s a lil expensive but trust me it’s well worth it

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  120. @Lene NC- I think you mean heritage or race.. not nationality πŸ˜‰
    I agree that washing every day strips your natrual oils. At least that is what I have always been told.

    @Emily- We shower everyday we just don’t wash our hair everyday.
    Put a shower cap on or just pull it up and wash your face before you get in the shower. I have done the whole wash every other day and condition every day and ot worked well for me. You won’t know if it works for you until you try. I say give it a shot.
    As for the frizzy. I have wavy curly hair and what I do is use an anti-frizz cream or serum. When your hair is damp.. not sopping wet. Put about a dime to a nickel size (depending on your length) cream on your hands and rub it into you hair.. lightly. I do that and I often go natrual besides the frizz serum. Sometimes I will straingthen just the front of my hair or blow dry my roots. You should always leave your hair with a little dampness.. never fully dry.
    As for the hair cut and color. Try some hightlights and google some haircuts.. go to a good salon and talk to them about what might fit you best.
    Good luck! πŸ™‚

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  121. I am a teen and i find that i wash my hair every 2-3 days. When i was younger, it was only once or twice a week! I use shampoo every time and maybe condition. I find this fits in with my routine well! If i leave it until 4 days, my hair droops and is quite greasy looking. I dont treat washing my hair as a chore, i enjoy it! My hair is nearly shoulder length, very very thick and brunette. I have blonde highlights too, so if i need a quick de-grease, i just use baby/talcum powder and brush it in xxxx

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  122. All hair is good hair no matter what! πŸ˜‰
    It really depends upon your nationality as to how many times you wash your hair every week. Me, I am part African American, Caucasian and Indian. My hair is naturally curly, thick and hard to manage- so right now I do have a relaxer in it. I can’t go an entire month (woah!) without washing my hair because it is dirty/oily right now, and i have not washed it in just two days!! Normally, I wash my hair about 3x a week, not to overdo it because I do think that washing hair too often will strip it of its oils. I’m comfortable with 3x a week, to keep it fresh and clean, and to get rid of the hair product (frizz serum, hair milk, gel or hairspray) I put in it. Hey, do what seems to work best for you! πŸ˜€

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  123. i have to wash my hair every day. after 1 day my hair really look greasy and i have a fine hair… so you can imagine how ugly it look.
    beside if i don’t wash my hair, if the hair touch my face, it would give me break out.
    i know its not good to wash your hair every day, but i don’t know what else to do. any suggestion how to solve this problem ?
    that baby powder thing or dry shampoo…. that only to get rid of the oil but it’s not making your hair clean right ????

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  124. I’ve found one thing that really makes a huge difference when it comes to my hair. I use baby powder on it (dry shampoo would work well too) after I was it. I just straighten my hair as normal, and then add the powder. That way, the oils get absorbed right as they are produced and my hair doesn’t have a chance to get gross within the first day. This way, I am able to only wash my hair every 2-3 days. When I get up on the second day, my hair still looks as if it were just washed, its amazing.

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  125. I’ve certainly wanted this. However, I cannot go 12 hours before it looks like I haven’t washed my hair in a month. (Very greasy, and tendency towards dandruff) … I’ve been trying too test the theory that your hair will adjust to being washed less (I’m out for summer and have failed at getting a job… what better time?), and I’m not seeing very grand results. I’m thinking perhaps I have too harsh of a shampoo. (cheep stuff, living off of savings from my last job.) I envy people who can go a day and no one can tell. (and it’s not just my hair either! if I use my cellphone after waking up before my shower it’s covered in slime! ew.)

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  126. I have to wash my hair 2-3 times a week but I’ve got thick/normal hair so maybe that effects it plus I have or really poofy hair (such a pain) I think it is to do with hair types.

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  127. i have frizzy curly hair. i flat iron it alot. In order to keep it healthy i have to use something to protect it… i use silk infusions by CHI. I shower everyday but wash my hair every 2-3 days and use dry shampoo on the off days which takes away that greasy look. I also have to get my hair trimmed every 3 weeks.

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  128. Im black sooo I don’t wash my hair every day but i wet my hair in the shower so i can put it back cuz my hair gets thick and nappy and i hate that.. I have medium long hair.. sooo just wet it in the shower put it into a pony tail and just put greese on it.. Does wetting your hair everyday damage my hair… cuz im scared if it damaged… please answer thanks πŸ˜‰

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  129. Im having hair troubles. Help!!! I’m going into middle school, so I want my hair to be the best it can be all the time. I have curly/wavy/FRIZZY/ hair, And I always go natural (I don’t even own a flat iron) but I’m stuck in a rut.

    For one thing… I had no idea you weren’t supposed to shower every day. I’ve got really dry hair even if I don’t shower for like a week (which I have done) so I don’t have a problem not showering. But I’ve got curly hair, so if I sleep on it, it gets REALLY messed up and frizzy and just plain old bad looking!! Any tips??

    Also, I read online somewhere that for people with curly dry hair leave in conditioners are good. But I was wondering… Do you think it would be good to shower… But only use conditioner? Since shampoo drys out hair, and my hair is already really dry, I could use just conditioner to make it less brittle. Because I definitely need to shower every day…. But maybe I dont need to shampoo every day! What do you think?

    Lastly- I’m bored of my hair. I have short-ish, slightly layered, brown hair. I’ve had it like that since like the fourth grade, and I’m now in 7th. I’m bored. Any suggestions?

    Please help!!! πŸ™‚

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  130. BarbieOctavia
    For one you can’t say you have black hair. What you have is mixed hair. An from what I hear Native American hair is one of the oiliest types. If not for your other ethnicity mixtures you’d probably have to wash it every day. Black hair is genetically the least oily hair. And when we wash it it doesnt come out smooth and silky it comes out dry. And when blow dryed, crunchy. Our hair also tends to be very thin or fine and breaks easy with no oil (which we have to add in by the way) or use of heat. So to maintain the health of our weaker hair it is generally best not to wash it often. So once a week is fine.

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  131. I am Hispanic, Native American/Indian, and black my hair is waist length. I wash my hair twice a week. I never had a problem with essential oils because natural oils in the hair will come back it never goes away, so that black rumor with a person not washing their hair is a lie. Like I said I am black my hair grows very fast and if I do not wash my hair it gets very very greasy and nasty. When a persons hair is not washed it breaks off and it does not grow as much. I think it is nasty to not wash your hair but once a month or even once a week.

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  132. I have normal wavy curly hair and I can go a very long time without washing my hair and it still looks clean and even holds a clean smell.. that is until I moved to the city! Now I have to wash my hair every day or it gets greasy and smelly. I think it must be the pollution. I know there are hair types however that get dirty every day no matter where they live. I read on article and took a quiz about different hair types and how often they should wash. I wish I could find it again.. Anyway I don’t judge anyone who doesn’t wash their everyday simply because some of us can honestly get away with it and no one knows unless you tell them or they see you come out of the shower with dry hair πŸ˜‰

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  133. I once read that washing your hair every two or three days works good for if your trying to grow hair because it leaves the natrual oils and there good for your hair if you wash it everyday it makes your hair dry because it gets rid of the oils

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  134. I don’t know about you guys, but I use shampoo on my hair about twice a year and my hair is fine. I’m even considering not using shampoo at all, because, whenever I shampoo my hair is always rough and dry. Instead I just use conditioner daily. I know it sounds insane, but it really works! My hair is completely straight and falls to my waist, but when I just use conditioner it is sleek, soft, and shiny. People comment on it and ask for my secret, only problem is,there isn’t one! All I do is use conditioner daily, brush my hair, and avoid shampoo. I also have it cut only every one and a half years or so and there’s no split ends or anything! I don’t know, maybe it’s just the texture or something, but for me less is indeed more!

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  135. I’m 16 and for about three years I’ve been growing my hair. It’s pretty long now, it sits at the bottom of my chest. It has taken me a long time to grow it with haircuts every 5 months or so, give or take a month. But I can honestly say my hair is very healthy. I wash my hair at the most, two times a week. I wash it before bed, go to sleep with wet hair, and leave it the next day and maybe the 2nd day without even really touching it. On the 3rd day I put it up and leave it up until I wash it next because it looks too yucky down. I never blow dry my hair, and straighten it maybe once a month. I get my hair dyed in the hairdressers every 6 months or so and they always say how healthy my hair is. So if you wan nice hair, don’t wash it as often! And if you do wash it a lot and are scared to stop washing it an having greasy hair, you have to do it to let your hair adjust to the drastic change.

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  136. I wash my hair using shampoo and conditioner twice a week. Im 16 and because i dont really have a stable schedule of when to do what, which time of the day to shower etc (yea, messy i know but its fun ;D), my hair will only get greasy at the evening/night of the 3rd day w/o washing it and it will show it much on the 4th day if i happen to skip a few hours. The 1st and the 2nd day tho, it just seems and smells beautiful. Although for some reason it gets more greasy during my period and maybe 2-3 days before and after it. It will most likely start to seem bad from the evening-night of the 2nd day instead of the 3rd.
    My hair is as long as my bottom waist’s height and it creates some really light curls. Im used in using the blow dryer often, specially during the winter and i also use a hair iron straightener a lot. Yes i know, pretty damaging for my hair. (I also have to straighten it daily till when i wash it again, because from the way i sleep and the steam from my daily showers -oh i love hot showers- , make the curls start to re-appear, but in a bad way.)

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  137. Okay, well I am 14 years old and I pretty much never use heat on my hair. It is naturally curly and blonde. I have never dyed it or gotten highlights and I have maybe blown dried it twice or three times in my life. What I do is take a shower at night, comb it a couple of times just to get the few knots out, put it in a pony tail and go go to bed. I take a shower every single night and the last time I missed a night was maybe a year ago. Every night I use shampoo and conditioner. Okay, now here comes the question haha. My scalp tends to get itchy, and the reason I take a shower every night is because if I don’t in 24 hours my scalp itches like CRAZY and smells pretty bad. I was just wondering why this is and what i can do to make it stop!? thank you sooo much for any answers!

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  138. Washing the hair daily is very essential. Iam Indian and my grandfather taught me this; “coconut oil has b=to be applied everynight and has to be washed off every morning. This will helps luxurious growht of hair and also the hair stops falling. In India hair is washed using, shikkai, Chigare powde, green gram powder or gramflour. I wash my hair with johnson baby shampoo as shikkai is costly in USA sometimes with gramflour or green gram. I never use conditioner after shampoo and I do not using any kind of cream or gel.

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  139. Hi! I’m a daily hair washer looking for reforming my ways!

    I have long, fine, dark blonde hair and have washed it daily since middle school (18 years…) I’ve never been much into the beauty regimen – a bookworm by nature and kind of not cared about physical appearance, but lately I’ve been trying to change that. I bought my first cute pajamas the other week and my very first purse >.< Oh…and my 4th pair of shoes for "just because" days. Yes, I only had 3 pairs of shoes before that.

    I have the kind of hair that gets greasy by the end of the day. Usually about 10 hours after washing, it looks greasy again. By morning, its bad enough that if I don&#039t wash it, my entire body feels greasy. However, I&#039ve come up with some good ideas from some of these comments.

    For those of you who want to start trying going longer without washing your hair, but are afraid of the nasty looking greasy build-up after one day, I STRONGLY recommend French Braiding. The criss-cross of the braid at the top of the head really does an excellent job of masking the grease and actually helps your skin around your face feel cleaner and cooler without the greasy hair around it. I used to do that if I woke up extra late and didn&#039t have time for a shower and it works wonderfully.

    Thank you so much for the commenters out there who have given me reason to believe its normal not to wash my hair daily! And for the tips to hide the grease between washes!

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  140. It seems counter intuitive, but you will start to have less greasy hair the longer you wait to wash it.

    Correlation does not imply causation: there is a strong correlation between having “greasy” hair, and frequency of washing, but the individuals with this correlation had the cause and effect switched–people wash their hair more frequently because it is greasy, but in fact it is the essence of them washing their hair MORE frequently which creates more grease!

    Your scalp tends to “react” to its condition: if you are washing it frequently, you are taking off the natural oils, and the scalp reacts by producing oil to counter this.

    If you start to wash less each week, your scalp will start to produce less

    Now, you can still “wash” your hair in the shower, by “washing” with water, and using a comb (large-tooth for longer hair) in the shower, use the water as a lubricant for the comb to scrape and massage the scalp and spread the natural oils throughout your hair to “dilute” them.

    If your very concerned about cranial hygiene, using a milder shampoo (i.e. baby shampoo) less frequently could be a good substitute.

    If your are going to try less frequent hair washing, though, the less grease will come over time (about a month): start by not washing your hair a couple of days, then a week, then 2 weeks and go from there, and during you can always use the comb and water in the shower to simulate washing.

    Also, in acknowledgement of different hair/scalp/ethnicities, this is a general trend for all scalps, but your genetics also are a factor, once your in the swing of this method, and your hair seems to keep getting greasier, then perhaps every 3 weeks instead of a few months you should wash it.

    This may be difficult to experiment with since your hair will be greasy in the beginning, and you have a life where you interact with people, or go out into society, but try the next time you go on vacation, or there’s a long weekend, and you can wash your hair on a Tuesday or Wednesday before to get the next 5 days in and so on…

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  141. I use to wash almost everyday when i was younger but after in my teens i was washing once a week, since i am a black female with very curly hair. I also started relaxing my hair as a kid then stoped about 6 years ago, that made my hair thinner then before and also coloured and bleached my hair growing up. But now since my hair is thinner i do find it to get greasy very fast and it looks nasty so i need to wash my hair at least every 3 to 4 days max. which sucks because more work for me unless i go get it done and that can be costly. AT the end reading everyones response its all about the texture. Try to use a good treatment for your worries and keep a consistant time to do your hair (dirty hair is not pleasent) please wash your hair at least once per week thats the most any human being should do, im sure odors and other things might be a concern if hair is not washed frequently. What you guys thing, it hasnt been proven but it just makes clear sense to me. even maybe try light shampoos or even rinse and use conditioner. I wish i can go without washing for months im so lazy to do my hair, but nope gotta wash it every 3 to 4 days if i want it to look nice and fresh!

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  142. i have to wash my hair everyday or it gets really greasy and i am to vain to have greasy hair for even a second but my hair never gets dried out im always getting compliments on my hair it is always silky and smooth and soft i even get random people at school coming and touching or playing with my hair and to be honest i have too showers a day and it grosses me out when people say they only have a shower or wash their hair on every other day.

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  143. I wash my hair daily. There’s no worse smell than dirty scalp! I rather be smelling BO! I use a “low-poo” and rarely blow-dry, and my hair looks healthier than ever πŸ™‚

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  144. I never wash my hair. ;3

    I just rinse it whenever it needs it, which varies depending on how hot it is, how active I’ve been, etc; generally I’ll go three to five days without (really) rinsing, but generally no more, since it starts to smell after that point – and by “(really) rinsing” I mean making sure I’m working my fingers through my hair really well (sometimes I’m lazy and just ash my body, which won’t help my hair at all). Back when I used shampoo and conditioner, I could generally go just over a week without washing it, and did that for the longest time before I decided to just scrap shampoo altogether. And I WOULD apply conditioner to my roots – it actually helped my hair last longer than applying it sparsely, though I haven’t much of a clue why.

    It’s the kind of thick, wavy/curly/can’t-make-up-it’s-mind hair that turns into a gargantuan poof ball if it’s short, hence why it’s /almost/ to my waist (I really wish it’d grow faster, arrgh!! (>.<*)). The only problem is when you have to change showers. My hair was so used to the high pressure of the water in my dorm that it took weeks to fully adjust to the water pressure at home, and I&#039m pretty sure one type of water is harder than the other (the uni I attend is in a different city). So yeah, that&#039s probably the biggest downfall to what I do, but eh – I didn&#039t leave the house much, so the only person it really bothered was my mom. πŸ˜›

    I am thinking of getting a naturally-scented shampoo bar, though, since the last one I had (quite a while ago) gave my hair a nice, light scent that lingered for a couple days and was really quite pleasant. Might make my own, actually…

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  145. Funny how different hair is. I have had a problem with shampoo irritating my scalp so I have gone to washing my hair every other day and am now working myself to every two days. In getting advice from a naturalist I realized it may not be my hair but it might be the mass produced shampoo that I am using. I have gone to making my own. Will be trying it tomorrow. What I have learned is that mass produced shampoos even those that are considered “natural” do not use the best ingredient. They also have to use a preservative for a long shelf life.

    If your adventurous try this:

    2 tsp dried rosemary & 2 tsp of dried rose petals
    Steep in a jar of 8 oz of boiled water for about 30 min.
    I do it until it’s cool.

    Strain it and put it in an empty shampoo bottle.
    Add 3oz of Castile Soap
    1/4 tsp jojoba oil
    30 drops of rosemary oil
    3 Tbsp aloe vera gel

    Shake and you have an all natural shampoo.
    This one is particularly helpful for a dry, itchy scalp.

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  146. i wash my hair on sunday, wednesday, and friday now and i love the results. when i washed my hair every day my hair would be really soft but it got really stat-icy. but should i use more shampoo or conditioner?

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  147. !!!! @Brigid Towey & @Everyone who has dry damaged hair !!!!

    Ok I know just what you should do! My mom has the same exact problem and her hair is 10x better(She also dyes her hair alot)!
    So when your in the shower, shampoo your hair only on the scalp,rhen add conditioner only on the end and secure with a pony-taill holder and leave in for about 2-3minutes.(do this for about a month with a moisturizing shampoo&conditioner)
    You can blow-dry and straighten your hair,but dont use any heat protectant(i know sound crazy.lol)
    Try to only wash your hair every other day.(like i said do this for about a month)
    And sometimes it does depend on what like of straightner you use, I find it better when you use the flat irons that can be used on wet hair also.
    Also try to trim your hair at the end of every month,this will get the dry dead ends off and will help your hair grow.
    If you have any other questions let me know(:

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  148. Ok so I’ve read about 100 of these posts and can’t seem to come across anyone else with the same hair situation as me. So I have normal/fine naturally light brown/brown hair but have been highlighting it blonde for about 5 years. I get highlights every 4- 6 weeks because I hate dark roots. In addition I wash my hair every day, then blow dry it, then straighten it. The reason I do this is because I wake up every morning with the craziest hair, it isn’t greasy at all, it’s dry and feels like straw (maybe) and it’s just a mess almost looks like i got electrocuted. So every morning I brush it out then wash my hair and the cycle begins again…After I finish straightening it, it definitely looks better than when I woke up but it still feels dry and brittle and just dead! What should I do???

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  149. I have pretty tight curls, but they always want more moisture haha.
    I usually wash my hair (but I never shampoo I use a cleansing conditioner) every other day. My hair is never oily. Some times I put oil in it to style with because it’s so dry. The only reason I was my hair as often as I do is because it starts getting really frizzy the second day. If I style it certain ways it can go longer. Like yesterday I twisted my hair a hair around my fingers when it was wet and it dried in corkscrews. Today they still look fine and they probably will tomorrow so I might not wash them until the day after tomorrow.

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  150. I strongly agree you shouldn’t wash your hair everyday and u should keep moisture in it and use the best shampoo. And conditioner on your texture of hair i will be posting a you tube video from salon to home stay tuned it will have alot of healthy hair tips and how to things i am a hairstylist Ladyz is my name and my salon is Zknowshair

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  151. Greasy hair …..I have really curly hair and After days four Of my hair not being washed I start to use talcon powder or dry shampoo this gives me a day or two till I need to wash it. I Wash my hair Once a week or twice If I wash it more then my hair becoms dry or goes straight .

    For any type of hair it all about how you wash It what products you use and wether you wash it out propally and when you put any other products in your hair you know how to use them propally and not cause them to quicken your hair reliasing naturals oils also when applying products to your roots be carefull as It will quicken your hair to become greasy.

    another Factor of greasy hair I pursitent Brushing of the hair this will make your hair greasyer so keep brushing your hair as low as possable

    And help ask πŸ™‚ x

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  152. Truth be told, I wash my hair from once to twice a week. I find that in the first day after washing my hair, I hate how frizzy and dry it feels. After the second, third or fourth day, my hair feels lovely, smooth and healthy. My hair only gets greasy after the fourth day of not washing it.

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  153. Hi V_personal
    thanks for the advice. i was just wondering what age teen would range between?(i am a 14 year old). would i fit into that category and would it be best to wash my hair 2 or 3 times a week?

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  154. I reccomend this:

    If you’re black: Wash it only once every 2-3 weeks even mayb 1nce a month, and know this is gona sound UBER UBER yuk, but i only wash my hair once a month, coz it doesnt need more.

    If you’re a white teen: wash it 2-3 times a week, its normal 2 get greasy!!

    if ure white: wash 1-2 times a week
    hope this helped!

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  155. I’ve just started washing my hair every other day. I really do think it’s better for my hair.. Though I am looking in to getting a dry shampoo for the days I don’t. My hair gets really flat and greasy at the roots.

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  156. Hi,
    I was just wondering, for a person with dry, damaged hair, like me, how much shampoo and conditioner should i use when washing my hair? I know that too much is not good for it, so how much is too much? also i use dry, damaged hair shampoo and conditioner. should i change what i am using?

    i only wash my hair about twice a week, but sometimes only once. should i be washing it more often?

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  157. I have thick curly hair that I straighten pretty much 100% of the time. I used to wash my hair daily just as I was taught. I have recently been washing my hair 1-2 times a week and using a dry shampoo in between washings. My hair does normally get very oily by day 3-4 but with the shampoo I have been able to go a while longer

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  158. Ive relaxed my hair since 2weeks ago and they r bout 3inches.im african from west africa.is it possible for me to get dread now?if no wat to do?

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  159. Hi. This is kind of random, but I am in school to be a Surgical Technologist, with that comes a lot of Microbiology. Our hair harbors lots of germs and things, it attracts all types of different organisms and such and should be kept clean. I just can’t stand of thinking that I have all that stuff in my hair and not wash it. I think some people could get away with every two days, maybe three, but longer then that? I don’t know. I wash mine everyday, but I have oily hair at the roots. Sometimes I try to do every other day, but it’s hard for me. Anyways, just my opinion!

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  160. I want to wash my hair less bit what if you use products like heat protect? surely you have to wash it out or it’ll be greasy the next day???

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  161. @Violet

    I am a teenager too. And I get oily hair also but I usually wash my hair every other day or i sometimes wont wash it for about 3 days. Whenever I dont wash my hair i usually just put it up in a bun. Or if I’m going somewhere that day I’ll just wash my roots with just shampoo.

    Here are some tips thats you can do :
    1.Wash your hair every other day
    2.The day that you dont wash it put it in a bun
    3.If you dont want to put it up, just wash your hair with shampoo

    I hope those tips help you(:
    And if you have any other questions please ask!

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  162. What about teenagers? I’m a teenage girl (with really long hair) and my hair gets really oily about 10 hours after I shower in the morning. I shower EVERY morning, because if I didn’t, it would feel gross and I would look very unclean.
    Is it bad that I shower every day? I’ve never had any problems with my hair drying out or anything.

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  163. I think Black Women need to find products that will make their hair look better by washing it every 2 or 3 days. How gross not to wash your hair. They are always scratching their head, their hair looks like wire. It really seems to be a problem, but they don’t want to do anything about it. Has lazy entered anyone’s mind????? Just wash the hair please. It will look better, feel better, and smell better.

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  164. A lot of cheap shampoos, Suave, VO5, and those types have a lot of wax in them. If you have a little money you are better off spending a little more money on Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, or another salon brand. I have found that since I started using nice shampoo my hair has the right ph which should be anywhere from 4.5-5.5. Yes hair has it’s ideal ph. I learned that in beauty school.

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  165. I am a red head with medium thickness hair. I wash my hair every 3 days. I have TRAINED my hair to be able to do this. I used to wash my hair every single day but with research I have found it better not to wash ever day. The way i trained my hair was I started washing my hair everyother day, and every day in the weekend; this last about 2 -3 weeks. After the 3rd week, i continued to wash my hair everyother day but now included weekends. When i felt my hair was ready for the next step, I started washing my hair once every 3 days. It takes some time for your hair to get used to it, and the first few weeks are the hardest because your hair will look a it greasy. But if you take the right steps you can train your hair. Its so much easier not to wash it everyday, and my hair is so much healthier. Try it out.

    P.S. my bestfriend has very thin, big black curks, and very long hair. She washes her hair every 2 weeks. She had to train her hair to do this as well, and her hair is some of the most healthy hair I have seen in a long time. I envy her hair even tho it has taken her months to get to this point. Point of the story? – You can train your hair to do whatever you want…it just takes time. πŸ™‚

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  166. I shower 2 times a day. I wash my hair 2 times a week. My hair doesn’t get greasy anymore since I have used this amazing shampoo and conditioner

    ALBERTO BALSAM

    It’s great I am currently using the pommergranite one though you can get blueberry and apple too!

    I highly recommend it ^-^

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  167. I never wash my hair anymore. I used to wash it every day, and it always seemed like it got greasy towards the end of the day. I also had pretty bad acne and super dry skin, plus eczema. It wasn’t pretty. In college, I stopped showering every day because I got so busy. At first, it would be greasy on the day I didn’t shower, but I would just pull it back and eventually my hair reached a point where it was no longer greasy on the days I didn’t shower. As time went on, the time between my showers got a bit longer, so that I was showering about 2 or 3 times a week.

    Then I heard about water only washing. I eased myself into once a week washing with only water over the course of about 12 weeks by using baking soda and vinegar whenever I felt my hair was too greasy, but otherwise washing with water only every few days. I also stopped used soap on my body at this time.

    This has been one of the most liberating experiences of my life. It’s been 3 months since I washed my hair with any kind of cleanser, and I look and feel fantastic. I was afraid my acne might get worse, but it is unchanged, perhaps slightly improved. More impressive is how beautiful and full and soft my hair is. But far and away the best part has been the disappearance of my dry skin and eczema! I used to slather lotion all over, every day, for YEARS, feeling sticky, spending time and money, saturating myself with chemicals… and now I don’t need to. The only place I still have eczema is on my hands, as I still use soap to wash them, not wanting to spread disease.

    I highly recommend that anyone who can try to ease themselves off of using soap for washing. Water takes care of all my hygiene needs, and I look better than I did before, I feel wonderful, and I save oodles of time and money on shampoo and styling products. But do it slowly or understand you may have to wear a greasy-hair-day style for a few months while your body adapts.

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  168. well i dont think there is a way that you can not make it look completley greasy…im half chinese so my hair is straight and dark brown and i tend to just put it in a bun for school if its looking too greasy. mostly i have to wash my hair every second day because otherwise it tends to feel and look gross but now that its holidays im going to try and cut back on the washing because apparently thats a good way to stop it from getting greasy all the time! oh, and for all those people with beautiful wavy or curly hair….DONT STRAIGHTEN IT! IM SOOOO JELOUS THAT YOU HAVE THAT HAIR TYPE SO DONT GO AND RUIN IT!!!! im just sayin…

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  169. I wash my hair everyday cause if i dont it looks oily. How can i make it not look greasy if i dont wash it everyyday.?

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  170. I only wash my hair every 2 weeks or so. I used to wash it a few times a week but found that it made my hair too dry. Washing my hair infrequently makes it much healthier and it has grown so long since I don’t have to blow dry it often. It’s the first time I’ve had almost waist length hair! How much you shampoo should depend on your hair type and how oily it is. This works for me since my hair is fairly coarse.

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  171. @Ash

    tnx for the advice, problem is I live in the Netherlands (Europe), still I appreciate it. I actually got a treatment shampoo, and I use either Herbal Essences Curls and waves (cause it’s a shampoo i’m not allergic too) or a dutch shampoo. I’ll try washing it every other day, tnx for the tip.

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  172. hi,my hair does tend to get greasy and I do have to wash it almost everyday but BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO is an absolute lifesaver!! it’s only about 2pound from any supermarket,boot or super drug and for that you get a good sized can of it which lasts for about 2months depending on how often you use it but I most DEFINATELY reccomend it seriously.
    it’s like babypower but made just for your hair;you spray it on and brush or rub in.
    buy it seriously!
    hope this helps πŸ™‚

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  173. depends on your hair type and also what you wash it with hairdressers have told me tresseme and pantene and other products have silicone in it and that is a form of plastic with covers your hairs making them appear shiney but actualy being split and dried by it! I reccomend Charles Worthington product range!

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  174. I’ve had issues with dry scalp for years and could never figure out what the problem was. Drove me crazy trying all kinds of products. Dandruff shampoos always dried my hair out and didn’t seem to work. I also tried Psoriasis shampoos. Didn’t work. I also kept changing my leave in conditioners. Didn’t work.

    I too used to wash my hair every day and then every other day and then every two days. I recently read an article about curly hair. It said that if you have curly hair you should never never use shampoo on it. Only wash your hair with conditioner. I decided to try this “radical to me” idea. After a week of only washing with conditioner my hair is the healthiest it’s ever been. 3-4 times a week with conditioner only. Goodbye detergents and chemicals. I mean shampoo.

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  175. If you want your hair to grow faster, healthy, and longer… Then I suggest you not to take a shower every day. It isn’t healthy. I know America finds it “gross” and “dirty” to not take a shower everyday, but it really isn’t. That’s how native americans hair get so long, so fast, and that’s why its very healthy. Take a shower 2 times a week. Unless you go in the pool, you have too. It can damage your hair if you don’t. Because of the chorline. But, if you don’t put your head in the pool (hair) don’t it doesn’t matter. You can take a shower everyday, but with a hair cap on, so it doesn’t get wet. Trust me, I did this and it worked so good. My hair started growing fast, then it usally does. It’s way healthier. Hope this helps!!!! Thank you.

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  176. I rarely wash my hair, maybe 2x a week. I know that sounds gross, but my hair is very dry, and straight and long (about midway down my waist). When I do wash it, I use Body Butter from the Body Shop to moisturize the ends. It cuts down on the amount of times I have to go see a hairdresser for a small trim. Or I just trim it myself! Hahaha, and I also dye it myself on occasion, but I more of an au naturel kind of gal. I use vegan shampoo and conditioner, Sonoma Valley First Crush. Love!

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  177. I used to wash my hair every other day and my hair takes a long time to grow i dyed it alot at one point and it got very dry at the ends i discovered my hair wasnt getting any longer, my hairdresser trimmed off all of the dead ends and it was horribly short i waited for nearly a year for it to grow back whilst having trims in between to keep it nice.
    Not alot happened untill people told me that washing it often dried it out like using the hairdryer all of the time and so i decided not to wash it as often and yes it has worked! it has grown loads faster and suprisingly it hardly gets that greasy but when it is i rather like it because this means my hair is getting all the nutrients it needs those days are usually just stay in at home days (so no one sees it) as it is a bit dry but also i do not use a hairdryer it drys itself very quickly and i use a good handful of conditioner when washing my hair and leave for a few minutes it feels very and nourished afterwards i find that aussie shampoo is the best i use the long hair one and my hair is getting pretty long also i use brunnette conditioning hair mask after washing and that makes my hair very brown and healthy looking the ends are always so much better after using this.

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  178. For me, I use to wash my hair everyday, but I started noticing how dry it was getting. I live in a very dry climate so I’ve started washing it every other day and it’s just fine. The only thing is, it frizzes! So I started using a dry conditioner on days I don’t wash and it’s amazing! My hair is still light and playful and I can still style it the way I love! No need to cover it up anymore!

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  179. I wash every day that I workout, which is sometimes 4+ days in a row. The least I wash is every 2 days, because it gets itchy and greasy. But sometimes washing every workout gets it dry, so I have to mix it up. I have thick hair, so the entire mass getting itchy and dirty is annoying.

    I recently discovered using Dr. Bronner’s castile soap everywhere-its made of natural oils, and leaves me less dry after washing.

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  180. @Iris
    I think you should wash your hair every other day. Believe me it helped with my hair. For your shampoo use “equate Dandruff Shampoo” You can find this shampoo at walmart(if you want to see what the bottle looks like click this link http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-W-Pyrithione-Zinc-For-Dry-Scalp-Dandruff-Shampoo-14.2-fl-oz-3pk/12560671). For your conditioner you can use whatever,but to help your hair from getting dried out put a quarter size in your hand and run through just the ends and put in a pony-tail for about 23 minutes.
    If you have any other questions please let me know.
    thanx~ash~

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  181. I personally wash my hair everyday because I can’t stand the thought of all the dirt and grease getting on my face and pillow while I sleep which will cause spots!

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  182. @Graceful

    Letting your hair dry naturally can only give you pneumonia if you go into cold weather so i think your okay if you stay in warm temperatures πŸ™‚ Stop using the blow dryer to prevent further damage.

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  183. They make “Dry Shampoo” in a spray form, which is like spraying powder on your hair to absorb the grease. Some of them are colored and can temporarily help to hide your roots until you can touch them with hair color. It also helps older folks hide there thinning hair to a point.

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  184. They make “Dry Shampoo” in a spray form, which is like spraying powder on your hair to absorb the grease. Some of them are colored and can temporarily help to hide your roots until you can touch them with hair color. It also helps older folks hide there thinning hair to a point.

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  185. I wash mine once every three or four days. I used to wash it every day but it either went all dry and brittle or it got greasy quicker, but now all my friends and even family comment on how shiny and healthy my hair looks πŸ™‚ I think everyone just needs to find their comfort zone for their hair type πŸ™‚

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  186. The Graceful Lily,

    blowdrying and then straightening is unnecessary heat. If your hair needs both the blow-dryer and the flat-iron to get your hair straight then you need a new flat-iron, one that’s hotter. Blow-drying & straightening should only be used every once in a while. Let your hair air dry before flat-ironing instead. For those dry ends, try conditioning it better.

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  187. i wash my hair twice a week. it is below the waist and quite thick, dry at the ends and very curly. i wash, condition, blowdry straight, then straighten. hard work. but then it is very silky and nice. i usually wear it up in a loose bun.

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  188. Weeeelll….I’m kinda still going through puberty, and I just feel kinda nasy if I don’t wash my hair. Also, my hair is blonde, so any oil and dirt is really obvious!

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  189. I wash my hair everyday. I’ve always felt like i need to. I have extremely thick (my mom AND my dad had very thick hair) brown curly hair. I honestly couldn’t imagine washing it only 2-3 times a week! I also have a dry scalp, Does washing daily contribute to the dryness?

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  190. I wash my hair about every second to third day but it is still drying out my hair, just curious as to if washing hair too much can cause split ends… any answer would be appreciated

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  191. @Laura

    You should try at least a day or 2 without washing your hair.If you dont like the way it looks simply put it up in a bun(thats what i do).I usually can go about 3 days without washing my hair. Also its best if you dont flat iron your hair in the summer…it will damage it even more….so after you wash your hair run some leave-in conditioner through your hair and put it up in a bun. This should help your greasy and damaged hair!

    Try it and tell me how it works out!

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  192. I have thin, straight, blonde hair with some lighter blonde highlights. Colored or not, I’ve always washed it every day. My hair is super greasy. I have to wash it in the morning, because if I was it at night, it gets greasy by the end of the day. If I go a day without washing it, I swear it turns brown from all the grease. It’s disgusting.

    But my hair somehow looks dry and brittle. I would really like to try washing it every other day to see if that helps it look healthier or shinier. I was wondering if everyone’s hair eventually gets used to the washing it less, or if that’s only for some textures. I think I’m just a genetically greasy person because even my skin is very oily all the time. I’ve tried cornstarch and it still looks like a grease hamburger slicked to my head.

    I guess my main question is – with hair like mine, is it worth waiting for the adjustment? Is it even possible? Or should I just accept the damage and stick with my once-a-day routine?

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  193. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week. I think washing it daily is just way too stressful for hair and i don’t even have any spare time to wash each day anyway. But it seems like a lot have ‘greasy’ hair or it smells.

    These are just my suggestions but
    – If your’e washing it every day…
    Try not to watch as much. It may get greasy but you are actually damaging your hair with all those chemicals and it is actually healthier not to wash it. maybe in the week don’t wash it for a couple of days then try in a few days.

    for greasy hair…
    maybe the shampoo/conditioner just isn’t working for you. You can also try shampoo or other products specified for greasy/damaged hair. I have this product that helps with oily hair which i use on days i don’t wash it- and it works!

    For Smelly Hair…
    Use nice smelling shampoo i suppose..?

    I have had damaged hair before and it is still recovering from when i straighten it. What i’m trying to stick to is- Don’t treat your hair like an accessory treat it like you need to look after it, it is like a flower πŸ™‚ plenty of sunlight but not too much, a lot of water but not so it’s soaked, yeah i don’t know where i was going with this simile thing aha, just pretty much look after your hair πŸ™‚

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  194. I try to wash my hair every week but i forget and i end up with dirty hair i am going to wash it tomorrow. I need help too because i have thick hair. plus is it better too have long hair if you have thick hair? i need help.

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  195. My hair is curly, thick and really oily, so I wash my hair every three days. In my opinion, washing it every day will just damage it! It isn’t really neccassary.

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  196. I wash my hair every 3 days, i’m latino-white mixed and my hair is long, straight and kinda thick, so i’m too lazy to style it myself, so i go to a beauty salon every 2-3 days to have it styled… i don’t even have to re-styled home because if it gets some waves if i tie it up they go away after 20-40 minutes… what gets greasier faster are my bangs so sometimes i just wash them and dry them and that makes the rest of the hair looks wonderful!!

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  197. Ashley: try not washing ur hair at all. it sounds gross but i just rinse my hair out with water and apply conditioner and rub thru like u would a shampoo. ur hair will not b greasy and ur hair will be healthier!!

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  198. PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!

    Ok so i wash my hair every other day because it tends to get a little greasy.But is there anything that i can do to make my hair softer without damaging it????

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  199. Commercial Shampoos and Conditioners are made to be very powerful oil removing chemicals (called surfactants). These surfactants work by making dirt and oil soluble in water — they also make the outer layers of your hair and skin on your scalp dissolve in water. For this reason Shampoos and Conditioners damage your hair and scalp. This damage stimulates oil glands in your scalp to overproduce oil (in a futile attempt to repair the damage).

    You could get by without ever washing you hair with surfactant shampoos again. If that sounds gross try using clay based shampoos or making a one to ten dilution of your favorite shampoo in water and wash you hair every few days (you can rinse your hair every day). It will take a few weeks for the oil glands on your scalp to reduce oil production, but your hair will look and feel healthier for it.

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  200. Izzy: Try Aveda Light, Elements smoothing fluid, it has lavender so it smells amazing, helps your hair before straightening, and ive been told its keeps away bugs such as lice(ew!)
    Lisa: Try Neutrogena Split-End Mender liquid balm, Ive heard its fantastic, also try to keep your hair moisturized and only straighten it when it is completely dry, and try to refrain from blow-drying. Also try Pantene ProV breakage defense.
    Alara: Be sure to eat plenty of nutrients, especially Nuts, as these aid in Hair growth and strength. Try to keep your hair un damaged and when possible take a shower without washing your hair. If your hair is greasy and dirty enough to really need that wash, it wont dry out
    Discombobulated:You may aso want to try using products ONLY on your tips, since your hair is so long, the oil from your scalp probably isnt reaching those tips!
    Lizzie:make sure you are washing the chlorine out of your hair at the end of the say with a chlorine removing shampoo! Chlorine does major damage.
    Also, Ya’ll, I’ve noticed that people often think their hair looks and smells worse than it actually is! If you are unsure, ask a friend or someone you trust to tell you the truth.

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  201. That’s easy to do for someone who’s hair looks good when they let it dry naturally, sadly some of us aren’t that lucky! I’d love if I didn’t have to spend hours on my hair all the time, and I do use serums, leave-in conditioners, change my shampoos and conditioners every 6months or so, deep condition once a month, and every other special care you can possibly think of! During the summers I never straighten my hair, for one it isn’t worth it cause of how often I’m in the pool, and two my hair is already undergoing a lot of damage no need to add to it. However during our off-season my curly hair takes up a ridiculous amount of gel in order for it to dry naturally which can get pretty expensive and it is kinda nice to straighten it for a change.

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  202. I have read alot of the comments on this page and i cant understand why most are complaining about dry hair and then in the same sentence they are saying how much they straighten or bleach their hair? The discussion shouldnt really be about how many times you wash your hair but how many times you use heat to style your hair.. There are alot of good shampoo’s, conditioners and treatments available to help you while you are washing your hair. The trick is to find the one that is designed for your hair type. Also i would reccomend changing your shampoo ever once in a while as your hair can get used to the same thing and it doesnt look as good as the first time you used the one you are currently using!
    I reccommend leave in conditioners and shine serums as they can make you hair look alot healthier.
    Why dont you try a good quality leave in conditioner and let your hair dry natually? Only use heat styling products when you need to if your “damaged hair is bothering you that much?…

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  203. I would always wash my thin straight hair every day because it was so oily. I finally took my hair dresser’s advice and started only washing it every other day. Eventually the grease was not as noticeable. I have bangs and since they look greasy faster, will sometimes just wash the bangs in the morning when washing my face. It gives the illusion of freshly washed hair. Now I go 3 to 5 days between washing my hair and it is much healthier. I don’t use conditioner any longer either, just a natural shampoo and sometimes an oil treatment for my ends. It works great. Oh, and for hiding greasy hair- ponytails and hats always are great options!

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  204. arrrrrr i hate my hair it gets really greasy so i wash it bout ever 2-3 days but it also gets really frizzy becasue i use greasy hair shampoo. WHAT SHALL I DO?

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  205. I’m Hispanic and I have very long, light blonde -brown (naturally black), super straight (almost Asian like), thick hair. Whew… Anyway, I used to wash my hair every single day, but it being half a foot below my waist, it began to be a real hassle. Well, one day I was just too tired to wash it (I usually wash my hair in the evening) so, feeling bad about it, I skipped a day. Well, since dying my hair lighter-I always had a problem with dryness at the tips of the hair and being terrified of what a salon would do to it, I rarely ever wanted to get it trimmed. I’m pretty scared of salons, I had a friend who went in with nice, pretty hair and came out with the most atrocious mullet looking do ever, poor girl cried her eyes out and terrified me. Well, anyway after I had skipped a day of washing I noticed the tips of my hair weren’t so dry. Now, I had been using those salon “professional grade” shampoos and products, but none had balanced out the oily scalp and the dry tips. Well, now that I had skipped a day, it seemed a whole lot better, so being daring- I skipped another day, and oddly enough, my hair looked even better – not dry, not oily, but nicely balanced. Long story short, I only wash my hair once a week, any more than that and I will have alot of dry hair to deal with. Oh, and I also don’t use styling products AT ALL- I’m unsure of the reason why, but my scalp gets all icky with them, and it doesn’t matter the brand, cheap or expensive my scalp reacts the same way. My hair may be a straight, and sometimes flat- but not oily, dry, or icky.

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  206. Actually i dont wash my hair anymore . i just use conditioner and my hair is better than ever. i was skeptical at first but it doesnt get oily or smell. try it!!

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  207. Well, it all depends on your hair type and ethnicity. I’m half black, and I only wash my hair once a week. People say “eew, thats nasty” but really, thats only how often I can wash my hair! and it’s nice to be able to skip days flat ironing my hair, considering it takes 2 hours to blow dry and straighten it.

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  208. I have to wash it every day because even though my hair is moderatly thick, it miraculously gets greasy over night. It doesn’t particularly bother me, taking me only about 10 minutes every morning to crouch over the bath tub and shower my hair alone. Another bonus is that i’m quite lucky as my hair drys into ringlets meaning that i dont have to bother with any hair products or blowdrying.
    To be truthful my hair did look very nice for the first 6 months since the start of my daily routine, but when we when the winter hit and it was time to take out the scarves and hats, i started getting absolutely terrible tangles and the base of my head, hidden under a layer of hair. They were so impossibly tangled that i could have teased them into thick dreadlocks if i wished and i started shampooing and conditioning over the tangles! After painful hours spent de-tangling my hair felt so frizzy and brittle i realised it was the abusive washing that had made my hair very susceptible to tangling (plus constantly putting on and removing my scarf). My dad (of all people) told me to brush my hair regularly, not to detangle it, but to spread the natural oils all around my hair. Hopefully with doing this i wont get greasy roots and all of my hair will be hydrated.

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  209. Helloo someone? ,

    I need help seriously ?
    I wash my hair everyday as i think my hair the next day will be greasy and i dont wanna be laughed at do i ?
    I have tryed everything like leaving my hair and not washing it when im at home and not doing anything but it dosent work , i see it dunt help as i push my hair across my face but i dont want to stop doing this as i really do like it :).

    Any tips how to make my hair not look greasy ?

    please reply as soon as …thankss sophie x

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  210. I usually wash my hair every other day,so do you thinks that good?
    Also my hair isnt thin but its not thick so its in between.

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  211. my hair is black, but after many times’ washing it turns brown or a little yellow. I’m really worrying about that. I think I have to wash hair per two days, that will be better.

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  212. I only wash my hair twice a week, and i thought before that it got to greasy, but then i noticed that it actually looked fine, you may think you’re hair looks gross, but trust me no one will notice if you don’t wash it everyday, and you will notice in a month how much healthier it is

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  213. I wash my hair every 3 days, but on the days in between I still rinse it in the shower. I find that helps stop it from getting greasy.

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  214. Recently, I’ve started washing my hair more often. Usually I only did it two or three times a week but then my hair got yuck oily the day after I washed. It’s gross. So I started washing my hair every other day and my hair tends to be less oily, look like it has more volume. Hahaha, and something I just tested was “Olive Oil Conditioner”. I gotta tell ya, my hair has grown long lengths since I started using it. Anyways… personally I think every other day is a decent to wash hair. πŸ˜€ USE OLIVE OIL CONDITIONER!!! (dont literally use olive oil itself… not sure what that’ll do to ya, use the actual conditioners for em)

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  215. i wash my hair every day cause i play soccer every day of the week very competitive and i am in high school i am dominican so i have some native american blood and my father is irish german polish he is a mutt so my hair is very smooth and i straighten curl and blow dry everyday for 2 years now and well my hair has not been damaged yet it is i perfect condition and it is also naturally curls and still curls beautifully i only use 2 heat protecters one when its wet and one when dry before you you use heat and i do not pt and conditioner on my scalp and i use clarifying shampoo once a month

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  216. I wash my hair everyday but now i must stop! i made myself a schedule [which you should do] and im washing my hair 4 times a week cause if i dont wash it for too long, it smells bad and looks kinda greasy. im OBSESSED with making my hair smell good πŸ™‚ lol but yeah, 4 times a week is good πŸ™‚

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  217. I have very curly hair that is dry. I can only wash it once a week, max, like most people with curly hair like this:

    http://www.lifamilies.com/chat/p/1045603_1.jpg

    Since most people have oily hair (straight or wavy) they don’t really get this, but my mother’s a hairstylist and so I’ve learned it’s so damaging to wash your hair so much. It will damage it.

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  218. except in teh summer. cause i swim everyday and thats when iwashed everday to get teh chorlie out. but i dont straighten my hair int eh summmer

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  219. i wash my hair sunday night. then i starighten it.
    most of the time i leave it lyk this all week. i am mixed so my hair is differnt. if you are black you kno what im talking about…

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  220. I wash my hair everyday. My hair is more on the dry side, however, i live in a big city with lots of air pollution and i spend a lot of time out. So every night when i clean my face the little cotton pads really turn GRAY because of the filth i take off! So imagine what gets in my hair! And im supposed to go to sleep like that, with it rubbing in my face all night and smelling like smoke and petrol? No way.

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  221. i can’t not wash my hair everyday, i tried it for a while but i just hated the feeling of my hair the next day. i don’t know if it’s the fact that it’s really thick or what but i just didn’t like it.

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  222. i used to wash my hair everyday, and secretly, i thought it helped my hair become glossier and healthier.
    recently, i was told washing it once every two days works.
    i do this, if it’s feeling greasy i use dry shampoo which works wonders and is pretty cheap!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  223. I wash my hair once every two days!
    i dont think it is good to wash your hair everyday :/
    but i suppose it just depends on what your hair is like!

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  224. i have really curly hair, so i wash about every other day. I use this shampoo that smells great the day you wash it, and really nice the day you don’t. Sometimes, when i have sports, I wash every day. That’s when it gets gross.

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  225. My scalp was so dry from cheap generic shampoos that i decided to try washing it with conditioner only for 4 days. I t looked ok, but with ash blond hair thats fine, I needed a better product- figured it was tha wax in the conditioner that was yucking up my hair. I just bought something at sally’s beauty store called “Hair One” its sort of like Wen by guthy renker, only its cheaper and my hair has never looked so good! shiny/soft and not flat! Its something called a cleansing conditioner, and it does just that. I could use it every day, cuz it has no surfactants or sulfates, and does not strip your hair, but I might not have to, am waiting to see what it looks like in the morning.

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  226. I am a wash-a-holic when it comes to washing hair! I used to wash it everyday until I started researching on how bad it is to wash your hair everyday.

    Since I have thin fair blonde hair, you can easily tell when it looks greasy and dead. I guess it doesn’t help when I used to straighten it at night and morning EVERYDAY. But I have cut down on the straightening, and I am starting to wash my hair “every other day” and yeah, it usually looks a little greasy on the 2nd day, so I just tie it up.

    I might start the baby powder idea too, which is buying some baby powder and sprinkling some on your scalp/comb, and then brush it through your hair. I would also reccomend, if you don’t have dry hair and use conditioner, PLEASE DO NOT use conditioner if you have perfectly normal hair. It just makes it look even more greasy!!!

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  227. Although washing your hair is counted as bad; I have to disagree. I wash my hair every day and it has so much volume and shine afterwards.
    If I don’t wash my hair everyday it becomes really greasy and I can’t do anything with it except put it up.
    I use to wash my hair every other day but slipped into the habbit of washing it everyday but now I just can’t stop.
    I feel dirty if I leave it!
    I’ve tried leaving it for a few days then washing it then leaving it, but it’s no use because it just looks greasy and feels gross.
    I refuse to go to class with unwashed hair because my hair is the one thing about me which I take probably the most pride in.
    I am a brunette, my hair is quite long and straight; having straight hair it gets greasy quicker; i even read somewhere that straight hair reflects the light or something so it’s prone to grease? =/
    I’m happy with washing it everyday; its never dried out – though I will admitt that I too, get split ends.

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  228. I went through a no-shampoo period and didn’t shampoo for about three weeks. Took a shower every day, and it never stank. It was crazy-don’t-leave-the-house-greasy for a few days, but after that it was thicker, softer and had this beautiful wave that my stick-straight hair never had before. I finally broke down and washed it and now it gets ultra greasy by the end of the day, so I may be going back to my no-shampoo theory.

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  229. Im African American and I also use a relaxer every 3 months. I wash my hair 3-4 times a week. Years ago I was taught to wash my hair once every two weeks and my scalp was itchy, had dandruff galore, was unhealthy and smelled horrible. I then switched to once a week and some of the unpleasant side effects were diminished but my scalp and hair still were unhealthy. Finally, overcoming my fears of washing more than once a week, my dandruff is under control, my scalp feels great and my hair looks and feels a lot more healthy. I still trim my hair about every 8-12 wks, which is no more than I had to do before when washing my hair less frequently.

    Each individual is different and has to find what works best for their hair.

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  230. I’ve got really curly hair that’s dry and find that it always looks better the second and third day after I wash it. Alot of times I just rewet my hair and gel it up and it’s good to go. My hair is just to curly to brush everyday it tangles from just drying it with a towel so there is no way for me to not wash it when I brush it out. So I leave it alone after washing it for 3 days to a week. depending on how the hair looks. I’ve been leaving in a condition and it has help alot with letting the tangles come out easier.

    I like to use spray gel lately with leave in condition it gets my curlys to stay in place. Of course anyone who has curly hair knows that you’re hair from wet to dry gets smaller as the curly tighting up.

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  231. right, im a teenageer and just recently my hair has started gtting greesy every day so i am washing my hair every night i used to be able to leave it 3-4 days before it went greese i know its probs hormoness but im scaRED becose everyone is saying washing your hair everyday is bad for you but i HAVE to at the minute well any way how long will this “greesy stage” last ????

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  232. I wash my hair every day because if i don’t it looks so greasy. even by the the end of the day my hair will start looking greasy. i wish i could wash my hair less. i don’t know what to do.

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  233. (english is not my first language, but i hope you can read it)

    im also asian, and i have thick hair in a medium lenght πŸ˜‰
    I usually wash my har at least every second day,
    ´cause i do alot of sports.
    But I wanna start to try to wash it every third day, ´cause i´ve just been in the hair salon, and my hairdresser told me to try that
    have tried it, but my hair looks so greasy the third day
    i´ve just started, but i don´t know if i should continue
    should I ?

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  234. I have Asian hair of the thick (it’s too big for my head), dry and coarse variety and I find washing it every 4 days really helps to weigh it down, so I don’t have to wear it tied back all the time. It helps that I have dry skin (eczema), so not washing my head too often is really good for my scalp. Personally, I think it really depends on the condition of your scalp, and not so much your hair. My mom has the same hair as me, but she has a normal scalp that greases up after a couple of days, so she’s just invested in a good hair care system rather than letting her natural oils aid her hair.

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  235. I have to wash my hair everyday. It even gets greasy at the end of the day. I have brunette hair so it looks dirty when it’s greasy. I don’t color my hair either. (not anymore since a bad hair fry 2 years ago) I only use Burt’s Bee’s Shiny Graipfruit Shampoo and Conditioner. I always get compliments on how natural my hair looks. I guess all that hair coloring all those years (about 15 years I colored) really dried my hair. Going natural looks much more natural. Who would have thought.

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  236. I have Asian hair (the naturally straight and long type)
    and have to wash it every day or else it looks greasy/smells

    However, I think it’s thinning on top. Any suggestions?

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  237. I always felt bad about not washing my hair everyday…I just never needed to…it’s good to know I don’t have to embarrassed as times goes on :/

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  238. I have long, really thick hair.. so i wash it every other day (unless i work out or something). Since it’s so thick it doesnt get greasy. But sometimes if it randomly looks greasy, i put baby powder in it. it works so well. the powder makes your hair look really clean because it soaks up the grease i guess you could say… i know it sounds gross but it works!

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  239. I used to wash my hair at least once a day otherwise it would fell greasy and dirty. Now i wash my hair every other day and it feels a lot healthier. this is sort of of topic but i have frizzy curly hair, would chemically straightening it make it more managible? would it be damaged and dried out? and if so then how often would i have to wash my hair

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  240. I have big full, frizzy, 80’s hair! I could easily go a week or longer and it still be a huge poof.

    The one thing I found thats GREAT for hair like mine… is:

    JONATHAN SILKY DIRT

    It comes in this tube… it smells like vanilla maybe? or coconut? or something like that can’t quite pinpoint the smell.

    The trick is you barely have to use any… like not even close to a dime… usually I sqeeze the tube until it starts to come out like a milimeter (and i have really long full hair)… and just wipe that off onto my finger tip rub it in my hands and use that on dry hair (like you just need a little residue of it on your hands and thats enough)… it makes your hair shiny (the good shiny) and tames all the frizz… and gives the bottom just enough of a textury look.

    But beware… you probably will use too much the first time cause you won’t be able to fathom how little it takes. The bottle will probably last me a decade… but I never found a product that works so well for my hair type.

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  241. If a lot of shampoos are stripping to your hair, I’ve heard of women using conditioner to wash their hair on most days and only using shampoo 1-2x/wk. That way if you want to “wash” everyday you can still keep some moisture in your hair. This works for me, but I had to find a good moisturizing conditioner that didn’t cause too much build up.

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  242. I normally have super dry, unmanageable hair (that had been coloured every six months or so since the age of 12, and sun parched for years) which I was washing every other day to keep in check. When I switched to a better salon about two years ago, my stylist recommended only washing when needed. Figuring I’d give it a try, I realised I only need to wash my hair every ten days or so, depending on the weather. I recently had a chemical straightening to try and gain some control over the bonkers tresses and now I find I’m having to wash it about every week or so.

    What I can suggest to those with super dry hair is not to be afraid to not wash your hair every other day. Believe me, it makes dry hair even worse to handle. I found the best way to handle dry hair is with shampoos containing fruit extracts such as Garnier or Naturals (they seemed to work better than those without) and the same goes with product. I found the best for post-flatironed hair to be Garnier’s Sleek and Shine serum; it’s a tad oily but does a world of good for keeping the hair straight and frizz free.

    Also, if you are thinking of a chemical straighten, I would suggest it if you’re not afraid of the chemical part. It was a three hour process that lasts a good six months and can help with problem hair. Now, when I leave my hair to dry, it is more manageable (and straighter!!) than ever before. Used to take a good one and half hours to straighten it properly, compared to the fifteen minutes it takes now. It’s made second semester much easier to wake up, brush it out and not worry about walking up two hours before class just for a nice style.

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  243. I definitely have problems with oily/greasy hair, especially in the bangs department. One thing I’ve noticed is that not only touching your bangs makes them oily, but your forehead has a lot to do with it as well. Having naturally greasy skin, it’s caused my fringes to look absolutely horrible while the rest of my hair may look great. And baby powder, etc never works for me. I have a strange hairline, so when my bangs get greasy, the hair sort of clumps together and my flawless “swoop” is ruined.

    But most times, I’ve found what works best is to wet my bangs over the sink and add a little bit of diluted shampoo and work that in from the roots out, and then rinse and restyle with a hairdryer. It’s an extremely quick fix (as long as you get all the shampoo out, or it looks twice as dirty.) and it’s painless and easy. There’s my 2 cents away, =]

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  244. I wash my hair 3-4 times a week since I got bored and decided to cut my own bangs. My mom was so angry she went on the ‘your a minor and you gotta do what I say, college or not!’ rant.So now next week I’m going blonde, again. It looks natural even though my natural hair color is dark brown with reddish undertones. I’ve noticed that when my hair is light it’s almost never greasy, when it’s dark I have to wash it almost everyday. I know that there are certain shampoos for curly,straight and wavy hair, but I have a strange, catastrophic combination of all three, so I just end up buying whatever smells good. I’ve yet to find cherry blossom scented shampoo. I’d buy that in a heartbeat.

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  245. Yola – That’s a really good point. I think most people’s hair will adjust to washing less frequently, although I’m not sure if it’s actually possible to make your hair produce less oil. The article I posted above says it’s not, apparently we just “get used to having greasy hair.” Idk if I agree.

    Cadi – I know right? It definitely is a pain at first when you stop washing daily, but if your hair is damaged you just can’t always wash it every day unless you want to get tons of split ends and dryness. Baby powder is definitely a life saver!

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  246. See, it’s that adjustment period that I just can’t hack. WAY too vain to go around with a lanky mess of stringy hair (and I’m not exaggerating, it really does get nasty QUICK). I may try the baby powder thing though. Can’t hurt!

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  247. I don’t know if this applies to everyone, but I find that my hair can adjust to how often I wash it.

    When I was a kid I used to wash my hair everyday, but later on I read that that can really dry it out. So I started washing every 2-3 days. At first, my hair felt really greasy and gross the day after washing, but after about a week of this I found that it started to look better and better.

    There was one period of time when I switched back to washing everyday and then switched again to washing every 2-3 days. My hair went through the same process of feeling gross to feeling fine.

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  248. Good suggestions; as you guys said, we’re all different with our textures, preferences and daily activities. For those that run/swim daily, what do you do? I’m in the pool or ocean or running daily; I can leave the pool water on for a day but I worry it might do something funky to my hair dye. The ocean saltwater I have to rinse out, as with the running sweat. I’ve been rinsing/conditioning daily and shampooing about 2 times a week. Anyone else in a similar situation with suggestions?

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  249. Cadi – Haha, I know what you mean with being indecisive about hairstyles. I always get scared that I’ll end up hating my new haircut after I get it done, but with the right stylist it’s always fine. And I’ve wanted to try that long & strong stuff, maybe I will now that I know it obviously works for girls with really long hair!

    Marleah – I wash my hair every other day and usually I just kinda work with whatever style it’s in on the second day, maybe using some baby powder if it looks greasy. Sometimes I will put it up in a clip in the shower and other times I will just rinse it and condition the ends.

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  250. I usually wash daily because my hair gets greasy after a day also, but if I know that I’m not doing much that day, like if I only have one class, I just let it go. My question is though, if you don’t wash your hair everyday do you still wet it in the shower and re-style? or do you put it up in a clip or cap while you shower or it doesn’t get wet?

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  251. Lindsay – I know what you mean; I definitely have that problem at times too! A few tips to make you hair less greasy:
    1. Don’t run your hands through it (your hands have tons of oils and that grease rubs off on your hair)
    2. Use a clarifying shampoo
    3. Don’t use too many products on your hair
    Ultimately a lot of it is hormonal but luckily that means it might level off in a few years. Hope that helped!

    Kendra – That’s a really good point. When I was researching for this topic, I saw a lot of recommendations for hair texture and it really makes sense. Not everyone has the exact same texture and therefore not every washing schedule will work for everyone!

    Cadi – Wow, waist long hair? I’m impressed! I’ve always wanted my hair really long but I totally don’t have the patience to deal with uber long hair. And good call with the daily leave in for your ends. What brand do you use?

    Meg – Summer is the worst time for my hair too, and funny thing about bangs – they always seem to get greasy the fastest! I just got side bangs and was introduced to this phenomenon recently. I think maybe they keep getting greasy because you’re always touching them to get them out of your face, you know? And I’m with you on cornstarch idea, although I prefer baby powder or even translucent face powder (i’m a blonde.) Matte bronzer should work well for brunettes.

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  252. My hair gets yucky quickly — especially in summer. I wash it when I shower every morning (though sometimes I take a weekend day off). Even now, though, my bangs start looking greasy by the afternoon if not sooner, and my part looks greasy at night and definitely by the next day.

    Cornstarch is my friend.

    If I don’t have time to wash/rewash my hair, I sprinkle it in, then blow dry and brush out.

    It works really well if you’re blonde, I hear. I have to make sure that I get it out, though, because it makes my brown hair look grayish. I’ve heard that bronzer works well. I have a container of it that I don’t use, so maybe I’ll try it (maybe even mixing the two).

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  253. well it really does depend on your hair….i know black women are advised wash hair only once a week or every two weeks depending on the style. Its really just the diefference in texture. whereas people with a certain texture of hair wants to get rid of grease, black women with nappy hair want to keep as much as the natural oils in our hair that we can. too much washing strips our hir of those essential oils. people wearing natural hairstyles tend to condition between shampoos however…but for the most part, washing our hair every day is a big”no-no”

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  254. I always wash my hair every day becasue it gets sooo greasy! If I dont wash it I just hate the way it looks. Any tips to make your hair less greasy?

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