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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
5/3/12 4:40 P

I have to wash my hair every single day or I'll just feel gross personally, I have long hair and it's just something I've always felt I have to do in order to feel clean. emoticon

5/3/12 3:49 P

i cannot wash it every day

5/3/12 3:26 P

My hair is falling out severely, so I only wash every 3rd day, and try to treat it very gently in between. I do feel kind of gross after the gym though.

-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 14,826
5/3/12 3:03 P

I wash mine every other day and do a deep conditioner once a week. I want that WEN product. I have heard great things about it.

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (264,438)
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5/3/12 2:51 P

It surprises me how many posting wash their hair every day. -- It is my observation that hair becomes accustomed to what you do. In other words, if you begin to add a day between washing, then it will adjust and not be so "in need of a wash" every day.

I had a college girlfriend that was going to be travelling / camping in Middle Eastern countries and would have VERY limited access to water, showers, etc. She began 2 months before leaving, to add additional day(s) to her routine w/ her hair, body, etc. She and several other girls were able to recondition their hair to do fairly well with ONE shampoo, wash & condition per week. (Granted, their climate they were travelling in was dry. But it certainly was hot and sweat was a part of life.)

So all that aside. I wash my hair every 4 days. And I exercise 300+ min. per week, most weeks. And I have to have a towel due to the sweat. -- I shower daily, but cover my hair.
* Maybe it goes back to an old-fashioned upbringing where our hair was shampooed once a week on Saturday--to look nice for Sunday!

-- Seems like all the shampooing that is done + all the additives in shampoos / conditioners aren't doing anyone any good!?!

??? Train you hair while you train your body??? Hmmm... a new "study" for someone that has nothing to do! They could entertain us w/ the answer!?!

Edited by: BERRY4 at: 5/3/2012 (14:53)
FAIRFIELD3 Posts: 213
5/3/12 2:51 P

I have thick hair and its long,takes a long time to dry it. I think i will cut it for summer.sometimes i just use a little conditioner and skip the shampoo.

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5/3/12 2:03 P

I wash my hair everyday.

I've had an itchy scalp my whole life. It took me years to find out that I'm allergic to SLS (sodium laurel/laureth sulfate). Now I use Loreal's vegan/SLS free line and I don't have any problems.

Bath products that contain SLS can be very drying and many people are sensitive to them.

I was taught in Beauty school that you shampoo for the scalp and condition for the ends. A weekly conditioning treatment really helps. You can use any conditioner, a plastic shower cap and a hair dryer to get the same effect as a salon treatment.

Heat is key to getting the best results. Make sure the hair is completely cooled before you wash it.

5/3/12 1:48 P

Every other day or if I get especially sweaty at the gym.

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5/3/12 1:41 P


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5/3/12 1:28 P


Edited by: PUPPETGIRLKY at: 5/3/2012 (13:28)
SONICB Posts: 4,378
5/3/12 1:19 P

Ha, I was just thinking about this for the past few weeks because my hair was getting really dry and running made it icky. I would recommend using a dry shampoo. As a grad student with financial restraints, I tried the Suave dry shampoo and really don't recommend it. It's usually less than $3, but it has a strange lemon, chemical smell to it.

However, I recently started using Dove's new dry shampoo (I found it at Meijer for $3.79, Target for around $4.60), and it smells so much nicer and actually seems to add volume to my hair and absorb some of the oil. I'm pretty happy with it for the price, especially because some of the other dry shampoos out there cost up around $20 per bottle. Yikes!

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,593)
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5/3/12 10:55 A

I don't wash mine every day either. Trying to save on time, cost of shampoo and water. I have tried the rinse thing and it just made it look worse. I also have almost black hair and I think it shows grease quicker than blonde.

I also don't think it is gross not to wash it. If I have not done anything to 'get dirty' then way wash?

I will say that when I worked outside the home everyday, the stress and having to style it did cause me to wash it every day

JENNNY135 Posts: 1,115
5/3/12 9:24 A

Thanks for all the ideas, I don't wash it everyday, usually every other or third day. I do rinse with water though.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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5/3/12 9:22 A

I usually wash mine every day. Not so much because it is "dirty" but I put products on it to style it, and when I sleep on that, the hair is not manageable the next day nor does it look good. So unless I want a "bad hair day" I need to wash it and restyle it afterward, every day.

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5/3/12 9:11 A

rinse hair with water only use shampoo every couple of days. or rinse in water and condition.

2FEATHER Posts: 600
5/3/12 9:08 A

Just thought of something else that might help.

WEN conditioner; it's actually a shampoo but it's also a conditioner. I use that product too but it is expensive. Your hair will feel extremely healthly after you use this product. Make sure you rinse VERY well.

HONEYFLOWER43 Posts: 1,420
5/3/12 9:02 A

I wash mine every day too. I do skip on the weekends.

2FEATHER Posts: 600
5/3/12 9:01 A

All good suggestions on this chain. Washing every other day is a really good suggesiton.

I have natural curly hair and it's also thick. Sweating on your head is NOT like sweating on your body. Letting the natural oils on your scalp is the best. That allows the hair shaft to stay healthy. I dilute a bottle of shampoo by half using water. You don't need it so concentrated to clean your hair. And a must for me is rinsing with cool water (adds shine). I also use Kendi Oil dry oil mist by Bamboo in between shampoos to keep hair from drying out. And there's nothing like a scalp massage with oil.........oooohhhhh myyyyyy!!!

One of my favorite products; Jonthan volumizing oil. Hard to find but worth every cent.

5/3/12 8:49 A

I only wash my hair every second day, on the weekend unless i have plans I try and stretch it to three days.

If your hair get sweaty after a workout (mind does) you can blow dry it on cool to get the sweat off.

I have long hair so on the second day I wear my hair in ponytail or put up somehow.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
5/3/12 5:46 A

remember to condition you hair every time you wash it!

MY2MANYDOGS Posts: 772
5/2/12 10:07 P

Usually I get sweaty during walks or workouts so I shower and wash my hair daily.

5/2/12 10:04 P

I feel your pain! I have thick, frizzy hair that requires 30 minutes of blowing out to make it look somewhat normal/"done." On the East coast during the warm, humid months I have to wash it after I work out (I SWEAT!) but try not to blow it out all the time but use stuff to bring out the curl.

In the winter, now that I live in Colorado, I can get away with not washing every day. When I work out, I pull my bangs straight back with a barrette and then put the rest in a ponytail. That -- and choosing equipment under the fans -- seems to help.

All of the hair stylists I have ever used have told me to avoid washing my hair more than twice a week but I would rather get a hard workout in than have perfect hair. ;)

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,452
5/2/12 9:52 P

Could you try washing your hair ever other day? And rinsing your hair with warm water on the days that you don't wash. If your hair is not that dirty try dry spray on shampoo.

I am madly in love with a shampoo brand called Brocato. On my spark profile their is a picture of the back of my head. That is my hair and no extensions and that is why I love Brocato shampoo.

For curly hair they have a line called Curl Karma. I use their Cloud 9 line with Saturate leave in conditioner. They also make dry shampoo.

(I do not sell and I will get no compensation for recommending Brocato Shampoo)

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 5/2/2012 (22:01)
BRONXBABE SparkPoints: (169,183)
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5/2/12 9:51 P

Can you just rinse it with cool water instead of washing it with shampoo every time?

TINYC887 SparkPoints: (174,551)
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5/2/12 9:36 P

try a conditioning spray

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/2/12 9:35 P

I only wash my hair the days I am at the gym- contant washing dries out the hair itself and not to mention remember kids in the future will need drinking water.. Don't need to use alot of shampoo, or expensive the majority of it is flushed into our drinking water..
Many clients I have as a traveling resthome helper give themselfs horrible skin allergies to all the shampoo and soaps they use daily..
Daily washing for dry hair is over kill, if you have dry hair it is stripped of natural oils with overwashing.. Wash it less, curly hair will frizz if you over wash it. Especially if people perm and colour their hair too often..

Also don't colour and perm hair at the same time.. I am experiencing younger women having their hair fall out! Both proceedures wreck the hair, a greedy hairdresser wants your money if they say it is okay.. Honest hair dressers will say not wise idea!

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5/2/12 9:33 P


SPIFFDEB SparkPoints: (28,059)
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5/2/12 9:10 P

If mine is particularly bad and I don't have time to wash it I put it up in a bun or ponytail.

FEM_PHOENIX1109 Posts: 20
5/2/12 8:51 P

Hello Everyone :)

I just started working out daily, and run into an unexpected problem. I have very thick, course, dry wavy hair, and having to wash it every day after I work out is really starting to make it look terrible.

Does anyone have any suggestions, either on products that might help with the drying and the frizz, or even alternatives to having to wash my hair altogether after a workout?


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