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post #31 of 109
Once a day usually. However, like a lot of others who have replied - it is sometimes more depending on my sporting activities.
post #32 of 109
I always do once a day.

Do any of you who shampoo less often also use products? I dont know if just a good rinse or a conditioner wash would be enough to keep away the nappyness

K
post #33 of 109
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My hair is probably longer than anyone elses on the forum, aside from maybe Fabienne. It is also very thick. It currently reaches my lower back. If I tilt my head back, I can stick the tip of my hair into the waistband of my pants. I cannot wash my hair more than once a week ( I usually do it on fridays ) because if I washed it every other day, I'd be using a bottle of shampoo a week. I can't really afford that. Generally I rinse it in very hot water every day, just to get the dirt and oils off.

yea you can, the 99 cent store sells shampoo/conditioner
post #34 of 109
Twice a day. One so that my hair is clean for when I apply products. Second time to get it out of my hair so I'm all clean for bed. If I don't wash it, I just feel icky having had a shower and not washed my hair as well. It doesn't feel proper.
post #35 of 109
Daily, and I always have done so.
post #36 of 109
For those that shower but don't shampoo, do you let the water run down to clean it a little, or do you wear a shower cap? edit: and for those of you who use hair produt but don't wash daily, same thing?
post #37 of 109
Every single day. I work-out 6 days a week, and cannot for the life of me imagine not washing my hair after an hours worth of exercise.
post #38 of 109
If your hair gets too flufy or dried out after a wash, shower every other day and use a shampoo without sodium laureth sulfate. I wish my hair were thick enough in front to just be able to wash it with hot water, but it tends to get sticky and looked fine when my hair was thicker, but now it looks thin up in front. I currently wash my hair every other day. I find that washing it before bed is the best time, because the next day you have a little bit of oil to make it not look dirty or thin and fluffy.
post #39 of 109
Bringing this back from the dead because: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...69&ft=1&f=1001 It's a daily ritual for many (4.59 times a week on average), but NPR asks you to consider why, exactly, you're shampooing your hair every single day. It's not always necessary, and can actually harm your hair. Photo by flash.pro. National Public Radio's story, available in text and audio, details the history of the social ideal of washing one's hair every day, and talks to some stylists and dermatologist who say the oil your scalp produces to protect your hair, or sebum, is stripped away and forced to produce at a higher level—kind of like the chest-shaving paradox explored in Seinfeld.
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"If you wash your hair every day, you're removing the sebum," explains Michelle Hanjani, a dermatologist at Columbia University. "Then the oil glands compensate by producing more oil," she says.
post #40 of 109
I wash my hair everyday. If I don't I get crazy dandruff and my scalp itches (I use Selsun Blue almost daily to keep the dandruff and itching away). I tried not washing my hair for a week and it wasn't pretty, and I've tried every other day and it doesn't work for me either.

I know some doctors claim it's better to wash every other day, but it really doesn't seem to work with me.
post #41 of 109
the OP is an insensitive prick
post #42 of 109
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Bringing this back from the dead because: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...69&ft=1&f=1001 It's a daily ritual for many (4.59 times a week on average), but NPR asks you to consider why, exactly, you're shampooing your hair every single day. It's not always necessary, and can actually harm your hair. Photo by flash.pro. National Public Radio's story, available in text and audio, details the history of the social ideal of washing one's hair every day, and talks to some stylists and dermatologist who say the oil your scalp produces to protect your hair, or sebum, is stripped away and forced to produce at a higher level—kind of like the chest-shaving paradox explored in Seinfeld.
As I understood it, that argument had long been debunked -- that excessive washing causes the oil glands to overcompensate and produce even more oil. This was for sebum produced in the face though. I assume it also works for the scalp. Scientists concluded a long time ago that the rate of oil production remains the same regardless of frequency of washing. I wash my hair every other day, or every 2 days anyway.
post #43 of 109
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Every day.

Me 2.
post #44 of 109
Once or twice a week as needed. Depends on how much I sweat.
post #45 of 109
I think we need to define our terms here. We probably all have different things in mind when we talk about "washing" our hair.

For example, I rinse my hair with water every time I take a shower, and I use a small amount of conditioner each day, too. I only shampoo twice a week. How many washings is that?
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