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How often do you wash your hair?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Aiwass, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Hot water and a quick lather is more than enough to rinse all of the salt/sweat residue out of your hair.
    Isnt that considered washing it? I shampoo with Kiehls herbal shampoo and condition with Kiehls amino acid conditioner. My hair the best its every been, switched from Grocery store 'expensive' brands and couldnt be happier.
     
  2. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    I have to wash my hair every day. For me, it's a psychological thing--I feel dirty and greasy if I don't shampoo. I wish I could get over that, because I know it's better if I don't shampoo as often.

    - Keith
     
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    havent washed it with shampoo in about a month, and about a month before that

    i use conditioner a couple times a week if i wear it straight back.

    a quick rinse gets all the filth out and keeps my grease at an optimal level
     
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    every other day with shampoo.
    otherwise just normal rinse everyday
     
  6. Listi

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    I wash my hair daily, but i just use a bar of soap. Since I wash my body daily, may as well wash my hair, and wash them both in the same fashion.

    You do realize that bar soap is much harsher than shampoo on your hair right?
     
  7. ConcernedParent

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    Rinse everyday, shampoo once or twice a week. I have super straight hair so I need some grease for texture.
     
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    every day. every other day in winter [​IMG]
     
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    I shampoo with Kiehls herbal shampoo and condition with Kiehls amino acid conditioner. My hair the best its every been, switched from Grocery store 'expensive' brands and couldnt be happier.

    Love Kiehls products! However the best shampoo/conditioner i've tried is by Phyto. its too expensive for me to buy regularly though -_-

    I'm surprised at the people that condition their hair so much, even when they haven't washed it! There is such a thing as over-conditioning, as conditioners add a chemical layer on your hair...

    I wash every other day. In the winter I occasionally go 2 days before a wash. Washing every day makes it really dried out.
     
  10. hendrix

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    You do realize that bar soap is much harsher than shampoo on your hair right?

    it hasn't done anything terrible to my hair yet. To be honest, i don't notice any difference between the soap and shampoo after i get out of the shower. When i used to use conditioner, it used to make it all soft and smooth, but this is probably more a coating of residue from the conditioner than any actual change in my hair.

    It is pretty much just protein after all.

    i also don't see how use of shampoo could have any long term effects. Hair grows out and falls off anyway. Unless it has some type of effect on the cells in the scalp.
     
  11. SkinnyGoomba

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    It falls out faster if you use shitty products.
     
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    It falls out faster if you use shitty products.

    according to whom? why?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebum#Sebum
    Milder soaps will not remove as much sebum from your hair, where a harsh and powerful soap that is designed for cutting grease and tough dirt will. If you go to the wikipedia article, it will be immediately obvious that sebum is a good thing to have on your hair, but that it is also a good idea to get rid of it periodically. Shampoos and conditioners contain mild soaps and surfactants and will remove some oils from your hair, but a harsh soap that can, for example, remove grease from your hands will obviously remove not just the bad, but also the good from your hair. Conditioner is important after shampooing because it gives you back some oils that are similar to sebum. I haven't seen your hair up close, but I've seen people with very obviously damaged hair before. I'd be willing to bet your hair will fall out faster if you use shitty products, although I didn't look hard enough to find any studies about that. But it is obvious that your hair will not be as healthy if you oversoap it as treating it well.
     
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    At least once a day and up to 3 times a day is not uncommon. I hate being next to anyone who's hair smells bad. Well I have extremely thick hair so it is more maintenance.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    according to whom? why?

    Because crappy products are made with crappy ingredients.

    Great SN, someone turned me onto Hendrix Gin last week.
     
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    Because crappy products are made with crappy ingredients.

    Great SN, someone turned me onto Hendrix Gin last week.


    Almost 100% sure he's talking about the guitarist.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    Almost 100% sure he's talking about the guitarist.

    Good point, since its Hendricks. I enjoy it more then hearing all along the watchtower one more time.
     
  18. wmmk

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    Rinse thoroughly everyday, condition one a week, shampoo once a month.
     
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    I almost wish I never came in this thread, as I've seen people who wash it multiple times daily to once/month.

    My dilemma is simple: If my hair is not washed daily, it looks dirty and greasy. In fact, if I don't wash my hair (with shampoo) at the end of the day, my face is extra greasy when I wakeup from it rubbing against the pillow.
     
  20. hendrix

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebum#Sebum



    Milder soaps will not remove as much sebum from your hair, where a harsh and powerful soap that is designed for cutting grease and tough dirt will. If you go to the wikipedia article, it will be immediately obvious that sebum is a good thing to have on your hair, but that it is also a good idea to get rid of it periodically. Shampoos and conditioners contain mild soaps and surfactants and will remove some oils from your hair, but a harsh soap that can, for example, remove grease from your hands will obviously remove not just the bad, but also the good from your hair.

    Conditioner is important after shampooing because it gives you back some oils that are similar to sebum. I haven't seen your hair up close, but I've seen people with very obviously damaged hair before. I'd be willing to bet your hair will fall out faster if you use shitty products, although I didn't look hard enough to find any studies about that. But it is obvious that your hair will not be as healthy if you oversoap it as treating it well.


    Bar soap is not very strong. Try washing your hands with bar soap after working on a car and you'll see what i mean.

    Sebaceous glands are located all over your body, not just on hair.

    The proteins and vitamins in shampoo are pretty much useless. They don't penetrate into the hair or past the layers of dead cells on your scalp. Even if they did somehow penetrate into hair, you have to remember that hair is dead, so there is no way that they could be useful.

    Hair is made beneath the dead layers of skin. I've never heard of a product proven to increase the health of the hair.

    Having said that, from time to time i do enjoy the luxury of nice shampoo and conditioner, if only for the smell, and the cosmetic feel that the conditioner leaves.

    Because crappy products are made with crappy ingredients.

    Great SN, someone turned me onto Hendrix Gin last week.


    Almost 100% sure he's talking about the guitarist.

    Yeah, talking about the guitarist. I have been meaning to try that gin though. i've heard it's pretty good.
     

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