How often do you wash your hair??

(55 Posts)
Hayels Wed 03-Feb-16 14:22:15

I have always washed my hair every morning as it's very fine and has a tendency to get greasy quickly. I'm currently trying to 'train' it and only wash it every other day but have also taken up a new regime where I'm exercising 2-3 evenings a week which is making it feel a bit grubby/sweaty so I'm ending up washing it twice a day instead!!
I can't win!!!

Hayels Wed 03-Feb-16 14:22:44

I use dry shampoo on the second day

dun1urkin Wed 03-Feb-16 14:24:21

4 or 5 times a week. I can't not wash it when it's got sweaty from exercise either. I like the idea of washing it less frequently as well, but it feels itchy and mingling if I leave it grin

73dexter Wed 03-Feb-16 14:24:48

I wash my hair every day. It is very curly and down to my shoulders. When I wake up in the morning it is a total mess and it is quicker to wash it than it is to attempt to do something with it!

dun1urkin Wed 03-Feb-16 14:26:01

Also use dry shampoo on non-washing days

toffeeboffin Wed 03-Feb-16 14:33:20

Every other day.

The less often I wash it, the better it looks. It's a greaseball after two days though and ready for a wash, but if I wash it every day it looks even worse.

Best shampoo for me is baby shampoo, or silicone free.

I have fine blonde hair with a bit of a curl in it.

LadyPriggsbottom Wed 03-Feb-16 14:40:25

Every other day. I also wash it after I do proper sweaty excercise (which is only once a week for me atm blush) regardless of how recently it has been washed previously.

Indecisivejo Wed 03-Feb-16 14:47:34

Every other day for me too but I hate it on the non wash day! Feels itchy and dirty but just don't have the time to wash daily! Have just started to try a dry shamp on the in between day hoping it will help!

Jmangel Wed 03-Feb-16 14:49:33

Every 7 -10 days - runs away and hides.
It's totally unmanageable when first washed and starts to look smoother around day 4 and then just gets better and better. Usually end up washing it because my scalp gets itchy or it starts to whiff! Although I do spray it with perfume every day. Absolutely loathe washing my hair - it takes about half an hour and then around 5 hours to dry. Blowdrying it just makes it a total frizzball.

Hayels Wed 03-Feb-16 15:26:12

Bugger off Jmangel grin envy

PanMama Wed 03-Feb-16 15:27:57

2 or 3 times a week because I'm lazy. Or when it needs washing.

YaySirNaySir Wed 03-Feb-16 15:37:23

I can go 6 days but usually wash it after 5. My hair is blonde, long and there's a lot of it. It never gets greasy looking just starts to look a bit too bed head.

nickEcave Wed 03-Feb-16 15:39:51

I used to do it every other day but have moved to once every 3-4 days and it is in much better condition. I colour it at home and find that the colour lasts longer with less washing. However I have to do it at least every other day in the summer as it does feel horrible if it gets sweaty.

sleeplessinmybedroom Wed 03-Feb-16 16:14:06

Mine is curly, if I'm wearing it up then every other day. If I'm wearing it down I wash it every other day and then wet and condition it the other day. It needs to be wet to control it or it's just a massive ball of uncontrollable frizz.

ilovewelshrarebit123 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:18:43

Every single day, and if I go out in the evening I wash it again.

I've got a sleek short bob which does show the grease.

FishOn Wed 03-Feb-16 16:22:24

Twice a week - had to wash it every day when it was short as I'd wake up looking like Worzel Gummage grin

It doesn't really get greasy...or not for a good few days anyway

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 03-Feb-16 16:37:16

Every single day, and if I go out in the evening I wash it again.

Same here. My hair always looks lank and greasy.

Thankfulforeveryday Wed 03-Feb-16 16:37:27

I was always a everyday washer, at times twice a day as it felt gross not too, but over the past few years I had a reality check whilst I was quite ill and thought it was getting stupid so I just went to every other then every 3, now about every 4-5 days. Thank good for batiste!!! I generally wear it up after day 2.
My hair is in such better quality now, my colour lasts longer and looks better. I could kick myself for wasting so much time washing and styling my hair!

Thankfulforeveryday Wed 03-Feb-16 16:38:55

I also meant to say, your hair only gets so greasy as you are washing it everyday, after a month or so you scalp adjusts and it just doesn't get as greasy!

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Wed 03-Feb-16 16:39:38

Every other day. Brunette and shoulder length.

If I delayed washing it would look v v greasy by day 4 and itch.

ILoveWillSmith Wed 03-Feb-16 16:45:32

When mine is its natural colour I have to wash it every day otherwise it goes greasy and flat. When its highlighted though, I can get away with leaving it for 3 days. The process dries it out I suppose.
I hate drying my hair I'm jealous of you ladies who can get away with twice a week.

Annarose2014 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:52:28

Every three days as long as I use dry shampoo. Before dry shampoo was a thing, it was every day as I've always had greasy hair and I absolutely loathed it. Much happier now!

The happiest "hair time" in my life though was when I was pregnant and my hair dried out. For those few wonderful months I finally knew what it was like to have never-greasy hair. I had to actually remind myself to wash it a couple of times a week. It was bliss!

irie Wed 03-Feb-16 16:53:18

2-3 times a week but it's long and I tie it up it's also a nightmare to detangle after washing which puts me off! I used to wash every other day though - keep up with the training it does get less greasy!

StrangeOddment Wed 03-Feb-16 18:19:42

Er...about once a month in winter. I used to get a dreadfully itchy scalp and so started washing it less...and less...and just making sure to comb and brush every day, and keep said comb and brush really scrupulously clean.

But then I have never had greasy hair, ever. It's been very dry since puberty!

I wash it more in summer, especially if my head's been sweating, because that's not a nice feeling! Also it's nice to have clean damp hair on hot days.

(Cue the 'ewww's) smile

MrsBungle Wed 03-Feb-16 18:25:26

Every day. I look like I've dunked my head in a chip pan within 24 hours. When I've gone through periods of a few months of illness and been unable to wash my hair often, it never 'trained' into needing washed less often. It just looked a disgusting greasy mess! I have bleached blonde hair but it doesn't seem to make a difference whether my hair is coloured or not or whether it's longer or shorter. I have quite greasy skin too.

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