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laidbackneko Sun 29-May-16 17:57:57

Now, I shower every morning and sometimes have a bath in addition (as a luxury) in the evening. But I only wash my hair twice a week. Which I thought was pretty normal and acceptable until it came up in conversation with a friend who had a look of shock barely concealed horror. She washes hers at least every other day and thinks it's poor personal hygiene to go more than two days without clean hair.

Perfectly fine with being called a scuzzy grunge pot (I really don't think I am!) but curious to know which of us, if either, you think is BU.

Pinkheart5915 Sun 29-May-16 17:59:11

I do mine every morning in the shower

DragonMamma Sun 29-May-16 17:59:50

Most days or at least every other, at a minimum. The second day always has to be hair up after using some dry shampoo however.

Doyoufeelluckypunk Sun 29-May-16 17:59:56

As little as possible!

7 days minimum between washes, I like to stretch to 10 though.

Ludicrous 'horror' from your friend!

JuliaDreams Sun 29-May-16 18:00:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fruityb Sun 29-May-16 18:00:24

I don't think either of you are unreasonable just have different ideas! I wash mine daily as its short and gets dirty easily. When I had long hair it was every other day. I don't like the feel of my hair when it's dirty. You're not unreasonable to only wash it twice as she isn't for doing it every day!

Autumnchill Sun 29-May-16 18:00:55

Every other day

DramaAlpaca Sun 29-May-16 18:00:56

Every morning in the shower. I feel grubby otherwise.

awhfuck Sun 29-May-16 18:00:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pugchops Sun 29-May-16 18:01:18

Every morning, if I don't I don't feel cleanblush

MardAsSnails Sun 29-May-16 18:01:33

3-4 days.

If I wash it more often, it goes limp and breaks easily no matter what shampoo I use

But, where I live has desalinated sea water as the shower so may not be very relevant. My hairdresser suggested I wash less regularly and it seems
To have improved my hair a lot

PedantPending Sun 29-May-16 18:02:29

Every morning in the shower. Could not go to work with "undone" hair.

formerbabe Sun 29-May-16 18:02:36

Shower everyday but wash my hair twice a week. It takes ages to dry/style and takes ages to get greasy!

Marmighty Sun 29-May-16 18:05:23

About twice a week - I have dry, wavy hair so it doesn't get greasy quickly and if I washed it more often it would be like straw.

ohidoliketobe Sun 29-May-16 18:05:29

Used to be every day, then I wanted to go red and my hairdresser said there's no point doing so if I washed it every day because I'd literally be washing my money away and it'd fade so quick.
I got it down to 2/ 3 times a week. Depends on how sweaty I've got (heat/ exercise), if I've been out and used a load of product in my hair etc. But I'd say every 3rd day on average and my hair is actually in much better condition now

kimlo Sun 29-May-16 18:05:32

I shower 2 times a day, wash my hair every other day

eightbluebirds Sun 29-May-16 18:05:34

It's not good for your hair to wash it too frequently. I do mine every 2-3 days.

HermioneJeanGranger Sun 29-May-16 18:06:30


Rebecca2014 Sun 29-May-16 18:07:24

Every morning

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 29-May-16 18:07:40

Once a week, but I have a lot of hair and no hairdryer. blush

theITgirl Sun 29-May-16 18:09:40

If you are getting, so am I. Only twice a week here as well, with the approval of my hairdresser as it is better for the condition of your hair.

How short is your friend hair? I think if you have longer hair, you have to be more aware of its condition as the ends will be that much older.

ElspethFlashman Sun 29-May-16 18:10:36

Half the responses will be: "Every day or I feel like I've rolled in a sewer!"

Other half will be: "That's just ludicrous social conditioning and totally unnecessary to do it more than once a week"

Both will be very very hmm at the other side.

daisywhoopsie Sun 29-May-16 18:11:24

Every other day unfortunately. If I could get away with leaving it a lot longer I would.

DerelictMyBalls Sun 29-May-16 18:12:36

Twice a week.

OP's friend has presumably led a bit of a sheltered life.

Zhabr Sun 29-May-16 18:12:40

Every morning without fail. My hair look horrible otherwise.

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