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Eek I am on day 3 of not washing my hair help me make it to Sunday...

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Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 05-Aug-16 15:12:06

I had my hair coloured Tuesday and hairdresser suggested that I didn't wash my hair every day. So I've given it a try but I have a wedding on Sunday so hoping to wash it then but not sure if I can strep another day!!! My head is starting to feel itchy and my face feels greasy although I'm not sure if it's all in my head lol. Did anyone notice an improvement in their hair by not washing every day??

Diddlydokey Fri 05-Aug-16 15:15:16

I'm watching this! I wash every day and find that by about 3pm on day 2 it looks greasy...

Artandco Fri 05-Aug-16 15:17:13

She didn't say wait a week. Just not every day. Why didn't typo wash is Thursday, then Saturday?

Just wash your hair today and not Saturday, then again Sunday morning not Monday etc

Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 05-Aug-16 15:19:29

My hair looks a bit limp but not frizzy, but I've been trying it back mostly away from my face. I used to wash my hair once a week except for my fringe which I washed daily, when I was a teen but then I had a perm and used to use so many styling products I would have to wash and tease the curls every day. My hair was never the same.

Artistic Fri 05-Aug-16 15:19:29

I can manage without washing for 5-6 days. But I've found that this depends on the shampoo/conditioner I use. If I use any supermarket over the counter ones my hair looks awful in a couple of days but if I use the salon L'oreal ones then my hair looks great for 5 days. This is despite sleeping in a warm room.

I have long thick hair so washing it is a big drama & I'd rather not do it any more often than 5 days.

Mooingcow Fri 05-Aug-16 15:19:33

Dry shampoo is a slattern's your best friend.

I went from washing every day to getting complements on DAY SIX!!!

FiveFullFathoms Fri 05-Aug-16 15:20:12

Why not wash it every other day, then? Why are you waiting a week?

Artistic Fri 05-Aug-16 15:21:53

Moo - I have found that after a brief greasy stage at day 5 - if I don't wash but use dry shampoo - my hair can stabilise the oil levels & go on to look sleek. So yes to is possible! grin

Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 05-Aug-16 15:22:21

I guess I wanted to stretch it out a bit to see how long it takes for my hair to get really greasy and unbearable. I would love to only be able to wash my hair twice a week.

Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 05-Aug-16 15:23:46

Exactly Art I was under the impression that your hair starts to self clean at some stage.

Lacystacie Fri 05-Aug-16 15:29:29

I wash my hair every week sometimes two weeks, it doesn't go greasy or limp! If you gradually drop how often you wash it your natural oils return preventing dirt build up or that nasty greasy look you get after 2 days. It takes time and patience but bits worth it.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Fri 05-Aug-16 15:36:37

I only wash mind once a week to 10 days. But you're trying to shift the pattern too fast. First you have to switch to every 2 days, then three, then 4, etc.

Your scalp will slowly get used to producing less oil, etc.

The other option is to go totally cold turkey and just not wash it (save with water), but you'll have a 'manky' stage for sure.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Fri 05-Aug-16 15:36:48


DiggersRest Fri 05-Aug-16 15:44:22

I wash twice a week and am thinking of going once a week. I do sometimes need dry shampoo on the last day but am cutting that down as it's not good really.

You need to go 2 days then 3 then whatever. It is such a time saver its bloody great!

Artandco Fri 05-Aug-16 15:48:41

I think you need to go gradual. If your hairs used to every day then every week is a sudden extreme. You need to do a month on every other day, then can move to every 3 days after that, or 4 if you like.

Personally I think it needs washing at least 3 days as its your head under neath that needs washing also.

Dickorydockwhatthe Fri 05-Aug-16 17:08:31

Do you guys blow dry your hair or leave it to blow naturally?? This is another thing I need yo give up but my hair just turns into a wavy fuzz ball

MadisonMontgomery Fri 05-Aug-16 17:11:43

I wash mine on average once a week - it makes a big difference to my dry scalp, but by day 7 I am really ready to wash it! You just have to stick it out I'm afraid.

burnishedsilver Fri 05-Aug-16 17:31:15

I wash mine every 3rd day. Is there some advantage to waiting until Sunday? You're going from one extreme to the other.

burnishedsilver Fri 05-Aug-16 17:33:43

You're doing the same with the blow drying - everyday to not at all. It doesn't gave to be all or nothing. There is a happy medium to be found. Wash and blow dry every 3rd day.

ChickyDuck Fri 05-Aug-16 17:44:12

This is a genuine question for those who say they only wash their hair once every couple of weeks: do you guys just not exercise? I have to wash mine at least 3 times a week or more because I have been for a run or gone rowing and got all sweaty/river-y.... How does that scenario work?

Notso Fri 05-Aug-16 18:04:29

ChickyDuck not that I exercise anywhere near enough but in those cases I'd clean my hair in clean water in the shower but don't use any products to wash it.

DiggersRest Fri 05-Aug-16 18:39:06

Should say l wash every day, it's my hair l wash twice a week grin

I don't blow dry my hair.

Ruddle91 Fri 05-Aug-16 18:48:37

I wash my hair once or twice a week depending on how hot it is or how lazy I feel if I exercise and get massively sweaty I might rinse it with water or use dry shampoo. I have psoriasis and a horrendously dry scalp.

notamummy10 Fri 05-Aug-16 18:52:44

I wash my hair whenever it's greasy/I've used products and needs a wash, so can be anywhere from 3 to 14 days without it needing a wash. (don't worry, I take regular showers so I'm not a stink bag)

pollyblack Fri 05-Aug-16 18:52:51

I would love my hair to look nice beyond day one. Day two is passable in a home/school/supermarket kind of way but definitely not for social occasions or work. I've tried longer loads of times but as has been said i exercise and get sweaty plus its very fine and limp.

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