Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features

NHS Coronavirus information. Information from Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have health concerns, please seek medical attention.

Related: Lockdown Learning, discuss home schooling during lockdown.


Hair Washing

28 replies

Fr0g · 10/03/2020 22:50

All the stuff about hand washing & sanitizing - I'm doing all that. I'm just a bit worried about hair washing, and haven't seen anything about it.
I usually only wash my hair once a week or less, and co-wash rather than shampoo (curly girl method).
Bit concerned as to whether I ought to be cleaning it more often, or even going back to shampooing with coronavirus about?
Has anyone else changed hair washing routines?

OP posts:

ClientQueen · 12/03/2020 07:41

I don't use shampoo and I've not really thought about it
Swap to a co wash? Like the as I am one


PickAChew · 12/03/2020 09:45

My hair needs washing every other day so I do it when I get home for the day, diffuse for a bit then let it air dry through the evening.


lekkerkroketje · 12/03/2020 09:50

The reason people used to wear scarves and hats over their hair (besides fashion, religion and no central heating) in old photos is because the air was disgusting and personal hygiene generally lower. Ash falling from chimneys, smog, horse smells, lice of all sorts, body grease etc. If you could only wash once a week, you're going to try to do everything possible to keep it clean, partly to stop the dirt transferring onto soft furnishing at home and also to reduce how often you have to wash clothes. I don't think a corona virus would even figure in there!

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

We're all short on time

Log in or sign up to use the 'See Next' or 'See all' posts by the OP (Original Poster) and cut straight to the action.

Already signed up?

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?