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Old 09-14-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm jealous of you folks with thick, coarse and curly hair!

Mine is of average thickness and quite fine; more now that I have stopped coloring it.

I'm not sure I can go to twice a week, I think it would get sort of flat and maybe oily if I did that. I think I will try every other day for now and see how that works. I must say it feels weird not to wash and condition my hair each time I shower, though. In summer when I sometimes take more than one shower per day I have to "make myself" not do the whole routine every time.
My hair is pretty oily. I found that when I gradually began spacing out the shampoos, the oil production slowed down as well.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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My hair is pretty oily. I found that when I gradually began spacing out the shampoos, the oil production slowed down as well.
Well that does make sense too, thanks!
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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The biggest problem I have is that almost all shampoos that are good quality are for some condition. They moisturize (too heavy for my hair) or they volumize, or they are for not breaking hair.... everything but cleaning.

I ended up using Kiss My Face big Hair volumising shampoo. Seemed nice and no sulfates. Really like it.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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My sister haves really freezy hair and she is always complaining about it and asking me how do i have my hair so nice looking, long and shiny. I asked her "do you wash it everyday?" she said "of course" i said "dont do it, it will get better" but she said there was no way, she would have to be crazy to not wash it everyday. I told her that hairdressers and doctors say washing your hair everyday is bad for her type of hair and she still refused.

So she still haves crappy hair and I have amazing hair, cause she insists in washing it everyday.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Another benefit to not shampooing so often is you can buy more expensive products and they last longer.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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1-2 times/week.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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I'm jealous of you folks with thick, coarse and curly hair!

Mine is of average thickness and quite fine; more now that I have stopped coloring it.

I'm not sure I can go to twice a week, I think it would get sort of flat and maybe oily if I did that. I think I will try every other day for now and see how that works. I must say it feels weird not to wash and condition my hair each time I shower, though. In summer when I sometimes take more than one shower per day I have to "make myself" not do the whole routine every time.

My hair is similar to yours. I also used to wash it every day and felt like I needed to. For years, my hairdresser would tell me to wash it less.... one hairdresser told me to only wash it once a week! No way... but it is healthier to wash it less.

Now I wash it about 3x per week. Honestly, most people I know say they like their "2nd day" hair the best. I never understood what they were talking about before... but now I do. When my hair is (stripped) clean, it is more flat/fly-away/soft and doesn't hold shape as well. 2nd day hair has a little more natural oil and better body. Hope that makes sense...
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'm jealous of you folks with thick, coarse and curly hair!
Haha... don't be, it's a pain in the rear outside of the fewer washings required.

And glad to hear I'm not the only one! My straight-haired friends sometimes balk at how infrequently I wash my hair, but they just don't understand how it acts.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Another benefit to not shampooing so often is you can buy more expensive products and they last longer.
It depends on the type & length/volume of hair, though... my hair requires a LOT more product at each use, so I think it might even out in the end. You know how they always say to use a "quarter-sized drop?" Well, my hair practically needs a dollar bill-sized dollop to fully cover everything.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Once a week. I have thick, curly hair. I can still smell the conditioner in my hair a day or two before wash day.
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