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Old 09-16-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I wasn't going anywhere yesterday, so because of this thread I did an experiment and didn't wash my hair. I have shoulder-length, fine wavy hair and oily skin, and I normally wash and condition daily. In the morning, my hair was flat and dull, felt greasy, and didn't lay right, and by the end of the day my scalp itched and my neck and face felt dirty, even though I'd showered. Experiment=fail. It felt so good to wash my hair this morning.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I have hair to the top of my butt crack, and I wash once a week. Any more than that, I damage my hair more than help it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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I wasn't going anywhere yesterday, so because of this thread I did an experiment and didn't wash my hair. I have shoulder-length, fine wavy hair and oily skin, and I normally wash and condition daily. In the morning, my hair was flat and dull, felt greasy, and didn't lay right, and by the end of the day my scalp itched and my neck and face felt dirty, even though I'd showered. Experiment=fail. It felt so good to wash my hair this morning.
Your hair isn't going to change overnight. If you usually wash your hair everyday, then this is what your hair/scalp is used to. It takes time to get it readjusted to a new schedule. It is going to take weeks, not hours.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Default Every other day

My hair is very dry so I can wash it every other day, sometimes two days in between. I use dry shampoo if I'm not washing it that day, though, to freshen it up and leave a nice scent. To me there is nothing gross about this.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Your hair isn't going to change overnight. If you usually wash your hair everyday, then this is what your hair/scalp is used to. It takes time to get it readjusted to a new schedule. It is going to take weeks, not hours.
I know that, but I have to leave the house sometimes. I'm not willing to go out in public looking greasy and feeling like I have fleas for the days or weeks that things would take to change.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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I have hair to the top of my butt crack, and I wash once a week. Any more than that, I damage my hair more than help it.
You talking about hair from the head or
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I wasn't going anywhere yesterday, so because of this thread I did an experiment and didn't wash my hair. I have shoulder-length, fine wavy hair and oily skin, and I normally wash and condition daily. In the morning, my hair was flat and dull, felt greasy, and didn't lay right, and by the end of the day my scalp itched and my neck and face felt dirty, even though I'd showered. Experiment=fail. It felt so good to wash my hair this morning.
My hair and skin type sound similar to yours (except my hair is very straight and not quite shoulder-length.)
Last time I washed my hair was the day before yesterday, in the morning. Maybe it's the Aveda shampoo & conditioner, but it still feels and looks quite clean and not at all frizzy like usual. So far so good.

So I'm going to stick with every other day although daily shampoo and conditioner in the shower is a hard routine to break! It feels like I am forgetting to brush my teeth or something fundamental like that.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I do everyday. It's part of my shower ritual. If I take a shower and don't wash my hair I feel like I've forgotten something.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I wasn't going anywhere yesterday, so because of this thread I did an experiment and didn't wash my hair. I have shoulder-length, fine wavy hair and oily skin, and I normally wash and condition daily. In the morning, my hair was flat and dull, felt greasy, and didn't lay right, and by the end of the day my scalp itched and my neck and face felt dirty, even though I'd showered. Experiment=fail. It felt so good to wash my hair this morning.
It is SO hard to get used to. I have fine hair that gets limp and oily quickly. I used to work from home so going a day here and there without washing it was no big deal - I just refused to be seen in public!

Then I moved to another city and NO ONE here washes their hair every day. I swear - it is like a religion; we plan our workouts around our hair, etc.

My hairdresser was ALL over me so I gave it a try. The first few times, I just felt so grungy. But, now I use a dry shampoo and put it up in combs, etc and it did get better.

Sometimes, I will just wash it with conditioner on my 'off' day. That's usually better than not washing at all.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Weekly, mostly. Or every 10 days or so.
My hair does not get dirty, dusty or oily. I don't sweat.
I brush my hair with natural brush every day - 100 strokes or so in every direction, to keep it clean and shiny.
Washing/shampooing hair daily is not even good for it. How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
I don't really get the "daily hair wash obsession" ( except someone has a really oily hair, works in the dust, workout and sweats etc.)
Our bathing and hair washing routines are based on a strange system of depleting the skin and hair of their natural oils by lathering up with soap and shampoo, and then replenishing them with moisturizers and conditioners. Most shampoos/conditioners are actually damaging our hair (look at the ingredient list )
Ingredients In Shampoos And Conditioners That Cause Hair Loss | LIVESTRONG.COM
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