Wash hair Everyday????

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Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday
Not if it works for you. Several women on here co-wash every day and I know of a couple who wash every day - and yes, they have type 3 and 4 hair, even though that is not their most important hair quality. They say it helps keep their hair moisturized.
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I don't know about other naturals, but my hair seems to like frequent co-washing. I think that's the best way for my hair to stay moisturized. I would never shampoo my hair everyday, I don't want to risk drying it out because like you my hair can be very dry. Cowashing daily or every other day = It's possible your hair likes this too.

Washing hair with shampoo often isn't necessarily a bad thing, I know some naturals who wash every 2-3 days. Of course I can only co-wash during warmer weather because co-washing in cold weather will get me sick.
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I'm a type 4 coily.I too wash everyday with cone-free conditioners and clarify with a shampoo once a week.
My hair loves it.
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I agree! Do what WORKS for you girl!
How often one cleanses with shampoo is dependent on the curl pattern. The tighter the curl, the less often one should cleanse with shampoo. However, cleansing with a conditioner, i.e. co-wash, can be done as often as is necessary.

There is at least one article on the topic via naturallycurly.com. Just conduct a search, and you will find it.
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I agree with everyone else. It helps keeps my hair moisturized. I wash every day unless I'm feeling lazy. I made a small change recently from low pooing to co-washing and it feels even better.
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Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday
Originally Posted by MIA1487

Yes! I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.
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When I kept my hair short I washed and conditioned it every day. My hair had no issues (i.e. no frizz, no dryness, no breakage, etc). Now it is longer and just takes to long to detangle and dry daily but if water is a staple then it is certainly mine. At the very least I spritz my ends with water and then seal or spritz it was water before putting into a style.

So IMO washing daily is fine. When it gets to be to much for your hair your hair will be sure to let you know.
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Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday
Originally Posted by MIA1487

Yes! I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.
Originally Posted by ReynaCR
If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.
I wash my hair everyday when I work out aggressively. I just co-wash and apply conditioner and wash & go most times. I don't use heat or a comb. My hair tends to look a hot mess that week though. When I had a TWA I washed everyday because I hated that matted look. I don't think it matters if you use a good conditioner and natural oils to moisturize your hair. In the summer, it works well because you can air dry & go.
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I agree with those who said to do what works for you! I used to co-wash my hair almost everyday when it was shorter and it was always soft. Usually when I workout a lot I will keep my hair in braids or twists and co-wash about 5 times a week. My hair always feels lovely when I take them down.
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I am so glad I saw this thread!

My hair is really dry and it doesn't really respond well to spritzing then adding product. When I cowash before applying my moisturizer and sealer my hair stays soft all day. I'm still experimenting with products, but for now cowashing is what my hair loves.
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Not if it works for you.
Originally Posted by sagehen
+1 There are no rules...only guidelines. It's all trial-and-error to find what works for you.
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How often one cleanses with shampoo is dependent on the curl pattern. The tighter the curl, the less often one should cleanse with shampoo. However, cleansing with a conditioner, i.e. co-wash, can be done as often as is necessary.

There is at least one article on the topic via naturallycurly.com. Just conduct a search, and you will find it.
Originally Posted by teachermrw
The article is a guideline...not law. The frequency that one should shampoo is dependent on what they want to do with their hair to get the results they want...not some random article. Also, everyone doesn't co-wash.
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Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday
Originally Posted by MIA1487

Yes! I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.
Originally Posted by ReynaCR
If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
How do you know if the water is hard
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Yes! I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.
Originally Posted by ReynaCR
If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
How do you know if the water is hard
Originally Posted by koolkurls
What area do you live in?

If you google it you should be able to find out whether you live in a hard water area.
The south of Spain. I will check...
Now that my hair is longer I cant do it. I gotta have time to detangle and DC. I shoot for once every 2 wks but never make it.


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