How long you can wait till you need to wash?

Hey girls I was wondering how long you had to wait before washing your hair (in average) and what's the longest time you left them without having to wash them?

I'm just starting Curly Girl method (2 weeks ago) so my longest time is not really epic; 3 days straight with decent hair.

Otherwise, I generally wash it every other day for now.
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Hair Type:3A & 2C & 3B
Porosity: Low
Density: High
Width: Medium
Lenght: Medium

Still figuring out my hair routine...
Not sure exactly what you mean by "wash" (cowash? low-poo? wet and restyle?), but I can go up to three days without needing to do anything to my hair if my first day hair came out well.

I typically cowash every other day due to my workout schedule.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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I can go up to four days before co-washing and have decent hair but I rarely get to that point because I do cardio every other day. So it's usually just up to third day hair. (For instance, I washed Sunday morning and I'm going to wash tonight after working out.) I've never tried just wetting and restyling though.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I can go 5 days with it looking good and no dry shampoo i don't know why but my hair does not really get greasy at all... But I tend to wash it 2-3x a week just cause 5 days sounds gross haha
My hair doesn't get greasy either, it gets more and more frizzy and messy.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285
I live in Florida so I cowash or lowpoo every other day in the summer, my scalp gets pretty gross if I go 3 days. I can go a little longer in the winter.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
Cg for a week and a half and alternate between cowash & lo-poo daily, 3 days the longest without lo-poo

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
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Even with working out I just have such dry skin my scalp doesn't really get oily quick. The max my hair can go without being poo'ed is around five days. I know when my hair is dirty when it refuses to clump or respond to products.
I wet and condition pretty much every day, but scrub my scalp by cowashing or low poo 2-3x a week, depending on what my hair needs.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
I've worked my way up to only co washing once a week, though previously it was twice a week. I could probably get away with not washing my hair for a week and a half, maybe even two weeks. I spray to refresh my curls every morning, and by the last few days of the week, I'll probably wear my hair in a braid out, re-braiding my hair every night.
3A/3B - Fine - Medium Density
Porosity ~ Medium/High
Shampoo-SMJBCO
Cowash-As I Am Coconut Co-wash
LOC: KCKT-Almond Oil-Devacurl Styling Cream-KCCC
Hair length - APL
Short term goal: BSL
Long term goal:Waist Length
I tend to wash with a low poo ever 3 or 4 days, depending on what im doing work n that. though i use conditioner everytime i shower otherwise i get really dry fizzy hair.

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
I tend to wash with a low poo ever 3 or 4 days, depending on what im doing work n that. though i use conditioner everytime i shower otherwise i get really dry fizzy hair.

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
1 week is the maximum time I can go with washing my hair. I actually wash my hair 2 to 3 times a week because my scalp is real fickle and becomes oily, flaky, gunky (if my scalp hated a new product I used), and itchy.

~Jenae
3b, Medium Strands, Extremely High Density, Low Porosity, Around APL (curly)
Blog: http://countrycurl.blogspot.com/ (Sent from CurlTalk App)
My Hair:
3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


Current Products:
DIY Shampoo
Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
It's a 10 Leave In
Sweet Almond Oil
Tresemme Mousse

Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

I can go without washing my hair for maximum 4 days. But I normally I wash my hair after every 3 days. However, it also depends on my routine like if I have to go outdoor more frequently then I prefer washing my hair after every 2 days otherwise it gets messy. On the other hand, let me tell you about the hair products that I use for washing and conditioning my hair they are GKhair shampoos and conditioners. I use them because of the only reason they are natural does not harm my hair at all.
On average between 3-5 days. My 3rd day sometimes is curlier than my first two days (because I re-diffuse, sometimes dry diffuse that day--hesitant to do it before that point for fear of frizz). Day 4-5 are definitely frizzy and people can tell my hair is messy. But the curls are still intact and sometimes better looking than if I wash it again (I have a tendency to go overboard on day 1 hair and mess it up).

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
my hair is dry so I can get away with going for a week but scalp starts to feel a bit dirty. I usually shampoo every 4 or 5 days.
I go three days before washing my hair. I haven't heard anyone mention this but the sides of my hair/scalp seem to show greasiness first. The longest I've ever waited to wash my hair was a week because I was scared to use the showers at this camp I went to, lol.
I only wash once or twice a week, depending on my laziness. Normally I'll do a standard wash during the week and then a deep condition on the weekend, so on average I'd say I go about 4 days between hair washes. If I go longer than that, then I'll normally put my hair up on day 5 because it just wouldn't look good (i.e. dry and undefined with a lot of canopy frizz).
3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
DC:
Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair to WL when dry
I cowash every day to every few days. Every now and again I'll go 5 days or so between cowashing.

I low poo every few months.
I cleanse two or three times a week. What I do in between varies. I will usually cleanse like Mon Wed Fri and not do much on the weekend, so maximum is 3 to 4 days. I hqve seborrheic dermatitis though and my hair and scalp get yucky.
Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Low poo: looking
COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
RO: varies
Protein: CJCF or CJRM
DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
LI: varies, usually KCKT
Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

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