Is rewetting hair everyday damaging?

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My curls never survive the night, so i rewet my hair every morning. Is it damaging? I really want to keep my hair healthy.
Potentially due to hygral fatigue. This is worse on porous hair (heat damage, coloured, very long etc) so not everyone needs to worry about it. You can reduce porosity with coconut oil treatments and replace lost molecules with hydrolysed protein and ceramides.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Potentially due to hygral fatigue. This is worse on porous hair (heat damage, coloured, very long etc) so not everyone needs to worry about it. You can reduce porosity with coconut oil treatments and replace lost molecules with hydrolysed protein and ceramides.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thank you will do more protein treatments then !
I have 3b type curls and have to wet my hair in the shower everyday as my curls mat and become frizzy when sleeping. I only wet and clean with shampoo/conditioner or bicarb and ACV once a week. I have been daily wetting my hair for over 30 years with no damaging results to my hair. I have also coloured and bleached my hair with still no bad effect from daily wetting my hair, quite the opposite my hair loves moisture.
I wet my hair everyday because I don't get very good 2nd day hair. I have not had any problems. I think the damages could come if you are rough with wet hair,
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3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
I haven't had any problems wetting my hair everyday.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I did for years without issue. I am not a every other day washing as I've gotten used to my 2nd day hair

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I've always wondered about this. I do a lot of no nos like pulling my hair back in a tight ponytail when I work out, sulfate wash every other day, comb my hair when wet, etc.

I work out 5-6 days/week and I always take a shower and at least water wash and condition if not wash and condition. My hair will be smelly and feels super gross otherwise!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I wet my hair every day. I have to or else my hair gets really dry
I don't tend to wet my hair everyday, as I just add some leave-in to 'refresh' my curls in the morning BUT I know a lot of folks here actually wash their hair properly everyday and I haven't heard of anyone having any issues because of that.
Allie

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: Faith in Nature Raspberry and Cranberry
D/C: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly / Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
Shampooing/ washing/ wetting is widely accepted by researchers as part of 'weathering' which is basically the damage that occurs to hair on a daily basis. It includes grooming (brushing/ combing), friction of hair rubbing against hair or clothing, wind and UV light not just water or shampoo.

There isn't any way to avoid this entirely but you can reduce it: less washing, gentler and less frequent detangling, satin pillowcases, up dos, conditioner, cover hair in the sun, and so on.

Whether that damage becomes a problem (split ends, white dots, Velcro ends, general dryness) depends on a ton of factors from coarseness: porosity to if you are also chemical treating to how long (old) the hair is to how often you trim away weathering to beaten ends.

Stretching washes is a huge thing on long hair forums, and I'm certain it does make a difference in their splits/ white dots etc. However that may not be necessary for someone who has no dreams of reaching very long lengths, and of course may be detrimental to some curlies who really struggle with tangling.

I think we should all make informed choices, accept that many things we do are proven damaging to a greater or lesser extent. We may well decide that the large benefits (say frizz free hair) outweigh the small risks. It's the same as me choosing to dye my hair.

If hair feels rough or dry without daily soaking then personally I would review the regimen. Maybe conditioning is ineffective, maybe that wetting IS causing increased porosity (ie damage).
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I wet my hair everyday to restyle. I haven't had a problem with it. Though I don't soak the hair, just a light spritz, which might be less stressful. I think I need more evidence of hygral fatigue. From what I've read, hygral fatigue is always mentioned in relation to the penetrability of coconut oil. One study in particular mentions it and I'm having trouble finding any other studies that mention it. The study was on the penetrability of coconut oil vs. mineral oil. I have yet to read one that focuses on hygral fatigue alone but if there is one I'd love to read it.
2C/3A, high porosity, low density, fine-medium

Low Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Clarify: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying, KCCC
RO/CoWash: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
LI: KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AG Beach Bomb, Mop Top Light Hold Anti-Frizz Gel, LA Looks Xtreme Sport
PT: Curl Junkie Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatin treatment (awesome!)

Hair LOVES proteins!

Last edited by MeeBee; 03-05-2014 at 02:44 PM.
I wet my hair everyday; morning, afternoon and evening because my hair gets dry easily. I don't see anything wrong with that. if your hair is thirsty for moisture; give her.

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