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every day 22 17.60%
every other day 33 26.40%
every 3rd day 38 30.40%
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
 
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Arrow How often do you all wash your hair?

I'm just curious, how often and whether you do CG, Low Poo, regular Poo, etc.

It used to be that before I embraced my curls and the wonder of leave in styling products I would go 3-4 days without washing.

But now that I use gels, curl enhancers, etc. my hair feels so dirty if I don't do it every other day. My scalp even starts to itch from the products. I guess I'm not used to all of this stuff in my hair, so I feel like I'm washing more than I would have in the past. Maybe I just need to get over this.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
 
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I can rarely ever get second day hair...i have to get mine wet every day
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
 
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Me too. I also like washing my hair, but it is a nuisance.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:13 AM   #4
 
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I put once a week for co-washing but I often go longer. Water washing it depends. Sometimes I waterwash between co-washes sometimes I don't.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:29 AM   #5
 
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I low poo every other day. I have 2 - 3a hair and I'm growing it out from a pixie. My hair gets squashed when I sleep every night and at the very least needs to be completely wet every morning. And since I tend to over-condition easily, it's just easier to low-poo.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #6
 
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I use a natural soap bar every three days--much gentler then low poo. It's just enough to remove any residue CG product, but won't remove things like mineral oil, or for me, castor oil. I lowpoo every three or four months, if I have the need--like using an ingredient that my hair doesn't like. It's less often now that I know what it likes and doesn't like. I stopped cowashing when I started with the soap bars 9/1/08.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:47 AM   #7
 
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I co-wash every second day because I like to work out and exercise a lot so I have to.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:00 AM   #8
 
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I said every other day because I've been able to get second and even third day hair upon occasion. More likely to have second day hair than third, though.

I can kind of tell after I wash and style if I will get a second day out of it. I sleep either in a pineapple (when I see still at night that it still looks good, I do the pineapple) or I lay out the culrs above my head and then the sides. When I roll over, I tend to rearrange my hair again while I sleep. (I've always done that) So, sometimes I get the third day hair.

But mostly I wash, water wash or co-wash every other day. I haven't touched any shampoo in weeks.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
 
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I use a low-poo or shampoo bar 1X/week. I used to co-wash but that left my hair a mess. I do water rinses, sugar scrubs and shikakai rinses but mainly just water rinses daily and my hair is a LOT better now! I use very clean and natural products and get no build-up.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:07 AM   #10
 
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Once every two weeks, sometimes less. My scalp isn't greasy and my hair never feels dirty to me. I know when it needs to be washed though as it starts to feel dry.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #11
 
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Try to limit to twice a week: one wash and go, one twist and curl or roller set. I shampoo every 2nd or 3rd wash.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #12
 
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I no poo 1x weekly and condition daily.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:26 PM   #13
 
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I see a few of you water wash in between. How do you detangle your hair when you do that? I'd never be able to get a wide tooth comb through, and I imagine raking would be a bit difficult for me without a bit of conditioner. I'm 2b/3a but have tons of hair.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #14
 
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Mmmm, well....I usally end up washing only 1x a week. Sometimes I'll wash 2x a week if I sweat a lot (because of exercise) or if I am experimenting w/ different products.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:27 AM   #15
 
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I see a few of you water wash in between. How do you detangle your hair when you do that? I'd never be able to get a wide tooth comb through, and I imagine raking would be a bit difficult for me without a bit of conditioner. I'm 2b/3a but have tons of hair.

I detangle with my fingers. I had a problem the first couple times I did it but haven't since. I think it's because I detangle before water washing so the old product is wet on my hair and hasn't been removed making my hair more slippery.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:36 AM   #16
 
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I co-wash every other day and low-poo about every 2 weeks.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:30 AM   #17
 
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About two to three days every co-wash, about once a week or about every third wash w/shampoo. I've noticed certain products make my hair feel "dirty", like Bioterra, so I only use those products occasionally. I co-wash more often when I work up a sweat (which is not a lot lately, maybe I should think about that).
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:33 AM   #18
 
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I CO wash every day (usually V05 Kiwi Lime) and use a shampoo bar once or twice every week, or every other week, depending of what my hair needs & how it behaves.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:45 AM   #19
 
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If i intend on wearing my hair just down, i need to atleast condition my mane every 2nd day since my hair gets crazy pretty ez. i can't just water rinse because i actually need to get in there and detangle with conditioner. but as far as co- washing the scalp, i can go on a week or more. Also, if i dont mind throwing my hair in a pony tail or bun or whatever other hairstyle, i dont need to wet my hair at all. I do wish i could leave my hair down more consecutively without wetting it so often... if only...
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #20
 
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I voted "every third day," but I wanted to also add that I rarely use any kind of shampoo unless I've overdone my oils at night or I've used some new product that I can't wait to get out of my hair. It's pretty much always a co-wash for me.
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