How often do you wash your hair?

United States
April 28, 2007 1:41pm CST
For me, I wash my hair everyday. I don't feel very comfortable going places without taking a shower and washing my hair. But I have a friend that washes her hair twice a week. I ask her why she doesn't wash it everyday and she says, "IF I wash my hair everyday, it feels like it's drying out." What about you?
15 responses
@mystery5 (351)
• India
30 Apr 07
I know people who wash their hair once a week. Most of them complain that long hair is 'difficult to manage' and takes a long time to dry. I keep long hair too, and I just don't understand what is wrong with hair taking a little long to dry! I also know people who think that if you wash your hair everyday, they break or fall more - I guess for them 'wash' means 'shampoo', and that is why the myth. I believe that hair should be washed everyday (but without a shampoo) so that it remains healthy and bouncy.
• India
13 Dec 07
I have tried different anti-dandruff shampoo's for it but it seems that they do not make an effect with it. I also have an excessive dandruff problem which i have found impossible to treat- its been with me all my life. Every morning which I wake up I find my pillow dirty with bits of hair and dandruff and it just makes me feel really dirty - it makes me too embarrassed to ever find a girlfriend. So, I normally wear a hat or a beanie but whenever I take my hat or beanie off a lot of dandruff falls down and people would very easily notice that I have dandruff.
• Malaysia
7 May 07
i wash my hair every other day. i used to wash my hair like twice a week too, but ever since i got bangs, my hair tends to get oily faster and i can stand it! hence i need to shampoo and condition it..
@angeland (32)
• Canada
5 May 07
I wash my hair every two - three days. It is different for every individual, as you can see from what's already been posted! Mine dries out if I wash it too much, it only gets greasy after three days of not washing (so I always wash on the third day!). To each his own!
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
5 May 07
I shampoo and condition my hair every other day unless it gets really sweaty and greasy from being outside in the sun too long, or after swimming or a really intense workout. Then I use a very mild shampoo.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
I wash my hair every single day sometimes I wash it twice a day. First, for hygiene reasons and second I'm just not comfortable not washing it. It makes my hair to oily and itchy sometimes.
@marci3 (245)
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
I wash my hair everyday, but I only use shampoo every other day because they say your scalp may be stripped off of its natural moisture. When I take a shower in the evening, I don't wash my hair anymore because it takes too long to dry.
@SatoNa (248)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 07
Same with you, I also wash my hair almost everyday. sometimes if I'm very busy, I wash my hair once in 2 days. But I don't feel comfortable. because my hair will be itched and oiled. And I smell something bad smell from My hair. it's so uncomfortable. Maybe it's because I live in Indonesia which has dry season. When I went to another country like China in winter, I can wash my hair three times a week. because it's cold and I don't feel my hair oiled and bad smell.. ^^
@mypchere (582)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 07
I rarely to wash my hair, maybe it is just once in two weeks. I dont like to shampoo my hair, after it i will find my hair become dry, so now i rare to shampoo
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
i wash my hair everyday but i dont use a regular shampoo, i use the dove moisture bar soap woth 1/2 milk then conditioner..your hair feels clean but not dry...give it a try...
@AndiCat (326)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I wash my hair every other day - because it IS thin. Often, on the "other" days, it just seems more manageable, probably due to build-up of styling products that make it easier to style. It may not necessarily be a good thing, but it works for me.
@yxinxin (466)
• China
28 Apr 07
Usually I wash my hair every day or every other day. I don't wash more than once a day because I will feel uncomfortable.
@marenda (41)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I wash mine once and sometimes twice a week it really depends on where I'm going and what I'm doing...black hair care is a little different (smile)
@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I wash my hair every other day because it tends to get dry if I do so more often. Over- washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils.
@iszo07 (473)
• Malaysia
28 Apr 07
I'm a man and has short hair most of the time. So, my hair health condition is not so important to me..:) Usually I shampoo my hair maybe once a week. If I feel like so anyway...:) If not maybe once in two weeks?