good to wash hair only every other day

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
June 5, 2007 9:02pm CST
I heard from a couple of places that it is better and healthier for your hair to only wash it every other day. Have you tried this? Is it true? I have and I think it looks better, the next day, but I often disobey this, because I feel icky if I take a shower and do not wash my hair. What about you
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@Spagman (49)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I heard that too, but I can't remember where. I wash my hair every day, while I shower although I don't scrub too hard because as an adult male my hair is thinning out. And it's way you to precious to have it flushed down the drain. I guess, just like pets our scalp and hair produce substances necessary for a healthy hair /coat. I guess if you use delicate shampoos it's okay, but avoid using harsher ones that can ruin your hair.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 07
it is true that we cannot help it but consider the thinning of the hair as we gain age. however, i sitll prefer to shampoo my hair as often as i deem fit.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
yes, that I can understand. I have naturally thin hair, and have to be gentle with it, but I like to wash my hair everyday. =)
• India
6 Jun 07
living in a city thts v hot in summers i wash my hairs as often as possible mostly daily..n its a myth tht frequent wash harms the hair its the shamppo tht u shld b careful abt n yes if possible try n oil ur hairs twice every week n notice the diff!
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@binny29 (1527)
• India
6 Jun 07
you can wash ur hairs on any day u want but most importantly does u r hairs are responding well beacuse its upon ur hairs how they reaact to use of shampoo
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jun 07
I wash my hair every other day myself. I tryed washing it everyday but it gets to dryed out and frizzy. My mom is a hair stylist and you are right it is best to wash it about every other day.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Yes that makes sense, It all depends for me what I do that day, if I sweat or get dirty I want to wash it =)
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
9 Jun 07
yes same here espically in this hot weather
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I wash my hair every other day with shampoo and conditioner everday. I think i can't take a day without washing my hair. It is too hot here in our country and if i would not wash my hair i would feel uncomfortable. I have read somewhere it is good to wash hair at night before sleeping and when you wake up it is easier to manage. I haven't done that yet.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I guess that would make sense as long as it was dry before you went to bed =) I think my hair is less dry when I wash it at night than if I wash it in the morning.
• Canada
6 Jun 07
i've heard about that already and i think there's no harm in doing it. sometimes, i wash my hair every other day then the next day, my hair really feels oily.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
mine too. Do you have thin hair? Or thick hair. I guess from someone else's response, that is a factor.
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
it is alright to observe this shampoo once in two days thing if we are only staying at home. but if we go out for work each day, this is impossible to comply with. in fact, while i still used to work in an office, i usually shampoo my hair twice a day. when i feel hot from a day's work, i cannot help it but bathe again before i go to sleep. now, htat makes it shampooing twice a day. what i do then so my hair won't get dry, i will massage in some 5 drops of baby oil after having towel dried my hair.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I know how you feel, I feel weird taking a shower and not washing my hair. I like nice clean, good smelling hair.
• United States
6 Jun 07
I, too have heard this. I have heard that washing it daily dries out the hair. I wash mine every other day. Most of the time, my hair looks better the day after washing it, anyway!
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
yea thats what I said, it does look better the next day, thats for sure!
@lols189 (4797)
13 Aug 07
i wash my hair every other day as the hairdresser said it is no good to wash my hair every day so i took her advice. i still get a shower every day though but dont wash my hair
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Jun 07
It maybe better for my hair, but I can't stand the way it looks, pillow hair is just pplain laziness. There is no point in showering and not washing hair. I guess if you are really concerned, use baby shampoo. That is nice and gentle and easie on the hair.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
Hello,stacyv81,i wash my hairs twicw a day and i am not sure whether it is bad for my hair or not.I also wash my hair when i am taking showers,i will do it before i go out at the morning and come back home from work at the evening. I think my hair will be very dirty if i do not wash it for one day,i have to make sure my hair is clean before i go to sleep so that i will not make my pillow dirty as well.
@scorpio16 (1707)
• India
9 Jun 07
I wash it every day, since my hair is short. But if you have long hair, then it would be really difficult to wash and dry everyday. However, if you manage your time, you must wash it every day.
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I think it depends on a few factors. How long, what style & what type of hair you have. And things like what do you do for a living, how active are you and what season it is. My hair is very straight, sort of on the thin side and past my waist. I seldom use hair sprays, gels or blow dryers on it and I keep it wrapped up in a bun most days. Although I am pretty active, I seldom sweat.I find my hair does best, and looks healthiest especially in the dry winter months, if I wash it every other or even every third day. In the summer, with the humidity and trips to the beach, I wash it almost daily.
• United States
9 Jun 07
I have baby fine hair so if I don't wash it everyday I look like a greaseball!LOL! I can't stand feeling grimey/oily so I wash it every morning in the shower and then at night take a bath with my hair up so it doesn't get wet again. The reason they say not to wash it everyday is b/c the natural sebum your oil glands produce makes hair shiney and healthy...but in my case it gets a little too shiney:( I wish I didn't have to wash my hair every day, it can be annoying when your running late!
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
yes i heard that with my friends, but for me i wash my hair everyday i cannot do to wash my hair every other day it feels that i hair is very dry.
@sabwinner (499)
• China
6 Jun 07
Not really, I usually wash hair every other day. The reason I don't wash it everyday I guess maybe it's too long, washing hair take me a lot of time. Another reason is my hair is not that oily should be washed everyday.
• India
6 Jun 07
I don't know. I have my hair long and if I don't wash them daily then I feel itching on my scalp. So I wash with plain water in shower daily and with shampoo twice a week.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hair should not be washed everyday because you can dry your scalp and get into other problems - men often wash their hair everyday because they have short hair and they are those that have most hair problems. I wash my hair, which is quite long, twice a week and it looks and feels great! Hope this helps.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
6 Jun 07
It is better for most people to just wash their hair every other day. I try to do that if I don't have anywhere important to be (I'm a stay at home mom now), because it is better for my hair. But if I have to go somewhere, I always wash my hair first, because it gets oily fast. My hair has gotten a lot healthier since I quit working. It's shinier and does what it is supposed to more often. I'm a stylist (or I was when I was working anyway) so I've known for a long time that it is what is best, but it isn't always what is practical.