how many time do you shampoo a week?

India
April 27, 2008 7:46am CST
i ave read somewhere that shampooing the hair everyday damages the hair very much... is it true? i usually shampoo a lot... sometimes twice a day... i must have damaged my hair a lot... well then i feel like i am lacking something in the day if i do not shampoo. how do i get rid of these thoughts? is shampooing that much is really damaging for the hair?
10 responses
@joyce959 (1561)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
I shampoo my hair everyday. So far, I have not noticed that my hair gets dry. I guess it depends on the type of hair one has. Anyway, there are certain types of shampoo that we can use in order to maintain healthy hair, even if shampoing everyday.
• India
27 Apr 08
my hair is oily... but still after reading some articles i fear shampooing everyday.. but still cannot stop myself from shampooing every day.
28 Apr 08
If your hair is oily and you're washing it daily, then that's probably part of the problem. When you constantly strip the hair of its natural oils, it produces a lot more to overcompensate. It's working overtime in the oil production to make up for what it's losing.
• India
29 Apr 08
overproducing oil!!... this is what i have never thought of. well that may certainly cause some major problems.
@reejane (294)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
I shampoo my hair everyday and also I used a conditioner everyday as well. I'm not sure that's it's bad for the hair since I'm thinking on how your going to make your hair clean withour using a shampoo. Obviously, conditioner will not work.
• India
29 Apr 08
well what if i wash my hairs without shampoo.... or then also my hairs will get damaged.
• Malaysia
28 Apr 08
I don't shampoo my hair everyday, but since my hair sometimes gets greasy, I shampoo it once in every two days.
• India
29 Apr 08
your hairs will remain better at least you are less frequent than me.
• China
28 Apr 08
yes,i think it is bad to your hair !you can wash your hair once in two days!
• India
29 Apr 08
hope i could ever do that
• United States
28 Apr 08
I have to wash my hair everyday. My hair is very oily and if I don't wash it every day it gets oily, heavy, and itchy. I have never heard that it's damaging. I hope not.
• India
29 Apr 08
well we have to find out other ways out like putting some oil after doing the shampoo or something like that. then it may help people like us who shampoo regularly.
• United States
27 Apr 08
I shampoo everyday. If I don't then my hair gets really oily and I don't want to go out like that. But on the weekends I don't shampoo till Monday.
• India
29 Apr 08
then that is a nice adaptation to keep the hairs away from the shampoos at least for a couple of days.
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
hi jena, i have read about shampooing everyday as well. i think ive even seen it on the tv. like you i just cant help myself, i have to wash my hair everyday. although i just wash it once a day i cannot go out of the house and not have my hair shampooed. i have tried going out of the house and not wash my hair, and i feel that my hair is dirty. hehehe. i feel like my hair is itchy as well when i dont get to wash and shampoo my hair. i guess we just have to look for other ways to take care of our hairs then. aside from giving up the shampooing. lol
• India
29 Apr 08
well when i take my morning bath i shampoo.. and at the night i cannot sleep before doing shampoo again. it feels nasty and i do not get sleep before taking a bath and doing shampoo.
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Our family doctor told my teenage daughters to only wash their hair twice a week.... And they have abided... their hair is in much better shape and they are happy! They still can wear it a different way each day so that helps... the first is just natural... with a little gel, so it gives it a kinky look, then she will straighten it... then she will add some curls to make it look cute, then she might put it in a pony... but she can do so much more in between if need be... without a lot of hair product!
• India
29 Apr 08
well it is good that they could wear different hairs on different days... but applying gel on the oily hairs... well won't that pose any problems.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I usually shampoo my hair once every week. I have very thick hair, and I do this to keep it from tangling.
• India
27 Apr 08
well hope i could do that and keep away my hair from damaging.
27 Apr 08
Over-washing your hair strips it of its natural protective oils, so yes it's bad for it to do it too much. If you have to wash it everyday then only wash it once. I wash mine every other day and I get quite dry hair because of it. It's recommended by trichologists to wash it less often.
• India
27 Apr 08
well then it is true... may be i may find some oils to apply on my head.