What is the Longest Time you have been through without Washing your Hair?

Wash Hair - hair washing
@poohgal (6848)
Singapore
July 6, 2008 9:55am CST
I wash my hair everyday. Some people say that it is bad for the hair as washing it daily makes the hair dry. I think so too but, my country is very hot and humid. I'll feel very uncomfortable if I do not wash my hair daily. My scalp will somehow feel itchy and oily if I do not wash them after 1 day. I only do not wash my hair when I am having fever. When my forehead feels warm, I will not let water touch my hair and forehead at all. The longest time I had been through without washing my hair was 3 days. I had fever for 5 days. I was at home all the time so I do not feel my scalp itchy or oily. How about you? What is the Longest Time you have been through without Washing your Hair? Why did you Not Wash your Hair for that period of time? Please do share.
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36 responses
6 Jul 08
i have not washed my hair for about 4 days that has been the longest, like yourself i get a really itchy scalp if i do not wash my hair at least every other day and i dont live in a hot country either. i think it all depends on the individual and how much oil their scalp produces for example my mother could leave her hair for weeks if she wanted (she doesnt) because she has a very dry scalp and it never gets oily where as mine is terrible for it lol!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Yea. I've got oily scalp. I wonder how I can make it less oily.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
Well, I would say a good week! I was out field during one of those long exercises and never got a chance to go to a proper bathroom for a shower. The only bath I got are the powder baths that I took when I was out field. Dry powder sprinkled all over the body. As for the hair, it has to go without the powder. At the end of the 7 days, my hair was so clumpy, it started to have clusters of really hard knotted lumps. The worst case was when it was raining and the rain mixed with the dust from the roads. My hair was so badly knotted, I had to shave off a lot of it after I return back to camp. ha ha ha ha... those were times I really hate to go out field.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
Good thing for guys is they always have the option to shave everything off. I wish I have the guts to do that.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
ha ha ha ha ha... at our age, hair will grow back. so no worries about shaving it off. It is a matter of mindset that we have to conquer.
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
9 Jul 08
I will make sure i wash my hair and i bath everyday.. lol =D Without fail, i have to shower and wash my hair, even though i'm not sweaty or wat.. I just wanna be clean and comfortable for bed, thus no matter wat, even sick, i will still bath and wash my hair.. lol
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
15 Jul 08
That's good for you. I also wash everyday. Recently my hairdresser told me I have oily scalp and so all the more I have to wash everyday.
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
But gals should not wash their hair so often as it will spoil the hair especially if it's long and it will spoil the natural shine too.. hehe ^_^
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
I think it was when I had fever when I was in high school or grade school. Can't remember when exactly, but it was about 4 days. :( I hated the feeling of itchy hair. Our grandma would put vinegar on our scalp every time we get sick. I hated the smell and would wish days would just pass by quickly so I can wash my hair off again. I don't really know what the vinegar was for.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
8 Jul 08
That's interesting. First time I hear putting vinegar. Maybe it's a natural therapy for cleaning hair?
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• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I'm trying to recall what it was for....I think it was purely another form of treatment so we wouldn't get sick for longer. It made me hate being sick when I was younger. The smell!
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• China
7 Jul 08
ABOUT one week, you know ,I have so much oil on the hair if I have not wash them everday! That time I could not wash hair,because I have so strong fever,My father tell me not washing ,otherwise ,I could not recover quickly ,therefor ,I have to bear!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Yea. It's no good to wash hair during fever.
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@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 08
I wash my hair everyday because I am working in hospital, if I don't wash my hair,I feel like I am bringing germs everywhere in my house. Unless I am sick or have a fever then maybe I will wash my hair after one day. I cannot stand not washing my hair for more than one day. I will feel so uneasy until I cannot concentrate on my daily stuffs.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
True true. For your work, it's better to wash daily.
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• China
7 Jul 08
The longest time I haven't wash my hair should be four days ...Actually I wash my hair every two days as the weather here is not so clean .. I remember that was a time when I was busy prepare my fainal exam and I even forget to wash my hair .....When after the exam ,I feel so much relexed and in the meantime I come to myself to realize the hair.....
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Yea. Exam preparations can be so stressful that you forget many things (including washing hair).
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• Philippines
7 Jul 08
I also washed my hair everyday. It was quite uncomfortable not washing it even for one day. I think the longest time I have been through without washing my hair was 2-3 days, when also I got a fever. And it was so uncomfortable experience in my part, and I really wished I can take a bath even if I had a high fever. And it was heaven for me when in 3rd day, I can take a bath and able to wash my hair again. Even if, it wasn't itchy and oily, but the feeling that it's quite uneasy since it became a routine to me washing my hair. And every time I am sick and got a fever, it was sort of became my motivation for me to do my best to be healthy again,just so I can washed it and I must say that it really works for me.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
That's a good motivation to be healthy fast.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
After my kids were born I may have gone two days? But I felt gross, even though I had had a c-section. So..only 2 days.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
I know what you mean. It's really uncomfortable to have oily and itchy scalp.
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@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Hi poohgal, I washed my hair everyday, but I only shampoo every other day. the longest time i didnt washed my hair is i am sick, it takes 3 to 4 days. thanks and have a nice day to you poohgal.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Is shampooing it every other day better for the hair?
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
16 Jul 08
3 days would have to be my longest and that was because I was somewhere where there wasn't washing water available
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
10 days.When I had my first delivery of my daughter because my mother closely guarded me and did not allowed me to take a bath and even wash my hair.It was an old tradition then.but in my second childbirth i secretly bathed and washed my hair because i do not want pedicolosis in my hair again.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
I think the Chinese has a similar tradition. They say washing hair/bathing right after childbirth is no good.
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@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
mine would also be 3 days especially if i have a fever or a monthly period. i was taught by my mom not to wash my hair if i have those 2. i feel very uncomfortable when i don't wash my hair for how many days because my scalp tends to sweat and sometimes i would also have a dandruff if i didn't wash it for how many days
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Oh.. why during monthly period? Is it bad for health? I always wash during that time of the month.
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@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
i guess she wants me to adapt it as one of their old beliefs in our province
@gemini_rose (16192)
6 Jul 08
The longest I have ever gone without washing my hair is a week. My hair gets really dry sometimes with all the hair colouring that I do to it and so occasionally I have to leave it a long time before I wash it. I leave it for a week and then when I wash it I use special conditioners on it and it comes out lovely. I get better results out of my hair leaving it a week than I do when I am washing it every couple of days.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Wow.. I think I shall try it soon too.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
7 Jul 08
It sounds dirty to leave hair for so long, but when it is left then the natural oils of the hair come out. What we all look at as grease, those are your hairs oils, when those oils are left they soak into the hair keeping it rich and moist. Hair goes dry because of constant washing, drying and styling, plus any sprays we put on too. When it is left for a while and then washed and conditioned it feels gorgeous!!
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
6 Jul 08
Dear friend, I do wash my head every day as far as possible unless I am caught with some disease or fever or bed rest or hospitalised unless there is no water or may if the doctor prescribes not to wash. Other wise almost every day I take bath at morning and at night at that time I wash my hair too.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Yea. Thanks Shamrack and Tigertang for sharing your experiences.
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
i guess, it was for about a week.. i can not quite remember but that is what my memory is telling me. i had fever for a week that is why I wasnt able to wash my hair... cheers!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
18 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
18 Jul 08
hi friend, i wash my hair every sunday only.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
18 Jul 08
Good for you. I can't do the same thing. My scalp will feel itchy and oily if I only wash once a week.
@karjyo (830)
• India
16 Jul 08
The place where i stay is very humid so i need to wash my hair after every three days.But the longest time i have been without washing my hair was about ten days as i was not well.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
It's humid here too.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
7 Jul 08
I generally wash my hair once in a week, you can say it what it may be. but i do not have that possibility of washing everyday. actually i have long and thick hair. i do not use drier. also i leave very early each day to office.longest time was something 10 days.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
So long as you feel comfortable, it's Ok to wash once a week. It makes the hair less dry too.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
7 Jul 08
The longest time would of been two years ago, and I went a week without washing my hair. UGH I hated that. I'd had a bad accident and had surgery. I was on bed rest and couldn't shower so we had to do sponge baths. Finally I couldn't stand it anymore and wrapped my injured leg in plastic, put a chair in the shower to sit on and washed my hair. I do have very dry frizzy hair, so luckily it doesn't get oily very fast. But still, a week was way too long and I hope to never be injured that badly again.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Wow.. I pray that you wouldn't have to go through that again too.
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@cream97 (29163)
• United States
7 Jul 08
To be honest with you, it was, 9 months for me once! Ughhhhh!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Just a guess.. was it during your pregnancy? I am assuming you are a girl. Please do not be angry if I am wrong.
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