Do you shampoo your hair everyday?

@Bebs08 (10685)
United States
January 19, 2009 5:26pm CST
Many people take a bath everyday because we feel fresh when we do that. But there are some who do not use shampoo on their hair everyday. Some said, it will damage the hair, some also don't do it to economize. me, personally I am not using shampoo everyday on my hair. I preferred to use conditioner daily than shampoo. My hair is softer with the conditioner. What about you? do you shampoo your hair daily? or you preferred to use conditioner? Want to hear your experience and which is best.
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@jammyt (2822)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Sometimes I do.I know that's not supposed to be the case because shampoo strips off the good oil or something. What I don't use much is conditioner. I feel like I use so much water. LOL!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh?? hahaha.. Well, for me, I used a lot of hair conditioner than shampoo. My hair is softer when I used conditioner everyday than shampoo.
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• Malaysia
20 Jan 09
i have to wash it everyday or shall i say everytime i take my shower! my hair is short and a little bit curly towards the end. so it could be oily sometimes cause it's actually very very dry. washing it everyday gives me the fresh feeling and gives me more confident in whatever i do later.
• United States
19 Jan 09
I wash my hair every time I take a shower. My scalp is very oily and since my hair is baby fine and thin if it gets oily it looks really bad! The only conditioner I use is a deep conditioner about twice a month. I can't use a daily conditioner, even if it's made for fine hair. It just makes it look oily and dirty within a few hours. It's best for me if I just wash it and let it dry on it's own.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh? so you are not using shampoo? you just wash your hair with plain water? So, you can save.. hahaha.. thanks for sharing your experience.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
i don't shampoo my hair everyday. i wash it every other day. ive heard and my hairdresser also told me that the oils that your hair produces are good for your scalp and hair so its not good to shampoo everyday, it can dry out your hair.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh really? it's good to know that. What I only know is it will damage the hair but I don't know about the detail of it like the natural oil that is good for the scalp will be hampered be using shampoo everyday. Good info..
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• Philippines
20 Jan 09
hi there friend, just like you i don't shampoo my hair everyday thought i used to shampoo my hair in a daily basis but i have noticed that it is gettin' dry and i usually experience dandruff in my scalp. For now i only shampoo my hair 2 to 3 times a day but i use a conditioner on a daily basis every time i took a bath. I noticed that my hair is smoother that way. I also apply hair wax treatment or i buy coconut meat and get the coconut juice out of it and put in a pan and burner for 5 minutes and after which i apply it to my hair once every week to avoid splitends and hair damage especially that i tend to iron or blow dry my hair at times. have fun and happy mylotting!!!
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
LOL, friend. as a correction to my previous comment, i shampoo my hair [/b]2 to 3 times a week[b] and not 2 to 3 times a day. LOL. i will be bald by now if i am doing that. LOL!!!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
hahaha you are funny my friend. yes, coconut milk is good for the hair but I can not find it here. thanks for sharing your thoughts.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
It feels good to make people laugh from time to time even if they are half way around the globe. nice to hear that i made you laugh. i think it is just the crazy in me.
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
I wash my hair every other day, because I've heard from a friend that washing it everyday is not good. I also use shampoo and conditioner every time I wash it, I guess my hair is fine, not too soft and not dry.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
Well I'm a VERY Clean person & to answer your question....Yes, I Always wash my hair with very gental Shampoo's & always use Skin lotions & creams during the colder winter months. There's Never been a time that I have not washed up or washed my hair. I guess it's a habit....:) Thanks for asking! :D - Sue -
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
hahaha!!! washing hair everyday is good!! but maybe using shampoo everyday is not. that is for my opinion because I've tried it and may hair becomes dry and with split ends. Every other day shampooing is better. Even if you wash you hair everyday but not shampoo it , that would be good.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
I do not shampoo my hair everyday. I may shower every day but I don't necessarily wash and condition my hair each time. I think that with the right shampoo and condition, a person can get away with washing their hair every day, without damage. How you wash your hair, I think has a lot to do with the care of your hair without damage too. I used to wash my hair everyday and did not have any problem. Sometimes I like to just get it wet, even if I don't wash my hair because I braid it a lot. I have never used conditioner on my hair without washing it with shampoo first. Sometimes I think it is good for my hair to not wash it for a couple of days to allow the natural oils to come down. I am currently experiencing with this. My hair is very long and is actually a real task to wash, condition and dry. I feel it is best for my hair if I wash it in the shower every other day, even though I have a shower everyday.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! that is a good idea not to wash your hair everyday just every other day. Well, there are people like me who can use conditioner without using shampoo first hehehe.. Well, shampoo is stronger than conditioner. Lol.. that is why it damages hair when use everyday.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
Really? I never knew that. Thanks for the info. I appreciate your comment, Thank you!
• United States
20 Jan 09
i have to shampoo my hair everyday because it is really curly and no matter if i leave it down or pull it up it is always disgusting at the end of the day. any suggestions that would help it from becoming greasy so fast?
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Well, hair gets greasy so fast when you are expose to dust everyday. That means when you are living in a dusty area. Every time the air blows to your hair it carries dust. The best thing to do is to use hair cover. Id id that before specially when I travel? I wrap my hair with a big handkerchief or a hat to protect it from dirt because that will make hair greasy and dirty.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
okay thank you!
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• United States
20 Jan 09
I shampoo mine everyday and sometimes twice a day, it doesn't seem to dry it out. I use the aussie 3 minute conditioner and spray in conditioner in the summer. I work out side so the elements are kinda rough on it. I have very long hair so i pull it up and good bit and every other day I don't blow dry it. People tell me how much they like my hair!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! that's awesome!! maybe your shampoo is a good kind that will not damage hair when constantly use everyday? good for you...
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
20 Jan 09
THat does sound like wonderful conditioner....I didn't know there was a spray in conditioner! I like Aussie products...haven't used them for a while but when I did I loved them!
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• Philippines
20 Jan 09
the frequency of shampooing really depends on where you are. i live in a tropical country so it's always warm and the summers are hot and you sweat all the time in that kind of weather. i shampoo my hair everyday to remove the smell of sweat and also to remove dirt and pollution. i live in the city and it's really polluted. so better to shampoo everyday for my hair to be always clean and fresh-smelling. so as not to damage the hair, i dilute the shampoo with a little water.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! that's what i know too. dilute the shampoo in water before applying it on hair not just damp the shampoo on the hair. Good sharing.
@pmspratik (202)
• Nepal
20 Jan 09
It depends on what kinda shampoo you use on your hair. There are strong shampoos such as head and shoulders which isn't good to use everyday but only once in a week. But there are other herbal shampoos which are meant to be used everyday as they are very light kinda shampoo which won't damage your hair. But never shampoo you hair more than once in 24 hours otherwise you will have a dry scalp which will cause a lot of dandruff and other hair problems. I use a herbal shampoo everyday as I have hair fall problem, string shampoos also tend to cause hair fall problems so use light and herbal shampoos which is good for your scalp.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! herbal shampoos? like what brand? am just curious to know. I have a hair that needs repair and herbal shampoo might help. thanks...
@MissAmie (718)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I do not shampoo every day. I am a stay at home mom and my son is into EVERYTHING so I barely have time to use the bathroom. ha ha. But seriously, I have never shampooed every day and my hair has always been wonderfully healthy. I've read in lots of magazines and other beauty information sources that 3 times a week is sufficient. I do brush my hair a lot to distribute the natural oils through my hair to condition it. Americans put too much imphasis on personal hygene. Lots of people would say it's gross to not shampoo your hair daily. I say that's rediculous.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
hahaha!! you are funny!! maybe it all depends upon the shampoo we are using.. Organic shampoo is good to use. thanks for sharing your thoughts.
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I usually shampoo my hair everyday and depending sometimes everyother day. It basically depends on the weather, my hair, and the time I have ... But 9 out of 10 times I wash my hair every day. .I think it has something to do with my OCD. LOL!!! I usually use the aussie line because it works best for my hair ..
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh really? I've heard that Aussie kind of shampoo. where can we buy that one? is that an organic shampoo? somebody told me too that organic shampoo is good to use.
@manixxx (116)
• Japan
20 Jan 09
previously, i shampoo, EVERYDAY! lately, i learned from my officemates that it nis not advisable to shampoo everyday because the hair and scalp will be damage, and it did! lately also, i'm having hairfall. tsk! and that's how i learned that it is wrong to use shampoo everyday, instead, usa a conditioner or an organic shampoo that is not harmful to the hair and scalp. maybe, use shampoo twice a week or so. now, i use conditionereveryday and shampoo, twice a week.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! wow!! Interesting.. so, using conditioner is better than shampoo everyday. Thanks for sharing this idea. Yes, organic shampoo is good. I've just started to use it.
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
i shampoo my hair almost every day. i feel not clean if i don't shampoo.but during weekends when i have no schedule to go anywhere i skip shampooing. i've also heard somewhere about shampoo stripping hair of the good oil.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Really? oh!! that is interesting to know about it!! thanks for sharing your thoughts.
@kristaaa (77)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I fully shampoo my hair every other day. On the days I don't, I shampoo my roots so they don't look overly oily. If i'm not doing anything on saturday or sunday, I won't shampoo it at all. I don't want to dry out my hair.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
correct!! if we can help it out!! we will save our hair from damage,, thanks for sharing.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I shampoo and condition my hair nearly every day. If I am not going out anywhere and no human being outside of my immediate family is going to see me, then I will not wash it. I will just let it rest. But if there is a chance that anyone is going to see me, I will shampoo and condition my hair.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
hahaha that is a good idea.. with that you can save money and save your hair from damage. Lol.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
no since i rebounded my hair, because the advices me not to shampoo everyday coz it may cause dryness in my hair, so therefore every other day ill shampoo and conditioned my hair.. i will just make half bath the next day if the other day i bath my whole body including my head or hair.. LOL.. funny thing but its true
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Yea, I am doing that too, Just have half bath without washing my hair.. It takes long for my hair to dry o, I am not washing it often. I am just inside the house and I feel that my hair is clean.. hehehe no dust in here
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
No, I don;t shampoo my hair everyday because it make it dry and frizzy. and it is too expensive too. My hair use a lot of shampoo because I have a thick curly hair. so, If i shampoo it everyday, it will spend too much plus my hair will be damage. I just use shampoo every other day.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh!! well that is good.. thanks for sharing!!!
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Hi bebs! I used to shampoo my hair every day, but it is very dry and I color it. I am trying not to put shampoo in it as often. But, it is really hard for me to. I have always washed it every day when I take a shower! I always put in conditioner. I feel like I am missing something if I don't shampoo! But, I am trying to skip one day in between to see if that helps the dryness! It is very soft now, but I think it is still dry.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Well, if the problem is dust? try to use cover on your hair when you go out to avoid lots of dirt to get into your hair. Or maybe use a shampoo that is not strong.
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Yes, I do. In this tropical country where I live in, I have to. I also use a conditioner daily to make it softer.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Oh? well there are things that work for you and not for the others. There might ba a kind of shampoo that will not damage your hair? right?