Q for ladies who shampoo less than daily

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by Honey Doll, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. dollfaced

    dollfaced Familiar Face

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    I wash my hair two or three times a week if i washd it every day it would look terrible. I use aussie shampoo called mega as well as the conditioner.I use the soft foam rollers that have the wire going threw it that you can twist to secure they are just like the old fashion ones i have seen on ebay selling for alot of money! Well goody makes them i bought mine at wal-mart for about 10 dollars they come in a little plastic zip up bag and they are comfortable to sleep in as well.When i wake up i remove my foam rollers i spray a ton of aussie hair spray and my hair will stay till i wash it again but i have natural wave in my hair so maybe thats why it stays but for more hold i use the aussie gel before setting at night with curlers it works great and smells good.I think setting your hair before bed is better then any hot rollers or curling irons i have tried curls seem to last the longest for me so i would recommend it.
     
  2. Kaela

    Kaela Vendor

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    Some other tricks...

    I forgot to mention that apart from my pin-curl routine, I do use hot irons sometimes, and if I do, I use put it in top reverse rolls, I even sleep with it like that and can just touch it up in the morning with some more hair spray then wear it down another.
    For ladies with naturally curly hair, like I have, it might work well to crimp it with some setting lotion or hair gel, and to let it air dry. Most types of curly hair will have nice waves when it's brushed out. Not much damage from hot irons and bobby pins but it sometimes doesn't last as long. (Rather, it doesn't stay as fresh looking) But it can be worn up the following day to hide that.
     
  3. ITG

    ITG Call Me a Cab

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    I wash my hair every other day and find it sets best when freshly washed and dryed. My hair tends to get oily fast, so I can't go every 3 days like some of you, although I wish I could.

    Where can you buy the dry shampoo? Anyone know what brand(s) carry it?
     
  4. texasgirl

    texasgirl One Too Many

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    I've heard about this Jonathan product, but I haven't tried it yet. Although it's not "dry" you are suppose to be able to use it and skip a shampoo? I'm the same way, I can skip one day but by the third day it's just too oily!

    http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P104713&categoryId=C12030
     
  5. magneto

    magneto Practically Family

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    Low end: there's an "old style" drugstore brand called "Pssst" (seriously) in a spray can; high-end: Bumble and Bumble makes one (although I think I read it was discontinued) Actually, the best thing (and cheapest) to use is cornstarch and a little baby powder/talc for scent... (which is basically the same thing packaged dry shampoos contain anyway...) Just put it in a sifter and sprinkle away. Cornstarch is non-irritating and leaves no residue behind.
     
  6. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

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    This is a fairly old thread by the looks of it but it seemed the best place to stick my question rather than starting a new thread. After browsing the net for tips on how to apply cornstarch to hair and brushing out for a dry shampoo, I skipped a wash and gave it a whirl this morning. I'm amazed at how decent my hair looks even at the end of the day. So now that I'd like to try washing every other day, I curious how the ladies that use cornstarch in their hair go about setting/resetting their hair? As I said, I put the cornstarch in my hair this morning and then brushed it out, but I'm concerned if I reset my hair to try for second day curls and use cornstarch that I'll end up brushing out my curls too much and end up with sad looking curls or waves. I did read on another board that some put the cornstarch in their hair the night before, sleep on it, then brush out in the morning. I imagine that would be messy and it would just goop up the setting lotion already in the hair. Any advice?
     
  7. binglish prof.

    binglish prof. New in Town

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    Retro_GI_Jane, this is how I would solve the corntarch and reset issue. I would sprinkle the cornstarch in my hair in the morning as part of the brush out part of hair styling. On nights when I don't wash my hair, I'd probably brush my hair a little bit to "break up" the hairspray, setting hold, and lightly spritz sections of my hair with water as I set it on foam rollers. That way you are not creating a paste of cornstarch and stying product.
    I wash my hair twice a week and on those nights I let my hair partially dry until damp and then I comb Motions setting foam through it and set it on sponge rollers. My hair is arrow-straight and fine, so it actually dries fairly quickly,especially if I set with fairly small sections of hair.
     
  8. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the tip, binglish prof.! I set my hair with a spritz of water and back into my foam rollers. I took them out this morning and worked in some cornstarch but for fear of pulling out my curls, I didn't get the back roots so well and after brush out, I could see the oilyness under my layers at the back. I didn't realize though that resetting in rollers on the second day would give my hair more staying power than setting after washing so I know now I can really work that cornstarch in without worries of everything falling. I really had to brush through my curls to shape them though I didn't have such great peekaboo waves on the side.
     
  9. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    I noticed my scalp has such product build up. And when I brush out my set to re-set the hair products I used end up making my hair look like I have a bad case of dandruff. I switched to a lighter weight hairspray and it seems to help a little bit.

    What do some of you do about product build up after a set brush out?
     
  10. binglish prof.

    binglish prof. New in Town

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    I haven't noticed a great deal of product build up appearing like dandruff after a brush out, MissNathalieVintage, but I do know that I can feel the pomade greasing up my hair after a day or too. That's why the cornstarch sprinkled right after taking out the rollers and right before the full brush out seems like a good idea to me. When I wash my hair, I really concentrate on rubbing my scalp with the shampoo and working it through to the ends to focus on removing oil, flake and product. Also the vinegar rinses that people recommend will help with removing product.
    And I'm happy to be of help, Retro_GI_Jane!
    Retro
     
  11. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    My hair is medium thick and takes almost two days to dry. I tend to use a lot of hairspray to set my hair. When I brush out my set it ends up looking dusty and coarse. I learned in order to fix this is to wash out my hair with water on my no-poo days. I do not like to have to do this since that would mean I have no choice but to blow dry my hair in order to re-set it. My scalp ends up becoming so dry, tight, and itchy. For now I use less hairspray and double up on pomade I use the Got 2 be brand it comes in a silver, yellow, and purple package plus the product is white inside. And I have not used a setting lotion instead I have a small spray bottle of just water. I spritz each section of my hair lightly and with a fine tooth comb. Comb the water through my hair to distribute the water evenly and re-set my hair. When I do this my hair comes out fantastic!
    I also found two wonderful no-poo how to articles. http://natural-forces.com/essays/poofree.htm
    I have completely given up shampoo for good. I am still using a leave in spray on conditioner. Once I run out it I am going to start using the apple cider vinegar rinse. Here is the second article this is the no-poo I am going to use from now on. I keep it in the same bottle it came in but I add 4 drops of tea tree oil and shake to mi,x since I have oily hair. Best thing ever! http://www.veganbeautyreview.com/2011/03/homemade-vegan-shampoo-conditioner.html
     
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  12. VintageBaroness

    VintageBaroness One of the Regulars

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    I have an early 30s hairstyle but flyaway hair the first few days after shampooing, so I tend not to wash more than 1-2 times a week, as I want my hair to lay flatter against my head. I spritz flexible hold hairspray into my hair, and while still wet, I scrunch the sides to activate my natural wave pattern (which, lucky for lazy little me, is Marcel-wave-esque). If my roots start feeling oily before "wash day," I use hair powder. If you don't like how baby powder, corn starch, or some other powders turn dark hair ashy, you can buy expensive tinted hair powders from Bumble + Bumble. I use Lulu Organics's hair powder "for hair on days of unwash" http://luluorganicsnyc.com/hairpowder.html:) It has a great Art Nouveau image on the container, too. As binglish prof notes of corn starch, I find the powder helps reduce flaking of scalp and product buildup of certain kinds.
     
  13. Frenchy56

    Frenchy56 A-List Customer

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    I used to go five or six days without washing and would still have fantastic curls, until I noticed- like you - that it looked like I had dandruff, when in fact it was just a build up of setting lotion that had flaked. I was horrified, especially seeing as anyone looking at my roots wouldn't have known that it wasn't dandruff, and I'd been walking round for months like that!

    In answer to your question, my solution was just to sacrifice a few days of my set and wash earlier, and/or use less product, and always brush thoroughly. My perm solved a lot of my setting-related worries too, though I wouldn't suggest that as a solution!

    Also, not to detract from what works for you, but have you tried a different kind of styling product? Personally I feel like hairspray does more to make my hair lank and greasy, and give it that 'coated' feeling, than any other product I've tried, (maybe other than mousse). Have you tried proper setting lotion, diluted or otherwise? Or a gel spray?
     
  14. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

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    I use AquaNet for hairspray and I notice a flakiness only if I am heavy handed with it on my roots or don't let it dry before spraying some more. I'm still learning how to use cornstarch in between washings, so I also notice a dandruff like effect if I sprinkle too much and don't brush it out enough. A good brushing out the night before resetting seems to help me when it comes to loosening up any product from earlier in the day.
     
  15. Sara Rabbit

    Sara Rabbit New in Town

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    I've been shampooing my hair about 2 times a week for the last few months, and it has significantly improved my hair. Like all those "no-poo" articles say, shampoo seemed to strip my hair of oil which just made my already oil-prone hair even oiler! :eusa_doh: So last night I tried for the first time to wash it with baking soda and then rinsing with lemon juice (I didn't have the apple vinegar that the various websites will tell you to use, and I mixed them both with water) and my hair felt very soft and clean afterwords. I also just shake through some baby powder when it starts to look a tad greasy and that really seems to help mop up any oilys.
     
  16. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

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    i don't use any shampoo, i wash my hair every 3-4 day with 1TBSP baking soda to 1 cup water and my conditioner is 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water :) it works awesome :) then i put my hair up in pin curls and put on a cute scarf, then when i go out that night i just take just the pin curls and and brush it out :) and i don't use hairspray or hair gel ( my hair holds a curl wonderful without product for days) but if i feel i need product i make my hair gel our of aloe and Agar Agar :)
     
  17. CH Sherr

    CH Sherr New in Town

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    Even if I cleaned and pin-curled my locks at 4 PM, it would still be quite soaked in the day. Also, I would have to do mid-day tasks, etc. with my locks in a set. How do you all get your locks to dry? And what do you do if you have to go out and it's set.
     
  18. JoanHolloway

    JoanHolloway New in Town

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    I hardly "wash" my hair, having both red and naturally curly hair, sulfates are my greatest enemy!

    I use s sulfate free and avoid silicones. I wash about two times a week (unless something special comes up that warrants a full wash and set). In between washes, I use cornstarch and then set my pin curls again, holds just fine.

    Once a month I do a bi carb soda rinse to sort out any build up.
     
  19. JoanHolloway

    JoanHolloway New in Town

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    My hair was horrible when I did a wet set! I don't know if it was the natural curl, but it came out all frizzy and limp.

    I wash and then Velcro roller set my hair at night. Let it dry and brush it out and put pin curls in before bed. All done for the morning
     
  20. Tenuki

    Tenuki One of the Regulars

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    I haven't master victory rolls yet, so I wear my hair pulled up and held in place with combs that give a sort of victory roll look. It's held in place with hairspray and sometimes a bit of pomade. At night, I either rinse the product out and set pin curls or brush it out and pin it up. Once a week, I use shampoo. It took about a month for my hair to adjust, but it's much healthier and the rinsing keeps the oil at bay.
     

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