Q for ladies who shampoo less than daily

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

  1. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    I finally found out why my hair becomes so flakey after using hair spray. I read in a 1960s beauty book that the hair spray becomes flakey when one holds the bottle of hair spray to close to the hair while spraying. When spraying the hair spray onto the hair one must hold the bottle/can of hair spray 8-12 inches away from your hair. A hair spray mist (I call it the cloud) is what is used to style the hair with. I am glad I learned this, now when I use hair spray I no longer have any flakey-ness. I end up using less hair spray and my hair does not frizz or drop.
     
  2. DameWhoDrinks

    DameWhoDrinks Familiar Face

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    It really depends on the thickness. Like Miss Dottie, I usually do once a week(part afro, part italian, very course) But I also dont curl and spray my hair everyday. Usually when that takes place I'll wash either the day after a set, or two days. Sometimes I'll just leave it till I wash again. Prell is a great shampoo for getting gunk out
     
  3. Laura Hunt

    Laura Hunt New in Town

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    I usually wash my hair once or twice a week with shampoo and maybe every other week I do a co-wash to keep things soft and shiny. I tried doing co-washes all the time but it left my hair a bit greasy-looking and without volume.

    Coconut oil has become my new favorite thing for hair though--I run a bit through my wet hair (especially the ends) after washing and roll it up in a towel for a couple of hours. Then I spray my whole head with Garnier Fructis wave spray and scrunch, and if it's late enough at night I can spread my hair above my head on the pillow and just sleep that way, and in the morning I have fantastic volume. The wave spray gives my naturally wavy hair that "beach wave" look for the first day (it's also really shiny!) and then that night I usually end up doing a damp set. My hair doesn't set well right after washing. The pin curls will stay in for an inordinate amount of time, though. Usually all week, or whenever I decide I need to wash it again.
     
  4. SilkDoll

    SilkDoll New in Town

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    I wash my hair about every other day. Even when I use a gentle shampoo, my hair still gets dry. If I'm in a hurry, then I'll just do the shampooing under the sink with the spray nozzle. I've found that Johnson-and-Johnson shampoos are best for my hair in preventing split ends.
     
  5. Fräulein U.

    Fräulein U. Familiar Face

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    I wash with conditioner only (which is the best thing I ever did for my sensitive sclap) and go about four or five days in between.

    I wash and and do a wet set with setting lotion in the evening. In the following nights I either wear a hair net, re-pin into a sloppy dry set (which I may or may not mist with a little water after pinning) or just keep in the updo I was wearing that day if it's curl preserving like rolls or large decorative pin curls. All depends on how much curls is left, which kind of style I want to wear the next day, and, most importantly, how tired or lazy I feel. ;)

    Sleeping on a silk satin pillowcase is awesome for frizz avoidance btw. Sometimes when I sleep in an updo I can continue wearing it the next day with minimal touch-ups.
     
  6. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    Lately, I've been using burt's bees baby shampoo, which is great for my senesitive skin.
     
  7. JessKelly

    JessKelly New in Town

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    That's also what I do.

    I wash my hair, run mousse through and do a pin curl set Thursday night and Sunday night, then Saturday and Tuesday nights I just run a little water over my brush to dampen it to set into pin curls again. Sometimes on Wednesday my fringe likes a little dry shampoo.

    In retrospect that looks a little regimented but my hair doesn't appreciate spontaneity so I like to keep on its good side ;)
     
  8. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful One of the Regulars

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    I stopped using shampoo completely about 3 weeks ago. I now use diluted baking soda and vinegar only. There's a transition period that for me lasted until day 12, but now I'm sure I'll be able to go at least a week between washings. I washed it today after 6 days and that was just because I got a hair cut, or I could easily have gone even longer. My hair feels SO much healthier and softer now, and I'm not putting chemicals in my hair or into the environment.
     
  9. Red Diabla

    Red Diabla One of the Regulars

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    What is your hair like?

    I have thin, oily hair and right now I'm trying to go longer in between shampooings, and I'm completely disgusted with my hair right now as a result. It's heavy and greasy at the roots, and limp at the ends. I try using dry shampoo inbetween hair washings, but I still feel like an oil slick. And it's only been five or six days! AUGH. I suppose I should look into the baking soda/apple cider vinegar options more closely?

    RD
     
  10. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful One of the Regulars

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    My hair is the same as yours, super fine and oily. Over the years I stretched my shampooings out to every week, but just barely. It started to get greasy on day 4 and was desperate for a wash on day 7. Since quitting shampoo has re-calibrated my scalp (its not overcompensating from being stripped by the shampoo) it barely gets greasy at all, and it's only been 3 weeks so I think it eventually won't be greasy ever. It's also thicker and wicked soft. I love my hair now :)
     
  11. Cricket

    Cricket Practically Family

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    I use to shampoo my every day because it was so thick and would look dry if I didn't. However, I have started vintage-styling my hair just about everyday now (not counting my lazy days when I stick it in a ponytail). I have found that using a setting lotion on a wet set works well for about three to four days. And the best part is that the dryness I use to complain about has disappeared. Not sure if it is the lotion or lack of shampoo stripping my hair, but I will never go back to shampooing everyday.
     
  12. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    I have just started using cleansing conditioners (Wen, HairOne, Salon Grafix) and I still use them about twice a week. My hair is insanely thick, coarse, dry, color-treated & heat-styled. The conditioner method seems to work very well for me, and I'm able to use less styling products, which is nice.
     
  13. QueenOfRandom

    QueenOfRandom New in Town

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    I wash every other day and have done for years. I really want to start going longer in between, but my hair is short, too short to go into any form of ponytail/bun or even pulled back.

    Any ideas on how to hide the grease, yet still be stylish and office friendly? xD I am asking a lot with this! Thought of a headscarf but not sure how office friendly it could be...
     
  14. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Have you ever tried using dry shampoo or cornstarch? For the cornstarch, sprinkle some on a brush and brush through (that is what dry shampoo is made of, as one of the "base" ingredients). A plain warm water rinse in the shower without shampoo can also take away some of the grease. If it is very greasy, you can do a brush through with a lot of corn starch and then a water rinse following.

    I used to have to wash my hair every other day because of massive grease on the third day. Using the "no poo" method, rinses, and corn starch I now go once a week. I still use the corn starch on day 7, sometimes on day 6. In the summer I often do a rinse on day 4 as the humidity makes my hair more greasy.
     
  15. QueenOfRandom

    QueenOfRandom New in Town

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    Thanks for the tip!

    Cornstarch is just cornflour right? >.<
     
  16. Lamontn

    Lamontn New in Town

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    Well i use herbal essential shampoo and pantene conditioner about every six days. I add, a little soda to the shampoo to help get out, the goop i put in my hair to style it.There is also, oily shampoo on the market but i have never tried it.
     
  17. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I've never seen cornflour, so I'm not sure... it is different from corn meal (which I would assume to be the same as corn flour). 6ou can find cornstarch in the baking aisle, typically in a small box or can. It is mainly used as a thickener for soups, sauces, etc.
     
  18. QueenOfRandom

    QueenOfRandom New in Town

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    Yep that's cornflour here in the UK! Thanks again! I now have 3 day hair which isn't too bad actually, going to see how it is tomorrow and may not even wash then. Force myself and my hair
     
  19. retronista

    retronista New in Town

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    I shampoo my hair twice a week, but condition every other day. I think you've just gotta experiment to see what works best for you and your particular hair type. I have extremely dry, curly hair, so shampooing less often and conditioning a couple times a week really helps keep my hair moisturized.
     
  20. poodle

    poodle New in Town

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    i honestly don't remember the last time i actually used shampoo! I dye my hair frequently, so i avoid harsh chemicals because I want the color to
    stay! I condition my hair every other day. but sometimes my hair remains to be dry and fried so i let my hair soak in a little bit of olive oil.
     

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