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Wash hair Everyday????

MIA1487MIA1487 Posts: 85Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Not if it works for you. Several women on here co-wash every day and I know of a couple who wash every day - and yes, they have type 3 and 4 hair, even though that is not their most important hair quality. They say it helps keep their hair moisturized.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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  • Tuchie09Tuchie09 Posts: 388Registered Users
    I don't know about other naturals, but my hair seems to like frequent co-washing. I think that's the best way for my hair to stay moisturized. I would never shampoo my hair everyday, I don't want to risk drying it out because like you my hair can be very dry. Cowashing daily or every other day = :love4: It's possible your hair likes this too.

    Washing hair with shampoo often isn't necessarily a bad thing, I know some naturals who wash every 2-3 days. Of course I can only co-wash during warmer weather because co-washing in cold weather will get me sick.
    Curly in Okinawa, Japan where only the toughest curls can stand up to this heat and humidity.

    My Arsenal:
    Shampoo: Waiting on SM African Black soap shampoo to makes its way to me...
    Conditioner(s): CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me!
    Oil: Apricot Kernel Oil
    Stylers: CD Loc Butter for twists, CJAF, CJCQ (haven't figured out how to work this though...)
  • KetchupKetchup Posts: 375Registered Users
    I'm a type 4 coily.I too wash everyday with cone-free conditioners and clarify with a shampoo once a week.
    My hair loves it.
  • dopebydesigndopebydesign Posts: 21Registered Users
    I agree! Do what WORKS for you girl!
  • teachermrwteachermrw Posts: 269Registered Users
    How often one cleanses with shampoo is dependent on the curl pattern. The tighter the curl, the less often one should cleanse with shampoo. However, cleansing with a conditioner, i.e. co-wash, can be done as often as is necessary.

    There is at least one article on the topic via naturallycurly.com. Just conduct a search, and you will find it. :)
    Your hair is your most important accessory.
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree with everyone else. It helps keeps my hair moisturized. I wash every day unless I'm feeling lazy. I made a small change recently from low pooing to co-washing and it feels even better.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    MIA1487 wrote: »
    Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

    the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

    My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

    Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday


    Yes! :confused1: I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    When I kept my hair short I washed and conditioned it every day. My hair had no issues (i.e. no frizz, no dryness, no breakage, etc). Now it is longer and just takes to long to detangle and dry daily but if water is a staple then it is certainly mine. At the very least I spritz my ends with water and then seal or spritz it was water before putting into a style.

    So IMO washing daily is fine. When it gets to be to much for your hair your hair will be sure to let you know.
  • AlikaIssaAlikaIssa Banned Posts: 339Banned Users
    ReynaCR wrote: »
    MIA1487 wrote: »
    Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

    the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

    My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

    Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday


    Yes! :confused1: I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.

    If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

    Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.
  • juleemangojuleemango Posts: 14Registered Users
    I wash my hair everyday when I work out aggressively. I just co-wash and apply conditioner and wash & go most times. I don't use heat or a comb. My hair tends to look a hot mess that week though. When I had a TWA I washed everyday because I hated that matted look. I don't think it matters if you use a good conditioner and natural oils to moisturize your hair. In the summer, it works well because you can air dry & go.
    Brooklyn based, Jamaican brown girl

    Big Chop: Sat, Nov 21st 2009
    Prior to my big chop, I had relaxed hair for the past 15 years

    I couldn't survive without my staples: Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk, Oyin Burnt Sugar, Oyin Frank Juice , Giovanni's Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner , Shea Butter+ Almond Oil+ EVOO Concoction, Jane Carter's Nourish & Shine, Jamaican Castor Oil, Coconut Oil & my Satin Cap :)

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  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    I agree with those who said to do what works for you! I used to co-wash my hair almost everyday when it was shorter and it was always soft. Usually when I workout a lot I will keep my hair in braids or twists and co-wash about 5 times a week. My hair always feels lovely when I take them down.
    4, fine, low-medium density, low porosity


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  • LaVarazLaVaraz Posts: 14Registered Users
    I am so glad I saw this thread!

    My hair is really dry and it doesn't really respond well to spritzing then adding product. When I cowash before applying my moisturizer and sealer my hair stays soft all day. I'm still experimenting with products, but for now cowashing is what my hair loves.
    Last relaxer: November 2010
    BC Date: April 2, 2011

    Current Status: Loving my TWA


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  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sagehen wrote: »
    Not if it works for you.
    +1 There are no rules...only guidelines. It's all trial-and-error to find what works for you.
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


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  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    teachermrw wrote: »
    How often one cleanses with shampoo is dependent on the curl pattern. The tighter the curl, the less often one should cleanse with shampoo. However, cleansing with a conditioner, i.e. co-wash, can be done as often as is necessary.

    There is at least one article on the topic via naturallycurly.com. Just conduct a search, and you will find it. :)
    The article is a guideline...not law. The frequency that one should shampoo is dependent on what they want to do with their hair to get the results they want...not some random article. Also, everyone doesn't co-wash.
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


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  • koolkurlskoolkurls Posts: 26Registered Users
    AlikaIssa wrote: »
    ReynaCR wrote: »
    MIA1487 wrote: »
    Hi, i was just wondering if it is a bad thing to wash your hair every day(of course moisturizing after washing)

    the reason i ask this is, my hair only feels moisturized after i wash it with conditioner or with my moisturizing shampoo. When i spritz my hair with water(mixed with leaven-oil conditioner) and my daily moisturizers it only last for about 4-5hours then dries up again.

    My hair is VERY thick and about shoulder length and VERY hard to manage, i don't put heat on my hair.

    Anyway my main question, is it ok to wash hair everyday, because i heard that our hair dries up if you wash it everyday


    Yes! :confused1: I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.

    If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

    Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.

    How do you know if the water is hard
  • AlikaIssaAlikaIssa Banned Posts: 339Banned Users
    koolkurls wrote: »
    AlikaIssa wrote: »
    ReynaCR wrote: »


    Yes! :confused1: I have the same issue too. I'm starting to think that the hard water on my hair every day is making conditions worse.

    If you live in a hard water area co-washing is not a good idea unless you have a water filter (or wash your hair with spring water). Each time you rinse your hair with hard water you are exposing it to mineral build up which can not be removed by conditioner alone.

    Co-washing in hard water can lead to split ends and breakage because the minerals in the water are damaging to the hair.

    How do you know if the water is hard

    What area do you live in?

    If you google it you should be able to find out whether you live in a hard water area.
  • koolkurlskoolkurls Posts: 26Registered Users
    The south of Spain. I will check...
  • misspvgrad07misspvgrad07 Posts: 99Registered Users
    Now that my hair is longer I cant do it. I gotta have time to detangle and DC. I shoot for once every 2 wks but never make it.


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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Shampooing every day seems like a bad idea to me, but if you're hair seems to like it, don't stop! Why fix what ain't broke :)
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  • Joi MaireJoi Maire Posts: 3Registered Users
    I have 4a-4c type hair annd I used to co-wash my hair EVERYDAY. In the first 5 months of my Natural Journey. But now, im down to once a week. If I keep a style in it, say two-strain twist, then I try and go 2 weeks with out putting water to it.

    But there is something called Over Moisturizing... Which can make your hair very dry and brittle. This mainly happens when we use too much protein in our hair.. That is found in many Natural conditioners. Sooo I would Garnier Triple Moisture or Herbal Essence Hello-Hydration or Long-term Relationship. (Each one is under 6$ and can be purchased at Walgreen's, CVS, Target, Walmart)

    But if you cannot stay away from the water :) Try using a water bottle to spray on your hair in the mornings followed by your leave-in conditioner and oil.
  • misspvgrad07misspvgrad07 Posts: 99Registered Users
    If I was still in my BC days then yes but almost 9 months later child pls!!!! I got thick hair and if I don't take care of it it will dry out. I'm better off not washing it everyday and just letting my hair wait at least a week.


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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Actually, over conditioning does not come from putting protein (which is NOT in ALL natural conditioners) in the hair; it is found when the hair's protein/moisture balance is off. An overabundance of protein makes the hair dry and brittle; too much moisture makes it soft and gummy.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
    Ayurvedic herbs are the TRUTH
    Team Wash and Go!
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  • misspvgrad07misspvgrad07 Posts: 99Registered Users
    I had a really bad day so I had to wash it and I never wash in the middle of the week


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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    Actually, over conditioning does not come from putting protein (which is NOT in ALL natural conditioners) in the hair; it is found when the hair's protein/moisture balance is off. An overabundance of protein makes the hair dry and brittle; too much moisture makes it soft and gummy.

    +1 This is correct information. That previous post was not. I had to do a pt tonight because my hair was mushy from overconditioning/overmoisturizing. Protein treatments should always be followed by a moiturizing dc.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    I am still waiting for that day when I 'over condition' my hair ..... Because my hair gets dry so fast
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    ttlolla wrote: »
    I am still waiting for that day when I 'over condition' my hair ..... Because my hair gets dry so fast
    And you ain't the only one waiting. I slather on condish, leave it on way longer than they say, condition before shampooing and after. No over-conditioning for me. But having heard it described, I don't think I want to feel it.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
    Ayurvedic herbs are the TRUTH
    Team Wash and Go!
    iHerb code:UYA010 - get 5% off your first purchase
  • Kinkii_LewinskiiKinkii_Lewinskii Posts: 49Registered Users
    I know of some people that cowash everyday. But my kinky hair would knot up something fierce from all that manipulation. Lmao

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  • capricapri Posts: 56Registered Users
    Now that my hair is longer I cant do it. I gotta have time to detangle and DC. I shoot for once every 2 wks but never make it.


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    I agree with others. Do what works best for you. But this has been my experience also.
    Style: Twists as protective style for winter, occassional bantu twist outs.
    Weekly: Preepoo w/ rosemary water, honey, coco oil and castor oil. Wash w/ KBB conditioning poo, condition with KBB moisturizing conditioner. Twist with KBB Sweet Ambrosia, Shea and dab of castor oil.
    Monthly:KBB Luscious Locks DT. Terressentials detox left hair significantly softer and shinier, now use to wash once every 2 months.
  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    I have 4a/4b hair and I don't wash everyday, now the first 5 months I was natural I did, but now that I have more length to much manipulation means tangles! Even when I do wash, it takes me a good 30-45 minutes easy to detangle because my hair is sooo thick. Also, my hair shrinks up at least 80% when I wash it or get it completely wet. To minimize time, I shampoo 2x a month and co wash 2x a month.
  • misspvgrad07misspvgrad07 Posts: 99Registered Users
    I'm still just dependin on how much product I have in my hair is how often I wash b/c I don't wear wash and goes and that would prob be the only way I would wash more often.


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