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How often can you go without..

Any CO wash, shampoo etc.
How many days? Today/tonight marks almost 5 full days that I have not
used anything on my hair other than mist with water, BUT it is not oily, greasy or anything.
It's actually pretty curly and soft, but it sounds so gross to go so long to me, not used to that at all.

It seems like my hair gets dryer as the days go by rather than get oilier.
Just the roots a tad.

So I'm just curious what is the longest some have you went.

Comments

  • Rina414Rina414 Posts: 294Registered Users
    At the most about 4 days, but by than my hair is a tangled very knotted mess.

    If I go beyond 4 days my hair can even start to look like dreads :shock: (ok i might be exagerating just a little) . Not saying I dont like dreads bc I do. But when curls start to look like something they are not suppose to thats not a good sign :lol:
    one day at a time..
  • lauraloolauraloo Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I'm embarrassed to say how long I've gone without washing :oops: but normally I go anywhere between 4-7 days. Seven is pushing it though... that usually only happens in extreme circumstances, like finals week or if I'm sick. :lol:
    Not all who wander are lost.

    Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
  • chelseacharmschelseacharms Posts: 54Registered Users
    I've probably only gone about 4 days. I have to shower everyday and usually I only wash my hair every other day so that means I have to cover my hair and either take a bath or take a very...strange shower.
    college student
    www.fotki.com/chelseababy
    pw:curls
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I can only make it about 3-4 days. It's easier for me to go a little longer in the winter. My roots don't have a ton of volume so after a few days they look kind of blah and my hair just hangs there.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • TremfanTremfan Posts: 9Registered Users
    Thanks! I am glad I am not the only one, my 16 year old son who has straight hair thinks I am soo gross when I mention I didn't wash my hair for so many days. He washes his every single day, but he wears his quite long and indeed looks oily if he does not.

    I think I'll CO wash today since I'll be sitting in the dentist chair in a few hours :)
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    In the winter I only co-wash once a week, but I have to do it twice a week in the summer. However, I do condition daily.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    it depends on the weather and what products I used when I washed. If I used a pretty strong gel and I still had at least clumped waves the next day I can usually go four days without washing. Some days I spritz with water some days I spritz and add some gel to the canopy.
    My hair gets bigger as the days go on since I don't pineapple so four is about all I can pull off so far.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    I'm with you, my hair gets dryer as time goes on. I'm sure it's the product, but that's what happens. I've gone 4 days and it wasn't the slightest bit greasy - horribly ugly, but not greasy :oops:
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
    Location - WI
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I've gone 5 days and it still looked good. I generally (at least) wet my hair everyday though.
    ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Only 2 days for me. My hair gets bigger & bigger, but not in a good way, so I like to wash every single day, either with CO or low poo :P
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    I pretty much wash my hair every day. If I don't I get these annoying crimped/straight bits of hair that are frizzy and puffy. Plus my hair just feels gross. I co-wash (that means scrubbing the scalp with co right?) every day too or my scalp gets really itchy. If I'm feeling really lazy or stressed I might go two days without washing my hair and wear it up the 2nd day. I don't generally try to get 2nd day hair however (pineappling, etc).
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • curlinicatorcurlinicator Posts: 911Registered Users
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm working on updos for third day hair. But, in general, my hair needs wet down and conditioned every other day, with about every day in the winter.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    I feel like on day 3 my hair starts to get frizzy and smell not so fresh. Is this a factor for any of you?

    This is EXACTLY what happens to me on 2nd day hair :( I'm so afraid that my hair smells... not so good... I mean, if I oversleep or something, I have no choice but to not wet it, & then I'll pull up the front up or something, but I can't stand the feel of it either....
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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