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Washing hair everyday?

PortaePortae Posts: 337Registered Users
I've been washing and conditioning my hair everyday with Aussie Moist and Conditioner. I can get 2nd and 3rd day hair by spraying my hair with water and reapplying a little gel, but I've noticed that my scalp feels better and my hair looks better when I actually washi it with shampoo. Does anybody else do this?

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  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    I wash every other day. I used to wash daily with no problem; I am just lazy and conditioner was costing me $$$'s. :lol:
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    i say if your hair isnt dried out do it

    for me i cant shampoo everyday but i do like daily conditioner washes in the summer, for winter i've been wetting and detangling daily

    i've found that my hair is at its best when it gets some form of water daily
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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I generally wash each day. My 2nd day hair is scary and I work out 6 days a week, so it's a must.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    i'm curious as to whether you guys live in humid climates, or what sort of water you have. I would love to wash daily, but have to stop myself knowing the consequences. My hair is nice and smooth and moist after I wash it. Until it dries. Then it gets dehydrated and ready to snap from the slightest touch.

    It takes around 2 or 3 days to recover, so I save my daily shampooing for when I'm in a humid climate, which, sadly, isn't often enough. btw, I live in a "temperate" (read: cold, just not freezing) climate, and in an area acknowledged as having some of the hardest water in the world.
  • Phenom_QTPhenom_QT Posts: 23Registered Users
    When I had short hair and a twa I con. washed everyday because I liked the look of the fresh curls (and myhair would mat overnight.) It grew like a weed and was never dry. (not like now)
  • thirteenlbsthirteenlbs Posts: 205Registered Users
    I rinse everyday, wash once a week...just makes my hair feel better to wet it a little.

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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I wet my hair daily. I co rinse throughout the week. Do a good no poo scrub once a week.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    I've gone through phases when I've washed my hair everyday-- like humid summers with no air-conditoning. And I like the way my hair looks best after I've washed it. But unfortunately, after a while I do notice my hair looking and feeling dryer so I never keep up daily washing for very long. I'd just pay attention to your hair, and if it starts seeming drier than usual, give the washing a break.

    More than 2 or 3 times a week for me and I enter the DZ (danger zone).
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    But unfortunately, after a while I do notice my hair looking and feeling dryer so I never keep up daily washing for very long. I'd just pay attention to your hair, and if it starts seeming drier than usual, give the washing a break.

    More than 2 or 3 times a week for me and I enter the DZ (danger zone).

    I've noticed it too, lately (in my hair, not yours :lol: ). I thought it was perhaps the Fantasia IC. But it must be the daily experimentation with products and washing my hair everyday. Before I became hooked into fussing with my hair again, it looked pretty good when I did go natural. Most of the time, I had it pulled back. Therefore, I was washing it about 1 time a week. Twice, tops. I'm going to do some deep conditioning today and won't wash my hair until next Tuesday.

    I can wet it everyday, right? As long as I don't CO wash?
  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I live in a very dry (TX) climate, but I still cond. wash almost every day. I deep condition 1x per week under a heating cap and add honey and castor oil.
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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    But unfortunately, after a while I do notice my hair looking and feeling dryer so I never keep up daily washing for very long. I'd just pay attention to your hair, and if it starts seeming drier than usual, give the washing a break.

    More than 2 or 3 times a week for me and I enter the DZ (danger zone).

    I've noticed it too, lately (in my hair, not yours :lol: ). I thought it was perhaps the Fantasia IC. But it must be the daily experimentation with products and washing my hair everyday. Before I became hooked into fussing with my hair again, it looked pretty good when I did go natural. Most of the time, I had it pulled back. Therefore, I was washing it about 1 time a week. Twice, tops. I'm going to do some deep conditioning today and won't wash my hair until next Tuesday.

    I can wet it everyday, right? As long as I don't CO wash?

    I must say that I'm finding the Fantasia IC to be to heavy/too drying/too crispy for my hair on most days. It works best for me immediately after a deep conditioning.

    I really like the Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Mousse much better.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    But unfortunately, after a while I do notice my hair looking and feeling dryer so I never keep up daily washing for very long. I'd just pay attention to your hair, and if it starts seeming drier than usual, give the washing a break.

    More than 2 or 3 times a week for me and I enter the DZ (danger zone).

    I've noticed it too, lately (in my hair, not yours :lol: ). I thought it was perhaps the Fantasia IC. But it must be the daily experimentation with products and washing my hair everyday. Before I became hooked into fussing with my hair again, it looked pretty good when I did go natural. Most of the time, I had it pulled back. Therefore, I was washing it about 1 time a week. Twice, tops. I'm going to do some deep conditioning today and won't wash my hair until next Tuesday.

    I can wet it everyday, right? As long as I don't CO wash?

    I think wetting it everyday should be fine. Even CO washing every day, if you are not prone to getting overconditioned. I will wet and condition almost daily in the summer and it doesn't dry out my hair.

    It's experimenting all the time that makes me wash my hair too much too! You want to get all the products out of your hair before you try something new.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
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  • KindredGhost1983KindredGhost1983 Posts: 1,187Registered Users
    Cant wash everyday. My hair will get extremely frizzy and dry if I do. I never shampoo my hair. I usually use a lemon juice/conditioner combo, or just wash my scalp with conditioner. But I do wet my hair everyday
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  • st. louis bluest. louis blue Posts: 404Registered Users
    I wet my hair every day, but I only co-wash every 5 days or so, and I use shampoo about once every 3-4 months.

    I use to use shampoo every day, and it was dry as the desert breeze, a condition that I thought was normal.

    If I used shampoo on my hair every day, it would come out of my hair onto the floor like curly straw. I am positive of this.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    I switch up my routine and sometimes cut out cleansers and just use ACV or coffee rinses, and other times use hcc, low poo or a clarifying cleanser. I never cleanse more than 2X a week and even that is too much. Cleansing every 1-2 weeks is just about perfect, using the rinses or a "conditioner wash" in between. I wet my hair just about every day, condition, detangle and re-apply styling products (like leave in and gel). Fortunately, my routine is pretty quick.
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  • mafaldamafalda Posts: 510Registered Users
    So is the consensus here that most of you curlies have to wet/ or CO wash/wet hair everyday in order to style? It doesn't work to style hair when its dry (non-wet)?
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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I do very little styling dry. The products I use seem to coat my hair and make it sticky when applied dry.

    The most that mght add to dry hair is a bt of crl cream or curl mousse.
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  • MoMoDani7MoMoDani7 Posts: 49Registered Users
    what's the difference between cond washes and cond rinses? Please explain fully. By the way, I usually cond wash my hair almost everyday (2nd day hair ain't for me), but today I decided to what what I assumed was a cond rinse. I rinse some product out, put in conditioner and rinsed it out a little. It was horrible. The only thing I don't like about cond washes is that I have to apply the product everyday ($4 gel only lasts for a week). Anywayz, may someone please explain the difference?
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    mafalda wrote:
    So is the consensus here that most of you curlies have to wet/ or CO wash/wet hair everyday in order to style? It doesn't work to style hair when its dry (non-wet)?

    I try to go 2, maybe 3 days if possible without wetting or restyling my hair. There are a couple products that work ok for me on dry hair if I just need to touch up here and there ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink], ORS Lock n Twist, and Set It Free). But if my hair needs a major rehaul, I have to wet it.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    mafalda wrote:
    So is the consensus here that most of you curlies have to wet/ or CO wash/wet hair everyday in order to style? It doesn't work to style hair when its dry (non-wet)?

    I try to go 2, maybe 3 days if possible without wetting or restyling my hair. There are a couple products that work ok for me on dry hair if I just need to touch up here and there ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink], ORS Lock n Twist, and Set It Free). But if my hair needs a major rehaul, I have to wet it.

    And you're able to wear your hair down everyday without frizz? Please, girl, tell me your secret. How do you sleep on it?

    I got second day hair once. With [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] (I'm spelling it correctly now :lol:). I haven't been able to replicate that again. So, if I'm not in the mood to wet and style, I have to pull it up.
  • st. louis bluest. louis blue Posts: 404Registered Users
    I think when my hair is a wee bit longer, I will be able to do second-day hair, but third day is impossible to imagine. It's a very different look, though. Option #1 is to wet my hands and run them over my hair and add some more gel. This isn't extremely cute, but it will do.

    Option #2 is to go for an allover bushier look. Vigorously rubbing a little oil on dry hair will do this. No more defined curls. This can be cute, in a poofy way, but it's cuter when my hair is longer.
  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    I wet my hair every day when it's warm. When it was cold, I got by by spritzing it in the morning and wearing a puff or wetting it the night before.

    I don't co-wash regularly although I do it pretty frequently. Some days, I'm in the mood to do it, other days I just want it to be wet so I can get out the shower and go. Now that's starting to be warm enough that I can wash my hair in the mornings, I'm gonna start wet styling it again. When it starts getting hot, I'm DEFINITELY conditioner washing it daily. Second day hair has been nonexistant for me, as far as wearing it down. I can wear it down one day and then pull it into a puff the next morning but even with a silk scarf on at night, my hair mats. It needs water everyday.

    The lady that cuts my hair told me that it's VERY HARD for curly hair to be overconditioned because it needs SO much moisture. I've been fine thus far. :D
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