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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

• Nov 6, 2011

There are really no hard and fast rules when it comes to washing hair. The  principle purpose of washing hair is to get rid of excess oil and the dirt that  binds to it. A second reason for washing hair is as part of a styling routine. With this in mind, the general guide is wash your hair when you need to!

Daily / Every 2–3 Days

This suits a variety of groups including,
-very short hair (under 4 inches)
-daily exercisers or jobs involving a lot of physical activity/dirt
-oily hair (any length)
-for medical reasons (for example dandruff management)

Why: Daily washing can be very taxing to hair which is not oily. Oil plays a role in protecting hair from damage as well as protecting it from moisture loss. Daily
washing can deplete this oil and additionally many shampoos and soaps can irritate the skin on the scalp. Therefore daily washing is suited generally to oily hair as  well as short hair where oil can be distributed easily to the full length of hair. Daily exercisers can simply rinse their hair well with water to rid it of sweat but if a full wash is preferred, this is perfectly fine. Swimmers should ideally wash hair after swimming in chlorinated water.

Precautions : Consider alternating shampoo with co-washing for hair that is not particularly oily. For those with longer hair, consider protective styles or braiding/twisting free hair during the wash as well as during exercise to reduce the sweat contact.

Weekly

This is one of the most popular washing frequencies for curly hair. It generally fits in with the time point when hair starts to really feel dry and it is also convenient for most jobs (i.e the weekend = more time).

Why: Generally curly hair does not tend to get oily (there are exceptions!), as a result less oil means less dirt attracted to the hair and therefore less need to wash hair.

Precautions : For those who choose to co-wash, alternate with an occasional shampoo wash to avoid build up. For people who are exercising frequently, again you can choose to just rinse your hair to rid it of sweat and stick to a weekly shampoo and condition.

Fortnightly/ Every 3–4 weeks

This is particularly suited to
— medium length to long hair (9 inches plus)
— hair that is not oily (any length)

Why: Some people think that it is unhygienic not to wash hair at least once a week but in truth the frequency of washing should really be determined by how much oil/dirt your hair accumulates. The reason why long hair can be washed less often lies in the fact that sebum produced at the root can take a while to travel down the full shaft of the hair. As long as the hair has less oil, it also has less dirt (which attaches itself to oil). If you live in a fairly clean town/city, the chances are you may be able to wash your hair much less .

Precautions: Don’t ignore your hair if you feel that it is dry, there is no reason why you should not wet your hair as often as you like even if you are waiting  two weeks or longer between washes. Additionally if hair requires extra softness, opting to co-wash in between is perfectly fine.

How frequently do you wash?

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Jade
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fortnightly.

I have APL tight spring curls, high density strands, medium porosity, fine individual strands, with the ends of my hair colored brown.

Erica B.
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My hair is around 4–5 inches. I co-wash every other day and shampoo and DC once a week. My hair loves water.

meow
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I wash my locs every 2–3 days or whenever I feel like it.

Rosie
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Really?? I never heard of people with locs washing that often. The people i know wash once or twice a month max.

I have loose natural hair and i was about once a week. twice a week in the summer (if i have time).

meow
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@ Rosie- I’m a freeformer, so I can wash my locs whenever I want without worrying about anything unraveling. Most people who wear locs wash once or twice a month max because they don’t want to ruin their tightened roots. It’s all personal preference though of course.

Natalie
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My hair is about 3″ at the back and 7″ at the front (an over enthusiastic hairdresser cut my hair, I won’t be going back) and I wash my hair once a week. I would wash it more often but when I think about how much money is on my head I limit myself to washing once a week. I only learnt about protective styles etc this January and my hair was 3″ at the back and 5 3/4″ at the front, I was washing my hair every 3–4 days and I saw my hair change to a healthier condition.… Read more »
Natalie
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I forgot to add I was in France for about 10 days and didn’t wash my hair but as I moisturised and sealed every day my hair was in great condition and I think I could have gone another week without washing my hair.

Dances_with_pen
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When I’m at home during break, I wash my hair every other week, but now that I’m back in school with class and two jobs, I don’t have time for all that. My coils are 5–6 inches and all that I use on my twists are water, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Conditioning Milk as a leave in (once a week), and whipped shea butter as a sealant. I leave the twists for three weeks then wash. Since I don’t use much product, my hair isn’t that oily.

Sieta
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Once a week usually, sometimes twice a week. Once a month with shampoo.

It really depends on my hair and how I feel.

Teare,T
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I honestly do not get how is it possible to go more than 1 week without washing your hair. Maybe it is possible in cold climates but in a tropical climate, where you sweat more. It appears to be unhygienic to keep all that sweat and dirt in your hair. Sweat dries, increases the chance of odour. A while ago, I used public transportation and sat behind a person with braids in their hair and their had a strong, foul odour. I say, if you are not going to be around others then it is find to go 3wks or… Read more »
June
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+1

meow
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To each their own, but personally I can’t really imagine going a whole month not washing my hair, even if my hair is well moisturized in between I would still feel the itch to get my hair wet and get it washed and clean. In colder weather, you don’t want to wash it as often than if you lived in a warmer climate, just because going out in the cold with wet hair is the worse feeling ever. I’ve been around some people who had that strong, foul odour from not washing their hair that often. I don’t think there’s… Read more »
Angela
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I don’t quite understand going weeks or a month between washings. Is there any other part of your body that you would not wash for weeks? If you aren’t washing your hair at least weekly or hitting the scalp with witch hazel at the least, you might be emitting an odor that others can smell.

meow
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@ Angela- I don’t quite understand it either. I wouldn’t go a month or weeks without washing my body or brushing my teeth, so why would I do that with my hair? I think some people don’t realize that even though they may think that they don’t smell when going a month or weeks without washing their hair, others may or will smell it. I can definitely smell the odor, that’s for sure, and they can’t.

Queeny
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That’s completely ridiculous really!!!! that’s depends on what u put or not in your hair, if u moisturize a lot n ur entire hair full of shea butter, of course that’s gonna smell!!!! but keep on ur mind there is a lot of people who just do not manipulate their hair every day…
N’ I m pretty that my hair was healthier and longer when I was a child n my mum just shampoo my hair once a month and moisturize them once a week.

Stop criticize ladies and just accept that we’re all different

meow
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@ Queeny- Stop being so oversensitive! We’re just entitled to our thoughts and opinions as you are to yours, and accept that people have different opinions, both positive and negative, and can speak them if they wish regardless if it doesn’t meet your approval.

Audrey
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It’s the blanket comments that bother me. Sure if someone doesn’t take care of their hair then it may smell, but to assume that everyone who doesn’t wash as regularly as you do has stinky hair isn’t right. It’s one thing to have an opinion on the issue, it’s another to batter down someone you don’t know about how they care for their hair, and that has happened on natural hair forums, so now I’m wary of talk about how ‘dirty someone’s hair must be’, etc. Maybe the issue is that washing once a month does not equal not rinsing,… Read more »
Lvflg
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yeah. that’s the downside to reading these threads — there seems to be a need [by some] to castigate others who simply have different opines. Wassup with that???

Virginia
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I wash my hair and my son’s hair every two weeks. I moisturize and seal our ends several times a week. I also apply witch hazel to our scalps a few times per week. I’ve never had a problem with bad smelling hair, dandruff, head lice or anything else that others may associate with infrequent hair washing. People should do what works for them and not judge others. It’s a personal choice!

NYC
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I wash my hair almost every day. If I do not wash it on the 2nd day, I can rub my fingertips on my scalp and definately smell the oil that my scalp produces. A few years ago, I was in the hospital following a sugery. I was not permitted to wash my hair (not able to bend, or permitted to take a shower) for 5 days. My scalp stunk really bad and was so very itchy. I have often smelled oily hair from lots of people from different backgrounds, on the NYC subway (where close proximity to the offending… Read more »
nelle
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I wash my hair every 2 wks. It works for me, my hair grows long, thick & healthy. If it’s pressed or curly I don’t do much to it unless my scalp is getting dry or my hair needs a little oil, but yeah 2wks. Unless it’s HOT outside, then I just douse myself in water all day everyday. The lady who BGLH interviewed a year ago and showed how she grew her daughter’s long hair said the same thing. My mom can’t go more than a wk, b/c she sweats in her head badly, I have more hair but… Read more »
Zyaran
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I only wash my hair once or twice a month, and it works great for me. Not all heads need to be contiously washed so much, and each head is different. My hair grows very nicely and is very thick so it works for me.

Zyaran
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For those worried about smell issues you can put witch hazel on your head for in between washes, and they also have hair refreshners as well. But not everyone hair stanks, it depends on how well you take care of it, and also your body chemical makeup.

Jc
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I agree with you Zyaran. One of my friends washes her hair every 3 weeks or so and does this on the recommendation of her hairdresser who told her that her hair was too dry and that she should stop washing it every day. It works for her and her hair does not smell at all and there is nothing wrong with her scalp either.

Nubia
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Since a child my hair has been washed weekly. I have attempted to do the every 2 week thing on occasions, but my hair wasnt having it. I am currently at the 9″ mark WOOOHOOOOO, but I still only washed 1x per week when it was shorter. Sorry I can not do the go outside with my hair wet thing (during any season).. that’s not my cup of coffee
🙂

Classychassis
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Outside with cold wet hair used to drive me mad! Thats one of the reasons i re-relaxed my hair before i was aware of the lifesaving teachings of protective styling:-P

Applesauce
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I have APL to BSL 4b hair. I used to wash with poo every 1 to 2 weeks, but I’m currently experimenting with “water only” washing. I now wash twice a week in about 12 fat twists with very warm water. I rub my scalp vigorously and use granulated white sugar to scrub as needed. I wash my hair while I shower so that I can allow the water to run over it for as long as possible. When I’m done, my scalp is cleaner but definitely not completely clean. I’ve been using this method for a little over two… Read more »
Jc
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I have heard of the water only wash and the lady who had very pretty hair having done it for years. I am wondering, do you use conditioner at all or are you stricly just water with the sugar scrub?

Out of curiosity too, would you call your hair kinky?

Applesauce
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So far, I haven’t used conditioner. I had been using conditioner only as a pre-poo before starting the “water only” regimen. I think that to use conditioner now along with the “water only” method would just be like co-washing. Plus, the cleansers in conditioner might cause my hair to shrink up like shampoo does so I don’t want to risk it right now.

My hair is definitely kinky. Also cottony and a little wiry in places. My texture closely resembles YouTuber Pookinapp16.

Jc
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Thanks for the super fast reply. Pooks has gorgeous hair! If you ever decide to place your hair on the web please give me a shout, I would love to see 🙂

June
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’ consider protective styles or braiding/twisting free hair during the wash as well as during exercise to reduce the sweat contact.’ This phrase represents some of the issues I have with “advice” we naturals are given. I think because no one really studies black hair, people just make up stuff and present it as fact. I don’t know about anyone else, but braiding or twisting my hair before exercising just makes it easier for the sweat to travel down my strands as opposed to staying at/around the roots when I don’t braid or twist it. Moreover, isn’t it equally, or… Read more »
meow
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I agree, the scalp seems to be so underlooked. Even when I wash my hair, my focus is on my SCALP, not only on the hair itself. The reason why I can’t wash my hair only once or twice a month is because it’s not good for the scalp. People seem to assume that oh, my hair doesn’t smell, my hair looks clean, so I can go longer than a month or two without washing. The focus should be more on the scalp, not only on the hair.

Jc
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The purpose of sweat is to cool your body down and having it soaking in your hair is not a nice feeling for most people…of course if you like it, that is fine too. Putting your hair in some sort of updo allows the sweat to drip off your face and neck. Therefore even when you are wearing your hair free, quickly twisting or braiding and pulling these into an updo is a great way to do this. Having your hair in twists or braids does not prevent you from subsequently cleaning your scalp. Plenty of naturals wash hair in… Read more »
June
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I think you misread my comment. I don’t want the sweat soaking in my hair or on my scalp, which is why I wash/rinse it out regularly. Not everyone with >7 inches of hair can braid or twist it into an updo; some of us have very dense hair.

When you say wash in twist or braids, do you mean without unraveling them section by section? I didn’t know that is what people meant. I thought they just sectioned it off in twists or braids.

Jc
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I think you misread the original post. My precaution was advice on how you can reduce the amount of sweat on the hair, it was not to say that you should not wash your hair at all post exercise. I stated that you can opt to either rinse hair post exercise or wash it as standard (cowash or shampoo/conditioner). I do not recommend leaving sweat in hair as it dries out into salt. Addressing the issue of density, I think we have to get away from the idea that an updo consists of just one ponytail. With dense hair like… Read more »
June
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Good point on your second paragraph.

I wash in sections, but I always unravel. I feel the hair is not getting cleaned well if I don’t unravel. I will try it with the braids or twists in sometime.

honeybrown1976
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I shampoo fortnightly. I cowash once a week and dc once a week. My hair’s doing just fine.

Beauty Is Diverse
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I wash my hair every other week.

mangomadness
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I wash (hot oil treatment/detangle, shampoo, moisturize and style) my hair every week (5–7 days).

My hair is super coily, fine strand diameter, dense, normal porosity and almost APL.

Faith
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This is a great post! I’ve been washing my hair once a week for the past few years. But now my hair is much longer that it used to be and I think I’ll try waiting longer to wash my hair. My hair has been very dry lately, so maybe giving it a rest will help.

June
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I am confused. Are you saying less water will help your dry hair?

Faith
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I think it’s more the concept that the shampooing and conditioning and processes to rid the scalp and hair of its natural oil will make it dry. The article said: “The reason why long hair can be washed less often lies in the fact that sebum produced at the root can take a while to travel down the full shaft of the hair.” So I think my hair is suffering now not enough natural oil so I’m leaving it be for a bit. Each day I do dampen my hair and put in a little moisturizer to to help the… Read more »
June
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Okay. Thanks.

Audrey
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I wash my hair fortnightly, though I only wash it with shampoo once a month depending upon my level of activity. I co-wash the other time and I frequently wet it and rinse my hair and scalp. For me it’s the hard water with a shampoo that I find to be crazy drying, esp in the winter time (use Shea Moisture currently, but this is an issue I’ve always had regardless of my shampoo choice). I wash slightly more often in the summer. I think it’s weird that people are commenting judgmentally about folks who wash once a month. That’s… Read more »
Queeny
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totally right 😉

tonya B
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I wash my when needed but since i sweat so often i usually find myself washing my hair every 2–3 days I can’t stand the smell of sweat!

ranuka
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not only that, the perspiration from the sweat then dries the hair out and you know what usually happens.

dani
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i co-wash about every 2–3 days. it depends on how my hair feels and what i’m doing. strict regimens are not really for me. i’m more of a “how does my hair feel? what does my hair want” type of natural.

anyway.. yeah.. co-washing every few days. shampooing.… .… more and more rarely. i used to shampoo once a month but then i started forgetting and noticed no adverse effects. so yeah.. i don’t really use shampoo at all… only for after swimming.

Darnetta
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I co-wash every night and wash with shampoo and conditioner every weekend, only because my hair is in the TWA phase (around 2 inches) and it air-dries very quickly. I may cut shampooing to only every two weeks or so, though, because my hair is extremely dry and shampooing isn’t helping the matter. I love my nightly co-washing though, and so does my hair! When it gets longer I’ll see how that may change my wash routine.

jeje1718
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My hair is near BSL and I have to wash it about every 4 days because of scalp will protest if I don’t. 7 days is pretty much the limit. But 4–5 days is most ideal. If it wasnt for my scalp, I’m sure I could go as long as 14 days because I use little to no products and my hair and hardly ever have product buildup.

jeje1718
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yikes. Sorry for so many typoes. Rushing to class. “of” should be omitted in the first sentence. And in the last sentence the first “and” should be “on”. LOL

ChocolatePuds
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I ‘co-wash’ every 7–10 days using amla,rhassoul, conditioner and oil depending on my activity during the week. If my hair feels like its been over moisturised or has that gunky feeling, then I’ll use either Jason’s shampoo or ORS clarifying shampoo and oil rinse before my amla/rhassoul. Thats usually once a month. But I can’t go more than 7–10 days without feeling water on my hair and scalp and a good old massage! If my hair starts to itch in between then I’ll spray my scalp with my witch hazel/green tea/essential oil concoction.

Danyel
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I used to wash my hair 2 a week but now I wash it weekly. I tried to go 2 weeks without washing my hair but my scalp was a greasy mess. My hair was very happy though. I think my ideal is 10 days. I am APL with very fine strands.

Diana
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I wash my hair every 3 weeks and it does not smell bad. My hair is way to dry to be washed more often than that.
And yes, i take daily showers…

Amayou
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I’m a once a weeker, but will wash more or less if I need to.

Eboni
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I’m kind of inbetween cowashing and shampooing at the moment, usually I’ll alternate: cowash one week, shampoo the next. The only way I can go 2 weeks w/o cowashing or shampooing is if I have braids in — nevermind because even still I’ll cleanse my scalp. I’ll just say I’m more likely to extend wash days/weeks with braids (nubian twists) in.

If I were to wash my hair more frequently than once a week, I would ONLY be cowashing. Otherwise my hair would completely dry out, lol.

June
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I alternate between a shampoo bar and the mud wash — soft, buttery hair.

Cathey
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I have been washing biweekly, however, for the late Fall/Winter season, I’ll be washing/co-washing fortnightly! I have layered mid-back length hair.

merry
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i had no idea people would have so many issues with others washing their hair only once a month.

i washed only once a month for a few months last year and experienced a lot of growth — down past my shoulders — maybe two inches. i did stand beneath the shower though in between washes.

i don’t think it’s a big deal or necessarily unhygienic to wash infrequently.

now, my scalp itches so i try to do it once a week. i’m sorta using a heavier product so i can see/feel the build-up more too.

meow
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How is not washing your hair supposed to contribute to hair growth? I don’t understand that. Your hair would have grown that length even if you did wash your hair more often, hair goes through growth spurts sometimes regardless of how often you wash your hair or not. As to the “issue” that people may have about people who wash their hair once or twice a month, it’s only a problem when there’s a distinct odor that people can smell that the person may not notice. If it starts to smell, then there’ s a problem, and that’s not hygienic… Read more »
Audrey
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Limited manipulation coming from not washing often can help retain length.

Keep in mind that you are explaining a specific kind of situation where someone isn’t washing with water at all for a whole month. That is different from one shampoo a month with rinses and care in between. Not everyone is making that distinction. 🙂

Lin
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I co-wash daily because I practice soccer from 3 to 5. Also, if I just rinse my hair, it turns into a big, frizzy mess, plus, washing makes my curls clump together, haha.
I wish I could find something to stop it from being frizzy, though; I don’t like having to wash every day.
I shampoo whenever I feel like my hair is acting odd.

Bunny77
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I also co-wash daily, and I don’t exercise as much. I might shampoo twice a week.

I have long hair as well (well past 9 inches). I can’t imagine going more than 2 days without getting it wet/co-washing.

To each her own, but I’m definitely a wash-n-go girl!

Monet S.
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I wash my scalp every Friday or Sunday depending on how much product has been setting in my hair. I oil my hair and put curly custard on it, sometimes I just want to wash it out, especially if I have collected something in my hair. I never really “wash” my hair, I let the suds from my scalp rinse down into it and then rinse. My regimen consist of moisturizing spray while wet, detangle with a shower comb and then some tea tree oil while wet. Finally I put custard on it and brush through to get curls with… Read more »
intelligentblackbeautiful
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intelligentblackbeautiful
At the risk of getting a citation from the hair-washing police, I’ll say that I only wash my hair once every 2–3 weeks. I’m actually planning to stretch it to once a month now that the weather is getting cooler. I normally put my hair in a protective style involving added hair or synthetic weave during cooler months and it’s not uncommon for me to go 6–8 weeks without washing my hair. (Amazingly, I manage to wash my body daily and not have an unpleasant odor coming from my hair or body) Exception to my hair washing routine, if I… Read more »
shidoni
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Since I wear my hair mostly straight, I wash twice a month. Sometimes, if I’m wearing my hair curly or if it’s super hot/humid, I’ll wash weekly. Any more washing than that is really over manipulating my hair and causes unnecessary shedding. And if I go longer than two weeks, my hair gets really brittle and dry, almost like it craves water.

SJ
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I have super kinky coily hair [I guess they call that 4z?], shoulder length (been natural all my life no perm or color). I wash my hair every 2–3 weeks. Idk anyone with my hair type that braids it up and takes it down to wash every week!! That’s just insane…at least for me and my lifestyle 🙂

Jaeda Barbie
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I wash my hair whenever I feel it needs to be. I shampoo once a week with an all natural shampoo bar because I do mostly wash n go and I dont want flax seed gel buildup. I co wash frequently, because my hair loves and craves water. It is thriving because I am giving it what it wants:)

Hyspin
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I wash my hair weekly whether it is shampoo or co-wash. I have stretched to a week with no problems I find if I don’t use anything with mineral build up is minimal and no itchiness. I don’t see the big deal with not wash for 2–3 weeks at a time when you do not emit a order. If I am not mistaken it the odour released from the human body is because of bacteria and some people have stronger smell and stink faster because of the amount and type of bacteria that naturally found on their body, while other… Read more »
Tanya
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I used to wash weekly when I lived in a city with high humidity, but since moving overseas to a very arid, environment, I wash fort-nightly (every two weeks.) My hair is about an inch past BSL, and so far this seems to be working. I’m still developing the regimen, so we’ll see.

Cinnamondiva
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Once a week seems to be fine for my hair. My hair hasn’t been natural since I was a kid, though. It is very delicate and extremely dry.

Afrolicious
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Ok, so I currently have maybe anywhere from 6–8 inches of 4ab hair, and I aim to wash every week. But I can’t seem to find the solution to seborrheic dermatitis. I get this dry scalp itch like crazy after a week, so I literally have to wash my hair. My hair and scalp gets very dry, but especially my scalp. I was reading Applesauce’s post on water-only washing, but I’m a bit scared of my hair getting really dirty or smelling. Anyone else have experience dealing with dry seborrheic scalp dermatitis/eczema? Btw, I stick with Castor oil or shea… Read more »
adamson
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I have the same problem. My scalp gets very irritated if I wash less frequently. I’ve tried so many times so that i can have nice twists, but I gave up, lol.

Apple cider vinegar rinses can help — it’s about a tablespoon or two per two quarts or so of water. It doesn’t take it away, though.

Jacaci
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I co-wash twice a week and wash with shampoo every 3–5 weeks as needed. My hair is now a healthy 3 1/2″ to 4″ all over. It hasn’t been this healthy since I was 13. I’m now 47!

adamson
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Two or three times a week, imo, if they never straighten their hair (some people might want to keep the look for longer).

I have to wash my hair at least twice a week or as needed (scalp irritation goes crazy after three or four days, it depends).

Wilhelmina Bosshardt
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If it itches-needs treatment for mange/fungal dermatitis/allergic dermatitis.If it is not itching,check for malnutrition/deficiencies.Deworm and give multivitamin-mineral supplement,even humanhealth drinks can be used.References : I am vet

Jets Jewelry
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I live in the midwest. In the winter I wash my hair every two weeks. In the summer I wash my hair every week

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Michelle
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I wash my hair every other week until about July when the rainy season in Barbados really starts to kick in along with the heat then I HAVE to wash once a week to avoid the smell of sweat, dirt, and God-knows-what-else knocking me out.

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Rachel
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How can i treat my hair at home with less spending…it itches alot especially wen i sweat…cos i sweat alot..i go tru alot stress tru d day..nd it aint growin but breaks alot wen i comb it..
Tank u

Tracy
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You can make a baking soda paste to wash with. It is a wonderful neutralizer and gets your hair clean without leaving residue. I would recommend also doing research on essential oils that you can use for moisturising. They are wonderful and can be diluted with other oils. Coconut oil is my favorite and it is wonderful for your hair. Mine is below my rear end.

Jada W.
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Hi, I’m 16 and 5 months into my transition. As of late I have been washing my hair weekly because I have been using a large amount of gel to lay down the new growth. I have complained about some drying around my edges but no where else and my mom has heard some of these comaints and has taken to yelling at me about how I should do as she does and wash my hair once a month. My mom’s hair is gross so I dpn’t plan on doing that but I do realize that I need to wash… Read more »
Vee Wintress
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When my edges are dry I use a leave in conditioner cream and seal it with oil, usually castor oil. Depending on your hair type, you may want to use a lighter oil so it is not weighted down, or a heavy oil or butter. I am a 4C and my hair likes the heavy oils and butters for sealing in the moisture. I usually do this at night so the hair is moisturized and ready to go for the next day. Good luck on your journey, so proud to hear of a young lady embracing her natural hair, self… Read more »
April Anderson
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I stopped using chemical relaxers about 6 months ago-can you say new growth!! I wash my hair weekly and keep in conditioned and trimmed. I absolutely cannot wait more than 10 days to wash my hair. It becomes a greasy mess even though I don’t use hair grease (only natural oil blend and select areas).

4C NEEDS HELP
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I have no edges what are some useful products to try and use? How much should I wash my hair. I hate to straighting it. I just begin my transition process and it’s difficult but I’m not changing for society. I have begin washing my hair once a week, wrapping it at night leaving a leave in conditionar and oiling with castor oil. Any more advice or suggestions ?

Tia
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I’m almost 6 months in transitioning whooohoo! But my hair is doing very well ! I did a lot of research before I started transitioning . And my hair is very strong and very soft. All I do is co wash and deep condition weekly . I don’t apply heat to my hair I do it like once a every 3 months . I usually get sew-ins though. I use the water bottle with leave in condition and oil & apply it to my scalp and hair 2 times a day. So far everything’s been doing fine 🙂 can’t wait… Read more »
Loc Star
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I have locs and live in the southern United States. In the cooler months, I only shampoo them about once a month. If I feel they need freshening between, I just rinse with water. Also, in the cooler months I give them a drink of olive oil with vitamin E oil and tea tree, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. I use that mixture as a hot oil treatment after shampooing. I leave it all in, but only apply it lightly because of my texture. Don’t want the excess to build up and get yucky in my locs. I give them… Read more »
tinyk88
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I wash my hair every 2 to 3 weeks just about im still learning what works for my hair tho

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