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How Often Do You Shampoo Your Hair?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Prettymetty, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    With shampoo? Is anyone washing more than once a week? Please do tell.

    Frequent washers: are there any benefits for your hair and scalp?

    Right now I am washing once a week, but my scalp is begging me to increase that to twice a week.
     
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  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    If you only cowash how often are you cowashing? I couldn't edit my OP, but I would love to hear from you ladies as well.
     
  3. tiffers

    tiffers Whisper "bleep boop" to yourself when you're sad.

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    I shampoo once a week and conditioner cleanse once a week. Doing this keeps the itchies at bay.
     
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    I do it every other week. But that's only because I'm lazy and don't want to deal with wash day. I should be doing it once a week.
     
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    I wash every 5 days, since I use heat weekly. Before it was every 3 days. I can't go longer than that or I will have build up problems.
     
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    nothidden TeamNatural95-Fractals/Zigzags-SisterLocks2017

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    I shampoo weekly and rotate Cush Cosmetics' Mango shampoo bar and a sodium bentonite clay/ACV mask cleanse. During the week I co-wash (following Anthony Dickey method). If in the mood I may throw in a clay mask mid week. The only time my scalp itches is when I use Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I prepoo w/this thinned out w/coconut oil. @Prettymetty
     
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    Every 2 weeks, depending on how my hair/scalp feels.
     
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    curlicarib Lovin'' All of Me

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    Once a week with shampoo, but I'm thinking of going to alternating shampoo with co-washing every week.
     
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    I shampoo once a week. Sometimes I cowash instead of using shampoo but my scalp feels better when I shampoo it.
     
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    I shampoo every 2 weeks, I co wash whenever I feel like it. My hair prefers frequent washing but I prefer sleep so I don't care anymore lol
     
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    once a week
     
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  12. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I used to cowash often when I was relaxed, but for some reason my natural hair doesn't like too much moisture. In fact, I have to use a protein conditioner after each wash.

    Maybe I can keep washing once a week and then do a mid week protein cowash. I have Mane and tail or Aphogee 2 minute.
     
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    I wash my hair once a week with shampoo. I've always been a fan of poo'ing my scalp and hair.
     
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    Thankfully, I don't experience any scalp issues, so a weekly shampoo works well for me.
     
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    Once a week and midweek co-wash.

    At 10 weeks post touch up, I am doing shampoo one week and co-wash the following week. So biweekly.
     
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    whiteoleander91 stay at your best ♥

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    I shampoo ~2-3x a week. I hate that product build-up feeling. I like shampooing my hair; it makes my scalp feel tingly and keeps my hair from feeling gunky. I co-rinse on the days that I'm not shampooing.
     
  17. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    What kind of shampoo do you use?
     
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    whiteoleander91 stay at your best ♥

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    Currently I'm using Creme of Nature Argan Oil sulfate-free shampoo. It's really nice.
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    I also use Garnier Fructis Pure Clean shampoo (I'm pretty sure that's the name). Sometimes I bust out my Suave Daily Clarifying 'poo for when I need a heavy duty clean :)

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    I don't cowash, so every time I wash my hair it's with shampoo. It ends up being every 7-15 days.
     
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    I cowash/oil rinse 3 weeks out the month, and shampoo (clarify)/DC 1x/month. I've been doing this maybe 5-6 months now and it's the first time in my whole 5 years natural that my hair actually retains moisture.
     
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    Shampoo once or twice a month with a chelating shampoo. Co-wash at least every other day.
     
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    InBloom In my new-growth

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    I shampoo about 5 times per week. I would shampoo daily if I had the energy.

    My hair is fine and becomes weighed down if I look at it hard enough. Truth is, I really like how my hair behaves when it's clean.

    I use Keracare's Hydrating & Detangling with oil added to the bottle. I figure the ratio is 2 parts shampoo:1 part oil. The shampoo is sulfate free, so this works well.

    I have no scalp issues because of this. I also find it helps to stimulate my scalp as I don't always find time to sit and do scalp massages as I'd like.
     
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    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I shampoo my scalp twice a week with Shea Moisture. I dilute it in an 8oz applicator bottle, 2.5-3oz poo & 5-5.5oz water & a little preservative. I apply it to my scalp only. It takes about 4 washes to go through the entire applicator bottle. The dilution still lathers and cleans my scalp, but with zero dryness.

    I tried cowashing once, but it gave me the itchies. Cowashing didn't appeal to me before that lone attempt, so I didn't bother trying again.
     
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    There was a thread here recently about scalp issues from co-washing and using Wen. After that, I went back to washing instead of co-washing. I do it three times a week because I work out 3-4 times per week.
     
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    NappyNelle Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL

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    I shampoo every week. I've been using gel on my braid outs, so I like to get the gunk off of my strands.
     
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    I shampoo once a week, but if I need an extra wash mid-week, I'd co-wash because every time I shampoo I have to follow up with a DC...and I just don't have that much time during the week.
     
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    Once a week. I recently tried the As I am coconut co wash and my relaxed hair really like that so I may add a co wash in mid week.
     
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    Shampoo every 2 weeks. {I no longer wash weekly}
    CoWash - almost never; my hair hates it
    CoCleanse - as needed if I have to wash before my normal wash day
     
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    I shampoo weekly right now with water diluted shampoo. I didn't care for cowashing before but am open to trying it now that I've used a decent cleansing conditioner. I should stop being lazy and wash my hair every 4-5 days..
     
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    I go co wash daily. Mainly with Aussie moist, as I am cowash, or tresemme flawless curls conditioner. I haven't had any scalp or build up issues. I brought some tresemme shampoo and used it yesterday and it is as ok. I may start shampoo one in while. I have also used cantu co wash with good results.
     
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